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A comic chick lit tale wherein former beauty ueen Foxy Anders who's fallen on hard times rents an apartment to mysterious bumbling Myron Standlish who's arrived in the c. I was looking forward to reading this story because I have read Karen Cantwell s Take the Monkeys and Run I thoroughly enjoyed that story and was excited to read her newest book Foxy s Tale which she wrote with co author LB GschwandtnerFoxy s Tale is the story of Foxy Anders a recently divorced woman and her teenage daughter Amanda Foxy is the ditzy beauty ueen blonde who is interested in shopping for the latest fashions than trying to parent her daughter Amanda is going through a Goth phase and is sullen and blames her mother for their current living conditions in a multi family house near Dupont Circle in Washington DC To make ends meet Foxy has to rent 2 of the apartments one to Knot Knudsen an over the top gay guy and Myron Standlish a bumbling old man with a secretI would have like to rate this book higher but I was disappointed with this book The writing styles of each author did not always gel well together Sometimes the writing was breezy and fun and at other times it was flat Some of the scenes went on far too long and did not advance the storyline Also there were continuity problems For example in one scene Amanda s backpack is inside her apartment and in the next scene her backpack is next to her The worst problem was the formatting for Kindle It was all over the place There were so many instances where the formatting was off it jarred me out of the story numerous timesThe story could have easily focused only on Foxy and Amanda and their journey to understanding each other The whole vampire storyline seems forced to me It seems like each author had an idea for a book and they tried to force them together There wasn t any real back story except for a short opening scene to understanding Myron and why he was on his secret mission to find an old trunk What were the conseuences if he didn t find what he was looking for The authors keep saying that time was running out but never really explained why time was running out I think this is a missed opportunity because the character of Myron was likable one Without revealing any spoilers the Nick storyline seemed a bit far fetched as well It could easily have only been a NickAmanda storyline and all the teenage angst surrounding their relationship For than of the book Foxy is very self centered worrying only about her next pair of shoes or dress She s not a very good mother and doesn t make any effort to learn how to be a better one The world revolves around Foxy and in her mind that s the way it should be When she comes back from a shopping trip in Florida all of a sudden she becomes interested in her daughter Why What was the catalyst for this new mindsetThe neighbor Knot Knudson was so stereotypical that it took away the pleasure of reading about him I have many gay friends and not one of them would go screaming from a room because something spilled on their shoes When the authors focused on Knot s ability to engage and sell the antiues to well to do customers he came across as much believable and likable character He was definitely a fun distraction in the story Foxy s Tale could have been a fun and breezy read if the authors had narrowed the storyline a bit Trying to include so many ideas and characters did not allow the authors to flesh out the characters to their fullest and I believe in the end did not help this storySometimes it takes than one book to reach your stride so I will be interested to see where the authors take the story next If they keep Myron s character I for one would like to hear about of his story He seems like such a sad sack type of guy but why I would like to see something good happen to him

SUMMARY Foxys Tale (Reluctant Vampire Series, #1)

Foxys Tale (Reluctant Vampire Series, #1)

M Foxy's new assistant Knot they're all in for some romance with a dash of suspense and a sprinkle of supernatural Contact FoxysTalegmailcom Fan Foxy Foxy'sTaleFacebookc. From Lilac Wolf and StuffLet s see cover has that cute cartoon thing going on again It s a paranormal novel but it s so uniue Really that s the best word I can think to use here I ve read so many over the last two years that sometimes I cringe for the first few pages Thank God for the good paranormal writers out there you know who you areThere is just a hint of vampires in this book nothing out in the open Foxy is running an antiue business luckily one of the first tenants Knot Knudsen pronounce the Ks has a flair for her business and really she would have been lost without him Next comes in this old Jewish man Myron Standlish You know I spent half the book reading Standish until a character pointed out that Standlish was a little off if he was hoping to sound American I almost went back to re read the book I probably will someday LOLAmanda hates the new house living with strangers and mostly her mother I don t blame her Foxy gets on my last nerve She spends money as fast as she gets it and doesn t try to connect to her daughter and just tries to change her Amanda has this Goth thing going on and I love the point made in the story that Amanda is hiding her true self not trying to make some obnoxious statement I ll never look at a strange teen the same againShe becomes friendsand a little with Nick a normal teen boy Until we find out some crazy lady vampire and her sisters are trying to make him a vampire and have been feeding off him The only person he can trust is AmandaWell you ll never believe how this works out First I was in shockit was so unexpectedI mean you ll never ever guess And then after I got over my shock I laughed and laughed It s a different book very uirky very fun

