As I’m sure you can all guess, I read a lot of vampire books. Gasp! Shocking right? Anyway, while I find most of them enjoyable, very few genuinely amaze me and give me something completely unique. But The Vampire Kitty-cat Chronicles by Ray Rhamey is one of those rare books that left me pleasantly surprised.
When I picked this book up I expected a cute children’s book, but instead got a perfectly executed adult novel – that had many incredibly cute moments, mixed in with lots of bloody ones. Ray Rhamey’s quick wit and clever sense of humor is just what the vampire world of fiction needs. There were many times when this book made me laugh out loud, and let me tell you, very few books can manage that. Rhamey mastered what so many authors attempt but fail miserably at, so he gets 100 awesome points for that.
The story follows a crafty calico cat named Patch and his new life as a vampire after a starving vamp makes him breakfast. The fast-paced story is narrated by the proud cat as he chronicles his journey as a creature prince of the night. But life as a vampire-kitty isn’t easy – painful bloodlust, mobs and their fiery torches, murder trials, “Lestat,” shotguns, burning sunlight and more than one kidnapping. Oh no, not easy at all. And to make matters worse, he is then tossed into the role of politician. At least he gets some hot pussy…cat.
If I were you I’d definitely pick up The Vampire Kitty-cat Chronicles. Just head over to the official website and get yourself a copy. On top of book-filled goodness the website also has a “Cats We Love” section for all the cat lovers out there, so feel free to add your kitty photo to the mix as well. Oh oh! Annnd there’s a store as well.