Sunday, October 28, 2012

Review: Life and Death of Lily Drake by T. Michelle Nelson

Life & Death of Lily Drake by T. Michelle Nelson
Published: October 2012
Publisher: Inkspell Publishing
Pages: 252
Recevied: for honest review/blog tour
Buy Now: Amazon | Inkspell

For Lily Drake, slaying vampires is easy...Dating them is the hard part.

Lily Drake is your everyday hard-working single mom…until a gorgeous vampire shows up on her front door who she mistakenly assumes is her blind date for the evening. As one crazy scenario after another unfolds, Lily finds herself falling in love with two vampires, slaying the evil ones, and being prophesied as the savior of the entire undead race.
Deciding between pizza and Chinese take-out will no longer be one of the hard decisions facing Lily Drake once she is emerged into vampire society. Humanity or immortality? That doesn't hold a candle against this question - which of the two handsome vampire cousins?

The Life and Death of Lily Drake is not your typical vampire love story. It’s a tale about the humorous mistakes a woman makes simply trying to survive not only life, but the dating scene. How will Lily manage working full-time, taking care of her young son and fighting the undead at every turn?
Lily will have to figure it out, but who better to save the world than a mom?

The Life & Death of Lily Drake is a vampire story unlike any other - take a single mom, a blind date mix up, some smexy vampires and  a will to survive. This is such a great vampire read -no tradionaly vampire stuff like you see in the movies, no sparkles, no preying on humans for the sake of drinking blood - just kick ass action, a love triangle, and a secret vamp society you wouldn't even know existed.

Lily is a very independent woman and knows what she wants and it is not becoming a vampire. She is adamant that she not be turned even given the persuasive attempts by her great Aunt Rose and the two new vampire men in her life - Mathias and Val. She just wants to raise her son, but she also loves the new life she has found with her new vampire family - will she choose to be turned or continue living life pretending that vampires don't exist?

I found myself rooting for a certain vampire to win Lily's heart, to help her fulfill her destiny and to find the life she always deserved. You'll be surprised at the twist that happens - I did not see it coming (well part of it I did, but not who was involved - sneaky and very interesting).  

This book is filled with humour, romance, and action and does contain adult content. I really look forward to reading more about Lily and her new found life. 

About the Author:
When T. Michelle Nelson was a little girl she told people she was going to be a skeleton when she grew up. Most people assumed she confused the question with "What do you want to be for Halloween?" She doesn't remember, but thinks it's debatable either way. With her love of all things monster and horror, it's possible she actually did want to grow up to be a skeleton.  Years later, little has changed.  T. Michelle still loves her monsters, but now she writes about them.

Originally from Western Kentucky, T. Michelle is a graduate of Murray State University.  She now resides in picturesque Mount Vernon, Ohio, which is also the setting of her novel, The Life and Death of Lily Drake. When she isn't vicariously living through her characters, T. Michelle Nelson is a not-so-mild-mannered mother, semi-decent baker and lousy volleyball player. 


  1. This one sounds fun and cool and I can't wait to read it.

    1. It is really fun! :) Hope you get the chance to check it out. There is a giveaway going on for a copy if you want to enter.... it's on my sidebar! :)

  2. This sounds really good.I need to add it to my list. thanks for a great review.

    1. Thanks for checking out my review Jenn. I hope you enjoy it when you get the chance to read it. :)

  3. I was on the blog tour for this one. And it's definitely hilarious!
    Giselle @ Book Nerd Canada


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