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…..so 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).
FOR THE GIVEAWAY!!!
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!!!!
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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 junk....you know the drill!
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