- File Size: 494 KB
- Print Length: 172 pages
- Publisher: Kindle Worlds (June 26, 2016)
- Publication Date: June 26, 2016
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01HMWXV4U
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #100,632 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Vampire for Hire: Vampires She Wrote (Kindle Worlds Novella) (The Secret Chronicles of Fang Book 1) Kindle Edition
"Children of Blood and Bone"
Tomi Adeyemi conjures a stunning world of dark magic and danger in her West African-inspired fantasy debut. Learn more
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When Fang first meets Justine Black, a novelist and vampiress, at his blood club, he doesn't realize that he is about to embark on lethal mission. He promises to help Justine find the vampire who turned her in a most cruel manner outside his club. Justine wants vengeance. Fang just wants to survive. During the course of their adventure, they fall in love, a love that could be derailed by mortality.
This is the first time I have read any of Eve Paludan's novels. I also admit, I have not read any of J.R. Rain's Vampire for Hire series either. However, I didn't really miss anything by not having a prior introduction to the characters. Paludan crafted her story in such a way, that I felt like I already knew these characters. If you enjoy a great love story that makes you laugh and keeps you on your toes, this is the novella for you. You will easily fall in love with the main characters and root for their success.
There were a couple of literary issues that I found slightly unsettling with the book. It is written almost entirely in dialogue, and at times, I felt that the characters were a bit 2-D as a result. The dialogue tags, which were used sparingly, didn't always help to move the story along either. With that said, the fight scenes were well-written and exciting. Paludan's descriptions put you right in the midst of those battles. The initial love scene felt a bit flat, but improved by the end of the book. As a lover of birds, the flight scenes took my breath away.
Overall, this is an amazing story with great characters and well-constructed scenes. It has also encouraged me to read J.R. Rain and Eve Paludan's other books.
Rating: 4.5 stars (for the few literary issues)
Genre: Supernatural Romance
I'd love to write more but I don't want to spoil anything for you. TruBlood meets Dracula meets Genghis Khan. Eeek! (less)
I loved the story, I love the world and have for years since the first Samantha Moon book but while the story was captivating the romance for the most part felt wooden and passionless. As the book progresses the feeling that the romance was real get better but that part of the story was weak and the bad part is I can't really put my finger on why (which many times means it was something in my own head)
There is something missing from the writing that we saw in Brotherhood of the Blade: The First Three Books and this book, I hope it returns.
I was happy to see Dracula again, his incarnation in this world is a much more enjoyable character than the one Bram Stoker wrote about and this incarnation of another historical figure may be about right, maybe I should have paid more attention in my history classes.
Bottom Line: Great story, nice little peeks into the Samantha Moon's world, weak romance but did get better towards the end. Some things were not fleshed out enough to even make them real but at the end of the day we read books for a great story and that is where this one falls. A great story that I hope will continue with the next book. 4 Stars