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We’re All Monsters Here

by Amy Marsden

When Anna is invited to a secluded retreat full of selfish, greedy humans, of course she doesn’t say no. Not only did she manipulate the CEO of the world’s largest oil corporation, Peter Beyer, into organising the four-day getaway in the first place, but no self-respecting vampire would ever turn down such easy prey. Her weekend gets even better when she meets Saira, one of Peter Beyer’s employees, and they begin a whirlwind affair. Blood and beautiful women are Anna’s idea of a great time.

She should have known it was too good to be true.

Hunters are dangerous, deadly, and dedicated to eradicating vampires. When a group of them turn up at the retreat, Anna must use her centuries of experience to escape their ever-closing net. Will she get out unscathed, or will they finally catch up to her? Will she give into her intense and unexpected feelings for Saira, or will she leave her to burn as she destroys all evidence she was ever there?

A fresh twist on urban fantasy, with an added splash of sapphic romance.

SFINCS – Our Reviews

Laura from OWWR Pod

Anna has made a good impression on the higher ups in her company. So good that she’s invited to a retreat at an isolated resort. It seems like the perfect place to network, relax, and drain the blood of all the attendees. That’s right, Anna is a vampire. She’s learned in her many years that mass feedings are convenient and with careful planning she’s done her best to make the most of this work retreat. What she doesn’t plan for is an administrative assistant, named Saira, taking an interest in her.

We’re All Monsters delivers a fun spin on a classic fantasy creature and also points out to readers that monsters are truly everywhere. The snarky remarks and dry humor of the main character, Anna, were fantastic, and I thought that a lot of this book was very quotable. Anna comes into situations throughout the book from a very realistic standpoint and is extremely self-aware which was something I really appreciated.

The author does a great job transitioning from one scene to the next, raising the stakes, and keeping readers guessing. I found myself looking for a twist, but was delighted that the story went in another, unexpected, direction. The novella also features a sapphic romance storyline which was very well done.

All in all, We’re All Monsters Here was a fast-paced read that I really enjoyed. While vampire stories are not typically something I read, I had a lot of fun with this book.

Score: 8.0 out of possible 10.

Catherine Catcho

We’re All Monster’s Here

This is the lazy river of Novellas. It’s not super deep, but it’s pretty fun.  I’ve read just enough vampire books to realize this is a smirk worthy vibe.

Quick-ish Pitch:

Vampires have thirst for blood and getting justice against rich/evil a$&holes.

What I Liked:

  • Marsden’s voice. It felt like listening to a friend’s story.

Minor Tiffs:

  • Everything plot twist felt pretty convenient. So, for me the tension wasn’t really there.

Favorite Line:

“I was a monster in her eyes; she was a monster in mine.”

Recommended:

  • When you thought your work retreat was bad.
  • When you need a little taste of Vampire lust & revenge.

Score: 6.5 out of possible 10.

Beth Tabler

Score: 7 out of possible 10.

TOTAL TEAM AVERAGE – 7.1 (rounded to 7) OUT OF 10

TOTAL TEAM AVERAGE – 7.1 (rounded to 7) OUT OF 10

TOTAL TEAM AVERAGE – 7.1 (rounded to 7) OUT OF 10

TOTAL TEAM AVERAGE – 7.1 (rounded to 7) OUT OF 10

TOTAL TEAM AVERAGE – 7.1 (rounded to 7) OUT OF 10

TOTAL TEAM AVERAGE – 7.1 (rounded to 7) OUT OF 10

TOTAL TEAM AVERAGE – 7.1 (rounded to 7) OUT OF 10

TOTAL TEAM AVERAGE – 7.1 (rounded to 7) OUT OF 10

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