Nov. 15, 2012

Graveyard Shifts

Sent on an assignment to find the best diner in New York, Pat Wyatt is more than happy to complete it, but not alone. Recruiting her best friend Christina Iglesias to join her, she sets out on her fateful mission, completely oblivious to what lies ahead.


When a handsome stranger walks through the doors of the last diner of the day, Pat is not impressed with the striking man, and quickly leaves the restaurant…only to be followed out by the attractive mystery man.


Following a whirlwind of marriage proposals and Hamptons’ mansions is the creeping recognition that everyone seems to be afraid of her new husband and that he might not be as perfect as he seems. With everything inside pushing her toward an impossible realization, Pat must decide if she can trust the outlandish instincts she has inside and truly believe her husband, Samuel Satané, is a vampire.


Graveyard Shifts: A Pat Wyatt Novel is a captivating piece of fiction by Laura Del that forgoes the traditional love story that is prevalent in so many novels. By marrying the wrong guy, Pat’s story takes readers on a journey of love that happens after marriage. Acknowledging the differences and difficulties inherent with a relationship of that type, the novel keeps readers in a perpetual tension that stems from the conflicts of a quick courtship and sudden marriage. This tension and conflict provides a wonderful underlying feeling that only helps bolster the overall story, while adding real-world credibility to an otherwise fantastic scenario.


Not to be confused with other novels, Pat’s story is more about her strength of character than her reliance on any particular man. Written for women and men who are interested in horror fiction and romance, Graveyard Shifts is a gripping novel that is easy to pick up and hard to put down. With its sarcastic wit and dark tone, the novel keeps a perfect pace that never lulls. Incorporating real-world romance with fantastic supernatural elements, this dramatic novel makes the extraordinary relatable, and the familiar unusual. A fun, dramatic, and entertaining read from the very beginning, Graveyard Shifts offers a new take on horror fiction and the ever-popular vampire romance novels everywhere.


Del has her bachelor’s degree in radio, television, and film from Rowan University. She currently lives in New Jersey, where she runs the blogging website


I hope you enjoy it.



The Fiction Writer