Tuesday, May 3, 2011
A Book Review: Lorelei Bell's, Vampire Acsending
Before I begin with my review, I'd like to share what was on the Amazon.com product desription.
Here it is:
Sabrina Strong is a Touch Clairvoyant who knows a secret. She knows her mother was turned into a vampire when Sabrina was ten. Now that she is grown up, a powerful magnate in the Chicago business world hires her to reveal the identity of who relentlessly murders vampires in his ultra-modern stronghold of a hotel. Sabrina is not thrilled about the aspect of working for vampires, but she needs the money, and she wants to find the gorgeous and mysterious vampire who has been turning up in her dreams. Is he the one who bit her when she was ten, marked her for his own, and turned her mother so long ago? Little does Sabrina know that her whole life is about to change when her best friend becomes a victim, too, and Sabrina is the only one who can find her. Her friend's fate intensifies the desperate need to find the murderer and, consequently, brings her into contact with a rogue vampire. Sabrina is quickly immersed in romantic trysts and dangerous situations involving scheming vampires, shift changers, and werewolves. With "Vampire Ascending", Lorelei Bell has created a unique and mesmerizing mystery blending intricately detailed fantasy and romance within a contemporary setting. