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The Good, the Bad, and the Vampire

(Dead in the City #4)

4.08  ·  Rating details ·  359 ratings  ·  96 reviews
Beloved author Sara Humphreys' acclaimed paranormal romance series continues with sweltering attraction between two vampires who have all the time in the world to satisfy their desires...

He wants eternity?
Dakota Shelton is a vampire cowboy with a penchant for cinnamon lollipops and Johnny Cash. Though highly skilled and deadly dangerous to his enemies, he's still a Texas g
Mass Market Paperback, 320 pages
Published January 5th 2016 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
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Marta Cox
Jun 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgalley, my-reviews
Trixie is still quite young by vampire standards and boy does she live up to her reputation! Bold, brash., with attitude but Trixie is not really the bratty punk she pretends to be. What she really doesn't need though is the cowboy vampire Dakota poking his ( admittedly attractive) nose in her business so when he follows her one night lets just say Trixie is not exactly jumping for joy. Dakota lost his maker and has missed out on that close bond but when he scents something deadly near Trixie it ...more
Oct 01, 2015 rated it really liked it
Dakota is a home town cowboy with fangs. Cinnamon lollipop eating, his quiet demeanor only hides his prowess on the battle field.

Trixie is the epitome of the goth vampire. Bold, in your face attitude, she dresses like a young punk rocker and has personality to back it up.

Little in common, except vampirism, when their world collides sparks fly.

Humor, action and a very twisty plot makes The Good, The Bad, and The Vampire and great, sexy, paranormal romance read.

I received this ARC copy of The Good
Apr 23, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 3-5-stars, gr2016

3.5 Sexy, cinnamon cowboy stars

Trixie hides behind her tough-as-nails, punk rock attitude. She hides the guilt and remorse she has because of bad decisions she made as a human. And basically keeps a part of herself hidden from everyone, even the people she is close to. But then sexy vampire cowboy, Dakota Shelton, comes to town, and it takes everything she has to keep him at a distance.

Dakota is from Texas, a cowboy at heart, who loves his cinnamon lollipops, because they remind him of being

Dec 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing
My Thoughts - 5 out of 5 Unicorns - I loved it!!!
***Received a copy of the ebook for an honest review via Netgalley

The cover is hot, and it definitely fits in with the rest of the series.

This is the 4th book in the series. As soon as I saw this book, I knew I wanted to read it because I loved book 3. This book is for adults only due to the steamy content.

I loved reading this book. I hated that it took me so long, but life was interfering with my enjoyment of this book. I wanted to sit down and
Emily (Mrs B's Books)
**Copy Provided by Netgalley and St Martin's Press for an honest review**

Although this book it can certainly be read as a stand alone book and i really did enjoy it.

This book includes a lot of paranormal beings, Vampires, Demons, Witches and Gargoyles and meshed them to make a really good story with an original storyline.

Trixie was funny and stronger than she realised and Dakota was a true gentleman.

You really feel that you are going through Trixie's emotions and are really there with her, espec
Molly Smith
Nov 10, 2015 rated it really liked it
Initial Thoughts: I enjoyed this latest offering of the Dead in the City series. This is one of those fun and no fuss series that you can always just pick up and read. Though you do need to read them in order; they are always witty, passionate and a great ride. I enjoyed watching Dakota and Trixie dance around each other. As each one of the obstacles that they had to their Happily Ever After would come down, another would seem to pop up. However, I really enjoyed the addition of the gargoyles as ...more
Stephanie  G
Jan 07, 2016 rated it really liked it
4.5 Stars

Even though he is highly skilled and deadly dangerous, Dakota Shelton is still just a good ol’ boy with his heart set on wooing the most badass punk rock chick in town in this exciting paranormal romance.

Trixie LaRoux is tough as nails and the last thing she wants is a man and the readers can’t help but get caught up in the fireworks that fly when Trixie and Dakota go to hell and back fighting a new threat to vampires. There is no denying the sizzling chemistry between Dakota and Trixie
Sandy S
Nov 30, 2015 rated it really liked it
4 stars

ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date January 5, 2016

He wants eternity?

Dakota Shelton is a vampire cowboy with a penchant for cinnamon lollipops and Johnny Cash. Though highly skilled and deadly dangerous to his enemies, he's still a Texas good ol' boy at heart. And he has that heart set on wooing Trixie LaRoux-the most badass punk rock chick in town-the old-fashioned way.

Over her undead body...

Trixie is tough as nails and sharp as a silver stake-the last thing she wants is a man to sit on a porch
Oct 14, 2015 rated it really liked it
This review was originally posted at The Book Nympho

The Good, the Bad, and the Vampire is my favorite in Sara Humphrey's Dead in the City series! How can you not love a cowboy vampire with a lollipop fetish?

