Friday, April 15, 2011

Review & Giveaway of A Vampire's Salvation; A Beyond Human Novella By Virna DePaul

I received this e-novella from Ms. DePaul because I RSVP'd to a video chat with her and Larissa Ione. I know!!! Fun RIGHT??!!! I'm VERY Excited!

A Vampire's Salvation was a fast read. I was hooked from the very first sentence. I've been having a hard time getting into books lately. I just go through that sometimes. I think Vampire's Salvation broke that "reader's block" for me! Look at this cover!!! HAWT!!!!!

Ms. DePaul didn't waste any time in getting into the romance. Frankie, you learn in the beginning, has suffered a traumatic experience and has been celibate for a long time. That, however, has not kept her from fantasizing about Jacob and WOW does she fantasize!

When he finally lets her know he has caught her numerous times "checking him out", they waste no time in agreeing to what she thinks is just a sexual relationship. She does not realize what is at "stake" (yes, all pun was intended) for Jacob if he reaches his 201st year of life without his true mate.

Francesca (Frankie) and Jacob burn up the sheets and he is so very careful and tender with her because of her tragic past. I'm not going to divulge what that past is because I want you to read this novella. It is STEAMY!! On top of that, Ms. DePaul tells a loving story between two characters. There is a point when Frankie doubts Jacob's advances (yes, after the tangle in the sheets); however, when she finds out why he had to leave her bed without even a kiss, she realizes life is too short… to speak.

This novella isn't all about steamy sex though. There is suspense. There is intrigue. There is everything you want and need in a full novel.

This novella left me wanting more. I want to know more about Frankie and Jacob. I want to know more about the people involved in the traumatic experience Frankie had when she was 17. Was it all a big conspiracy? That question brings us back to the Prologue that sucked me into the novella in the first place.

If I were to rate this novella I would give it 4 stars. The only thing I missed was knowing more about each of the characters but hopefully we'll get to visit them again and learn more about who they are and how they grew to be the people they are today.

Thank you Ms. DePaul for giving me the chance to review this Novella, my first blog review!

Please read what Amazon has to say about A Vampire's Salvation below (After all the giveaway info, of course).

Ms. Virna DePaul has been kind enough to give one winner a copy of the A Vampire's Salvation ebook, PLUS a mug from her upcoming Para-Ops novel, Chosen By Blood, filled with chocolate!

Seriously?! Who can resist a steamy novella, a mug from her upcoming new novel filled with chocolate? Hello!!!! Sex AND chocolate!!!!

1. The only thing I require is you follow me on GFC AND Networked blogs (both on left side of page) & leave a comment telling me that you did. (1 Entry)
2. Requirement #2 -- Go see Ms. Virna DePaul on her Facebook page and "friend/like" her and tell me that you did in your comment. (1 Entry)
3. And because this is my first giveaway, I'll make it easy on all of us -- 1 extra entry, tell me If you were a "turned" shifter and the full moon came and POP there you are a bunny, what would you do? (1 Entry -- just for my amusement).

One Winner will be chosen by Random.Org -- That winner has 48 hours to respond. If there is no response, another winner will be chosen via Random.Org. Again, Thank you to Ms. Virna DePaul for supplying the awesome giveaway!!!


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From Amazon:
Jacob La Costa Rios is the head of the California governor’s security team; he’s also a vampire who wants the governor, a presidential hopeful, to support the peaceful integration of vampires into human society. Unfortunately, there are others who oppose Jake’s plan. Plus, Jake’s a little distracted by discovering his one true mate, the human female who can give him everything he’s always wanted: love, children, and continuing immortality.

Francesca Marie Stewart is the governor’s “go-green” political consultant. Although she’s been attracted to Jake from day one, her priority is her career and protecting her heart. But then Jake blatantly propositions her and Frankie, who hasn’t experienced sexual intimacy since she was seventeen-years-old, decides it’s time to take what she wants—within reason.

