The First In A New Paranormal Women’s Fiction Series, Sucks To Be Me is part of a huge #PWF Launch featuring 13 Authors!
When 49-year-old Belladonna Barrone’s mobbed up husband does her the favor of dying in a car accident, she thinks she’s finally free of the crime family she unwittingly married into. Then the boss tells her that she has to complete her husband’s last job before that freedom is truly hers.
No big deal, she figures. Until things go south in ways she never imagined. Suddenly she’s thrust into a whole new world that makes the mob look like kindergarten. Vampires and werewolves are real? How is that freaking possible?
Her dreams of a new life disappear faster than wine at book club as more problems arise from her husband’s dark dealings and the unbelievable complications caused by her supernatural entanglements. Only her strength and determination (and some wild new friends) will see her through this next chapter, but the odds are against her.
How much more can her life suck? She’s about to find out…
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**Cait Sidhe’s Review of Sucks to be Me**
I don’t typically go for mob-related books but I was intrigued by Sucks to Be Me. I’m always down for a vampire story, especially when the main character happens to NOT be a twenty-something. It’s refreshing to have an entire series devoted to the erm…mature adult woman.
Belladonna Barrone is married to the mob, quite literally. She’s actually trying to find a way out and has been secretly feeding information to an FBI agent in hopes that he can make that happen and give her a new life. Except things don’t always go as planned. Instead, her husband does her the favor of getting bumped off in a car accident. And while visiting his grave to tell him once and for all how big of a jerkwad he was, her new life started in a way she didn’t expect. After she was attacked by a rogue vampire at the cemetery, she’s left to try to figure things out on her own. Her “maker”? Yeah, she said she’d be back to show her the ropes…but she didn’t. Now Belladonna is joining a vampire support group and going to blood clubs on top of trying to disentangle herself from the mob and her husband’s dealings.
If the rest of the books are like these, I can’t wait. Not only was she an amazing main character, the storyline also kept me reading, and had plenty of humor to boot! I especially liked that the author didn’t immediately throw another romance at her (there are hints of one though) and instead gave her a chance to figure things out on her own with a little help from her friends. Sucks to Be Me was everything that I want from paranormal fiction. Be sure to check back for my review of the next book in the series, Wrong Side of Forty by Jana DeLeon.
4.5 out of 5 propellers!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Kristen Painter likes to balance her obsessions with shoes and cats by making the lives of her characters miserable and surprising her readers with interesting twists. She currently writes award-winning paranormal romance and cozy mysteries. The former college English teacher can often be found on twitter @Kristen_Painter, Facebook at www.facebook.com/KristenPainterAuthor where she loves to interact with readers and her blog: http://kristenpainter.com/blog/.