Publisher submission in exchange for an honest review.
February 25, 2011
Gabriela Swanson wanted one thing, to be a well known writer at Graven, the most prestigious Goth magazine in the country. When an inside source gives her the opportunity of a lifetime, she finds herself in a hostage situation with a man who claims to be her soul mate.
Kane Barringer is a vampire who's lived for centuries. Every century is spent waiting for his soul mate, but this time he's vowed to live the rest of his existence without her. A strange twist of fate gives them the opportunity to be together forever, but will Gabriela embrace it?
Are you a big fan of vampires? *raises hand* I am. Huge fan, massive even. It all started when I was a wee lass and saw Interview with the Vampire for the first time. I still remember it fondly. So anytime I can read a vampire anything, I'm all for it. But, because so many books have been written about them, you have to bring something new to the table, or make a character so intriguing, so lovable that you don't care that its the same old song and dance. And I think we found both in this book.
Kane is such an awesome character, because he's not the perfect romance hero. He's flawed and makes really bad decisions. Then there is Gabriela, who I have to say is fantastic. She gets a ton information dumped on her in a rather short amount of time and takes it like any other normal person would but yet still manages to keep herself from getting lost or swept away in all the craziness that is Kane's world.
But what I enjoyed most about this book was the storyline itself. The never ending love story that revolves around this magically gifted necklace. It's a great twist on a normal love story and then add vampires and other paranormal elements and you know what you get? A very happy reader.