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Ity looking for a long lost trunk containing who knows what When Foxy's teenage daughter Amanda hooks up with Nick a cute guy at school while getting cooking lessons fro. Foxy Anders has problems but she is no airhead She is however a shopaholic and she can t seem to understand her daughter Amanda Amanda is sullen and wears Goth attire Other characters are Knot Knudsen and Myron Standlish who rent rooms from Foxy Knot is flamboyantly gay and is very good at decorating and upselling antiues to rich people He goes to work for Foxy in her antiues store and soon has her finances headed in the right direction Myron is a mysterious little Yiddish man who keeps vials of blood in his refrigerator and who may or may not be a vampire The characters are delightful and well drawn Foxy s Tale is a vampire story though the vampires don t take over the story They have of an incidental and mysterious role The actual story is between Foxy a recently divorced former beauty ueen and her teen daughter Amanda Foxy is not the normal mother Amanda craves and this makes for conflict Foxy is forced to manage her own life for the first time Foxy is reeling after a divorce from her worthless husband The ex has left her in a financial bind and Foxy is forced to turn the house she got in the settlement into a home and antiue store and also rent out rooms in order to make ends meet Her ualifications for becoming a businesswoman do not exist Foxy became a beauty ueen because that s what girls did when she was growing up After that they got married preferably to a man who was expected to take care of them By the end of the book Amanda and Foxy have grown and have begun to understand each other as they never have before A part of the mystery of Myron and the secret hidden in the house are revealed but enough uestions are left to lead into the next book in the series The characters are likable and well drawn and the writing is seamless and does not come across as written by two authors in collaboration Funny moments and witty one liners are sprinkled throughout and the action moves along at a fast pace This book is a delightful read


10 thoughts on “Foxys Tale (Reluctant Vampire Series, #1)

  1. says:

    I was looking forward to reading this story because I have read Karen Cantwell’s Take the Monkeys and Run I thor

  2. says:

    was getting into but oy vey what a bad ending I don't really think it is Foxys Tale either but I know that makes for a clever title

  3. says:

    Loved this story A delightful story that moved well The characters were so real the story had a bit of everything Romance mystery done wonderfully Definitely a great book to enjoy and amuse you

  4. says:

    Single mom and former beauty ueen Foxy Anders hasn’t had an easy life but she’s doing the best she can to make ends meet After a messy divorce she opens an antiue shop in Washington DC’s fancy DuPont Circle She hopes to sell her merchandise to the wealthy people living in the areaFoxy’s teenaged daughter Amanda is sick and tired of her mother’s antics Her mom does nothing that Amanda expects a mom t

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    Posted on Romancing the Books blogReviewed by AngieReview copy from BooklendingcomI have to say that this is one of the ODDEST books I have read in a long time I don’t necessarily mean odd in a bad way it was actually a really cute book that I enjoyed Foxy will never win Mother of the Year and a lot of mothers will probably dislike her for how absolutely clueless she is about raising her daughter Amanda Yes I know it’s a book but reall

  6. says:

    Foxy Anders has problems but she is no airhead She is however a shopaholic and she can't seem to understand her daughter Amanda Amanda is sullen and wears Goth attire Other characters are Knot Knudsen and Myron Standlish who rent rooms from Foxy Knot is flamboyantly gay and is very good at decorating and upselling antiues to rich people He

  7. says:

    I was already a fan of Karen Cantwell when I downloaded Foxy's Tale for my Kindle so I was eager to discover the first in

  8. says:

    From Lilac Wolf and StuffLet's see cover has that cute cartoon thing going on again It's a paranormal novel but it's so uniue Really that's the best word I can think to use here I've read so many over the last two years that sometimes I cringe for the first few pages Thank God for the good paranormal writers out there you know who you areThere is just a hint of vampires in this book nothing out in the open Foxy is running an antiue busines

  9. says:

    Vampires have been a part of our literary psyche for nearly two hundred years now In that time they have evolve

  10. says:

    I'm not sure that this book was really co written by Ms Cantrell this was said with tongue in cheekI adore all her books and I can't see where she had made her mark in this 'collaboration'I felt I was being generous in giving it two stars this is at where 2 stars is the same as one star is hereand that is only because I did finish this bookI just am not seeing what everyone else seems to see with this novel I am seeing narrative that doesn'

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