Book Review | Angels, Vampires & Douche Bags

Title: Angels, Vampires & Douche Bags

Author: Carla Collins

Angels, Vampires & Douche Bags is fun, fresh, and fabulous.  It is light-hearted yet heartfelt.  From the author’s point of view, angels are people (or pets) who love you unconditionally, inspire you, move you, or repeatedly save your ass.  Of course, angels can be seasonal angels, kind of like a Shamrock Shake.  Vampires are seductive, sexy and trendy but they are detrimental to our emotional and mental health, and sometimes our physical health.  And, douche bags well, we know what (and who) they are.

Carla Collins has a finely tuned sense of humor and she throws zingers at you left and right.  For example, she refers to breasts as “Tom and Katie, because they’re not for real either.  She claims to have taken on her Hebrew name at the Kaballah Center, Yum Yum Kippur her Hebrew drag queen name. While discussing the current obsession with vampires, she points out that Rob Pattinson, star of the Twilight movies, wears more eyeliner than the lead singer of The Cure.  Come on, now.  This is good stuff.

Collins’ writing style is conversational and breezy; it flows effortlessly and seamlessly.  I found it difficult to put this book down and wound up completing it in a few sittings. Angels, Vampires & Douche Bags is a witty, clever book.

I have one piece of advice to give Carla Collins: Do not stop writing.  Please.  It is a perfect outlet for you, your talents, and your sense of humor and will guarantee that your readers can get more (and more) of you.

*I received a copy of this book to review but I was not financially compensated in any way. The opinions expressed are my own and are based on my observations while reading this novel.*


Kristin is the mom of two boys and two girls and lives outside of Philadelphia, PA. She loves to read, write, shop, and spend as much of her summer as possible at the Jersey shore!

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