The Cowboy and the Vampire

The Cowboy and the Vampire : A Very Unusual Romance

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First published in 1999 and now newly released in the definitive "author's cut," The Cowboy and the Vampire: A Very Unusual Romance is the first book of The Cowboy and the Vampire Collection. It's been called everything from a cult classic to a trailblazer in a new genre: Western Gothic. Welcome to LonePine, Wyoming, population 438, where the best of the west faces off against the rise of the undead. It's a love story for the ages when a broke cowboy and a glamorous big city reporter fall lipstick over boot heels in love. But she carries a 2000-year-old secret in her veins that will test their unusual romance to the very edge of death, and beyond. Saddle up for a hilarious, existential ride through the dying American west with an army of ancient bloodsuckers in hot pursuit.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 424 pages
  • 133 x 203 x 24mm | 481g
  • English
  • 3rd ed.
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 0983820031
  • 9780983820031

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Review quote: A different read with a bite. An enthralling plot that captured me from the start and left me disappointed when it finally ended. Tucker, an old school cowboy falls in love with big city gal, reporter Lizzie Vaughan. The thing is...Lizzie turns out to be the Queen of the Vampires. This take on this rather cliched sub-genre manages to be different even when adhering to some of the classic vampire standbys. A lot of it is very funny. Some of it ticked me off. Parts of the plot put lives in danger that I felt had no business being threatened. But I darn near laughed my pants off and even managed to be both horrified and disgusted. If you are a vamp fiction fan, then you have to read this one. Midwest Book Review

Review quote Tucker is my kind of hero. Despite his no-nonsense approach to life, he takes each new shocking revelation in stride, never wavering in his devotion to Lizzie. The contrast between the garish world of the Undead and the simple life of the cowboy is mined for every bit of irony and sly humor. The Cowboy and the Vampire never takes itself too seriously, but it still manages to be extremely romantic and sweet, despite several graphically violent scenes. The Romance Reader

Review quote: This deliciously dark, witty novel will be a hit with fans of Anne Rice and Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Booklist(first edition)

Review quote Rawhide romance with bloody fangs. While mashing up all the stereotypical plot elements of Paranormal Vampire and Contemporary Western Romance, The Cowboy and the Vampire delivers unremitting fun, and a damn good read.
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335 ratings
3.63 out of 5 stars
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4 30% (101)
3 24% (82)
2 11% (38)
1 6% (20)
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