Jun 7, 2013

{Blog Tour: Review} of Bad Mouth Angela McCallister

Seeing Night Reviews is the next stop in the Bad Mouth Tour for Angela McCallister

Bad Mouth by Angela McCallister
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

GENRE: Paranormal
THEME: Romance, Vampire
RECEIVED: Publisher/Tour
AUTHORS BLOG: Angela McCallisters' Site

After her ex-husband’s obsession with vampires, Valerie Craig is on a mission to stop transformations. Of all vampires, Kade Rollins is the worst of the worst, but when multiple murders plague Seattle, Val is forced to enlist his aid. Kade’s crude wit and seductive nature attract her like no other, but she can’t ignore his violence toward his human servants, no matter her yearning to forget.

She’s torn when she learns Kade may be behind the murders. Val's worked hard to protect humans from vampires, but the truth surrounding the murders could ignite a bloody battle between their races, one humans are sure to lose. Someone is pulling strings to build a vampire army and spark the war—setting Kade up to kick it off. But if she trusts the vampire prince, she risks her job, her integrity, and her heart if he betrays her as all the men in her life have.


McCallister creates a new perspective from the vampire world, getting deep into the process of vampire transformation. It was interesting to see a world that has a well laid out law for vampires and humans existing among them, even with the politics the readers get a great story focused on romance, a change of heart, and deception.

Bad Mouth follows Valerie (Val) who works for the Vampire Liaison Organization and is trying to get answers for a murder. She is also very against vampire transformation after an incident with her ex husband that has caused her quite a bit of prejudice against them. Unlucky for her and her partner Graham the ancients (vampire royalty) have assigned them the worst of the worst to help them with their investigation. Kade is a fowl mouth and of course easy on the eyes vampire who makes Val’s life a bit more difficult. But when the clues start leading in one direction Val isn’t sure who she should be trusting.

Val is a firecracker, she has one goal and that is to stop vampire transformation, that it sometimes clouds her judgment. Thus getting stuck with Kade who not only pushes her buttons but he educates her in the reality of his kind and of how the world actually works. She has a great dynamic with Kade, they clash but have such awesome banter and steamy chemistry. As the plot moves forward the readers can see how much Val digging into her case is getting her deeper into trouble, which also connects to what happened to her ex. Even though she may seem to have her shields up, she does have that super innocent side that opens up for Kade and his bad boy persona.

Kade is perceived as the bad guy or bad boy, but his character is a bit more complex, the readers will get a lot of history about him. We learn that Kade had a sad past and his not so great relationship with his parents; I can blame the guy for being a little bit of a jerk. But even with his “Bad Mouth” he has a lot of sweet and sexy sides to him that made me fall for him. He also has the help of some equally interesting friends that help him take down the real bad guys. Ezra seems funny and sweet; I’m hoping the next book will highlight him a little more. In the end Val isn’t the only one doing some investigating, Kade has some secrets up his sleeve too.

Overall I really enjoyed the different take on the vampire world, using vampire royalty and human politics that create a bit of a strain for both sides. The characters are very entertaining and memorable, plus the romance is off the charts! There is also a lot of humor, which I love in paranormal romances, I love when a story can make me smile. In the end I look forward to continuing this series and hope to catch up not only with Val and Kade but the secondary characters as well.


This is an adult paranormal romance with sexual content that is more suited for a mature audience. Fans of Molly Harpers Half Moon Hollow series and Jeaniene Frost’s Night Huntress series will enjoy Bad Moth by Angela McCallister.

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  2. Kristen, thank you for reading Bad Mouth and posting a great, detailed review! I'm super happy you enjoyed the read. You won't see much of Kade and Val in the next one, but readers won't be disappointed in the slightest. You'll get more of Ezra and Declan and a heck of a lot more of Killian and Alice, the H/h in book two. Anyone who enjoyed the banter in Bad Mouth will get a double-dose because Killian's not as dark of an alpha as Kade. Plus a murder mystery with enough twist to it to make a suspense-lover happy :)

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