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Spotlight and Review: Vampires Never Cry Wolf by Sara Humphreys

Vampires Never Cry Wolf Blog Tour

I’d like to thank Sara Humphreys for taking the time out of her busy writing schedule to share an excerpt from her newest book, VAMPIRES NEVER CRY WOLF, with Rabid Readers, and for the generous prize pack giveaway. Don’t forget to check-out my review before you leave!


               Sadie forced herself to look Killian in the face, and the instant she did, she knew it was a colossal mistake. His eyes looked like pools of liquid gold, and she could swear he saw straight through to her very soul. A growl rumbled in his chest and Sadie gasped. His eyes flickered and shifted into the glowing amber eyes of his wolf. The sudden and instinctive change was a glaring reminder of who he was…who they both were.

               In a remarkably steady voice, Sadie whispered, “Last night should never have happened.”

               “The only thing about last night that shouldn’t have happened was the way it ended,” Killian rasped.

               Sadie stilled when his large hand cradled her cheek. Despite her best efforts to resist him, her body quivered uncontrollably as he surrounded her in every way a person could be surrounded. When the heat of his palm seared against her skin, a needy moan escaped her lips. Desire curled inside her like smoke, and regardless of the litany of warnings that ran through her head, Sadie’s hands found their way to the front of Killian’s shirt. She grasped the fabric, still warm from the heat of his body, and pulled him closer. Sweet Jesus, the man had a body that looked like it had been hand carved by the gods themselves.

               “Is that so?” Sadie pulled his shirt loose from his jeans and slipped her fingers underneath before trailing them along the hard planes of his stomach. Arching one eyebrow, she held his heavy-lidded gaze. “How do you suppose it should have ended?”

               “The same way it should end every night from now on,” he growled. Killian slid both hands into her long hair. Sadie shivered when his fingertips grazed her scalp. He pressed his hips against her before slipping his thigh between her legs. Sadie gasped with pleasure as he put pressure on just the right spot, and when a moan escaped her parted lips, a cocky grin emerged on his. Killian tightened his grip on her hair and leaned in so his mouth was just a breath away. “Every single night should end with me buried deep inside you.”

Author Bio

Sara Humphreys has been attracted to the fantasies of science fiction, paranormal, and romance since her adolescence when she had a mad crush on Captain Kirk. An actress and public speaker, Sara lives in Bronxville, New York with her husband, who is very considerate of her double life, and four amazing boys.

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My Review

Spotlight and Review: Vampires Never Cry Wolf by Sara Humphreys
Vampires Never Cry Wolf by Sara Humphreys
Series: Dead in the City #3
Published by Sourcebooks Casablanca
Published on: March 3, 2015
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Pages: 320
Format: eARC
Source: NetGalley
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Vampires are nothing but trouble...
As far as beautiful vampire Sadie Pemberton is concerned, werewolves shouldn't be sticking their noses into New York's supernatural politics. They don't know jack about running a city-not even that hot-as-sin new vampire-werewolf liaison who's just arrived in town.

Werewolves are too sexy for their own good...
The last thing Killian Bane wanted was to end up in New York City playing nice with vampires. Unfortunately, he's on a mission, and when he encounters the sexiest, most stubborn female vamp he's ever met, he's going to have to turn on a little of that wolfish charm...and Sadie's going to learn a thing or two about what it means to have a wild side...

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Sara Humphreys writes good books about vampires and shifters, and has two series to prove it. The fun part is, sometimes the two different species do show up in both series. Since I read both of these series, this book was a welcome one for me.

Sadie is a couple of hundred years old vampire, and is now the owner of The Coven, since the former owner, Olivia, is now the czar, along with her husband Doug, of New York City. Now that the prince of the werewolves, Killian, is spending every evening at Sadie’s nightclub, she spends a lot of her time wondering about him, and pretty much mooning over him. Not that she would admit it or anything. Killian’s excuse for hanging out there is for research for his own nightclub that will be opening soon. Actually he is very interested in Sadie for himself. Since he is heir to the throne, his family, and all of the werewolves would never allow him to have a vampire for his queen. Killian is really hating his legacy, because all he wants seems to be Sadie. Sadie still remembers the war that the vampires and werewolves waged against each other, so weres are really not her favorite thing, but even she can’t deny her feelings towards Killian.

