Never has a quote been so relevant to EVERY book worm around the globe (and further!). SO many books, but so little time! The same can also be said for book bloggers. We read that many books so we can share them with our audience, but we find ourselves short of time to write all our thoughts down in a comprehensive review.
This brings us nicely to ‘Mini Review Monday’. A place where, to compliment our current content, we can share with you some of our initial thoughts on books we have been reading over the last week.
The Vampire Voss – Colleen Gleason
The Draculia Vampire Trilogy
If you sell your soul to the devil…can you ever get it back?
Dark, passionate stories of love and redemption…
The men and women of the Vampire Dracule are tied to Lucifer for eternity. In exchange, the Dracule are given immortality and power…and a guilt-free life of pleasure, wealth, and freedom.
No one can touch them. No man can control them.
No mortal can destroy them…unless they find love.
But Lucifer will not release those who are bound to him without a fight.
In a battle of good versus evil, love versus hate, only the strongest souls can win freedom from the devil.
Even after centuries of lust, hedonism, and women, Voss rarely finds himself bored. As a member of the Dracule, he is a rogue of the first order, a man who loves nothing more than a warm woman, excellent vintage, and even a puzzling challenge to keep his mind active.
But when one of his seemingly harmless manipulations sets him on the path to seduce the beautiful Angelica Woodmore, things become a little less simple…a lot more passionate…and definitely more complicated.
And when the most evil vampire of the Dracule puts Angelica in his sights, Voss will have to risk everything to save her…and possibly his own soul.
Set in the Regency era, Vampires live amongst society. With Voss due to his long life he is indifferent to humans. He has lived that long that he is bored with life and needs some amusement till if/when they get the call by Lucifer for his army. To amuse himself he sets himself a challenge to seduce Angelica. But what starts as a game turns more serious as another vampire sets his sights on Angelica, and has different plans for her.
When I first picked up this book I wasn’t sure what to expect as a friend had given it a low rating on Goodreads, but I found I really enjoyed it. The way the vampires were created was imaginative as it wasn’t a background that I have heard before, they are selected by Lucifer and can create offspring just by bite. The vampire hunters come from a gypsy family line and have real magic, not just mad skills.
This story is not for your sparkly Twilight vampire fans, these are bloody and violent vampires. I think fans of Gena Showalter would enjoy this series. I cannot wait to pick up book 2 to see where the series leads.
Adam by Jennifer Ashley
Stuntman Adam Campbell returns home to Riverbend, Texas, after being seriously injured in a movie stunt gone wrong. He settles in to heal at his family’s ranch, where his four brothers, famous trick riders, train horses.
Adam is stunned to find Bailey Farrell working there—she was the shy girl who’d helped Adam graduate high school so he could run off to Hollywood. Except the budding Bailey, with whom Adam had a brief but intense affair, has blossomed into a beautiful woman. Now the sparks that had once ignited between them threaten to explode.
Adam is beaten-up, broken-down, and has lost his nerve—the stunt that injured him also killed his best friend. The only one he can turn to is Bailey, but will Bailey, who has come back to Riverbend to lick her wounds after a painful divorce, be willing to help him again?
Book 1 of Riding Hard. A 230-page (approx) novel—20 chapters, plus bonus sneak peek at Grant’s book and a recipe for Mrs. Ward’s Harvest Pie.
Adam is a stuntman who is involved in a horrific accident and has been sent home to recover. Home is a ranch in Texas where his family practice stunt riding and train horses. On arriving home his family try to include him in as much of family life as he is able, whether he likes it or not.
What doesn’t help Adam’s moods is his old flame Bailey is working on the ranch with the horses, the girl who helped him through school that he left behind so he could go to Hollywood and pursue his stuntman dream.
Bailey has no interest in spending any time with Adam, but as he is heals at home will the attraction that they had still be simmering?
With a cowboy theme that I loved, and to be fair, who doesn’t love a good cowboy themed story? This is a nice easy read, with likeable characters. You could feel the chemistry between the characters and hints of who will be involved in the next book, which I will be picking up soon!
Have you read any of the books above? Let us know your thoughts!