Welcome to the paranormal best bets for March! The weather is getting a little warmer, but that doesn’t mean you don’t want to crawl into bed with a book creature that will give you the good kind of shivers.
The Dangers of Dating a Rebound Vampire by Molly Harper
Gigi starts her first job (at Vampire Headquarters), gets over her first love, and may even fall for her first vampire. Gigi is no longer an innocent teen. All grown up and looking for love, her family and friends worry she’ll go for the sexy, alluring vampire instead of a nice, safe human. But sexy and alluring, with a penchant for biting, could be just what Gigi wants.
Self-described “Queen of Neurotics” Gigi is nervous about her new job at Vampire Headquarters. Harper’s trademark humor is present in all the Half-Moon Hollow tales. There is a lot to enjoy here, a snarky heroine with “vampire trust issues”, a cast of crazy undead folks and a rather appealing mysterious vampire. A definite pick for those wanting lots of laugh out loud moments and who don’t might their heroine wearing the odd pantsuit.
Steampunk Victorian Explorer
Prudence by Gail Carriger
When Prudence Alessandra Maccon Akeldama (Rue to her friends) is given an unexpected dirigible, she does what any sensible female would under similar circumstances - names it the Spotted Custard and floats to India in pursuit of the perfect cup of tea. But India has more than just tea on offer. Rue stumbles upon a plot involving local dissidents, a kidnapped brigadier's wife, and some awfully familiar Scottish werewolves. Faced with a dire crisis and an embarrassing lack of bloomers, what else is a young lady of good breeding to do but turn metanatural and find out everyone's secrets, even thousand-year-old fuzzy ones?
So this is technically alternative history steampunk rather than strictly paranormal genre. But there’s a fight with weremonkeys so don’t tell me this isn’t a little bit paranormal! It’s hard to explain why I love a book concerning British Empire diplomatic relations with supernatural creatures so you’ll have to grab a copy yourself! The potential love interest Quesnel Lefoux is a charming rake and there is an irresistible energy to Gail Carriger’s work that makes this a ridiculously fun romp.