Ms. Humphreys knows how to weave romance and suspense together like nobody’s business. Since all of these books, including her other, Amoveo series, usually have suspense involved, this is writing to her forte. Her other strength is in her world building. Her view of supernatural life is both entertaining, and a bit different then a lot of other authors. Of course some of it is similar, but I thought the Amoveo series was an interesting depiction of shifters, and I highly recommend those books to fans of shifter reads. At least a couple of the characters from those books have crossed over into this series. I always enjoy seeing characters from previous reads in a new book. In this series, the bloodmate bond, and the powers involved are what makes it more unique then other vampire reads.

Speaking of characters, I enjoyed getting to know Sadie and Killian better. The author’s back story for Sadie, and her turning to vampire back in the old West, was a pretty fascinating story. Now Sadie is a beautiful business woman, one that has never really loved anyone. Killian lives with all the expectations of being heir to the throne. He wants to be king, but he wants it on his terms, and that involves mating with someone he loves, and not someone that would be good for the throne. Another character is introduced, Christina. Every book needs a villain, and as the one the King wants Killian to marry, she’s a good one. And she is just one of the villains that was introduced into this series.

Good premise, good characters-each with an interesting back story, suspenseful elements, complicated romance, all make for a paranormal romance that I highly recommend to adult romance readers.

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I’m Lorna and I live in Maryland. Since retiring, I spend my time mostly reading and reviewing books. My favorite reads are Paranormal Romance, Urban Fantasy, and Young Adult. I read a lot of indie books in addition to traditionally published books. Favorite paranormal creature? Vampires, but I am really liking werewolves more everyday.



  1. It does seem as though Humphreys writes great characters, Lorna. I’m very curious to see what happens between Sadie and Killian – I like it when characters ‘buck the system’, so to speak. 🙂 I have the first one in this series but haven’t read it yet. I’ll have to pick it up…maybe even this month! 🙂
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  2. Not read this author, but I went and check out her books and she had a couple freebies so I picked them up to check her out. 🙂 The first one in this series is one of them..this book sounds good. 🙂
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    • Hi Stormi! You’re in luck. Book 1 in this series is on sale and book 2 is only $1.99 at the moment. Enjoy x

  3. I like that the hero is looking to marry for love and not for political gain! You don’t offen get types of heroes like that. And the fact that the heroine’s the one who has never loved anyone and is a savvy business woman is different too. I’m more picky with my PNR reads lately, often just reading my favorie authors and not trying others but this one sounds interesting. I love that it’s suspenseful too! Lovely review Lorna, will definitely check this out! 🙂
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  4. This sounds great! Thanks for the review and for sharing that excerpt!
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  5. I like them separate or together. As long as there is some hot man in it, I’m all for it and stuck like glue!

  6. my preference goes for shifters but i love vampires books from time to time and i simply adore books with a large variety of supe ( and a good plot of course)
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    • Hi Miki! I hope you’ll check out my paranormal world. All of my PNR series intertwine…

  7. Nice review, Lorna! I read the first book in the series and really liked the balance of paranormal world with romance and suspense too. It’s always fun when there is more than one paranormal group in a story to make the sparks fly.
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  8. This series is new to me but I love all the elements 🙂 thanks for sharing Lorna!
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  9. I prefer vampires, but I like werewolves, too.

  10. I read one of these ages ago 🙂
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  11. This sounds cute but I just don’t like vampires all that much! The shifters make up for a lot, especially Killian… *fans self*
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  12. What an exciting book! I love both vampires and shifters in paranormal romance. Thanks for the great giveaway.

  13. I love both vampires and shifters, and if both species show up in a book, I enjoy it even more! Especially the politics of not mixing species – I love the forbidden love aspect tho those kinds of stories.

    You made me add another author’s books to my immense TBR mountain, Lorna 🙂

    I hope you’re having a fantastic week.
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  14. Shifters, vampires and a czar and throne? Woah, this vampire series sounds like it has a lot going for it! I hadn’t heard of it before, but wonderful review Lorna.
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  15. I like shifters and vampires in the books I read 🙂 I also like other supernatural beings like dragons, elves, etc. 😀

  16. I really need to try her out now that I’m working pnr back into my reading more often. I have a few friends who just LOVE these too.
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  17. The great mix of romance and suspense sounds like it made this a great read

  18. Awesome giveaway!!

  19. I love both in my books but I do have a soft spot for shifters.

    • I used to love vampires more, but I am leaning a lot more towards shifters as well 🙂