The Cowboy and The Vampire (The Cowboy and the Vampire #1)
Reporter Lizzie Vaughan doesn’t realize it, but she has 2,000 years of royal Vampiric blood coursing through her veins. Neither she nor Tucker, her cowboy lover, has any idea that Julius, the leader of the undead, has a diabolical plan to reign over darkness for all eternity—with Lizzie at his side.
Lizzie battles for her life—and her soul—as she and Tucker find themselves...more
Gothic vampire western romance with humour.....
Since the forth and final book in this series is due out in June I've decided to re-read the previous three and I'm so glad I did I'd forgotten just how funny these books are.
The problem with this book is categorising it, it's a romance, yes, a vampire book, yes, it has humour but it's not a comedy. I wasn't sure quite what to expect, from the title my original thought was "comedy" and yes like I said it has humour, it's a dry humour and while it's ...more
This book surely is no milestone in profound literature, but I remember that I enjoyed reading the combination of romance, action and lots of fun very much. Also, I was intrigued with the idea of combining a vampire story with the cowboy theme, something not done ...more
Tough cowboy Tucker live on his ranch, with his dog and his horse. His comfortable life is changed when he meets a NYC reporter who wants to interview a 'real cowboy" She ends up reviewing him between the sheet and they begin an affair with her traveling to visit him on his ranch. The lust turns to love and so it begins.
There is one big crack in the romance, more than one. She is descended from a long line of vampires and is wanted by Mr. Big Bad Vampire for her monthly visitor. It seems that de ...more
Living in a small town of LonePine Wyoming, Tucker has spent his life on the ranch in the company of his dog Rex and his horse Snort. Then he meets Lizzie, a reporter, in town doing a piece called “The Last Cowboy”, the New York City girl finally wins/wears him over and the two begin a long distance romance.
Lizzie’s putting finishing touches on her newest article on v ...more
If I had to liken this book to a movie, it would either be to Tucker & Dale vs. Evil, or maybe more appropriately, Quentin Tarantino’s From Dusk to Dawn. That’s cool, rig ...more
I love the vastly different way the two leads are written and the story is told from both Lizzie and Tucker's point of views. The parts of the story written from Tucker's point of view are absolutely hysterical.
I really love the way their relationship grew, and even though everything happene ...more
Umm... I think this was a comedy. Not really sure but it is definitely a funny little adventure. So many reviews have already told this story. It's full of craziness. I love that dog, I think he was the most sane character in this book.
If you want a read for the entertainment value only then this book is for you. I will warn that this book does take bible scriptures and add on to them to include the vampire. It may make you say, "WTH!" If that makes you uncomfortable, I don't know ...more
There were so many favorite parts, and I don't want to give away any of the plot, so am unable to illustrate just one. But let's say that the vampires are different than you expect, and ...more
A reporter who ends up becoming a vampire.
A cowboy and his dog and horse.
An overweight vampire that remembers Jesus personally.
Your usual cast of mean, creepy vampires.
While it is a teen romance book, it's better than most in that it's not aimed at your typical teen. Don't confuse this with Twilight, folks. I don't recommend it for younger teens because there is some sexual content and viole ...more
I have to say that from the very start I was hooked. I could picture Tucker and hear his voice as I read which usually takes a while.
Hays has taken two completely different themes, Cowboys and Vampires, and married them together in a very detailed and convincing way.
When Lizzie travels to Lonepine, Wyoming to do research and interview cowboys, she doesn't plan on falling for one. Tucker is very laid-back and although he finds ...more
I couldn't be happier with Mr. Hays creation of The Cowboy, Tucker. Lizzie and Tucker meet, fall in love and have sex (or vice versa). Then Lizzie gets kidnapped by vamps. Tucker is too late to save the day and Lizzie is turned. Now Tucker is in love with the ...more
Page one and I was already hooked.
The plot's structure is really what drew me in. Short chapters, back and forth and giving hints as to what may or may not happen. It gets you thinking and hungry for more and very involved. I had to keep reading because if I didn't I would probably find myself sneaking a few pages in the bathroom at work. Bad, I know. When ...more
Hays, clark and Kathleen McFall
Wyoming cowboy Tucker falls in love with the least likely person: Lizzie Vaughan, a reporter from New York who disrupts his life by writing an article about him, pegging him as the last living cowboy. While researching a new story on vampires, Lizzie becomes frightened, and returns to Wyoming and the waiting arms of Tucker. But the vampires, convinced that she is their queen, track her down, kidnap her, and bring her back to New Yor ...more
To use the western vernacular that the cowboy-hero of this tale wears like a second skin, this dog should not hunt, but somehow, it does. It should buck the reader off like a ride on badly broken bronco. Instead, you stick with the tale until the bloody and bittersweet end. It's a compulsion. Lizzie and Tucker were mis-matched when she was just a New York magazine writer and he was the man she dubbed "The Last Cowboy."
By the end of the story, they should be ...more
I quite enjoyed this book. I read this one to prepare myself to participate in the upcoming blog tour for the 2nd book. First of all I need to talk about the cover, it's pretty eye catching isn't it? Talk about a cover pulling you in to read a book, this one did that for me. The cover for the next book is just as good. I must confess that I never thought that I would enjoy a book with cowboy in the same title as vampire. It's just two things th ...more
I was provided a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Journalist Elizabeth “Lizzie” Vaughn traveled to cowboy country way out in Wyoming to do a write up on the quintessential cowboy. When she targets Tucker as the object of her interview, she finds him to be the very epitome of a cowboy. He's a loner, doesn't talk much, is a bit crusty, likes peace and ...more
Embark on Tucker and Lizzie’s journey into the dark world of vampires, secret ancient heritage, and their fight to save humanity, with the help of a cowboy and his posse, which includes his peculiar father, weapon/conspiracy-savvy friend, and his faithful, canine companion, Rex.
What I enjoyed most about The Cowboy and the Vampire was the balance of genre—romance, mystery, horror, and comedy, all wrapped up in a delightful adventure that keeps the pages turn ...more
Tucker is by all accounts a rough and tumble guy. He likes the desolate wide open spaces of Wyoming and has no desire to ever be anywhere else. It mystifies him how he managed to fall for Lizzie as she is both a city girl AND a nosy reporter! Maybe he should blame his traitorous dog Rex as he seems to like her better than him now anyways... Or his horse Snort.... He took a shine to her also... It definitely can't be Fate! He's a cowboy an ...more
It sticks to some of the conventions of vampire mythology (they burn to a crisp in the sunlight, and religious objects can hurt them if belief is held by the person/vampire), and some things have been abandoned (such as garlic acting as a repellent). Wha ...more
|Book Bloggers Ano...: Win a signed set ( Book 1 and 2 ) of the Cowboy and Vampire series||1||4||Jun 04, 2012 02:42PM|
We've written five books together so far:
Bonnie and Clyde: Resurrection Road (Out now!)
The four-book Cowboy and Vampire Collection:
A Very Unusual Romance
Blood and Whiskey
Rough Trails and Shallow Graves
The Last Sunset (silver medalist, 2017 I ...more