The Cowboy and the Vampire

The Last Sunset
GenreHorror, Paranormal
Audience Adult
Format Book Length Manuscript
Type General Fiction
Word Count 80-100k (average)

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Cover design by Aaron Perkins
Published Through Ingram Spark – Lightning Source
Reviewed at Blood Thirsty Muses
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Distributed by Lightning Source

Reviewed on July 31, 2017

Review by Amy R. Biddle

The Rundown

Meet Tucker. An honest-to-God cowboy with holes in the least romantic way, with holes in his boots and little interest in journalists from New York City. That is, until he meets Lizzie, a city slicker who flies into Lone Pine, Wyoming in an attempt to find the real deal and write a piece about The Last Cowboy.

It might seem like a fling, but what Tucker doesn’t know is that Lizzie is getting herself wrapped up in an investigative piece about a strange new club culture in New York that fetishizes vampire lore. What Lizzie doesn’t know is that what appears at first to be pop culture gone wrong is a bona-fide vampire resurgence, and she’s caught in the middle of it. Soon, Lizzie and Tucker are dragged into the middle of a timeless Vampire war, and their innocent fling becomes more than they expect.

What makes this book so good is the varied voices. Truly an unusual romance, Lizzie and Tucker are written separately by two different authors, breathing a unique voice into each character. The love story is deftly woven into the plot, and the complicated vampire backstory holds up to close scrutiny. With a charming sense of humor, McFall and Hays do an excellent job of balancing romance, action and world building.

The Recommendation

With a fast pace and a well-developed world of vampire intrigue, THE COWBOY AND THE VAMPIRE is a perfect easy read for lovers of all adventure novels. More than a romance and breaking the stereotypes of both cowboys and vampires, this is a must-read if you enjoy unique fiction and fast-paced plots.

The Rating Selected as a Top Pick!

Top Pick! 5 Stars (out of five): Freaking amazing. Any agent or publishing house that passed this one up made a big mistake. It was selected by our reviewer as a personal favorite. This is also a nomination for our Novel of the Year award.

The Pros & Cons

Pros: Believable, Characterization, Humor, Page Turner, Strong World-Building, Unique Style

Author’s Summary

Take one long, last look at LonePine, Wyoming, population 438. It’s been two years since the vampires quit the quirky little town and things are mostly back to normal — broken dreams and never enough whiskey. But that’s about to go to hell. 

Hold on tight for a midnight showdown when a psychotic religious order takes the entire town hostage — including Tucker’s long-lost brother — to lure Lizzie from her frozen exile in Russia. The mad monks know Lizzie’s murder will strand the ruling vampire elite in a disembodied afterlife so the cult can impose their twisted beliefs on the living and undead alike. 

It’s a rip-roarin’ stampede as a cowboy and a vampire try to round up the shattered pieces of their unusual romance. With the fate of the world on the line – yet again – can Tucker and Lizzie put aside their broken hearts to face one last sunset together? 

Slap leather or reach for the sky. 

The Cowboy and the Vampire: The Last Sunset is the fourth book in The Cowboy and the Vampire Collection, a series called everything from cult classic to trailblazer in a new genre: Western Gothic.

Short Description

The people of LonePine, Wyoming, like most small towns in the American West, know about heartbreak and economic despair. And ever since the undead showed up, they know about terror too. That’s why every pickup radio, every jukebox in every saloon, and every portable radio is belting out classic country.


Love, blood and country music in the modern American West

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