When Vampires Take Over Leicester...Lenina Miller, ditsy and pampered bride to be, wants nothing more than to walk down the aisle in her scandalous red dress to the gasps and awed stares of friends and family. Her wedding plans are shattered when a late night mugging scars not only her face and throat, but drops her in the centre of a frenzied police investigation to apprehend the attacker before he strikes again.
On the field of battle in 30 BC, Saar, son of Yafeu, sacrifices his life for his sovereign, Queen Cleopatra VII of Egypt. Betrayed by the man he loves, forced to watch his country burn under Octavian's hostile takeover, Saar's agonising death appears to Lenina with all the lucid force of a true memory.
Two lives, separated by thousands of years, brought together through one night of violence.
Haunted by the memories of a man long dead, Lenina finds her body transforming, her appetites for food and flesh magnified to terrifying proportions as the vampire within her begins to take hold. As the attentions of the investigating detective force her to choose between lust and love, Lenina also finds herself a target. The vampire who attacked her knows she survived and will stop at nothing to finish the job he started.
Okay, so the author of this book requested a while back that our blog read and review this book. I did not accept, as I already had a full plate, but I couldn't stop thinking about it and finally bought it for myself a few weeks ago. And WHY THE HELL DID I WAIT SO LONG?!
Dude! This book is amazing! The characters are well written, they're interesting, diverse, and just awesome. The plot is AWESOME, I've never read anything quite like it before, and it's a fresh look at vamps. The best part? While I usually can guess most (if not all) of what's going to happen, I kept guessing and ended up being WRONG most of the time. What a thrill! The action was super fun, and the sex scenes were just spicy enough before fading to black, and are the exact way I prefer to read them lately. Just, SO GOOD!
I love the way the flashbacks take place, it was also done in a way I hadn't read before. I think I may be obsessed with this series already. At the end of the book, the author mentioned a group on FB, and I do believe I'll be begging to join it as soon as this review is posted everywhere I need it to go.
My one complaint? I don't have the second book on my Kindle, ready to go. This book is definitely one of my favorite reads this year. And also one I'll most likely be re-reading until I snag the next book in the series.
If you like paranormal, vampires, action, adventure, and all the fun stuff that goes with it, I HIGHLY recommend you read this!
Bob says: 5 OMG SO GREAT Stars