Book Review: The Vampire Shrink by: Lynda Hilburn


Sterling Publishing

Publish Date:
April 3, 2012

From Publisher for Review 

Trade Paperback

Kismet Knight, Ph.D., doesn't believe in the paranormal. She especially doesn't believe in vampires, but she begins to wise up when she is introduced to a handsome man named Devereux who claims to be 800 years old. Kismet doesn't buy his vampire story, but she also can't explain why she has such odd reactions and feelings when he is near. Then a client almost completely drained of blood staggers into her waiting room and two angry men force their way into her office, causing her to consider the possibility that she has run afoul of a vampire underworld. Enter FBI profiler Alan Stevens, who warns her that vampires are very real, and one is a murderer—a murderer who is after her.

Review: Dr. Kismet Knight seems to be a run-of-the-mill psychologist who has some extra gifts which she’s been suppressing since childhood. One day, a girl who goes by the name Midnight comes into her office for an appointment. Midnight spins a fantastical tale about knowing vampires and wanting to become one herself. At first, Dr. Knight makes the assumption Midnight has just developed an interesting and full fantasy life to cope with the reality of her problems. However, once Dr. Knight meets the captivating Devereux she starts to wonder if this whole vampire thing could be real. Intrigued and wanting to learn more, she works with an FBI agent, Alan Stevens who is also a profiler and true believer. Her interest leads to attacks, media coverage, and more suitors than she’s had in years.

Dr. Knight is a complex and captivating character, as are most of the characters in The Vampire Shrink. The plot is deliciously detailed and filled with danger, magick, sensuality, and of course, blood. Dr. Knight is a no-nonsense kind of woman who still has an open mind due to being a therapist. She’s also created her ‘therapist persona’ to block out some of her own emotional issues, which is normal. Once she’s had her illusions of the unbelievable shattered, she is someone who takes no crap and turns into the true Vampire Shrink (as she advertises). Sexy, fun, and thrilling, Ms. Hilburn’s first book in the Kismet Knight, Ph.D., Vampire Psychologist Series is a sure winner.

Kismet Knight, Ph.D., Vampire Psychologist Series: The Vampire Shrink (1), Blood Therapy (2), Dark Harvest (3)


  1. Thank you so much, Star, for reading and reviewing my book. I love your insightful review! It's so great when someone "gets" my book!
    Lynda Hilburn

  2. I so love all the books you posted in this blog. Now I'm starting to collect it.


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