Series: Night Owls #1
Published by Ace on February 25, 2014
Genres: Fantasy, Fiction, Urban Fantasy
Source: Received from Publisher via Edelweiss
Night Owls book store is the one spot on campus open late enough to help out even the most practiced slacker. The employees’ penchant for fighting the evil creatures of the night is just a perk
Valerie McTeague’s business model is simple: provide the students of Edgewood College with a late-night study haven and stay as far away from the underworld conflicts of her vampire brethren as possible. She’s lived that life, and the price she paid was far too high to ever want to return.
Elly Garrett hasn’t known any life except that of fighting the supernatural werewolf-like beings known as Creeps or Jackals. But she always had her mentor and foster father by her side—until he gave his life protecting a book that the Creeps desperately want to get their hands on.
When the book gets stashed at Night Owls for safe keeping, those Val holds nearest and dearest are put in mortal peril. Now Val and Elly will have to team up, along with a mismatched crew of humans, vampires, and lesbian succubi, to stop the Jackals from getting their claws on the book and unleashing unnamed horrors .
I have to start with how much I enjoyed Night Owls by Lauren M. Roy. How can you go wrong with a Vampire that owns a book store? I mean really? Retired hunter Valerie runs a college book store in a normally quiet small town. That is until Creeps or Jackals start coming to town, and well everyone else. A page turner with several creatures of the night racing to uncover the mysteries of the book Elly from the brotherhood has brought into their mist. No one is safe and most of all who can you trust?
The characters seemed real and you could easily relate to them and follow their relationships with one another without feeling bogged down or getting lost in just one character. Definitely a well-developed book and I will be watching for the next!
I rate Night Owls 4.5 out of 5 Bullets!
Booked & Loaded received Night Owls from the publisher via Edelweiss. All opinions are my own and are not influenced in any way.