I know some of you folks like vampires. Most of you know by now that I do not.
Even so, in the interest of doing a competent interview with Colorado author Lynda Hilburn for the Sisters in Crime -- Rocky Mountain Chapter website, I read The Vampire Shrink (Medallion Press, 2007). This novel is the first in the Kismet Knight series and features a Denver psychologist who thinks a couple of her clients are delusional. It turns out those clients really are the vampires they imagine themselves to be. I gotta tell you, vampires aside, Lynda's novel is full of suspense, humor, romance, and sex. It's a great read.
The second book in the series, Dark Harvest, is now available. Lynda's book trailer is at You Tube and it's kind of creepy. But I'm anxious to see what happens next to Kismet Knight, so that book is now sitting in my TBR stack. I found her a gutsy, interesting character and I liked the psychologist angle. The trouble with a good vampire mystery/erotic romance/fantasy is that it has vampires in it. But this is my personal problem; I shouldn't be bothering you with it.
This author is even more interesting than her character, Kismet. According to her website biography, Lynda is also a psychologist; she has experienced life as a rock-and-roll singer/musician and a professional psychic; and she is also a certified hypnotherapist. Her interest in the paranormal goes back to her childhood, a time when she had imaginary friends and could sometimes see dead relatives. I assume when she says that she means the ghosts or spirits of dead relatives, but I haven't been all that anxious to ask more questions about that particular experience.
Paranormality, Lynda's blog, has a lot to offer you paranormal story lovers, including story excerpts and guest bloggers. If you are a fan of the paranormal genre, and enjoy mystery and humor in your sexy romances, please give Lynda Hilburn's novels a try.