No matter—once Jake makes love to Frankie, he knows reason will be the farthest thing from her mind. Then he just has to eliminate the person threatening her, reveal the fact he’s a vampire, and convince her that trusting him will bring both of them eternal happiness.

And -- blah blah blah, disclaimer about my own opinion no matter how I received the book and all that know the drill!


lushbookreviews said...

Great review :-) thanks for the the giveaway. I hope you have a blast!

Lushbookreviews at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

WooHoo. I am following with GFC and NetworkedBlogs.

Olivia said...

Following on GFC, Network Blogs and Twitter.

Byrdy78 AT gmail DOT com

Lisa said...

I follow on GFC and thank for this I want to win ;) lisapeters at yahoo dot com thank you

BLHmistress said...

Thank you for the giveaway!

New Follower-BLHmistress


Paranormal Opinion said...

That book sounds great - thanks for the contest!! I'm a new GFC follower and Networked blog follower, and I'm following you on Twitter. I've also added Virna DePaul as a friend on Facebook! If I turned into a bunny, I would probably try to commit suicide by jumping out in front of a car, lol...

I saw on your Twitter that you have Fibro - I do too! Sucks, huh? Anyway, thanks for participating in the hop!


aobibliophile™ said...

hi Kimberly! thanks for stopping by my blog and for following. i returned the love as well.

i love the vintage look of your blog! books and baked goodies make for a great combination.

i have read this book and will be doing a review as well next month.

have a great weekend! c",)

shah wharton said...

Loving this blog look - and thanks so much for visiting me at - come again. Shah.X

linda2060 said...

Thanks for the giveaway! GFC follower and networked blogs follower (lindadao2060, Linda Dao).
Lindadao2060 at yahoo dot com

linda2060 said...

Friended Virna DePaul.
I think I'd go harass my brother. He's scared of bunnies and it'd be funny to freak him out. Can I be a pink bunny with sharp claws?
Lindadao2060 at yahoo dot com

Danielle Gorman said...

Thanks for the great giveaway.
blog follower-iqb99
Both "Liked" and added Virna as a friend on Facebook.

Virna DePaul said...

Thanks for posting and commenting everyone! Kimberly, I agree with everyone that your blog is gorgeous! Thanks for having me here!

LadyVampire2u said...

I am a new follower: LadyVampire2u.
+1 I also added Virna to my FB as: Aprille Shadowspeak .
+1 And if I turned into a bunny under the full moon. First I would be shocked, then I would worry because I have two dogs and my neighborhood is actually a dog and cat friendly zone. Lots of predators for me to be worried about. I'd have to hide and wait until I changed back so I could could figure out how I got myself into this dilemma and how to get out of it.
LadyVampire2u AT gmail DOT com

Laura H. said...

Thanks for the giveaway and for participating in this blog hop! I'm a new follower via GFC (MamaHendo3) and NB (Laura G. Henderson).


Laura H. said...

Sent the author a friend request (Laura G. Henderson).


Laura H. said...

If I was a shifter and turned into a bunny, I would high tail it to the nearest rabbit hole.


Sherry said...

Thanks for the giveaway.

following on GFC and Network Blogs as Sherry S.

sent friend request to Virna DePaul

If I turned into a Bunny I would run as fast as I could because where I live they hunt rabbits.

sstrode at scrtc dot com

Ramblings of a Part time Druid said...

I am a gfc follower and I friended Virna on facebook.

If I turned into a bunny I would convince my cat to play tag with me .. my old bunny and my old cat used to play and it was the cutest thing I had ever seen and I'd love to get to interact with my kitty on her level.

latishajean said...

Great giveaway thank you so much!
+ GFC follower/latishajean
+ Networked blogs/latisha D
+ facebook/latisha D

Bakin_Goddess said...

Thanks for stopping by everybody!!! Love the bunny stories!!!


IandSsmom said...

Thank you for the giveaway!!
GFC follower Shannon Johnson and network blog!