The heroine, Trixie puts out this punk rocker attitude. She outspoken and acts like she doesn't care about much. But it's all a mask to hide the hurt she feels over her past. So she's thrown for a loop when this Texan yahoo shows up in her Coven (vampire family) and has her feeling things s
Lakesha Marshall caraway
Totally awesome

I loved reading Dakota and Trixie's story. I felt like I was taking this journey with Trixie and learning life lessons right along with her. Your past doesn't dictate your future. And Dakota, what can I say about him, he's a hot cowboy vampire. I think I've found my new book boyfriend.
Well done Sara Humphreys. You keep writing them and I'll keep buying them.
Feb 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
Good story and characters! I got a kick out of Dakota, the vampire cowboy who always has a lollipop in his mouth.
May 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The Good, the Bad, and the Vampire is so far my favorite in Sara Humphrey's Dead in the City series! Dakota, a vampire, a cowboy, fierce, brutal and a sentry loves his lollipops.
Trixie his future bloodmate hides behind a punk rocker attitude. Trixie is outspoken and acts like she doesn't care about much, but this is her way of protecting herself from the hurt she feels over her past.
They are opposites, but his attraction to her began the first time he saw her. She fights it but nature will have
Debra Bailey
Apr 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved the series........and Dakota.........wouldn't mind being your cowgirl at all.......................hope she continues writing in this many more characters to develop
Dec 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
I accidentally started this story at book 4 of the Dead in the City series and with only a little confusion on the world building I felt this read pretty well as a stand-alone. Trixie is a vampire but she's still a pretty young vampire. Young enough to still have blood family living and when that family is threatened she's ready to throw her training away to try and save them. Dakota has been trying hard to not act on his attraction to Trixie but when it's discovered they're bloodmates, he can't ...more
Audrey Lei Lacambra
The fourth book of Dead in The City Series by Sara Humphreys and I believe this is not the final book coz there's Damien and Suzie. It's Trixie, our punk and sexy Bartender heroine and Dakota, our Cowboy cinnamon lollipop sucker vampire Sentry story. I love Dakota! Ever since he was introduced in the series. I'm so glad that it's his and Trixie's turn have a love story. I crack so much at the first part of this book when Suzie just tell the whole coven minus Sadie and Killian who are currently i ...more
Catherine (The Sassy Bookster)
A cowboy and a punk rock chick? Both vampires? I wasn't exactly sure what to expect because this is my first book in this series. I thought it would be a fun, sexy story about opposites attracting which it was, but it's also a tale of regrets, treachery, betrayal and love.

Dakota Shelton is just a good ol' cowboy from Texas and quite out of his element in New York, but the scenery in the form of one tough as nails punk rock chick is quite interesting and Dakota has never been one to back down fro
A fast-paced, sexy shifter romance...

"You are a spitfire of a woman, do you know that? You remind me of a horse that hasn't been broken yet. All skittish and full of wild energy."
"Are you for real?" Her jaw fell open. "Did you just compare me to a horse?"

THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE VAMPIRE by Sara Humphreys is a fast-paced, sexy shifter romance. It's the fourth book in Sara's Dead in the City series, but don't let that steer you away, because it works well as a standalone, if that is your pref
KindleJo Jo
Review originally published: WickedLilPixie

Another fabulous addition to one of my favorite worlds to visit, The Good, the Bad, and the Vampire was everything I hoped it would be and so much more!
Trixie with her punk rock attitude has had my curiosity building with each appearance in previous books and I was really excited to get her story, especially when Dakota and his lollipops came onto the scene.

