Crazy - Eve Langlais

Date Published: October 6, 2013

Format: Ebook

Source: Own copy

Date Read: October 26, 2019


Read for Halloween Bingo Romantic Suspense



Ella’s always heard voices and because of them, she ends up institutionalized at a young age. Everyone calls her crazy and she believes she is too until the night she meets a vampire and for the first time in her life, the voices shut up.

Zane just wants to enjoy his usual blood buffet, instead he runs into a wisp of a woman who makes him feel emotions he thought long dead. Rescuing her from the insane asylum, he brings her home, determined to seduce and feed from her, a plan that is foiled by ghostly voices determined to keep Ella untouched. But not even poltergeists can stand in the way of a vampire in love.


In my defense, your Honor, it was a freebie from the NOOK store and I needed more paranormal books in preparation for Halloween Bingo. Yes, I should have learned my lesson by now....


Ella with no last name hears voices in her head - lots, like hundreds, all clamoring for her attention or trying to make her do stuff to get into trouble. Her religious "parents" make her pray the demons away until they divorce and ship her to the first asylum/mental ward that would take a 7 year old. That was the prologue.


Chapter one starts with Ella being 25 and staying at a new asylum, when she wakes up to see a black floating figure moving through the ward, biting and sucking on the patients while they sleep. This black figure happens to be Zane with no last name and our hero in this "romance". He tries mind controlling her back to sleep, but she is immune to his control....and yet gets horny the minute he utters a word at her. 


It's a bingo of bad paranormal romance: quick insta-love, quicker insta-lust, a virgin heroine described as small, pixie-like, fragile etc, a virgin heroine who totally knows how to have sex in many different ways, lots of musky desire smells, a mustache-twirling villain,etc. Ella is desperate for love and affection, and she and Zane are horny for each other, so it seems in Ella's mind that they are soul mates. Ella's powers to control and direct the voices comes out when she flies into the most stupidest of jealousy rages.


Also a total lack of sensitivity in regards to mental health - the "humor" in the book rests on jokes about drugging patients so they are easier to rape by the medical professionals, a vampire thinking he is going insane from drinking from mental health patients for as long as Zane does. Then there is the farm....which is where the "sheep" (female humans) are kept so that Zane can feed at home. 


Nah, no more for me.