Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Review: Vampire's Embrace by Raven Starr

Vampire's Embrace by Raven Starr

Publisher: Damnation Books
Genre: Paranormal Romance

Heat Rating: 2



Washed up the shore of a creepy New England town, over run with blood thirsty werewolves, and vampires, Kia is running for her life.

Set on her path by a strangely beautiful woman, the last six months of her life is all she knows. Tracking down a nomadic vampire for information and help, Kia runs into trouble in a dark alley.

Her savior, Tristan dispatches a worthy foe, but has no clue what he'll do or how far he'll go to keep her safe.

Dodie’s Review

Throughout the book, Raven Starr does an excellent job describing the world that Kia and Tristan inhabit, and the people and creatures they encounter. While it was easy to see from the beginning that the bones of a good story were there, I had large problems with the beginning of the book. I had a difficult time with the unfortunate juxtaposition of large vocabulary words and poor grammar. Occasional editing mistakes are one thing. It's common for me to find individual words not caught by spell check, or random poor comma decisions. In this book the grammatical mistakes are enough to seriously disturb the flow of the story, and I would frequently have to re-read passages for them to make sense.

About half way through the book, abruptly things began to get better, and the story really hits its rhythm. Kia and Tristan depart on a trip to find a nomadic vampire who is supposed to have the answer to the questions and problems they are facing. Unfortunately, I disagreed with the choice of the ending.

In short, there is a good story here with well developed characters. There is a lot of description of the characters' world, which I really appreciate. I found the beginning clunky, and the ending abrupt. But the middle was wonderful. If the second book in the series lives up to the promise of the middle of this book, I'm all in.

2 Tea Cups!


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