Sunday, May 31, 2015

The Vampire’s Fall - Michele Hauf

The Vampire’s Fall
Michele Hauf
Harlequin Nocturne, Jun 1 2015, $5.75
ISBN: 9780373009466

In “haunted” Darkwood, the mysterious stranger Sim accosts Blade Saint-Pierre the vampire with fairy wings.  Mentioning the hybrid’s craving for demon blood that he hides from everyone especially his caring family, Sim warns Blade that the Denizen grows rapidly and expects them soon to Rage against humanity if not stopped now.

One week later in Tangle Lake, amnesiac Zenia arrives; knowing she is not human, but confused over what she is.  Blade sniffs demons as three accost Zen.  He prevents the evil from abducting her while wondering what species she is.  On a knowledge walk pursuing her Destiny, Zen has no time for her rescuer and wannabe protector even if he is a hunk she wants.  Still Blade makes her feel a bit safe while he needs to shield her as his internal demon alert system is on high especially when near Zen.  As they fall in love, someone else has royal plans for the black-blooded Zen.

The third Saint-Pierre urban fantasy romance (see Moonlight and Diamonds, and Ghost Wolf) is an intriguing suspense starring a mixed race hero and a beautiful enigma.  The paranormal entertains due ironically to the mysterious lead female, who suffers from overused amnesia and equally commonplace a destiny quest in which her odd behavior make her twin afflictions seem genuine.

Harriet Klausner

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