- Mass Market Paperback: 352 pages
- Publisher: Forever; 1 edition (February 1, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0446585114
- ISBN-13: 978-0446585118
If your a fan of paranormal stories where there are plenty of fangtastic characters and a story line that will draw you in from the beginning then look no further this book is it! "Kiss of the Vampire" is the first book in the Warriors of the Rift series by a new to me author Cynthia Garner.
I thought the author really gave an interesting twist to her paranormal cast of characters in this story in the fact that they come to Earth from another dimension. Her lead female character Nix de la Fuente is considered a hybrid though because she is half demon half human a fact that she normally keeps hidden because she knows people would treat her differently. She works to solve crimes that take place between the mortals and the undead. Now someone is brutally murdering vampires and Nix becomes determined to solve the crimes, but when her former lover Tobias Caine is called to work the case who will things work out between the two?
What an interesting plot, although it did take me several chapters to really get into the story, once it grabbed me it didn't let go. To be honest I think that the beginning of the book drug a bit for me because I was being introduced to so many new characters. I loved getting to know Nix and the background story between her and Tobias. The author easily made me feel not only the attraction but the tension between the two. I thought the character of Dante, the human who worked with Nix and Tobias to solve the crime really added to this story, and can't wait to read more about him in a future story.
Overall, if your a fan of paranormal fiction that blends romance, mystery and suspense together but also gives a weaves a fresh take into the genre then your probably going to like this one. I for one will certainly be watching for the next book in the series.