C.V. Hunt lives in Yellow Springs, Ohio. She spends her spare time reading, writing, and listening to music.
on Sep. 21, 2012 :
Very interesting and unusual plot.
(review of free book)
Element 12 Ltd
on Aug. 31, 2011 :
I stumbled across this book whilst trawling through the dark fiction sections for something new to read, and I immediately thought "oh, yet another vampire book...", so I almost passed it by. I'm very glad I didn't. A quick read of the reviews made me give this one a go, mostly because they all seemed to point out that the vampire weren't "sparkly".
I don't usually read romance unless it has a plot (other than the central love story) that is more than a token to sell a bodice ripper and although this book was probably a little more "romance" than I usually can handle, the rest of the story made up for that tens time over.
This is no fluffy romance book and the author has no qualms about showing you the darker (and more interesting) side of vampires and werewolves and all manner of creatures. I've seen some low score reviews that complain about there being too many fantastical creatures all thrown into this story - absolute rubbish. Most of those other creatures are merely mentioned and inclusion of their existence adds more life and scope to the book's setting.
The plot centres on a few characters (that are very well developed) and their struggle to survive in a situation that gets more and more dangerous as each page is turned. The conclusion is awesome and the twists that you learn throughout the book are all "ahhh!" moments.
I loved it and I'm already waiting for the sequel. This book took me back to the days when I read Anne Rice's Vampire Lestat books. I also think that Kelley Armstrong and Laurell K Hamilton Fans would love it.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)