Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Demon Blood by Meljean Brook

Publisher: Berkeley
Date published: July 2010
ISBN: 978-0-425-23547-8
Paranormal Romance
Reviewed by Susan
Obtained by Publisher

Rosalia, a guardian, seeks to protect humans and innocents from the malevolent forces that want to destroy them. Deacon, a vampire is seeking revenge for the murder of his people. Their story is played out in this latest book from Ms. Brook.

Rosalia is a dynamic heroine whose middle name could be “sacrifice”. This is a woman who put others first and thinks of herself last. She has experienced much pain yet she perseveres in her task. Readers will be enthralled by her story and Ms. Brooks does a great job of slowly peeling Rosalia’s layers back. Deacon is a great counterpart to the heroine. He has also experienced more than his fair share of pain. He is driven by his past and it blinds him to what he has or could have. Ms. Brooks has created two compelling characters that pull at the heartstrings and make you want to weep for them. The coming together of this couple is breathtaking and heartbreaking. You will become emotionally invested in this couple as their story takes some wicked twists. I found myself sympathizing and empathizing with both of them. There were plenty of supporting characters but the most haunting was Taylor and Michael. The description of Michael’s imprisonment was just mesmerizing and it felt like they should be featured in an upcoming book.

DEMON BLOOD is the latest book in this series and it is a definite page-turner. There is plenty of action: erotic and non-erotic that will keep you glued to the book. Since I have not read some of the earlier books, I can safely say I thoroughly enjoyed this one and will definitely read the ones I have missed.

This is an objective review and not an endorsement of this book.

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