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Book Review: How to Party with a Killer Vampire by Penny Warner

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Penny Warner’s fourth volume, How to Party with a Killer Vampire, is proof positive Presley Parker and Warner have what it takes to keep on delighting readers for many, many years to come – got that, Penguin Group (USA)? Good.

Warner’s How to Party with a Killer Vampire is equivalent to eating piping hot s’mores on the coolest of autumn days – absolutely scrumptious.  Warner’s Party Planning Mystery series is exciting, entertaining and witty.  Definitely a must read for those looking for captivating storytelling.

Presley Parker’s event-planning company is the place to go for all your party planning needs.  After all, the girl knows how to host some incredible killer parties.  Presley’s latest event is a wrap party for capricious producer and director Lucas Cruz of Cee Gee Studios.  Cruz is celebrating his latest horror film, Revenge of the Killer Vampires, by pulling out all the stops with a lavish gathering in a San Francisco area graveyard.  While Presley had some reservations about the undead Colma location, she acquiesced after reading  about the growing popularity of cemetery locations in The Wall Street Journal .

Despite the eerie venue, Presley is determined to make the attendees forget where they are celebrating.  When an entertainment journalist crashes the festivities looking for juicy gossip on an actor, he ends up digging his own grave.  As the body count rises, Presley is taking on the role of girl detective before she’s cast in the role of “dead party girl.”

Brava to Warner on the atmosphere.  Setting How to Party with a Killer Vampire  in Lawndale Cemetery adds a spine quivering ambiance that is authentic, brilliantly creepy and well-crafted.

With Halloween mere weeks away, it is the perfect time to pick up How to Party with a Killer Vampire and get lost in the latest riveting Presley Parker adventure. 

Warner’s Party-Planning Mystery series remains firmly grounded in keeping the reader hooked! My only annoyance was mentioning The Twi-snore saga in the first party-planning tip.

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About Diane Morasco

Diane Morasco is a triple fusion ethnically – vanilla, caramel and chocolate – and creatively – designer, media proprietor and writer. Ms. Morasco was born in the juicy apple and with a panoramic view of the Hudson River still calls the city home. She is the Founder, CEO, Chief Creative Officer, and Publisher of J Fox Ink™ (JFI), Founder, CEO, Chief Creative Officer of Diane Morasco Enterprises™ (DME), which is the parent company of Morasco Media™ (MM), and The Book Resort™ (TBR). Ms. Morasco first cut her teeth interviewing the immensely talented cast members of Eureka, Warehouse 13, and Sons of Anarchy, as well as Kurt Sutter himself. She counts Ron Howard, Eddie McClintock and the Sons of Anarchy cast and team members for inspiring her to spread her wings into the film and television arena. She is the former Editor-in-Chief for Alwayz Therro Magazine, former reviewer for RT Book Review and still guest scribbles as her schedule permits for Blogcritics, Examiner, The New York Review of Books, and a sundry of periodicals. Ms. Morasco has a genuine fervor for animals, butter cream cupcakes, Supernatural, The Good Wife, Chicago Fire, Elementary, Castle, Major Crimes, Grimm, the beach, cinnamon gum, music, movies, shooting pool, hiking, Italy, HSN, QVC, and curling up near the ocean with a gripping novel !
  • Thanks so much for the kind review, Diane!
    You made my day. I think I’ll have a party to celebrate!
    -Penny