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Meet Vivian. She’s a 580-year-old vampire who exudes sex, has a talent for drama, and is passionate about two things: her human husband, Rafe, and their resort for the undead. Her ability to project physical illusions has created the perfect vacation spot a dark, isolated Alaskan hideaway where visitors can have their wildest fantasies come true. 

Vivian knows the best performance requires perfect timing, but the powerful vamp is put to the test when she discovers a corpse in a locked guestroom minutes before the next arrivals. Always cool-headed, Rafe hides the body, convinced he and Vivian can find the culprit without disturbing their guests.

Juggling the increasingly outrageous demands of their customers while tracking a killer isn’t easy. Will their poking and prodding give them the answers they need, or will it uncover secrets Vivian would kill to protect?

I have to admit I didn’t have a lot of confidence in this book. The vampire genre has been over done of late, and I find myself getting tired of reading book after book about typical blood thirsty vampires. Then I started to read, and to my delight this is not your typical vampire story.

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I am currently reading a book, The Morrigna, that is so out there that I find myself putting it down after reading only a few pages. I can’t in all honesty say it’s a bad story, it’s just confusing, very difficult to get into and unfortunately poorly written. The writing isn’t at all up to the level that I’m use to, even though I read many many Indie books that are in need of editing and whatnot. It reads like a story a high school student wrote for English class, there would be many many many red marks on the paper when it’s returned.

I started this novel three days ago, it’s just over 200 pages, and I’m not quite half way. That means that today, day four, if I’m lucky I may get to page 100. That’s just ridiculous considering I can normally read a 200 page book in one day. I really don’t like not finishing a book but I’m not sure I want to take a week to finish such a short and poorly written novel. I have googled the book and the author and I was surprised to find a few 4 and 5 star ratings in various places, including Goodreads.

I’m still trying to figure out what colour ‘dark black’ is. I’m pretty sure black is dark, but maybe there’s a light black, and a medium black, and a dark black somewhere out there that I haven’t found in my many years of seeing colours. Everyone that I’ve asked about this colour look at me like I should be in a rubber room with a hug me jacket on. lol

So…do I try to finish the book, which could take a week? Or do I just give it up as a lost cause? Or do I shelve it and maybe return to it sometime later when I’m really desperate for something to read, which could be sometime next century considering the number of books I have to read?

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In BORN OF BLOOD, Jesse Banks unknowingly, steps into the middle of a battle between good and evil that has raged on for generations. As the danger escalates, she begins to put the pieces of her clouded past together.

Jesse discovers the truth about her ancestors and the horror that relentlessly pursued them — a horror that now pursues her. To survive, she must join the fight. But the immortal monster that stalks her has other, more sinister, plans, and will stop at nothing to see those plans accomplished. Can Jesse escape a fate worse than death and defeat an age-old evil?

Born of Blood, the first in the Blood Chronicles saga, is SB Knight’s debut novel, and what a great start it is. This dark fantasy novel was released just a few short days ago and I’m sure it will be well received.

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Levi’s job is to protect his human until it’s their time to go. That’s what a Guard does. He’s done it for years on end, and he’ll spend his eternity doing the same, mundane thing, following the same, mundane rules.

…Watch from afar.
…Never share your name.
…And above all, never touch a human.

What Levi doesn’t know is that his newest human to protect, Hannah, just might be the catalyst to tipping the scales between good and evil, and he will be forced to decide which side he belongs to. Which friends will he side with, and who will he ultimately protect: his human, or the delicate balance that hangs on stopping the heartbeat of the person he has sworn to protect?

And, when you’re already condemned, what’s there to lose by breaking the rules?

As paranormal romance with a different twist, written from the perspective of the male lead character Levi, Megan Curd has given Forbidden a refreshing new look to this young adult genre.

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Fate seems to have mistaken Anne Serafini, a forensic photographer, for superwoman and she’s not amused. After being stabbed, witnessing a friend’s murder and shooting a man in self-defense, Anne realizes she’s been Fate’s puppet all along.
Now she’s chosen Anna Maria Island to try and take back control of her life. Unfortunately—when a murdered girl washes up on the beach—she understands, once again, Fate has chosen this place for her.
When Anne’s two eccentric aunts decide it’s time to let her in on the family secret, they tell Anne she is the latest fourth generation woman in her brown-eyed family to be born with green eyes and a paranormal gift. Anne’s gift is being in the wrong place at the right time. The gift of serendipity. But, the gift is also a curse. Each green-eyed woman has died before her twenty-eighth birthday.
Anne will turn twenty-eight in three weeks.
Can she embrace her gift and help stop this budding serial killer? Or is he the tool Fate will use to fulfill the family curse?

Have you ever heard of Shannon Esposito? I sure hadn’t before I was asked to review this novel, and that is a real shame. Her book, The Monarch, is a must read.

Do you believe in fate or serendipity? After two weeks of breaking everything I touch I can indeed relate to Anne’s  Seafini’s sting of bad luck. Or is it bad luck? Fate seems to be the ruling force behind everything Anne does, but she doesn’t believe in it. I’m not sure I did either, until I read this book.

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Five years earlier, Alessandra DeCosta a shy and sensible sixteen year old received a prediction that set in motion events that changed her life forever …

Alessandra, now a private investigator was on stakeout. The sense of danger was swirling all around her as she watched in horror at the scene unfolding before her unbelieving eyes. The imposing, handsome figure appeared to be biting her neck! Was that blood she saw coming from the woman’s lifeless body?

What would unfold in the coming weeks would alter Ally’s life forever. Does she possess the courage to pursue her destiny and give her heart to the one man she is destined to love for all eternity?

Samantha Adams, author of Immortal Prophecy (the first book in a saga), has penned a very engaging and colourful story.

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