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Kiss of the Vampire (Warriors of the Rift) Mass Market Paperback – February 1, 2012
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"Garner introduces her intriguing new Warriors of the Rift series. Garner provides both a cool premise and interesting characters. One to watch!"―RT Book Reviews on KISS OF THE VAMPIRE
"Cynthia Garner's new series is unforgettable!"―Larissa Ione, New York Times bestselling author of Immortal Rider on KISS OF THE VAMPIRE
"THREE STARS! This is Cynthia Garner's debut novel and the author shows great promise. Various characters in the story have complex, yet compelling, backgrounds that kept the story intriguing to me as I read. As for the ending, AWESOME! I wondered if something similar to it would happen, but did not really expect it. I closed the cover of this book while wishing that the second title was available for me to dive immediately into."―http://www.huntressreviews.com/ on KISS OF THE VAMPIRE
"A deliciously dark and scorchingly sexy treat for fans of paranormal romances."―Chicago Tribune on KISS OF THE VAMPIRE
"The first Warriors of the Rift romantic urban fantasy is a refreshing look at the origin of vampires, werewolves and other myths. Fast-paced, the romantic and police procedural subplots deftly balance a strong storyline that starts off with an Arizona newspaper editorial condoning the killing of a vampire and never slows down as Cynthia Garner provides a fascinating take on the supernatural."
―Harriet Klausner on KISS OF THE VAMPIRE
"An inventive spin on supernatural mythos draws readers into this fast-paced paranormal series launch...Garner (a pen name for Sherrill Quinn) shows promise with great characters, constant action, and steamy sex."―Publishers Weekly on KISS OF THE VAMPIRE
"With interesting back stories and even more interesting futures ahead Garner keeps the readers wanting more. Tobias and Nix's relationship is passion filled with hot love making and even hotter story lines. I will eagerly be awaiting the next addition in this new series."―Goodreads on KISS OF THE VAMPIRE
"KISS OF THE VAMPIRE is an amazing debut with a fresh spin on how paranormal beings came to earth. Ms. Garner's world is peppered with strong fascinating character who come alive between the pages."―FreshFiction.com on KISS OF THE VAMPIRE
"4 STARS! I cannot wait for this series (Warriors of the Rift) to continue. Garner seamlessly combines paranormal romance and romantic suspense that has you on the edge of your seat."―anoveladdiction on KISS OF THE VAMPIRE
"I can't wait to see what Ms. Garner has coming up next!"―www.nightowlreviews.com on KISS OF THE VAMPIRE
"Makes for a thrilling and exciting read. Just remember to keep the light on."―www.SfSite.com
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Nix, Tobias and Dante have to work together to discover who is behind the murders of the vampires.
This was an interesting take on how paranormals came to be on Earth and the discrimination that occurs within the different factions. I enjoyed both Tobias and Nix's characters and thought the mystery was interesting. The bad guy was pretty obvious early on and it wasn't kept a secret for long. However, it was still interesting and a good start to the series..
"Kiss of the Vampire" by Cynthia Garner is the first of her series about the preternaturals (pejoratively known as Extra-dimensionals/EDs) who have come to Earth from another dimension through a rift which usually opens every 73 years. Beings such as vampires, fairies, werewolves, shapeshifters and demons take possession of human bodies and confer their various powers upon the shell whose owner is dispossessed. Nix de la Fuente has the distinction of being a demon/human hybrid whose mother is a specialized demon known as a succubus. She works as a liaison with the regional Council of Preternaturals and investigates various crimes by working with Detective Dante MacMillan, one of the few humans who knows that she isn't completely human. An investigation into the horrific murder of a vampire who she knew personally brings her into contact with the vampire who broke her heart five years prior. Tobias Caine is a vampire who has been tracking the assassin who killed his people's leader for many years. His decision to break off the relationship with Nix five years ago was one of the hardest things he has done in his long life and he is not sure whether he will have the strength to resist her when they are forced into close proximity while investigating the series of crimes on behalf of the council. There are many factors impeding the investigation but undermining by their own support system is not anticipated and may cause the final irreversible end to their relationship if they don't learn to trust each other.
This was an interesting new twist on the origin of paranormal beings, the difficulties they could face when dealing with humans and the distrust and discrimination that being different engenders.Read more ›
Not a bad read, definitely a good 'average' treatment of the genre.
Nix de la Fuente is a demon-human who is helping to solve the many crimes arising from the humans and supernaturals. Only one person she knows, knows of her demon-human life, and that's her close friend and partner Dante. Together they are working to solve the unrelenting crimes of the world. But, when a vampire friend is murdered, her world turns upside down. There's a new vampire in town. And it's not who she expected.
Tobias Caine is the newest vampire investigator on the scene of his murdered friend and he comes face to face with the one person he never expected to see again: his ex, Nix. Seeing her again brings back all the emotions he thought he could get over. Turns out, he was wrong. But, there's a murderer on the loose and he has to find out who's behind it before it's too late to tell Nix the truth.
This is an excellent new paranormal romantic suspense novel that's overflowing with amazing characters and a plot line that will make your head spin! I loved the complexity of the issues at hand in the preternatural world, and passion that sparks between old lovers is absolutely fantabulous! This is a 5 Book worthy and beyond start to yet another wonderful paranormal series that will be high on my recommendations list! I absolutely can't WAIT to Dante's story in Secret Of The Wolf!!!Read more ›
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Audience: 18 and up
Sexual Content: descriptive and frequent, uses the “c” word for male anatomy a lot
Point of View: Third, alternates... Read more
Lots of action, suspense and romance, just what I look for in this genre. Will definitely read other books by this author.Published on March 12, 2014 by Nancy
I enjoyed several aspects of this book, namely: Garner's unique take on preternaturals, Nix's heritage and the scope of the Warriors of the Rift universe. Read morePublished on September 8, 2012 by RabidReads
If I can have a hunk of vampire man like Tobias then I am all for being half demon! Cynthia tells a fun story with snarky humor, a strong heroine, a very sexy hero, and enough... Read morePublished on June 28, 2012 by A. Mckenna Johnson
In Kiss of the Vampire Cynthia Garner introduces her imaginative and sexy take on paranormal CSI. Her preternaturals (vampires, werewolves, demons) are exiles from another... Read morePublished on June 26, 2012 by AZ Reader
A rift has opened between dimensions allowing all supernatural races to descend to earth. Now there is a war brewing and it is up to a strong few to save the planet from... Read morePublished on June 24, 2012 by Amazon Customer
***original review posted at Romancing Rakes For the Love of Romance***
Vampires, shifters and demons. Oh my! A fantastic start to a new paranormal series. Read more
Kiss of the Vampire (Warriors of the Rift)
Half Human, Half Demon, Nix de la Fuentes Is Trusted By No Species. Read more