Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Review: Vampire Vendetta by Alexis Morgan

Vampire Vendetta
by Alexis Morgan

Genre: Paranormal Romance (Vampires)
Publisher: Silhouette Nocturnes (Harlequin)
Cost: $5.25

What I Liked:
Well, it's easy to talk about what I liked in this book, because I liked most of it. In fact, there was little that I didn't like, and what little there was, I don't really feel the need to talk about because it was the typical Harlequin stuff, which I've learned to love all in all. But this was my first real foray into the Sillhouette Nocturne line, and I think I will be staying.

I'm a huge fan of vampire books. As a Buffy and Angel fan, I've been into vampires since before it was all the rage. And I get that feeling from Alexis Morgan as well. I like the way she creates her world, and even more than that, I like that she doesn't make a big show about it. I'm left with a lot of questions about the world when the book is done which is great!! A lot of authors misunderstand that half the interest of world-building is discovering the world. I don't want someone to tell me everything about a world, I want to find it myself. And when the book is over, especially if it's a series, I want to have more questions than answers. This makes me want to come back for more.

I will definitely be going back and reading the first in this vampire series. And I hope she continues to write about vampires and chancellors for a long time, so I can have the benefit of seeing that world through her eyes as a reader. It's quite a lot of fun.

The hero, of course, is almost always my favorite part of a book that I like, and th is book was no exception. I thought that he was a bit one-dimensional at times, but I really loved the fact that he could still surprise me. There were parts of his relationship with his sister that didn't quite compute for me through the entirety of the book, and that relationship felt very under-developed. (I know she's dead, but still... it was his motivation, and it just sort of went away... it was strange.) Still, I was interested in him as a character, and there were some very hot scenes involving fangs that I'll just let you read about yourself.

I appreciated her worldbuilding, and I thought her heroine was interesting. The villain, as was appropriate, was sadistic and horrifying. It really set up the heroine's motivation nicely, and made her needs very present to the story once the villain came on the scene. Overall, I thought this was a good book and it definitely made me want to read more of this author. Thankfully, she has a lot of books out for me to peruse. :-) I will be doing so in short order. 

Book Blurb:
"Hell hath no fury like a passion-hungry vampire bent on justice in Alexis Morgan’s sexy new saga

"As the lone survivor of his vampire clan, Seamus Fitzhugh lives only for revenge. And now that he’s infiltrated the compound of his enemy his chance has come…until he rescues a stunning hybrid from certain death. Megan Perez is a woman on the run from her own demons, and she’s a distraction that could cost them both their lives. But the passion that burns between them is too hot to ignore, and not even the threat of danger can keep them apart.

"Now their fates are intertwined--for better or worse--as they risk everything to experience the ultimate sensual release as evil closes in all around them. Seamus must weigh how far he will go in the pursuit of vengeance…or love." (from the author's website)

Excerpt here.


Nayuleska said...

Thank you for another vampire book recommendation! I like the idea that he is in the enemy camp. There must be a lot of tension as the reader wonders whether he will get caught or not.

Rebecca Lynn said...

There's definitely a lot of tension in this book. I was surprised at how much I liked it, though.