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The Vampire Shrink: Kismet Knight, Vampire Psychologist, Book 1 | [Lynda Hilburn]

The Vampire Shrink: Kismet Knight, Vampire Psychologist, Book 1

Kismet Knight, a brainy Denver-based psychologist with a predictable career and a dismal track record when it comes to her personal relationships, is about to have her world rocked. Kismet’s newest patient, Midnight, longs to become a vampire, and the teenager insists that a coven of the undead hangs out at a downtown goth club. The always-rational Kismet dismisses Midnight’s claims, but sees an opportunity to make the modern obsession with vampires the most exciting research project of her professional life.
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Kismet Knight, a brainy Denver-based psychologist with a predictable career and a dismal track record when it comes to her personal relationships, is about to have her world rocked. Kismet’s newest patient, Midnight, longs to become a vampire, and the teenager insists that a coven of the undead hangs out at a downtown goth club. The always-rational Kismet dismisses Midnight’s claims as the delusions of an attention-starved girl, but sees an opportunity to make the modern obsession with vampires the most exciting research project of her professional life. Then Devereux, the unbelievably hot club owner, walks into her office professing that he is a vampire. Kismet finds herself uncontrollably drawn to him, but she can’t believe he is what he claims to be. Or can she?

As inexplicable events and erotic encounters pile up - as well as corpses drained of blood - Kismet is caught up in a whirlwind of passion, mystery, and danger. But this fearless heroine, who doesn’t do damsel-in-distress, is about to turn the vampire-meets-girl convention on its head in this exhilarating urban fantasy.

©2012 Lynda Hilburn (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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    Jennifer Victor, NY, United States 11-27-12
    Jennifer Victor, NY, United States 11-27-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Fantastic! Can't wait for the next book!"
    Would you listen to The Vampire Shrink again? Why?

    Yes, in the future. The story was great and just what I was looking for in a quick listen.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Kismet, she was interesting and funny.


    Which character – as performed by Hillary Huber – was your favorite?

    Kismet, she was the main character and the focus always seemed to be on her. Wonderfully done.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    No.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Grecekia New Haven, CT, United States 02-09-14
    Grecekia New Haven, CT, United States 02-09-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Great take"
    What made the experience of listening to The Vampire Shrink the most enjoyable?

    The most enjoyable part about listening to this story was the characters moods and egos. It felt like you were there with them. Almost like a fly on the wall.


    What does Hillary Huber bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I really enjoyed her voice. She capture the book perfectly.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Tena United States 02-03-14
    Tena United States 02-03-14 Member Since 2011

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    "A wildly entertaining vampire book"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Vampire Shrink to be better than the print version?

    Yes, because I liked the reader and she made the characters come alive.


    What did you like best about this story?

    It was funny, sort of scary, romantic and very entertaining. The interaction between Kismet, Devereux and Alan the FBI agent was great. I truly enjoyed the book and look forward to the other ones in the series.


    What about Hillary Huber’s performance did you like?

    Everything. Her interpretation of the characters was spot on.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When Midnight's vampire boyfriend, Brice, showed up at Kismet's office. Devereux came to the rescue and Kismet was left knowing that vampires were real whether she liked it or not.


    Any additional comments?

    I have listened to both books and truly enjoyed them. I am patiently waiting. NOT. For the third Crimson Psych..

    If you enjoy vampires, give this one a listen, you'll be hooked!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amanda 07-15-13
    Amanda 07-15-13 Member Since 2008

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    "Interesting Concept, Doesn't Take Full Advantage"

    The concept of this book drew me in right away. I normally stay away from glitzy, shiny vampire romance novels and I was somehow not paying enough attention to know that was what I was getting. The premise had the potential to be amazing, perhaps even darkly funny; a shrink dealing with vampires and all the problems that accompany being undead. However, the actual "shrink" part of the book was thin and seemed like an afterthought. This was actually more of a novel about a female character that just happens to be a psychologist.

    I also found the main character a little whiny and weak. Her "man troubles" (and she does have man troubles), got a little grating to me. Again, this is not my usual genre so I have no frame of reference, but I felt that the characters were at times childish and immature. If it were toned down some, it would fit right in next to the Harlequin romances.

    The story was ok, it wasn't a complete waste of time even though I rolled my eyes a few times because someone was either falling into bed with someone else or thinking of it at every turn. Again, I don't mind sexual content in novels, but the novel seemed to be written for the sole purpose of including such scenes. I think it is missing the shirtless vampire on the cover. This isn't a dark, scary, or introspective novel. It's fast, when the protagonist isn't wondering who she's going to sleep with, and poppy and romantic. Not great to me, just average.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Kathy Broken Arrow, OK, United States 02-07-13
    Kathy Broken Arrow, OK, United States 02-07-13 Member Since 2010
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    "A fun look at vampires"

    I can see why Kismet (female lead) need a psychologist and boy can she get herself into trouble or maybe I should say trouble finds her. Dev (male lead) is a very mysterious charater and it will be interesting to find out more about him. The supporting cast and sub-plots help make this a good listen.

    I found the writers spin on vampires interesting, funny, and refreshing. However, the narrator leaves sum to be desired. Maybe I'm just spoiled by my 3 favorite narrators who do both female and male voices so well.

    Over all I found this book to be a fun one to listen to and I've already downloaded book 2.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    ohkimi 10-16-12
    ohkimi 10-16-12
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    "NOTHING like Anita Blake series!"

    Very disappointed in this story and narration. The annoying and weak lead character had me hitting fast forward.

    2 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    pam camden, MS, United States 10-05-12
    pam camden, MS, United States 10-05-12 Member Since 2011
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    "ANITA BLAKE TYPE SERIES GREAT !!!!!!!"
    Would you listen to The Vampire Shrink again? Why?

    Writer put me in mind of Anita Blake type series, Found it to be great!!!! Cant wait to see how the romance of Main charater and Deuax develope.Love it!!! Will get next book that comes out .


    What other book might you compare The Vampire Shrink to and why?

    Anita Blake


    Which character – as performed by Hillary Huber – was your favorite?

    Deux


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    All


    Any additional comments?

    GREAT SERIES!!!!!!!

    2 of 5 people found this review helpful
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