Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Vampires Among Us by Alice Brown

Publisher: Siren Publishing
Date published: September 2013
ISBN: 978-1-62740-383-2
Genre: Paranormal, contemporary, vampires/werewolves
Book format: E-book
Obtained via: publisher
Reviewed by: Marieke

3.5 hearts

Erica Harper is human but married to a vampire that has gone rogue. He abuses her and uses her for food. She has no control over her life whatsoever, but somehow she has convinced her husband, shawn, to let her take some classes at the local college.
There she meets Kevin O’Rourke, a fellow classmate. But she doesn’t know he’s a vampire too and the leader of a special task force that not only has to keep vampires in line but also helps the government with special assignments.

Kevin knows that Erica is being abused by her vampire husband and tries to get her to leave him. When she finally does, he’ll need to tell her he’s a vampire too, but a good one.
Erica comes to live with Kevin and his family and gets to know them and their society very well. She fits right in, but Shawn isn’t about to give up.

Erica discovers she has premonition dreams, which leads to the rescue of Kevin’s entire team. The same team that needs to find and arrest Shawn.

The story line of this book was good. Well written and thought out. The way the author made the world of vampires work was nice and made sense. The characters were very well written and you really either loved them or hated them.

There were a lot of little details and facts in the book that truly made you get into the world the author has created. Like the fact that a male vampire can produce a child with a human woman. It will be a half breed, with its own powers and strengths. That makes it fun.

However, the erotic part of the story was a bit much for my taste and the way of phrasing was a bit crude in my opinion. It could have been a bit more erotic instead of this crass. But if you like this kind of wording, then there is nothing that stands in the way of a wonderful story.

This is not an endorsement of this book, this is an objective unbiased review.


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