To Catch A Vampire (A F.R.E.A.K.S. Squad Investigation, #2)
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To Catch A Vampire (A F.R.E.A.K.S. Squad Investigation #2)

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CLASSIFIED: F.R.E.A.K.S. Do Dallas

Beatrice Alexander, telekinetic special agent, is still adjusting to life among the F.R.E.A.K.S. while wiping out zombies and other supernatural threats. When Bea learns about her "special assignment" investigating a series of human disappearances with Oliver Montrose, her gorgeous but annoying vampire co-worker, she reluctantly agrees to...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Published September 8th 2012 by Midnight Ink Books (first published September 1st 2012)
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Stephanie ♥Loves Adrian Ivashkov♥
When I finished the first book in this series, "Mind Over Monsters", I knew I had found something truly amazing. I wanted to read the next book as soon as possible. Luckily for me it was available for requesting on NetGalley and soon I got it. I was beyond excited to start reading it and two days ago I finally did. And, boy, did I love it!


When I started To Catch A Vampire I was hooked right away again. For some unknown reason I liked Bea better in this book. I definitely liked this one better th...more
Stacy
TO CATCH A VAMPIRE is pretty much just Beatrice and Oliver working undercover together as a married couple. My only problem with the book? I really loved Will and now I really love Oliver. I have no idea who to root for anymore. I'm not really crazy about the covers for this series but I'm glad I picked up book 1 despite it and book 2 was just as good.

I have really enjoyed getting to know Bea and the rest of the FREAKS. They each have there very own personality to add to the book and they all ma...more
❂ Jennifer (reviews on BookLikes)
I'm very glad I looked past the somewhat odd titles and the kitsch cover art of these books, because they are a lot of fun! To Catch a Vampire has great characters and a fantastic plot, although it's hard to call it a mystery because it's pretty clear from the start who they are after. I enjoyed seeing the deeper interplay between Bea and Oliver that was only hinted at in the first book. I'm still cheering for Will, but I'm enjoying the flirtation with Oliver.

While there's a bit of humor through...more
Lucy Dosch
Beatrice has been working for F.R.E.A.K.S. for a few months and she’s enjoying learning investigation from her fellow agents…ok, she likes spending time with hot, sexy Team Leader/werewolf Will Price. But Will is on vacation spending time with the some werewolf alphas doing who know what: marking trees, killing deer…hmmm, let’s not think to much about that. Bea misses him and although he calls her to get updates, it’s just not the same.

When the boss, Dr. George Black, calls her into his office t...more
Romancing the Book
Reviewed by Jen
Book provided by NetGalley for review
Review originally posted at Romancing the Book

I had the great pleasure of reviewing Jennifer’s debut novel last year and I loved the fresh idea. And while it was gory in parts, they were hunting down zombies after all, it was a pretty clean read. In fact, shortly after I read it, my, at the time pre-teen, nephew took the book read it and immediately wanted book two. However, with this book 2, Jennifer definitely goes more adult with some of the...more
Froggarita
An amazing second book in the FREAKS Squad series! I dove into this book immediately after finishing Book 1 (Mind over Monsters) and can not say enough about it! It will drag you in and won't let you go! An Urban Fantasy with Humor, mystery and a bit of horror...It is a must read!
Melinda
Another really good book. Had a hard time putting this one down. Excitment from beginning to end. This one concentrated more with interaction between Bea and Oliver. Bea is an amazing character, strong and capable. I love her inner dialog that gives you insite into how she is handling things. The humor doesn't hurt either. :-)

I even love all the investigative portions of the book and how well Ms. Harlow is at planning her investigations and actions.

This one ended on a tough note and I'm wonderin...more
Cindi
I accidentally came across this book while at my library and remembered that I'd enjoyed the first book in the series ... then promptly forgot about it! So I picked book #2 up and saved it for when I needed a semi-humorous story. Today was that day, and I basically stayed home all day to read it (don't you hate it when there is no good stopping point?). Yay! It was fun but with the right amount of suspense and action and seriousness.

Beatrice (Bea and Trixie to her friends) has a, er, Gift she w...more
Paranormal Haven
3.5 stars


After a disappointing trip to see her brother, Beatrice is told by Oliver (the lusty vampire) that they have been assigned a mission together. They are to move into the vampire scene, under cover, in Dallas, and find a group of vampires who have been killing people. She isn’t that happy with Oliver, and assumed it is another way to get her alone and make a pass at her. Meanwhile her werewolf crush, Will, is still on vacation.

