The Golden Age glamour of the 1920s may have lured Belladonna, a young Oregon farm-girl, to the theater in Portland, but it was Bela Lugosi’s portrayal of Dracula that awoke a hunger in Belladonna that only living in Hollywood would sate. Unfortunately, Belladonna’s dream of the silver screen soon turn to nightmares. She becomes tangled in the city’s seedy back allies populated with opportunist feeding on the naive and also one very self-righteous vampire.
Belladonna is naïve but matures very quickly. She has no choice after being kidnapped by Vivant who literally forces his will upon her. Still being young, she does tend to rebel against “the man”.
Vivant is a rogue of a vampire. Is he a good guy or a very naughty boy? Arrogant would sum him up. After meeting Bell, he decides he knows what is right for her: him!
This short tale is full of humorous verbal battles and fabulous gangster-esque shoot outs. The plot was entertaining and unique. The secondary characters (Bell’s luscious older brother Cal) add a delicious flavor to the read.
I am eager to read Ms. Sevein’s second installment.
- Paperback: 246 pages
- Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (March 14, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1477414436
- ISBN-13: 978-1477414439
Books in the Vampire Vintage series in the order they should be read:
Belladonna in Hollywood