Title: Chasing Daybreak
Series: Dark of Night, Book 1
Author: Ranae Glass
Published: March 24th, 2015
Publisher: Crimson Tree Publishing
Genre: NA Paranormal Romance
Content Warning: Violence and adult language
Recommended Age: 18+
Synopsis: Isabel Stone wanted a normal life. But when the unexpected death of her father leaves her at
the helm of the family business, things quickly go from weird to worse. Vampires are on the loose and out
of the coffin, and only Isabel can walk the fine line between the world of the living and the world of the
Torn between letting go of her past and embracing her future, Isabel will have to decide who she can trust,
and be willing to use all the weapons at her disposal, to get to the bottom of a terrifying string of deaths
that lead right to her doorstep—before she becomes the next victim.
In a city where nothing is what it seems, ending up the target of a deranged killer might actually be the
high point of her week. Because in this town, the things that go bump in the night… just might kill you.
About the Author
A Southern girl at heart, Ranae loves feeding people,
gardening, and sweet tea. She hails from Oklahoma
and lives with her family out West where she spins
tales of vampires, werewolves, and other things that go
bump in the night. You won’t find any ‘vegetarian’
monsters here, her books are best served bloody and
are not for the faint of heart. Ranae is the author of
the Dark of Night novels from Crimson Tree Publishing.
I must say, I really liked this book! When I first went into it, I was worried it was going to be a rip-off of the Anita Blake series. It is NOT. This stands beautifully all on its own. I found the characters to be well written and fun. The story flowed well, and I stayed engaged through the whole book, which is saying something since I've been easily bored lately! It's been a while since I read a good book with vamps and weres, and I'm so glad to have found this. I can't wait for the next in the series!
Also, I volunteer myself if Xavier needs to be kept busy.
Bob say: 5 Platypires!
Plus, the main character, Isabella, was someone I liked instantly. The fact she's an ordinary human with no supernatural abilities or talents in a world of the paranormal is something that I thought was a great decision in her development. She came across as someone intelligent, devoted to her family (despite her mother who was quite a character in her own right), and was rather witty at times. I also loved Shane, her fiance, who had been turned into a vampire, and it was interesting to see the interaction between the two and the shift in their relationship.
I'll admit, there came a point in the novel that Xavier won me over and found a place on the list of characters I liked. He's basically the head of the vampires in the region of the Carolinas and Georgia. Overall, this was a great introduction to Isabella's world and the other inhabitants. I know I already want to read book two.
My rating is 5/5 platypires.
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