Relative Strangers Review,Blog Tour, and Giveaway


22701136About The Book

Relative Strangers:

A Modern Vampire Story

Sophie Morgan Vampire Series

Book 1

Helen Treharne


Genre: Urban Fantasy


ISBN-10: 1502369435


Number of pages: 301

Word Count: 96,500

Book Description:

Meet Sophie Morgan… practical, Welsh, prone to occasional profanity, and seemingly a vampire magnet.


Sophie Morgan is 23 and has always done the right thing. She’s caused no stress for her family, worked hard through university, has taken a successful leap onto the career ladder and nurtured a reasonably healthy bank balance.  It’s no small surprise then when, on a post relationship break-up, mini-break to Antwerp, she pursues a pair of thieves who steal her friend’s handbag.  But this is only the start of her world being turned upside down.  Ripped from the streets into a dark alley she is violently attacked, barely alive when quirky Irish bar worker, Michael Kelly, stumbles across the scene.


The pair, shocked by their experience and uncertain whether they have killed her attacker in the brawl which follows, go into the night for answers.   They get more than they bargained for. Sophie quickly learns that vampires exist, her neighbours back home aren’t what they seem and new boyfriends can be found in the strangest of situations.


Relative Strangers is the first in a new vampire series with a distinctly British flavour, but which will appeal to everyone.  Reviews call it “a vampire tale with bite”, with “brilliant characters that draw you in” and a very fresh take on the genre. Read it now to find out reviewers are raving about.


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Relative Strangers was a pretty unique take on the world of vampires. It doesn’t break the mold exactly, but it is interesting and I thought Sophie was a fantastic character.

She is utterly practical and quite hilarious in her own way. The book starts off with a bang, but the set up bordered on annoying because it took forever to get going once we started to delve into the story. It was past tense and so it was kind of choppy in sections of the book. Plus, there were only a few chapters with action and plot movement. For the most part Sophie hangs around her apartment anxious and looking over her shoulder for vampires. It did start to get kind of annoying after awhile, I wanted her to get some self-defense classes or something, but just stop moping and take her life back!

There are also chapters from some vampire perspectives, and those were intriguing and wonderful. I’m pretty sure I’ve figured at the twist with Kasper and Ferrers. Which will definitely be interesting in the next book.

The romance with Mickey was less fantastic. It’s not that he isn’t a great character because he was rather sweet. But I felt like Sophie spent too much time dwelling on him and what could be. Especially after he stopped returning her calls and emails. It was nice to know why he dropped off the face of the earth but ultimately it felt awkward when he ended up coming back into her life.

The premise was very promising, and was mostly realized. I’m taking a star off though for the slow parts and extra scenes that weren’t needed. I’m very excited for the next book, and for all the loose ends getting tied up. 4 out of 5 stars.


Helen Treharne Author 1Author Bio

After a successful career in business and career coaching, Helen Treharne returned to South Wales in 2010 to focus on writing, among other things.


Relative Strangers, a modern vampire story featuring an increasingly feisty Sophie Morgan, hits digital bookshelves in 2014. In addition to being the creator of the developing “Sophie Morgan” series, she is an urban poet and social commentator who can frequently be found ranting in the Twitterverse. She knew the degree in Sociology would come in handy some day!


Helen lives with her husband, three cats, an entrenched tea addiction and an increasing collection of stringed instruments. When she’s not writing she spends her time daytime hours working in communications and volunteers for a feline welfare charity.  She can’t be trusted near stationery and has had more come backs than Cher.



Twitter @Tea_Talks



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