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The Dead Don't Drink at Lafitte's


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"When we manipulate the natural world, we must pay the price of that manipulation."-The Dead Don't Drink At Lafitte's by Seana Kelly

In The Dead Don't Drink At Lafitte's (Sam Quinn Book 2) an urban fantasy novel by Seana Kelly, a secret world lurks just below the surface. There's a much deeper layer to the world that we mere mortals know. A world of gods, goddesses, wicches, ghosts, werewolves, and of course vampires. A thinly veiled reality in which a wicche/werewolf hybrid named Samantha Quinn resides. And her special friend Clive (who is all vampire) is the Master of the City. If she married him does that make her a future queen?

Our protagonist Samantha, or Sam as she's known to her friends, was raped, tortured, and dumped in Clive's secret city of San Francisco. The San Francisco Nocturne to be exact. Since he had a sister that was killed in a similar fashion of sorts he empathizes with her plight. He helps her open a bookstore and bar appropriately named the Slaughtered Lamb. Now a ghost has come to warn Sam that Clive is in danger from a vampire named Lafitte, who resides in New Orleans.

It never ceases to amaze me how vampires have a known penchant for holding grudges for decades. You would think after being alive for centuries they would be a little more mature. Even though I had read books and watched movies about vampires it wasn't until I saw Interview With A Vampire in 1994 that I was introduced to a vampire with feelings. The Dead Don't Drink At Lafitte's also reminds me of the Twilight novel series by Stephanie Meyer that debuted in 2005.

I enjoyed reading the witty titles given to each chapter by the author. As well as the ebb and flow of interactions of the vampires and the relationship between Sam and Clive. I really like the scene depiction when Sam and Clive are eating in a restaurant. How does a creature who doesn't even need food "go out to eat"?

I give The Dead Don't Drink At Lafitte's 5 out of 5 stars. I loved the portrayal of vampires as the tortured but blood thirsty, lovable, and vengeful creatures of the night that they are. Interesting that such cold creatures are so beautiful. Ah, the living-ish. I also like the romantic tension that exists because a (half) werewolf and a vampire who dare to be mated partners. Warning, The Dead Don't Drink At Lafitte's by Seana Kelly is for adult audiences due to mild explicit language and gory fight scenes.

"Double double toil and trouble. By the pricking of my thumbs something wicked this way comes." -William Shakespeare.

Stay tuned for The Wicche's Glass Tavern (Sam Quinn Book 3).

Author Seana Kelly lives in the San Francisco Bay area (in the mortal realm) with her husband, two daughters, and two dogs. She's a two time Golden Heart Award finalist and is represented by the Nancy Yost Literary Agency.

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Seana Kelly lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband, two daughters, and two dogs. When not hiding in the garage to write, she’s working as a high school teacher-librarian. She's an avid reader and re-reader. She’s represented by Sarah E. Younger of the Nancy Yost Literary Agency view profile

Published on April 13, 2021

Published by NYLA

100000 words

Contains mild explicit content ⚠️

Genre: Urban Fantasy

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