This is the second novel in A F.R.E.A.K.S. Squad Investigation...more
Dark Faerie Tales
Review courtesy of Dark Faerie Tales

Quick & Dirty: Fun, quirky yet serious mystery novel.

Opening Sentence: I think I just officially realized that I’m a true-blue freak.

The Review:

To Catch a Vampire finds Beatrice Alexander (telekinetic extraordinaire) bemoaning her place in F.R.E.A.K.S. It is not that she doesn’t like it, in fact she loves it, it is just the fact that she can’t tell her family and friends what she does for a living. She is also moping because her current crush, Will the wer...more
Beth Dawkins
3.5

After a disappointing trip to see her brother, Beatrice is told by Oliver (the lusty vampire) that they have been assigned a mission together. They are to move into the vampire scene, under cover, in Dallas, and find a group of vampires who have been killing people. She isn’t that happy with Oliver, and assumed it is another way to get her alone and make a pass at her. Meanwhile her werewolf crush, Will, is still on vacation.

This is the second novel in A F.R.E.A.K.S. Squad Investigation serie...more
Shieka( Doctor's Notes)
Review will also be posted on my blog for blog tour stop on September 18t.

This book was a fun read. It was more of a comedic take on vampires and that's what I liked about it. We meet Bea who is still adusting to life working with the Freaks. She is also having to deal with the constant advances of her partner Oliver. Oliver is such a cute vampire and so swoon worthy if you are into the type of thing. He is fearlessly protective of Bea too eventhough she can hold her own. I liked that she wasn't...more
Penni
I won this book on a goodreads Giveaway! <3

This was an excellently written Urban Fantasy. I absolutely loved the characters. They had depth and humor. Oliver, Will and Bea’s little sorta love triangle was very frustrating, yet I want to continue reading the series to find out who she will end up with. The F.R.E.A.K.S were also a really cool part of this book. It was kinda like Xmen meets Hogwarts meets an Anne Rice book. It’s quite the squad. I was really saddened though when they lost a mem...more
Nazish Ahmed (Nazish Reads)
I rated this book 4.5 stars

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Gore: Yes
Magic: Yes
Romance: Yes

Action: 5 stars
Pacing: 4 stars
Plot: 4.5 stars
Cover: 4 stars, although it makes the book look fluffly, which it absolutely isn't


I didn't read the first book in this series, but when I got the email for this blog tour and read the synopsis, it sounded really interesting, I didn't care that I didn't read the first book (although I will read it...more
Tori  smexys_sidekick
Originally posted at http://smexybooks.com/2012/09/review-...


Favorite Quote: “You are a stalking, creepy pervert who needs a hobby.“

Beatrice Alexander is now an official member of The F.R.E.A.K. Squad -Federal Response to Extra-Sensory and Kindred Supernaturals. A top secret branch of the FBI who hunt the supernatural monsters of society. Taken into the group after she almost killed her brother, Bea has learned to control her gift and finally finds acceptance among others like herself.

Her second...more
Nikki
Full Review at Foil the Plot

When I read Harlow’s debut, Mind Over Monsters, I was completely blown away. Suffice it to say, it was a no brainer that I’d be back for round #2. I read To Catch A Vampire almost immediately after I finished the first and devoured it just as quickly. Harlow’s definitely found her niche and set herself apart in the urban fantasy genre with a pairing of clever humour and devilish antics. I feel like she’s really nailed Bea’s voice this time around and grown more confid...more
Jackie
This was an excellently written Urban Fantasy. I absolutely loved the characters. They had depth and humor. Oliver, Will and Bea’s little sorta love triangle was very frustrating, yet I want to continue reading the series to find out who she will end up with. The F.R.E.A.K.S were also a really cool part of this book. It was kinda like Xmen meets Hogwarts meets an Anne Rice book. It’s quite the squad. I was really saddened though when they lost a member. (I won’t tell you who so I won’t spoil any...more
Vickie
I wish Jennifer Harlow was one of those prolific writers or wrote faster or I'd found out about her after she had a bunch of books, especially in this series, so I could have a bunch of them on hand.
Maybe by not having so many out there, each one is that much better for it. I adore this series and there are only two, so far, in the F.R.E.A.K.S. Squad Investigation series.
First one, MIND OVER MONSTERS, was superb from the very first page. I loved meeting and getting to know Beatrice Alexander a...more
Susan
Again, I have to echo my earlier review of the first book that the cover art does not do them justice. The books are more fun than that. Beatrice Alexander, the teacher turned special (supernatural) agent returns with her F.R.E.A.K. squad team of assorted misfits and monsters for another case. Like the first book in the series (Mind Over Monsters) the reader is treated to some actual police procedural elements along with the supernatural bits and it's not a bad combo. The second book takes a dar...more
Jeannie and Louis Rigod
This was the second novel in a terrific series that I wasn't sure I'd like at first. Having been won over with the first novel, I was excited to pick up the second one. No disappointments for me.

