Review: Murphy’s Law of Vampires

Murphy’s Law of Vampires is the sequel to the Dragon Award Nominated book, Honor At Stake.

This time, Marco and Amanda are battling vampires on different coasts. Will their budding romance survive? Will they survive?

The book picks up where Honor At Stake left off. While Amanda is accounting for her and Marco’s actions during Honor At Stake to the Vampire Council, Marco is headed to San Francisco to help Merle Kraft take on the vampire hoards there and attend college. In San Francisco he meets a whole new group of vampire fighting characters, including a vampire and werepuppy.

For fans of Honor At Stakes “cemetery scene”, sorry, there are no scenes like that in this book. That doesn’t mean this book doesn’t have some intimate scenes. They just aren’t like that one. (Better luck in Book 3)

Murphy’s Law of Vampires is an awesome read that is full of action and a bit of romance that leaves you hanging in the end.


The meeting of the Vampire Council. All the different personalities in the same room was fun to read.

The fight scene in the subway tunnels where Amanda takes on the vampires hold up there was awesome!

There is a scene in the hospital with the ultimate bad guy, Mr. Day, and Amanda. Amanda holds her own against this demon.

Marco’s reaction to receiving bad news. It gives new incite into his character. Maybe the monster does have feelings after all.


Even though this book is more plot driven than character driven, there is a lot of character development, especially with Merle, Marco and Amanda. I like that Marco has more emotional range than in Honor At Stake. He isn’t just apathetic or hostile in this book.

There are a hole host of new characters to get to know, but that’s not a problem in this book. They are all so unique that it’s impossible to mix them up.

I love bad guys and Mr. Day pushes all of my buttons. He dresses well, he’s pure evil and he isn’t easily defeated.


Some of the secondary characters are a bit flat. It’s hard to feel a connection to them.

Just like in the first book, the reader is left hanging at the end of the book. As a reader, I want to know how it ends. As a writer, this is an ingenious way to hook readers for the next book.

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