Friday, April 6, 2012

Review & Guest Post: Ash Krafton's "Bleeding Hearts" (Demimonde Book #1)

Publisher: Pink Narcissus Press (March 11, 2012)
Language: English
File Size: 1349 KB 
Genre: Urban Fantasy (sweet romantic elements)
Review Copy Courtesy Of: The Author, Ash Krafton.
(At no cost in exchange for an honest review).
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Saving the world one damned person at a time—shy advice columnist-turned-oracle must find a way to save her dangerous demivampire lover from the fate that threatens each of his race: evolution and the destruction of his soul.

When advice columnist Sophie meets dark and alluring Marek, she learns life-changing secrets about them both—he’s a demivampire struggling to avoid evolution and she’s an empathic oracle destined to save him. Sophie possesses the rare ability to reduce the spiritual damage that causes a demivamp to Fall, making her the only thing that stands between a DV and evolution. However, as Marek's dangerous past propels him toward his desperate fate, his enemies make darker plans for him: once vampire, powerful Marek would be second only to the Master himself. The vamps want to cause Marek's Fall and they intend to use Sophie to do it....

Ash, welcome to Sapphyria's Book Reviews!!

The topic of conversation today is werewolves and vampires....

"You Got Your Werewolf in My Vampire Story!"

Do you remember the old commercials for Reese's Peanut Butter Cups? "Two great tastes that taste great together." It played on television back when I was a kid.

Maybe I'm dating myself. =) I can't help it, though, because that line goes through my head every time I come across a story with my two favorite "supes" (as Sookie Stackhouse would call them): vampires and werewolves.

Being a reader before I was a writer, could I have written a story about demivampires without their counterparts, the Weres? Every writer creates a story they themselves would most like to read, after all. And I like reading about vamps and weres.

I admit—when I first began to write BLEEDING HEARTS, I hadn't planned on Weres making an appearance. However, the story evolved (no pun intended) and took on a direction of its own. Little by little, the story of the Werekind took shape.

In Book One of the Demimonde, the Weres are the "other guys"—Sophie, who is still learning about her connection to the society of Demivampire, only gets bits and pieces about the Weres from Marek—who isn't exactly a fan."

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Saph's Reviews:

I'm so glad the author approached me to review her debut Urban Fantasy novel "Bleeding Hearts."  I was hooked from the start and enjoyed being pulled into the world of Sophie and Marek.  Sophie is a very strong heroine with a great personality and inner strength that is enviable.  Marek is dark and brooding and it's no wonder Sophie connected with him the first time she saw him in the museum.  The addition of Egyptian mythology was excellent!  This is a story that tests the love between its characters and includes elements of both goodness and evil.   

This novel was a nice change from the traditional vampire stories.  The emotions that the characters were able to draw out of me solidified my enjoyment of "Bleeding Hearts."  One of an author's main goals is to get you, the reader, into their story--literally, if they could--by invoking each and every emotion that he/she writes into a character.  Ash Krafton does this successfully without any unintentional awkward moments.  Her writing style is very smooth, understandable, and didn't leave me questioning what just happened. 

Thank you Ash, for joining my blog today and writing such a nice and refreshing vampire novel.  Oh, and I love shifters too.....


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1 comment:

Elodie said...

Fabulous review :) !! I can't wait to read this book .. It sounds so good !! I love both vampires and weres !!