Elegantly Undead (Coffin Girls #1)


Anais is a vampire that runs a successful event and wedding planning business and is the head of a household of misfit vampires. When asked by Yves, her maker and head of the Vampire Council, to play hostess to Conall, Prince of Witches, and his entourage, she has no choice but to comply. She wasn’t prepared to find her attraction to the handsome Conall so compelling, especially since she has secrets that if disclosed could harm her or her family. But all is not as it seems, and Conall has an agenda of his own.


This paranormal romance is unique in its mixture of the many genres of paranormal entities. Vampires, witches, ghosts, vampire witches, faeries, werewolves, and a Cajun mama, who practices both voodoo and Catholicism, all work together toward a common goal. The story starts out slow and takes a while for the action to begin, but once started, it moves quickly. There are major editing issues, inconsistencies, and point of view issues that detract from the tale, to the point that many areas have to be reread. Even though the story is interesting enough to engage the reader, it tends to deluge some scenes with too many details, making the progression choppy. 


The characters are well-developed and likeable, and the sex scenes are passionate. The book fits well with its backdrop of New Orleans, and with the correction of the editing and other issues, it has the potential to be a terrific paranormal romance.    


Janna Shay