During my latest business trip out of town, I decided to take my newest book “Bloody Good” with me for the weekend. I figured, during my downtime in the hotel room. I would get a chance to immerse myself in a style of book that I do not normally read. You know me, addicted to vampire love, and all…
It was a great choice! After arriving at my hotel on Friday evening and treating myself to a great dinner in Pensacola (Zea’s Louisiana-style cooking for anyone who wants to try it – yummy!) I got a drink from the bar downstairs and came back to my room to curl up for the night with a few new characters.
Even Saturday night, after a long day at a trade show, and then spending much too much time getting to a local beach on Saturday evening, I realized I simply wanted to snuggle up once again reading my book, instead of fighting the traffic amongst fellow beach goers (I finally did get to indulge in my book once again, despite the late hour of my arrival back to my room).
While it is not the usual vampire style that I read (the vampires in this book are all BAD - and no, not the “good” kind of bad – no sexy vampires here), it is still an interesting read.
It takes place in England, during World War II, in a small town where everyone knows each other, and protectively stick by one another. Vampires have infiltrated the town, posing as family members of certain local town folk (which we quickly realize are actually traitors of England and helping the Nazi’s). While it appears the vampires are aiding the Nazi’s, spying and causing havoc, we get a hint of things to come, that even the Third Reich are unaware of.
This book is the first of a trilogy, and while it introduces us to key characters, and hints at paranormal activities that go beyond simple vampiric activity, I felt that this book was simply preparing us for much bigger things to come in Book 2 and 3.
While I wouldn’t consider it a romance novel, there was a romantic twist to the story, which was admittedly, my favorite part (between the two main characters, the local female doctor, and her newly acquired handsome assistant) and there were a few VERY steamy scenes!
They both shifted, pulling each other closer and kissing in a wild rush of need and sheer wondrous desire.
For a few moments, they drew apart to catch their breaths. She was flushed, her eyes bright, and her chest heaving with her ragged breathing. “Peter, this is nuts. It’s…”
“What I want.”
She didn’t give him much of a chance to discuss it. Just plastered her mouth on his and kissed him.
I simply adored Peter! While he is not a vampire, and apparently, just a *mere* human, he has his own sad story to tell, and is as sweet as honey.
“Was that too much?” he asked. “Am I jumping the gun? I do love you, Alice. If this isn’t love, I don’t know what being in love is.”
She didn’t either. She’d been in love. More than once, but not like this. “It’s sudden, Peter.” What a vapid thing to say!
“Yes,” he agreed, “but I can’t do a thing about that. I love you. Think you can love me back?”
YES! Oh YES!!!!! Oh wait..my name’s not Alice…that question was not directed at me, was it? *blush*
Even though this genre is new to me, I am definitely fond of the characters and can’t wait to see what unfolds in the next book. If you are a fan of this genre, (historical fiction/paranormal) you should definitely check this out.
Sidenote: By the way, you may also know this author under the name of “Rosemary Laurey”.