Thursday, August 29, 2013

Review: Draculaville by Lara Nance

Title: Draculaville
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Author: Lara Nance


When Advertising Executive Talia Quinton takes on the unwelcome job of promoting the country of Romania, she has no idea it will involve rescuing a real vampire and being thrust into a conflict among warring vampire factions in New York.
She and her rescued vampire, Drake, must fight for their lives to protect their growing love for each other and escape capture in time to present Talia’s campaign to the Romanians.
For Talia’s groomed Drake to become Dracula, the spokesperson for a multi-billion dollar project to build an adult fantasy them park/resort in Transylvania called….DraculaVille.

Get it here: Amazon

Review: I must say, this vampire story was nothing expected and more than I could hope for in a genre overloaded with stories of the blood-sucking variety. We meet Talia Quinton in possibly the worst days of her career, when she is passed over for a promotion she knows she earned and decides to blow off some steam at a bar. After being tossed out of said bar and drunkenly stumbling across a badly beaten Drake, she saves his life by bringing him back to her apartment and caring for him. Discovering he is a vampire, she comes with a brilliant plan to earn respect back at work by using him as the centerpiece of the new degrading account she has been assigned: Promoting tourism in Romania.   Can she turn this real vampire into a gimmick to keep the client happy and regain her status at work? What happens when she is pulled into the dark underbelly of the New York vampire world? And what does she make of this attraction she feels for Drake? You'll find out in Draculaville.

First of all, I loved these characters. Talia is a quick witted, strong, independent chick that can stand on her own two feet against anything! Yes, she needs help sometimes and there isn't anything wrong with that, but she fights with such gusto that your just rooting for her the whole way through. Drake on the other hand is such a great addition to the book and not just because he is drool worthy. He compliments Talia so well that they just seem destined to be together and you can tell from the moment they meet to the very last page. Add the two main characters the supporting roles and this book is complete character wise and it was awesome.

The reason this book surprised me the most was the whole story was just different. Different in a good way. Yes, it was vampires but I have never read a vampire story this original.....and I have read A LOT of vampire books. It had its' serious side with the vampire gangs and them getting kidnapped. However, it was FUNNY. You had this whole other section of story that was so hilarious that she was trying to have a real vampire play an actor, pretending to be a vampire and everything else that's going on with the Romanian tourism and building an adult Dracula theme park. The mix of humor and series action was perfect and made the whole book fly by faster than just one of them would have. I did question how fast she accepted the fact that Drake was a fact I was shocked she figured out! If that's the only problem I have with a story I'd say it's one you should pick up right away!- My Opinion: Buy it!

About the author:
Lara Nance grew up and lived in many cities throughout the South. She loves to write in a 
variety of genres within the scope of women’s fiction. But the basis of all her stories is a tale that
will entertain and intrigue.

If you want to escape and lose yourself in a novel, you’ve come to the right place. Choose your 
genre and settle in to be entertained. From thrilling mysteries and steampunk tales, to paranormal
romance and adventure, Lara’s willing to explore a variety of compelling stories full of danger 
and suspense, with a touch of romance.

Having been on the fencing team in college and now living on a sailboat convinces her that she 
was a pirate in another life, or possibly kin to Errol Flynn… However, due to the unfortunate 
demise of the romantic pirates of the past, she lives out her fantasies, thrills and adventures in her

Currently docked in Norfolk, Virginia (until the wind changes) Lara enjoys living on her sailboat
and spends time reading, of course writing, indulging a variety of artistic endeavors, cooking and

sailing with her husband, Joe and their Yorkie, Rio


  1. Thank you for the wonderful review! You totally GOT what I was aiming for...the blend of humor and drama. DraculaVille II coming out in a week!!! XOXOX Lara

    1. Thank you so much for letting me read it :)