Thursday, January 6, 2011

Review - "Laney: The Brookehaven Vampires" by Joann Sowles

Book Summary:

In a small college town in Northern California, Laney Alexander leads a regular, uneventful life-that is, until the charming and alluring Oliver Knight enters her world. Who is this gorgeous and mysterious stranger? Or, rather, what is he? As Laney's sophomore year of college begins, so does an unbelievable adventure-including a love she didn't know she longed for. She soon learns that Oliver is not ordinary, nor is the rest of his family, including a sister who openly hates her and a brother who will stop at nothing for revenge. As she fights for her life, and Oliver's love, Laney discovers that the fictional world of vampires isn't so fictional after all. Nobody is safe, especially Laney, Oliver's most important priority, and he will stop at nothing to protect her. With her mortality at risk, and a commitment revealed that she, without a doubt, knows she wants, Laney's life takes a thrilling and terrifying turn...

My Thoughts:

Laney, a sophomore college student from a small town, meets the charming and very handsome stranger, Oliver.

She is looking for love and can't believe he is there at every turn. He involves himself in her life more and more and she eventually falls in love with him. Although the attraction was there from the very beginning.

When she does find out he is a vampire, she begins to accept it. They cannot live without each other. He reveals to her at one point that he is 35-years-old, and that vampires age very slowly, but to Laney, it doesn't matter.

She relies on his protection and wants him at her side constantly. With her life at risk, she accepts the consequences.

Overall, it was a somewhat page-turning book - an easy read that kept your attention. It was a great love story with a humorous reference to Twilight.

Laney: The Brookehaven Vampires by Joann Sowles is available for $15.99 at and at

A review copy was provided by the author.


  1. Hi:) Would like to enter this giveaway, but not sure how, so hope this counts as an entry. Thanks:)

  2. Hooray for vampires named Oliver! I can't get enough vampire novels. They fascinate me endlessly.

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