Wednesday, 8 June 2016
Mini-review! - Life Blood by V M Black
Author: V M Black
Genre: Romance, Paranormal, Vampires, Novella
Series: Cora's Choice #1
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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