Review: Even Vampires Get the Blues by Sandra Hill

Vikings, Navy SEALs, Viking vampire angels, oh my! All three are featured in Even Vampires Get the Blues, the sixth sizzling entry in New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Sandra Hill’s Deadly Angels series. The series focuses on the oh-so-sexy Vangels—an elite group of Vikings-turned-vampire/angels as punishment for their vigorous embodiment of the seven deadly sins ages ago.

image001Even Vampires Get the Blues features Harek Sigurdsson, who was a brilliant Viking with an insatiable hunger for wealth and all its trappings. Now a Vangel, his otherworldly mission teams him with a Navy SEAL who’s more than his match— she’s his predestined mate…

The fact that vampire angel Harek was a Norseman in his mortal life doesn’t make thawing out after exile in Siberia any easier. But things heat up when his search for evil Lucipires connects him with Camille Dumaine, a human who thrums with sensual energy that can mean only one thing: she’s the mate Harek’s been seeking for centuries…

The SEALs call her “Camo” for her ability to blend into a crowd— yet Harek’s intense blue gaze singles Camille out like a white-hot spotlight. The security wiz was hired to help bring down a ruthless band of international terrorists, but Camille senses an unspoken agenda— besides Harek’s bold declaration that she’s his “destiny.” It’s just Camille’s luck that the sexiest man she’s ever met may also be… a vampire! Smart, sexy, and funny, Sandra Hill fans are sure to love the latest Deadly Angels book!

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Even Vampires Get the Blues is the 6th book in Sandra Hill’s Deadly Angels series, but it is the first title in the set that I have read.  I was easily able to catch up on the main characters, their paranormal qualities and long, long history of dangerous adventures.  If you enjoy paranormal romance with a heavy dose of action, humor and suspense, you will like this book.

The series is about seven brothers who were originally 9th Century Viking warriors.  Each brother was found guilty of one of the Deadly Sins.  As punishment, they were turned into immortal beings that are a hybrid of Vikings, Vampires, and Angels called Vangels.  Their mission is to defeat the Satan’s demonic vampires called Lucipires.  Still with me?  =)

If you enjoy Urban Fantasy and can suspend belief for entertainment’s sake, you will enjoy this book.  Main character Harek Sigurdsson was guilty of greed in his brief mortal life, and his immortal one reflects that.  In this book, some of the Vangels team up with the US Navy SEALS and WEALS for a secret mission: seek and destroy a dispicable extremist group guilty of stealing girls from schools.  Harek works with Camille “Camo” Dumaine, and sparks fly from the get-go.  It is fun reading about their mutual attraction and equally mutual aversion to romance.

I liked all the paranormal/ fantasy aspects of the book and the “behind the scenes” glimpses into SEAL and WEAL training and planning/ executing a secret ops mission.  The romance is great, and these two warriors have to fight many battles before they are able to admit they have feelings for each other.

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Sandra Hill is a graduate of Penn State and worked for more than 10 years as a features writer and education editor for publications in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Writing about serious issues taught her the merits of seeking the lighter side of even the darkest stories. She is the wife of a stockbroker and the mother of four sons.

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