Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Review and Giveaway ~ WELCOME TO THE NEIGHBORHOOD by Mary Abshire


Sparks fly under the full moon in paranormal suburbia.

Vampire Alexandria Cartwright believes she’s found the perfect home in paranormal suburbia. An independent young woman and professional financial adviser, Alexi needs help from no man, human or paranormal. Until burglars break into her house and steal her most valuable possession–one which could lead to her demise.

Werewolf Gregory Holmes is instantly attracted to his new neighbor and wants nothing more than to protect her from any who would seek to harm her. Helping Alexi recover her stolen safe seems to be the perfect opportunity to show her how he feels.

Centuries of experience have shown Alexi all men are greedy pigs who only think with the brain below their belt. But as Greg comes to her aid repeatedly, she wonders if he’s the real deal. Can she overcome her loathing for men? Can Greg break through the wall she’s built to show her the meaning of love?

CONTENT WARNING: Language. Violence. Graphic sex

Welcome to the Neighborhood

Series: Midnight Gardens book, #1

Genre: Romance / Paranormal / Contemporary / Vampire

Publication Date: August 5, 2013

Available Formats: pdf, epub, mobi

Purchase it from:

Amazon / B&N / Kobo

iTunes / Lyrical Press Website

Other Books by Mary Abshire:

(The Soul Catcher series, paranormal erotic romance)

Claiming the Evil Dead

Catching an Evil Tail

Fighting Evil

Love Conquers All Evil


Mary lives in Indiana and is a lifetime lover of the paranormal, sci-fi, and fantasy. When she's not slaving away at her government job, she is a Paranormal Romance and Urban Fantasy Author. She creates fantastical worlds with vampires, demons, werewolves, and other supernatural creatures. Dive into her books and find action, a dash of mystery, and seductive men with passionate hearts.

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My Thoughts:

This was not your typical paranormal read. :-) The main character is a spunky independent vampire called Alexi who just moved to a supernatural community. Her love interest is a werewolf named Greg who is anything but typical. He is sweet, patient and kind.

These two make a nice couple even though they seem like opposites. Having Greg not be a typical werewolf was a nice pace even though I really like the typical weres too.

I would only recommend this book to adults because there is a decent amount of hot and steamy. *wink wink*

There is suspense, romance, and of course supernatural beings between the pages of this well paced book. Even though there were plenty of pages, the length was not overly drawn out. The number of pages were just right for the story.

If you like vamps and weres, you really should give this book a try!

I received an ecopy of this book in exchange for my opinion. I really liked it. I will be watching for the next book in this series. :-)

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  1. oh some twist on vampire and werewolf ^^ hard to resist i mean it's shifters!! and he seem loyal and protective which makes Greg uber cute

    Also i wonder why she was so angry with men ^^

    so definitively on the list^^

  2. Thank you for taking time to read and review my book. I'm glad you liked it. I appreciate your time! And thanks for posting a spotlight for me :)
    Have a wonderful week!

    1. We are huge lovers of shifters ( and vampires) here so your book was something we couldn't miss.

      thank you a lot for coming to see us! we appreciate a lot!

    2. I appreciate the opportunity. :-) Thanks for taking the time to drop in and chat.

      I hope your week is wonderful as well. :D

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  4. I saw this one on another blog too. So I already had it on my list. :) I love the whole idea of a paranormal neighborhood.

  5. Yep, I like vamps and weres. I also like humor with my romances. This sounds like it would be a fun book to lose myself in for awhile. :-)

  6. Thanks for sharing your thoughts and the giveaway. Sounds like my kind of book and I am looking forward to reading it. evamillien at gmail dot com

  7. I love shifters and vamps, thanks for the helpful review!