Colleen Gleason, Rises the Night

Colleen Gleason, Rises the Night

Rises The Night by Colleen Gleason Series: Gardella Vampire Chronicles, 2 My rating: 3 of 5 stars Second in the Gardella Vampire Chronicles series based in 19th century London. The StoryA month after Philip’s death, Victoria finds herself out on the streets hunting vampires. Anything to distract herself from the pain of his death and her own guilt. But an incident on the street causes her to draw back and it isn’t until another year has passed that Victoria again takes to the streets hunting vampires where she finds a bit more than she bargained for. A sigil and the news out of Rome forces Victoria to sail for Italy. A new danger has arisen which, if successful, may spell the end for all Venators and the human world. The CharactersLady Victoria Gardella Grantworth de Lacy, a.k.a., Lady Rockley, widowed after the events of The Rest Falls Away, is marking time in her husband’s mansion until his heir decides to return from America. The incident shortly after his death encourages her to train even more strenuously for her role as a Venator, an hereditary vampire slayer. Verbena is Victoria’s maid and completely aware of her alter ego. For which Victoria […]

Posted April 15, 2011 by Kathy Davie in / 0 Comments

Lynsay Sands, A Quick Bite

Lynsay Sands, A Quick Bite

A Quick Bite by Lynsay Sands My rating: 2 of 5 stars The StoryPoor Lissiana (try not to confuse this with Lousiana) has hemaphobia and it’s wreaking havoc in her life. I mean, everyone else can just suck down blood from a bag. She just isn’t fitting in and it’s embarrassing how she keeps fainting anytime she sees blood. So Mama has a plan on how to cure Lissi. She kidnaps a psychologist for Lissi for her birthday. The adventures begin with an intrigued shrink-held-prisoner and all the birthday party guests gathered ’round as they maneuver, manipulate, escape, and love. The CharactersAll but two of the characters are great. A very nice bunch of peop…vampires. My TakeSands has an interesting premise for how vampires originated and her characters are mostly sweet people but its execution was childish and the reading was tedious; I was moaning every three or four pages at the inanity of the writing. Sands is so not on my continued reading list. The CoverI think someone messed up and used a cover from another book. It has a guy in a tux and untied bow tie with bite marks on his neck framed by lipstick but no […]

Posted April 11, 2011 by Kathy Davie in / 0 Comments

Book Review: C.L. Wilson’s Lady of Light and Shadows

Book Review: C.L. Wilson’s Lady of Light and Shadows

Lady of Light and Shadows by C.L. Wilson Series: Tairen Soul, 2 My rating: 5 of 5 stars Second in the Tairen Soul fantasy series, Ellie and Rain are still in the pre-wedding stages in Ellie’s hometown. The title is amazingly appropriate as that is exactly what Ellysetta is—a lady bright in the light and overshadowed by darkness. My TakeWow. We finally find out what Ellie’s fits and dreams are truly about. That poor kid. For the rest, yeah, it’s cliché but such a lovely formula it is. Wilson gives the truisms a twist and a flip creating a heart pounding story you will race to finish. The StoryRain is a fey and the Tairen Soul (shapeshifter, sorta) as well as the King of the Fading Lands who lost the love of his life 1,000 years ago during the Mage Wars; Ellysetta Baristani is the adopted daughter of a woodcarver in Celieria whom Rain has joyfully, and reluctantly, discovered is his soulmate. Time is running short for Rain, the tairen, and the Fading Lands. He must prevent an alliance between the Fading Land ally, Celieria, and the Eld, a land of the fey’s most grievous mage enemies. The Celierians have […]

Posted April 11, 2011 by Kathy Davie in / 0 Comments