Saturday, December 11, 2010

Review: Kiss Noir by Robynn Clairday

Kiss Noir by Robynn Clairday

Publisher: Siren-Bookstrand Publishing
Genre: Paranormal Romance

Heat Rating: 1



Jen is the quintessential twenty-first century young woman; she’s in her late twenties, professionally employed but less than thrilled with her job, and the love of her life is her dog, Cobbs. She can’t understand why she hasn’t found the man of her dreams. Jen assumes she’s too picky and unrealistic.

Dameon LaFaim is half-vampire, half-human; he has spent his life searching for the scientific solution to suppress his darker side. He’ll try any treatment, no matter what the terrible cost. He has lived for hundreds of years, but true love has eluded him, until now.

Jen doesn’t see herself as heroine material, but she captures Dameon’s heart.

Dameon is hunted by an obsessed, dangerous vampire named Tatiana, who would destroy Dameon rather than let another woman have him.

Jen and Dameon have to battle both external obstacles as well as internal, before they can love each other.

Clare C’s Review

I love vampire stories, no matter what kind of mythology they use. Kiss Noir evokes images of old black-and-white horror movies only with a contemporary setting. While the plot was solid and the idea was very good, I wish it had been less wordy. It begins with a prologue that summarizes how Dameon came into existence but doesn’t have much to do with the plot. Later, his father’s true story is summarized. While it was interesting, I wished it had been ‘shown’ instead of ‘told’.

Parts of the story were very good. I felt the author did a great job capturing Jen’s character and communicating her to the reader. Many chapters begin with action and plot movement. The action parts were interesting, but they were a bit drawn out. I felt that many parts were over-explained, and it detracted from my overall enjoyment of the story. Ms. Clairday is a new author to me. Her ideas are great, her imagination is boundless, and I look forward to seeing how she grows as a writer.

2 ½ Tea Cups!


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