Beneath Manhattan Skies by Emma Meade
Genre: New Adult, Paranormal Romance (Vampires)
Number of pages: 186 paperback book
Cover Artist: Najla Qamber
November in New York is cold but full of possibility for college freshman Erin Harris. When her twin brother, Nick, shows up on her doorstep for a surprise visit, Erin is delighted. Unfortunately, Nick’s arrival coincides with the discovery of a body outside her apartment building, a body drained of blood. Right away, Nick assumes vampires are involved. He’s not exactly their biggest fan since Erin dated one in high school.
Juggling nosy roommates, a first date with a gorgeous guy from college and a brother on a Van Helsing kick is enough to keep any nineteen year old girl busy - And then Erin’s old flame walks back into her life.
Is Erin destined to be caught up in supernatural shenanigans, or will she choose a different path?
*Beneath Manhattan Skies is a standalone story, following the character Erin Harris from Under the Desert Moon.
“My father wouldn't be so understanding.” Erin frowned, not liking to think about her dad. “Did she have a boy or girl?” Erin shrugged in apology for not remembering.
“A boy. I feel sorry for my sister. She was surrounded by us growing up.”
“I'm sure it wasn't that bad. She had a cool big brother.” She groaned inwardly. Why did she have to say that?
Tommy looked at her. Erin thought she saw a hint of a smile hovering around his lips. Where the hell was Sadie with the drinks? That girl was in big trouble for setting this up. A blush rose in Erin’s cheeks. She was grateful for the dim lighting in the bar.
“So, I'm cool, am I?” Tommy said after a moment, smiling easily again.
The tension alleviated and Erin breathed normally. “I thought you might have noticed that. You have a motorcycle. That automatically puts you in the cool club.”
“I'd like to take you out on the bike.”
And the hard-to-breathe thing started again.
Emma Meade lives in Ireland where it rains a lot. Reading and writing supernatural fiction, watching marathon re-runs of Buffy and drinking lots and lots of tea are some of her favourite activities. She’s never met a vampire, but thinks it would be kind of cool to meet one. Visit her on her blog, Emma’s Ramblings on Supernatural fiction at emmameade.com or on her website emmameadebooks.com
Twitter: @EmmaMeadeIrl https://twitter.com/EmmaMeadeIrl
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This is pegged as a novella after the first book in a series - which i havent read- but having read this, it makes me want to go an find it and work out all the background to this story! It was a good sized novella, almost a book in itself, and pretty good to read!
Erin has moved to New York to college. Apparently James, the vampire she met in the first book was going to meet her here but he hasnt showed since she arrived a few months ago.
Her room mate Sadie knows nothing of vampires - and neither do the rest of the people who are in the same college.
Tommy shows an interest in Erin, and she finally agrees to go on a date, believing that James wont show..
Typically he shows up when the whole group are out. Throwing Erin's thoughts and emotions totally off kilter.
Erin's twin brother Nick comes to visit for the weekend and begins to hunt vampires, dragging Erin, and then by complete accident, all the people who surround Erin in her new life in college.
They of course get into Vampire business and trouble ensured!
The ending is not so much an ending but left very open for when the second book arrives, and i think ill be picking it up!
A good read, written well and enjoyable!