In the opening novel of R.M. Gilmore's
'Odyssey of the Occult' series, entitled "The Scene", we find Dylan Hart in her hometown of Hollywood, California. The bodies of seven exsanguinated prostitutes have been found from the Central Valley to Southern California. The media has dubbed them the "Vampire Massacres".
Country girl paranormal novella from author R.M. Gilmore (author of the Dylan Hart Odyssey of The Occult series). A new twist on an old classic. Havana, Arkansas isn't exactly the picture of mystics and magic, but Lynnie Russell learns quickly you can't judge a book by it's cover. She discovers myths and legends are alive and well in her tiny little town and she is at the center of it.
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I was drawn to this by the cover from one line “They’re not your daughter’s vampires” that alone had me picking this book up and staying up late into the night to finish it even though I kept telling myself just one more chapter then I am going to bed. Well that one more chapter lead me to finish the book in one sitting and I am so glad I did.
We start off meeting Dylan Hart who I just love. She is a reporter who wants to write a book centered on the vampire killings in
. She sets off
to the latest crime scene where she can talk to the lead detective Mike who she
has a strange relationship with but is explained later on in the book. Getting
nowhere with the cops she goes to a Goth bar to interview what she believes are
kids playing at being vampires. She is annoyed with the first kid she
interviews so she calls her best friend Tatum to go to a different bar. While
at this bar they meet Cyrus who is not what he seems to be. He takes Dylan and
Tatum to yet another exclusive member’s only club where things start turning
weird for Dylan after her drink is drugged and she can’t remember anything from
the nights but bits and pieces. Dylan is furious when she wakes up and demands
Cyrus tell her everything but that proves a little difficult when he can’t
remember either. So he sets up a meeting with his boss Malcolm. After this
meeting things start to get crazy for Dylan and the book she is trying to write
turns into her fighting for her life. Dylan is forced into re thinking
everything she thought and trying to figure who she can trust. Los Angeles
I loved this book so much. Dylan is one of my favorite characters I have ever read. We are a lot a like in our personalities. She is funny, sarcastic, and smart mouthed. I kept finding myself laughing out loud while reading the things she was saying. Her relationship with her best friend Tatum is a lot like most of us have. Cyrus is sexy and mysterious. He’s the kind of guy you can’t figure out if he’s the villain or hero and right along with Dylan being confused about him so was I. It wasn’t until close to the end of the book that I stared figuring things out.
If you want a book filled with characters you can love and feel like you know, murder, betrayal, vampires, have you laughing out loud, and leave you guessing at every turn then I highly recommend The Scene by R.M. Gilmore. 5/5 bats