Wednesday 8 June 2016

Mini-review! - Life Blood by V M Black

Life Blood V M Black coverTitle: Life Blood

Author: V M Black

Genre: Romance, Paranormal, Vampires, Novella

Series: Cora's Choice #1

Amazon: UK - USA


I picked this book up because free e-books are my kryptonite. Particularly paranormal romances. They're like alcopops or junk food to me, honestly.

So yeah... this went on the e-reader!

This is one of those 'get-you-hooked' series-starter novellas. Like a drug dealer who gives you the first hit for free.

(Reading is an addiction - I keep telling you people this.)

As such, it's pretty short, and is series-foundation-setting rather than a full-blooded (ha! Blooded. Vampires. I just noticed that,) romance in and of itself.

The sexy-times only start to appear near the end, and aren't all that graphic (but I still don't want you young 'uns reading this! It does get a li'l steamy.)

And I'm not entirely sure I'm sold on the love-interest/s.

Luckily, the main romantic-al feller/vampire is more a lust-interest at this stage, so has time to develop in other books into (potentially) something deeper before everyone starts declaring undying love, or whatever.

Oh, and personal-safety-wise? It was nice to see Cora being careful to tell people where she is... even if some of her other decisions are a little ill-advised to say the least.

At least someone would be able to find the body if she was murdered and left in a ditch. Better than what most heroines manage, Cora - 10 points to Gryffindor!

(I don't know if she's in Gryffindor... I just kind of assumed...) (No, I actually haven't had coffee - which is more worrying than having it to be honest...)

This, then, is a short and very readable para-romance novella. If vampire romance is your thing, you'll probably devour this. :)

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  1. Can't say I read a lot of vampire romances,but hey, it's always great to step out of your comfort zone a bit! Thanks for the review, Cee!

    1. I read vampire everything... because vampires. But usually I read more steamy gay werewolf romances than vampire romances... because werewolves kissing is apparently my chill-out read, lol. :D

  2. Great review! I love vampire romances like I loved twilight, night world and stuff. I just think I'm going to get so hooked on too many ��

    1. Ha, yeah... I'm pretty sure cheap vampire romances are the bookish version of a class A drug (that and werewolves... I read a lot of m/m werewolf romances... I'm normal! Honestly! (Yeah, I'm not normal.))

  3. I know these types of books where they are the novella taste tester in order to get you interested in the rest of the series! I am glad you were able to enjoy this one though, and that you liked the beginning. It seems like you are questioning some of the main characters choices though... not sure how that would span across a whole novel?

    1. It was niggling more than anything else - like, why would she do that? But I've def. read books where there are less natural choices made than there are here!


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