Saturday, May 26, 2012

Book Review: Kiss of the Vampire by Cynthia Garner

Kiss of the Vampire
by: Cynthia Garner

This book is about a half-demon, half-human Nix de la Fuente, who works as the human-preternatural liaison with the Council that is supposed to maintain the peace between the perternaturals and the humans. When Nix is assigned to work a work a case of a bloody massacre, vampire Tobias Caine is assigned to work with her. With a past between them that Nix hasn't been able to get over, can she keep her hands and eyes off of the vampire long enough to solve the case?

When I first started reading this novel, I was really excited to see how it would play out. This is a new take on the classic vampire/shifter/demon theme, involving a temporal rift and the unwanted 'people' who get tossed through it and have to take up residence on earth.

Nix was initially a really strong female character that seemed to be able to hold her own against Tobias. As the story went along, she became less of a female worth saving to someone who was becoming more of a victim that Tobias had to continue to rescue.

Tobais' character didn't really have any grow either. The most he came to the realization of was that he shouldn't have left Nix all those years ago.

Also, the storyline included exact descriptions of the actions of the characters when the got into the car. I found this a bit distracting and it slowed the flow of the story down.

I give this a 3 out of 5 for storyline/romance and a 31/2 out of 5 for bedroom steaminess.

If you'd like to find out more about Cynthia Garner and the other novels, click here.

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