There is so much going on in this book that it’s hard to put all of my gushy feelings into words
Amy Softa
Oct 29, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-for-review
Finally I made it to the book that prompted me to work through this entire series recently. I was approved for this book review late in 2015 and since there were not that many previous book I decided to start at the beginning. An excellent choice by the way and I highly recommend it if you are new to this spin-off series. So was it worth all the effort? Yes, I have discovered a delightful new world to play in and I want to go and check out the series that this one is spun off of. This book howev ...more
Suzi (Obsessive Reading Disorder)
This is the 4th book in the Dead in the City series. The author had created this wonderful paranormal world set in modern day New York. Vampires, shifters, gargoyles, witches…this book brings out all the things that go bump in the night! We meet Dakota, newest enforcer for the Vampires. He is a classic good old fashioned cowboy. A very s3xy cowboy. He has his eye Ms. Trixie LaRoux. Being the bad a$$ party girl that she is, she has no intention of getting involved with a vampire. She absolutely d ...more
Paranormal Kiss
The Good, the Bad and the Vampire is the 4th book in the Dead in the City series by Sara Humpreys. It continues the trend with an entertaining story and characters that stand out from one another. I liked Dakota and Trixie together. Dakota was charming and sexy and worked hard to gain Trixie’s trust. Trixie was spunky and tough with a deeply vulnerable side that she does her best to keep hidden. I appreciated, that their romance wasn’t an instant love story. They first met 2 years prior and whil ...more
Jun 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
WOW!!! how Love Sara Humphreys' Dead in the City Series.
I love the story-line on fated mates (or blood mates as she
calls it). I have loved these books from the first book.
Although these can be read as standalones. I recommend
you read them all in order, as there is background story that
unfolds as each book progresses. Like how the coven moves along with each couple as they find one another. Now this
one was one I have been waiting for. Dakota a texen from
back in the day southern boy and al
Norma Smith
Jan 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Dead in the city, #4: The Good, the Bad, and the Vampire was a good fun read for the end of a good series. In this story you read Trixie La Roux and Dakota Shelton story. Dakota is a good old fashion cowboy turned vampire. Trixie is a vampire who lives with a lot of pain and a big secret. Trixie and Dakota are destined to be blood mates if they can survive what lies ahead the two of them. In this paranormal romance you will meet gargoyles, witches, a turn coat vampire and other paranormal creatu ...more
Jun 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgalley
Trixies the surly one of the bunch, with her colourful hair and attitude, but cowboy sentry Dakota is on to her. He knows theres more than meets the eye with this one, and hes oh so tempted to know more. He gets his chance when he follows her and catches a scent he thought hed never find again..
Trixies got a past that hurts, and this cowboy trying to make it feel better is slowly but surely getting in there, but can she risk it?
When dangers comes along, shell have to make a decision..
PNR Romanc
Jan 01, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc-books, netgalley
It has been a while since I have read a story of vampires. Although this is the 4th book in a series and I have not read any of the previous books, I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Given that, I would like to go back and read the others in the series. For me, this was such a different take on vampires and the interaction of the paranormal world. There was so much involved and enriched story between Trixie, the badass chick and Dakota, the Texas cowboy. I was so into this book that I read it in on ...more
Rexanna Ipock-Brown
Feb 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing
The Universe has fun pairing up a cowboy from Texas and a punk rock from New York. And they're both vampires. This is one of Ms. Humphreys' best books of the series. She cares enough to hone her craft which improves her writing. Having read the first three, I noticed the smooth flow of the plot, effective portrayal of characters, and creative language that graces this book.

The highs and lows of Trixie and Dakota kept me reading into the night many times. Rooting for their love to work for them a
Sep 04, 2015 rated it really liked it
Another great instalment to the Dead in the City series, I really enjoy this author, her writing style and the banter between her characters! Though this could be read as a stand alone, I'd suggest starting at the beginning of the series before this one as old characters play roles in each book and to help give you a clear picture of the world.
I must admit I did enjoy the H and the h's relationship from start to finish. It was great also to hear about the lives of the previous characters, witho
Eva Millien
Jan 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Even though he is highly skilled and deadly dangerous, Dakota Shelton is still just a good ol’ boy with his heart set on wooing the most badass punk rock chick in town in this exciting paranormal romance. The NYC vamps have done it again as I was completely delighted by Dakota and Trixie’s story as they both charmed me with their quick witted personalities and of course who can resist a sexy vampire cowboy…certainly not this woman.


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Jun 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Another hit for Sara Humphreys!! Just lovin the cowboy Vampire Dakota and his old fashioned ways. He really has his hands full with the very modern Vampire Trixi. So many things go down in this story and it's another hot one that you don't want to miss! I sure hope there will be more! Highly recommend!!!!
Oct 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Dakota and Trixies story is by far my favorite in the Dead in the City series. When I first started this series I knew Olivia only changed the "wounded".. but this one really pulled at my heart. I was smiling and tearing up down to the very end.
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Sara Humphreys is the award winning author of the Amoveo Legend series. The third book in the series, UNTAMED, won two PRISM awards--Dark Paranormal and Best of the Best. The first two novels from her Dead in the City series have been nominated for the National Readers Choice Award. Sara was also a professional actress. Some of her television credits include, A&E Biography, Guiding Light, Anot ...more

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“Dakota pulled a lollipop out of his pocket before quickly unwrapping it and popping it into his mouth.
"What kind of vampire sucks on human candy?”
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