Here Be Sexist Vampires by Suzanne Wright
Series: Deep In Your Veins #1
Published by Suzanne Wright on January 13, 2013
Genres: Erotic, PNR, Romance
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Sam Parker is a vampire with a gift so strong and substantial that she is invited to partake in a test for a place in the Grand High Master Vampire’s private army. She finds that not only has the army never included a woman, but it has never included a Sventé vampire; a breed that is regarded by the super strong Pagori breed and the hypnotically beautiful Keja breed to be too tame and human-like. Most refuse to take her seriously, especially a Pagori commander named Jared who she craves in spite of herself.
The Grand High Master, however, sees her potential and offers her the position of Jared’s co-commander to help train the newest squad in time for the impending attack on his home. Sam has to demonstrate to Jared and the squad of chauvinists why it is incredibly foolish to underestimate a willful, temperamental, borderline-homicidal Sventé female.
Warning: This novel contains an iron-willed female vampire with an energy whip, a sexist male vampire who is determined to have her, explicit vampy sex, and a romance story with real bite.
So. It seems that I’m on a bit of a Suzanne Wright kick right now. I think I’ve read about four of her books with one other pre-ordered (Blaze).
I have to say that…while I was entertained by Here Be Sexist Vampires, I think I’ll not read the next two books (they focus on the same characters) but I *might* check out the last two books. I was more bored than not with Here Be Sexist Vampires.
The male MC, Jared, was sexist as all hell…but that wasn’t the major issue(s) I had with Here Be Sexist Vampires. The boredom was a major factor – and I think I was so bored because Sam (the heroine) is a major Mary Sue Special Snowflake.
Sam is a Sventé vampire – one of the “dullest” she claims. So the Sventé vampires are considered the despised minority of the vampire world. There are several instances when other vampires look down on Sam because of her being Sventé and it seemed she both expected and accepted this. Sam is different. Of course. Although she is Sventé, she has the gifts of other vampire lines. She’s extremely well trained, powerful and smart. And she is respected because of this…so Sam gets a Sventé pass. 🙁 I wish something had have been done/said to try to change this racism aspect of the vampire social construction.
All in all, it’s a decent read. I have to say the Suzanne Wright I have enjoyed the most thus far was Burn (The Dark in You).