Our telekinetic heroine, Special Agent (FBI) Beatrice Alexander is still torn between her romantic emotions for two of her co-workers. The thing is crime will not wait for her to have her life in order.

The F.R.E.A.K.S. squad is activated when humans go missing and a vampire cabal is likely the transgres...more
Christine
Bea is no ordinary teacher but after nearly killing her brother (he is a lout), she is recruited by the F.R.E.A.K.S Squad. A secret branch of the FBI because Bea can move objects and people with her mind. She is placed with others who also have extraordinary skills and she finds out that vampires, werewolves, ghouls and others are real and they want her to help defeat the baddies. Adding humor, romance and kick ass bloody gory fight scenes, Jennifer Harlow has created the utlimate paranormal urb...more
Lidia
This second book of F.R.E.A.K.S. Squad Investigation series has completely satisfied my expectations confirming all things that I had wrote for the first. The cover is still funny but the story is fantastic. Bea is a normal woman but so smart,cute and caring and is amazing how she faces bloody vamps. This time with her there is Oliver, handsome and fascinating vampire and her mate of squad , together must discover the culprits that have kidnaped and kill many persons. The trama is well structure...more
Vicki Edwards
Love this series, it's full of amusing scenarios, adventure and things that go bump in the night all with a little romantic twist. Would highly recommend to anyone who loves supernatural novels esp with secret government agencies patrolling the paranormal.
Inti
I loved every freaking page! Except the frequent use of the phrase b-word. Exactly as written. It was cute the first 3 times. Then it was just stupid. But that is the only bad thing I have to say about this book. I am more a sci-fi/fantasy geek. Romance is not usually my thing. This book had so much action and minimal romance that I don't think it's fair to categorize it as such. I love how normal the main character is with her cellulite and insecurities. Of course, she is desired by the main st...more
Dr susan
The cover and series name might persuade readers that these are light-hearted, fluff books, but they find out quickly that a book should really never be judged by its cover. If readers did not realize that Harlow takes her books seriously, To Catch A Vampire should establish these books as 'non-fluffy'. I do not like reviews that reveal plots, so I will just say that the victim interviews are chilling. Bea is a wonderful character, and I eagerly wait for FREAKS 3.
My library has finally gotten FR...more
Yanet
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Kelly
This book was great! I loved Bea’s no-back-down attitude, but it was never to the point of being absurd. She has a gift that really does allow her to help in unusual and often terrible situations. Jennifer Harlow makes Bea’s telekinesis believable and Bea’s narrative throughout her strange situations is humorous, perceptive, and a little crass and unpleasant all rolled into one. All this adds to the greatest of the story and the character development. (view spoiler)...more
Deanna
Loved this book! I read am reading the series backwards, this one first then I will pick up the first soon.

If you like vampires, werewolves, witches & more supernatural abilities mixed with law enforcement, this series is for you. Beatrice Alexander is coming into her own skin an making her self a name on the team. Although her own blood related family doesn't care for her abilities, the F.R.E.A.K.S. have accepted her as one of their own. When the time comes down to it, Can she choose her ow...more
Christine Rains
Beatrice Alexander still isn't comfortable being a member of F.R.E.A.K.S., the supernatural division of the F.B.I. Nor is she comfortable with having feelings for two different men. While Will is off on vacation, Bea is sent on assignment with the gorgeous vampire, Oliver. She's caught between two old rivals and might not make it back alive.

This was so much fun to read. I adore Oliver, and I love seeing him through Bea's eyes. The vampire politics and histories are full of twists and turns. I wa...more
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Jennifer Harlow spent her restless childhood fighting with her three brothers and scaring the heck out of herself with horror movies and books. She grew up to earn a degree at the University of Virginia which she put to use as a radio DJ, crisis hotline volunteer, bookseller, lab assistant, wedding coordinator, and government investigator. Currently she calls Northern Virgina home but that restles...more
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