Blood, Dark Magic, Hot Sex and Sultry Vamps...What More Can You Ask For?
5 Hearts ♥♥♥♥♥
The author brought in new elements to the tale of the vampire world. In Ms. Wood's telling female vamps are revered and even though difficult, vampires can give birth to children.
This is not your run of the mill erotic romance. You get caught up in the hero and heroine's race to catch a murderer, one so vile that even the vamps are afraid of him. Vesper and Decker find their suspect isn't the only thing they have in common. The fire that erupts between them nearly consumes them both and leaves you to wonder if they will take the chance on each other or bolt.
Normally this icon is reserved for the more sensual/sweet romances, but this book deserves it too. While the sex is white hot, it's also sweet and sensual as two people start to find much needed healing when they are wrapped in each other's arms.
The secondary characters introduced in this book are begging...PLEADING...to have their stories told too. I can't wait to find out more about the half breed Cain, Vesper's brother Marcus, her friend and powerful witch Lorelei and Decker's partner C.C. The sparks flew all the way around. Who will end up with who or will we be introduced to some new characters to add more spice to the current mix?
As you can see above I absolutely loved this book! Right from the opening scene, I was pulled into Vesper's world and I couldn't leave until I got to the end of the book. Okay, I had to put my Kindle away a few times to attend to the 'evil day job," but when I was free, I devoured this story. Let me share the blurb so you can understand why.
Murder is serious business among vampires. If you kill, so do they. They are the Penitent – a military order among vampire society charged with one task only. Execute the condemned.
Vesper Hyde is a model Penitent. Solitary. Skilled. Deadly. Only once has she ever lost a target, even though it almost cost her life. Now the one that got away is back with a vengeance, and this time he's determined to finish the job. She needs to overcome the whispers of doubt and let her instinct and training take over to redeem her failure. But on this second time around, she doesn't expect a sidekick. A very sexy, stubborn, human sidekick.
Homicide Detective Decker Price has seen it all, including the murder of his wife at the hands of a twisted serial killer. When another murder pitches him headfirst into a world of vampires, witches, and sorcery, he is given a chance to mend shattered parts of his soul. But Vesper's world is as dark and alluring as the Penitent herself and he will come face to face with echoes of his past in order to help her keep a vicious enemy at bay.
If they are to succeed, they will need to push aside both their failings and work together to ensure the balance of their worlds remains unchanged. Redemption comes at a cost – is their love worth the price?
Not only are you drawn into the world of these two hotties, you are mesmerized by the twisted and sick mind of the killer they both seek to bring to justice. Describing this freak of nature as vicious is an understatement. Reading those scenes detailing past and present crimes will both fascinate and revolt you at the same time. The best analogy I can think of here is the character of Hannibal Lecter. That's right, this serial killer could go toe to toe with Dr. Lecter and give him a run for his money!
So if you're looking for a new take on the world of vampires, witches, and sorcery with characters to die for and sex scenes that will leave you in a heaving puddle on the floor, Redemption In Blood: A Novel of the Penitant is for you. Go on over to Amazon and get yours today...right now!