Review & Giveaway: American Vampire by Jennifer Armintrout

Okay, if you read this blog very often, you know I don’t get all fan-girly over many things besides male characters written by J.R. Ward. But I’m going to gush a little today over American Vampire.

Imagine you’re a vampire. You’re urbane, handsome, arrogant and immortal. You’re a tremendous smartass. You wear fine leather and drive an expensive sportscar. You’re on your way to a ritzy party at your (female) Maker’s hideaway, hoping to get a little sex, a little blood. All good, right?

Except somewhere in rural Ohio — and I mean REALLY rural Ohio — your GPS goes kaput and you get hopelessly lost. You stop at an abandoned gas station hoping to find a map and–whammo–you’re attacked by something big and clawed and a whole lot badder than you, with only a backwoods human girl for protection. And she doesn’t like you.

Then, for some mysterious reason, you can’t leave town. When you get to the town limits you find yourself back where you started–turns out nobody’s been able to leave Penance, Ohio, for five years. Suddenly, you’re stuck in a hellish Mayberry full of Barney Fifes and Ellie Maes with pitchforks, tar, and feathers–all mad because they can’t leave either, and the Big Bad “It” monster is after you all.

And there you have American Vampire. Don’t worry–those weren’t spoilers.

I went into this book expecting…I don’t know, a romance maybe, a horror story, a rural version of an urban fantasy. And I got them all. But the sum is greater than the parts. The solid writing and razor-sharp humor made this one of the most enjoyable books I’ve devoured in a while. Grif is the funniest vampire since…oh, maybe Eric Northman, except maybe not quite as sexy but a whole lot snarkier.

The book is horrific and scary and hilarious all at the same time–and that’s a hard feat to pull off. I can highly recommend this one if you like your vampires with a bit of attitude and not so much smolder.

Want a copy of American Vampire? Just tell me your favorite paranormal book with humor. Be sure to include your email. As always +1 entry for comment, +1 for blog follow, +1 for Twitter follow @Suzanne_Johnson, and +1 for Tweet or Retweet. Happy reading!

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About Suzanne Johnson

Author of urban fantasy, paranormal romance, and suspense. As Suzanne Johnson, she is the author of the Sentinels of New Orleans urban fantasy series (Royal Street; River Road: Elysian Fields, Pirate's Alley, Belle Chasse, Frenchmen Street (March 2018). Writing as Susannah Sandlin, she is the author of the Penton Legacy series (Redemption; Absolution; Omega; Storm Force; Allegiance; ILLUMINATION); The Collectors series (Lovely, Dark, and Deep; Deadly, Calm, and Cold); and the Wilds of the Bayou series (Wild Man's Curse; Black Diamond).

24 thoughts on “Review & Giveaway: American Vampire by Jennifer Armintrout

  1. Sherrilyn Kenyons Born of Fire. The book in a whole wasn’t supposed to be humorous, but I found Sid the be funny.
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  2. Succubus series from Richelle Mead and Charlaine Harris books will make you laugh!

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  3. I love the Nice Girls don’t series by Molly Harper, these books will definitely make you laugh out loud!

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  4. The Sookie Stackhouse series by Charlaine Harris has great humor. So glad that American Vampire has humor too!

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  5. Oh Goodness! Only one! Nope, can’t do it! I LOVE Kenyons Dark Hunter series, JR Wards BDB and Harris’ Southern Vampire Series!

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  6. I think that Katie MacAlister’s Aisling Grey: Guardian series is pretty funny. Lynsay Sands’ Argeneau vampire series and Chloe Neill’s Chicagoland Vampires series are both funny at times too.

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  7. +1 My favourite paranormal book with humour is the Blood Coven series by Mari Mancusi.
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  8. I honestly haven’t read a full paranormal book with a humor that I consider so I really can’t answer the question.

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  9. Well…You know I’m a Brothah Lovah and while they may not be laugh out loud funny, they all have ironic wit which might be even sexier than their rock hard bodies. Okay, well, maybe not, but it doesn’t hurt. and of course there are the Sookie books.

  10. I would love to have this be the book I could answer this question with….I could go Anita Blake but it’s not very funny

  11. I’d say Marta Acostas casa dracula series. I laughed quite often. Thanks for the contest.
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  12. Thanks! NOLA forever! Go Saints.

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  13. My favourite paranormal book with humour is The Sookie Stackhouse series by Charlaine Harris.
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  14. Disregard my previous comment! I forgot to talk about my favorite humorous paranormal!

    I used to like earl Anita Blake, but not post book 5-6.
    Right now my favorite for the wit and character interaction in Kim Harisson’s Hollows series.

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