Diary of an Alligator Queen * A Vampire Novel by Winter Reid
Posted by brriske
What’s the only thing that sucks harder than being attacked by a hairy, naked, bloodsucking vampire?
Turning into one.
Months ago, I took the wrong path. Literally.
I made a mistake and now I’m paying for it. Oh boy, am I paying for it. Because becoming a vampire isn’t an overnight thing.
It’s one full year of insomnia, stomach pains, weird urges, and teething. Yes, teething.
One year to think about your new nature and what it means for your future. Like how everyone you know and love will gradually start smelling like steak.
A whole year of trying—and failing—to resist the temptation of the vampire who made you, the ancient immortal whose touch makes your body sing and whose pale blue eyes burn with your darkest secret, promising to cherish you for centuries.
Before he caught me, he was more animal than man—savage, weary, and ready to end it all. That changed the moment our lives collided. He made me his, and I made plans.
One year of life left. Twelve months of mortality. What would you do with them?
Would you go out with a whimper? Or a bang?
The Diary of an Alligator Queen is a full-length, standalone paranormal vampire romance. It contains extremely mature themes and is intended for a mature, 18+ audience. It’s not sweet, though it has its moments. And it’s not gentle, though the characters can be. It is violent and dark at times, but there’s a guaranteed HEA for those who want it.
A girl is attacked and everyone tells her it must have been a dog. Was it? She remembers in her nightmares that it was a man – yet not a man. As she searches for answers she is attacked again. This time by an alligator. But something saves her. What or who?
I was very confused by the name at first, but it is explained finally late in the storyline. It’s a bit slow as far as action goes, but still keeps you curious enough to stick with it to see what’s going to happen next. The heroine was someone I liked one moment and didn’t the next, however. Just an odd feeling sometimes that she was vacillating a bit too much. The sex scenes are explicit and steamy, the other characters were endearing. You even feel sorry for her doctor boyfriend even though he was technically an asshole.
As an independent reviewer for Romance Authors that Rock I gave it four hearts. It was interesting enough, but I don’t envision myself rereading it.