Book Review: Vampires Never Cry Wolf by Sara Humphreys

Vampires Never Cry Wolf (Dead in the City)

Vampires are nothing but trouble…
As far as beautiful vampire Sadie Pemberton is concerned, werewolves shouldn’t be sticking their noses into New York’s supernatural politics. They don’t know jack about running a city-not even that hot-as-sin new vampire-werewolf liaison who’s just arrived in town.

Werewolves are too sexy for their own good…
The last thing Killian Bane wanted was to end up in New York City playing nice with vampires. Unfortunately, he’s on a mission, and when he encounters the sexiest, most stubborn female vamp he’s ever met, he’s going to have to turn on a little of that wolfish charm…and Sadie’s going to learn a thing or two about what it means to have a wild side…

“Totally irresistible…Humphreys is undoubtedly a rising star.” –RT Book Reviews, 4 1/2 stars, Top Pick
“This series is wildly addictive, and this is…a five-star book that you do not want to miss.” –The Romance Reviews
“A powerful love story that proves that while our past is inescapable, it is the core of our strength.” -Sarah MacLean, New York Times bestselling author of No Good Duke Goes Unpunished

Amazon Review
20890-5-stars-rating-bmp Fangs, Fur, & Forbidden Romance reviewed by Jill
Every once in a while, I dare to read a book outside of my usual comfort zone. For example, urban fantasy and paranormal romance are not often books I read. That said, I absolutely loved this book. I was lured in with the promise of kick ass vampires, sexy werewolves, and nightclubs and all of those things definitely delivered.

This book is the third in a series, but can be read alone. I hadn’t read the first two books in this collection, so this was my first introduction to this cast of characters. I loved them. Well, I liked them. I loved Killian. He is exactly what I look for in a romantic lead. He’s strong, powerful, devastatingly handsome, and stubbornly loyal. He had me hooked from the first time that he set foot into Sadie’s bar. Speaking of girls enamored by him, I really liked Sadie too. I thought she was strong and smart, though at times her pushing Killian away irritated me with how long it went on. Regardless, I loved them together and I thoroughly enjoyed watching them figure out their dangerous and forbidden relationship.

A relationship that is most definitely and satisfyingly sexual. I had never read Sara Humphreys’ books before, but I will say that woman can write one hell of a sex scene. They were steamy and primal and helped to understand the lust (and blood lust) and passion that these two have for one another. These scenes were very well done.

I liked the world building as well. It was cool hearing about how the governments/societies of the paranormal creatures work. I’d love to go for a drink at either Loup Garou, the wolf club, or The Coven, the vampire club. The people and the places sound fascinating, and they are blended in well with the normal mortal world. (read more)



RK LISTEvery year I do a top 100 list of authors that I’ve noticed on Facebook. The list included authors that did something to catch my attention and the author always seemed to be promoting in a way to benefit readers and help other authors.

Instead of doing this once a year, I decided to do this once a month! However, I’m not going to list 100 authors. Instead, I’m going to do 9 authors a month. (Why 9? I have my reasons.)

Remember that I have 4,700 author friends on Facebook, so choosing only 9 is difficult. Here’s what I look for:

~ What would readers think of the author’s posts on Facebook? (Does the author post things that benefit their target audience?)

~ Are the posts upbeat? (Does the author often complain about personal issues?)

~ Do any of the posts benefit other authors? (For example, posting links to websites that help authors with marketing.)

~ Does the author promote their books using clever content?

~ Most importantly, will I know it’s an author making a post based on what they say? (If you post about your latest trip to the movies, then I’m thinking of you as someone that goes to the movies, rather than an author.)

If you want to make this list, it’s okay to email me with a link to your Facebook profile, and/or your Facebook Fan Page. I’ll view your posts and consider you.


Now that you have an idea of what I’m looking for, let’s get started with a list that I put together based on July’s performances.


9. Kelly Williams, “If you’re looking for some magic formula that makes you the next big writer, you’ve already started the equation wrong.”

8. Bradley Nickell, “Never allow self-centered people get in your way.”

7. Kate Marie Collins, “What a day it’s been!”

6. Sara Humphreys, “You…Are…Awesome.”

5. Melanie Young-Author, “The book always goes much deeper than the film.”

3. (Tied for 3rd) Linda Barton, “Ain’t no chocolate cake gonna tell me what to do! Lol.”

3. (Tied for 3rd) Lisa Vandiver, “Never give up, because the opportunity that you’re wanting might just be around the corner.”

2. Robert Capko, “I have officially gone one year without cable television and I don’t miss it!”

1. KM Weiland, “Discover a method that will bring you peace.”

Congratulations to all of these authors. I’ll post my August list next month!

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Would you be a part of my street team?

What is a street team? Simple. It’s a group of your fans and readers, who hit the streets, both online and Main Street USA in brick and mortar stores, to help spread the word about you and your books.” Humphreys, Sara (2013-03-04). Street Team Smarts: An Author’s Guide to Building and Running a Successful Street Team


Suggested Team Activities

  •  Talk about my books with friends in person. – Blurbs for each book can be found at Smashwords
  • If you read (or have read) any of my books, reviews (honest & hopefully good) would greatly be appreciated (Amazon, GoodReads, blogs, etc). If you publish a review, please send me the URL so I can publicize it.
  • Distribute bookmarks and other promo material (supplied) to potential readers; distribute sales sheets to libraries/bookstores with ebook capability.
  • Go to  your local library and/or bookstores and offer to moderate a book discussion on any of my novels. (Discussion packets are available) – Let me know if you arrange a book discussion so that I can send you supporting material.
  • Online support – join/like my Author Chelle Cordero FaceBook page, like, share and comment on Author Chelle Cordero book-related posts.
  • Follow me on Twitter and retweet book related tweets; ditto for Google+
  • Visit blogs where I have a guest post and leave comments. Promote these posts via Twitter, Google+ and FaceBook.
  • Post a trailer about my books on FaceBook and personal blogs. Include buy links.
  • Use book title hashtags on Twitter, on FaceBook, and Google+
  • Speak to local bookstores and libraries about stocking books (titles available wholesale to booksellers through Amazon)
  • Share ideas how to promote with the rest of the street team.

The first ten (10) people to volunteer will be offered a FREE e-book copy of one of my books to read & enjoy. All street teamers will be offered various goodies and have the chance to participate in Team only contests for free prizes. I will set up either a FaceBook group or a Yahoo mail group (possibly both) so that we have a place to share and get to know each other.

Message me on FaceBook or leave a comment HERE to let me know that you are IN.

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Book Review: Street Team Smarts… by Sara Humphreys

Street Team Smarts: An Author’s Guide to Building and Running a Successful Street Team

by Sara Humphreys

Best Way to Promote on a National Level with a Tiny Budget April 13, 2013

By Kourtney C. Heintz
Sara Humphreys‘ Street Team Smarts is a wonderful guide to expansive promotion. Leveraging connections in far off places to get the word out about your book.

In this book, Sara talks about how to put out the call to your supporters and give them focused promotional tasks that spread the word about your book without imposing too much on them.

She talks about the importance of creating a cohesive group and making sure to give them a unique and thoughtful reward for their support.

The book is written in a conversational, workshop style that immediately imparts her knowledge to the reader.

It was a quick, easy read and I walked away feeling a little more prepared for my book launch.

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