The Good, the Bad, and the Vampire is part of the Dead in the City series by Sara Humphreys. It is currently scheduled for release on January 5 2016. I have read other paranormal romance from Humphreys, but have not read this series in order or completely, and feel that the book can stand on its own.
Trixie LaRoux is a pink-haired, punk rock, vampire with serious bartending skills. Everyone in the coven think she's as tough as nails, but only her maker knows the truth; that underneath the sultry eye makeup and neon hair is a woman haunted by a past full of troubled relationships. Dakota Shelton is a vampire with deadly skills, but he is a good old Southern boy at heart. Thrown together by mutual friends in New York City, Trixie has no idea what to do with Dakota's old-fashioned chivalry. But after her tumultuous dating history, Trixie just may be ready for the one man she never expected.
The Good, the Bad, and the Vampire is more complicated than the blurb suggests. Trixie has a history of bad relationships, addiction, and rejection. She paints herself as tough and punk rock, but all of that is just to cover up her insecurities. Trixie has secrets and emotions to hide, and wants to keep them to herself. She is thankful no one but her maker knows the truth, but it is not long before Dakota sees through the act as well. Dakota has been on a secret mission hunting gargoyles since he was turned. As a recent transplant to the big city he feels off center and less than comfortable. However, Trixie intrigues him and make he feel even less centered, but somehow more focused. When their pasts make fighting their mutual attraction even harder by throwing them even closer together the real trouble begins. Deception, emotion, and family ties are at the heart of the story and keep the reader at the edge of their seat. I did expect some of the big reveals, but it was still a well told story.
The Good, the Bad, and the Vampire is an action packed and quick paced story that I enjoyed. Those that enjoy Humphrey's writing in general will enjoy this one as well.