Monday, February 18, 2013

Review & Giveaway: The Old Vampire by Emma Meade

The Old Vampire (Short Story)
The Old Vampire by Emma Meade
Publication Date: January 19, 2013
Genre: Adult Paranormal
Words: 4,200
Hailey spent her life dreaming of a dark prince falling in love with her. He never showed up, until now.
A short tale set on the spookiest day of the year, Halloween.
Be careful what you wish for!
~Was provided to me by the author in exchange for an honest review~
Wow….this is both, heart breaking yet a thriller and one where you just hope for a happy ending.
At first I was a little bit surprised by how fast time was going for the main character. And I mean fast! Like….years fast! And it stops until she begins in her 70’s. I was also taken back a little that this is technically an adult read as the main character is in her 70’s (yes, I know the title says old, but it could have meant anything, haha). But nonetheless, I fell for the story and had major sympathy for our heroine.
Yes, she may technically be an adult but she still has her teenage dreams with her and constantly on her mind. Like most teenagers and/or young adults, she fantasizes of being whisked away by a handsome dark stranger that also happens to have something in common with Dracula (^,..,^). But since she is now older, she tries to bury these fantasies. However it’s Halloween day and the creature of her fantasies seems to always just be around the corner every few seconds, asking for candy from strangers.
Overall, this was a page turner and one that pulled at your heart strings. It always amazes me that even something so short can be absolutely breath taking, hypnotizing, and where it can really hold a reader as if it was a full length novel. And when they are still with you in your mind and heart days/weeks later, then obviously this was an extraordinary short story.
There’s only one thing I wished I got from the ending was whether the heroine’s appearance changed after everything. But other than that it was a magnificent read and one that I think any vampire lover out there would like.

Will disturb your being 


Happy Reading Everybody!


  1. Thanks Ashley. This review made me smile.
    Poor Hailey, eh?

  2. @Emma- You're very welcome dear! ^_^ Yes she got her dream but I was also talking about the little life she lived, haha. I just adored this, thanks again for letting me read it!

  3. Vampires are one of my fav paranormal creatures to read about and I am always interested in new ways of storytellign about them :)

  4. It does sound interesting and a bit sad following this woman through her entire life. I hope she had wonderful adventures that she was able to fondly recall. An empty life would be too depressing!!

  5. Never heard of it before, but sounds really interesting! I don't think it's weird that the main character in a YA book is 70 years old (especially if her dreams are teenage like), its just not that common.

    Anyways, great review!