Friday, January 21, 2011

CRAVINGS by Brenda Huber

Publisher: Wild Rose Press
Date published: November 2010
Print ISBN: 1-60154-866-4
Vampire/Urban Fantasy
Reviewed by Tammy
Obtained via publisher

Brenda Huber’s CRAVINGS is a switch in that the vampires and the werewolves are the good guys in this fantastical urban fantasy.

Styx can not believe he has been coerced once again into assisting the Task Force for Rogue Apprehension. But there is a vampire serial killer on the loose and his next target has become known to the Task Force. So, along with a werewolf partner, Styx (aka Nico) relocates across the hall from a pretty ER doctor that has drawn the killer’s interest. Before long, the killer isn’t the only one having cravings.

Brenda Huber’s CRAVINGS is at its heart a love story, but it is also a suspense with evil lurking around every corner. The story grabs readers’ attention right from the start when a poor unsuspecting victim first meets up with our serial killing vampire. The dark air to the story is unmistakable. Then the story switches to a lighter and more amusing scene and we meet our hero and his allies. Styx’ partner, a werewolf, brings real humor to the story as he needles Styx at every opportunity and knows just which buttons to push. Styx has been yearning for a life-mate for some time now. It is just his luck that the woman he is sent to protect turns out to be that one perfect woman for him.

On the plus side, the story moves along at a nice clip and the element of suspense is sustained throughout. On the negative side, this book just wasn’t all that memorable. Maybe the good doctor just wasn’t really put in any serious danger. Or maybe there was too much emphasis on the romance and not enough on the suspense. Or maybe some other factor is at fault. In the end, this book just didn’t stand out for this reader. Vampire romance fans may disagree and that is why reviews will vary. Decide for yourself and give e-books a chance with Brenda Huber’s CRAVINGS, available now at Wild Rose Press.

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

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