Monday, September 12, 2011

Foxy's Tale: The Relunctant Vampire, Book One

by: LB Gschwandtner and Karen Fraunfelder Cantwell

Available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Smashwords.

A comic, chick lit tale wherein former beauty queen Foxy Anders has fallen on hard times and rents an apartment to mysterious, bumbling Myron Standlish who’s arrived in the city looking for a long lost trunk containing who knows what. When Foxy’s teenage daughter, Amanda hooks up with Nick, a cute guy at school, while getting cooking lessons from Foxy's new assistant Knot, they’re all in for some romance with a dash of suspense and a sprinkle of supernatural. And laughs ... as an added bonus.

Let's see, cover has that cute cartoon thing going on again. It's a paranormal novel but it's so unique. Really that's the best word I can think to use here. I've read so many over the last two years that sometimes I cringe for the first few pages. Thank God for the good paranormal writers out there - you know who you are!

There is just a hint of vampires in this book, nothing out in the open. Foxy is running an antique business, luckily one of the first tenants Knot Knudsen (pronounce the Ks) has a flair for her business and really she would have been lost without him. Next comes in this old Jewish man Myron Standlish. You know I spent half the book reading Standish until a character pointed out that Standlish was a little off if he was hoping to sound more American. I almost went back to re-read the book. I probably will someday. LOL

Amanda hates the new house, living with strangers and mostly her mother. I don't blame her. Foxy gets on my last nerve. She spends money as fast as she gets it and doesn't try to connect to her daughter and just tries to change her. Amanda has this Goth thing going on and I love the point made in the story that Amanda is hiding her true self, not trying to make some obnoxious statement. I'll never look at a strange teen the same again.

She becomes friends...and a little more...with Nick, a normal teen boy. Until we find out some crazy lady vampire and her sisters are trying to make him a vampire and have been feeding off him. The only person he can trust is Amanda.

Well you'll never believe how this works out. First I was in was so unexpected...I mean you'll never ever guess. And then after I got over my shock I laughed and laughed. It's a different book, very quirky, very fun.


  1. This sounds like a great book! I love vampires! You said it made you laugh and it was quirky and, that makes me want to read it! Have a great one Angie ;o)

  2. This sounds like a fun read! Oh, look at your header and new button! I love Stacy's baby crows. Too adorable.

  3. In the brilliant words of my 4-year-old niece "I likes!"


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