Saturday, March 3, 2012

Kiss of the Vampire by Cynthia Garner and Darkness Bound by Stella Cameron ~ Forever Blog Tour with review

Product Details

  • Mass Market Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Forever; 1 edition (February 1, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0446585114
  • ISBN-13: 978-0446585118

Book Description

February 1, 2012 Warriors of the Rift (Book 1)
Warriors of the Rift

Once a generation, the rift between the paranormal world and the human world opens, allowing supernatural entities to cross. Vampire, demon, or shapeshifter, they can save the world-or send it spiraling into chaos.
Half-demon, half-human, Nix de la Fuente is accepted by neither and mistrusted by both. Determined to prove she's more human than not, she devotes herself to solving crimes between the world's mortals and its most unsavory undead. But her latest case brings her face to face with the one vampire she could never resist . . .

Called in to investigate a string of violent murders, special agent Tobias Caine isn't interested in rekindling his relationship with Nix. Yet one look and the vampire knows his need for her is as strong as ever. Once, their all-consuming passion nearly cost Nix her fragile hold on her humanity. Now, as their hunger for one another intensifies, exposing them to an unimaginable danger, it could cost them both their lives.
My take on this book:

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.


  • Darkness Bound (Chimney Rock)

    Book Description

    February 28, 2012 Chimney Rock

    After her husband's tragic death, Leigh Kelly arrives on Whidbey Island determined to start over. Yet the tiny town of Chimney Rock is not as peaceful as it seems. Women have been disappearing, and Leigh can't shake the feeling that she's being watched . . . especially at night. Soon, she's experiencing visions she can't explain and fighting her attraction to a handsome stranger who seems to know her most intimate desires.


    As the leader of the Team, a pack of werehounds forced to hide their very existence, former special ops soldier Niles Latimer is desperate to prove a man's heart beats beneath his predator's body. And Leigh-the mysterious beauty possessing powers she doesn't yet understand-may be the one woman who can help him. But Niles isn't the only one who recognizes Leigh's true identity. Something evil is waiting in the woods-and the hunt has begun . . .

    My take on this book:
    "Darkness Bound" is the first installment in the Chimney Rock series by Stella Cameron. I love reading paranormal fiction so I was excited to read this one. 
    After Leigh Kelly's husband dies she decides to move to a tiny house her husband left her in the tiny town of Chimney Rock. She hopes for a fresh start in the quiet town, but things aren't always what they seem. Niles Latimer is the leader of a pack of werehounds that are fighting to survive, what is it about Leigh that draws him to her?

    There was plenty going on in this book, from Leigh discovering who she was to the strange goings on in Chimney Rock. The author introduces the reader to several interesting characters and a quick moving plot with plenty going on.It was often hard for me to keep everything straight because of that. I thought the character of Niles was quite interesting and I really look forward to learning more about him.I loved the twists in the story but there were several questions left unanswered making me anxious to read the next book in the series.


    1. I'm not sure, but is this where I leave a comment for the Forever Paranormal Tour Darkness Bound & Kiss of the Vampire???
      I'm following the tour and would really like to win both of these books.
      luvfuzzzeeefaces at yahoo dot com

    2. Thanks so much for hosting us today, and for taking the time to read and review my book. I appreciate it!

      Good luck, everyone!

    3. Both of these books sound great! I would love to read them and try out both of the authors' works, since they are new to me.
      manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com


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