March 22, 2012

Book Review & Giveaway

A VAMPIRE'S RISE 

BY VMK FEWINGS



When I first opened up the package and saw the cover I knew it would be good. I loved the wax stamp and the gothic font, it reminded me of Dracula. Now this story would remind me of what real vampires were like. Not the kind that sparkle and ooze teenage angst. No this story would be about the kind of vampire you wouldn't want to meet in a dark alley. 

A Vampire's Rise is the first stand alone book in the Stone Masters Vampire Series. There are three books and all can be read in any order. I am a little OCD about order so I definately had to read the first in the series. This book is about Daumia Velde, a young man who has to make a difficult choice....life or death. Daumia is human for most of the books as it goes deep into his life before he is turned. The love he finds and loses to finding love again from an unlikely source. The struggles he goes through about losing his humanity when that time finely does come. It shows his struggles at being a vampire and a father. Having to kill other humans in order to survive was something he had issues with. 

VMK Fewings highlights major points in Daumia's life showing you why he makes the choices he has made. The issue I had with this is that there were moments when I wanted the story to continue in a particular direction, but it didn't. That was okay though as there was always something interesting around the bend. I liked that sexual situations were hinted and indulged just enough, but not overdone. Little tiny glimpses into the passions between the characters without being too "adult". 

This is the quintessential vampire book with them being stronger, sexier, irresistible, and non glittery. If you like vampire books without all the angst, lovesick, sappy teenage vampire then this book is sure to please. 

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*** I received this book in order to do a review, all opinions are my own and no other compensation was given. I really do like this book!