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Alternate Cover Edition for ASIN B005U8GQT6

With one last look, one final search of the lines of his face for some sign, Kira turned and ran away from the sound of the man she loved laughing in the face of her death.

When Kira Dawson moves to South Carolina, she meets Luke, a blond goofball who quickly becomes her best friend, and Tristan, a mysterious bad boy who sends shivers down her spine. Kira knows they’re keeping secrets, but when she discovers Tristan’s lust for blood and her own dormant mystical powers, Kira is forced to fight for her life and make the heartbreaking decision between the familiar comfort of friendship and the fiery passion of love.

4 out of 5 stars

Okay. So here we have a paranormal romance with a vampire. No, don’t roll your eyes. Yes, he’s over 150. Yes, she’s inexplicably drawn to him. But what if I told you she’s one of the only humans who can kill a vampire and she does it by shooting concentrated sunlight out her hands, huh? Do I have your attention now? Good.

The plot:
When I realized this was a vampire story, I was a little put off. I had high hopes for this story and when I stumbled across that, my heart kind of sank. But Ms. Davis surprised me and made a story that was both fun and with a twist on vampires I haven’t seen before. The story develops well and I did get into it, even if the casual dating mentality of a few of the characters in this book was kind of a point down for me.

The characters:
Kira was a fun heroine. She has no idea who or what she is at the beginning and has to learn to cope with her newfound abilities and the vampires who want to drink he dry so they can become invincible.

Tristan, out love interest, is aptly named. One of the rare vampires who has maintained his soul, he belongs neither to vampire kind nor humankind.

Luke is Kira’s best friend and takes on a rather bug brother/mentor role. He is a protector, a human who can immobilize vampires by causing them extreme pain, but he can’t kill them. He is NOT Tristan’s biggest fan and is convinced that the vampire is just using Kira. Still, he means well and I kind of found the rivalry between him and Tristan amusing.

This was a good book overall. And did I mention it’s free on Amazon? (Link below.) So if you like vampires, paranormal romance, or chicks who shoot light out their hands, go check it out!

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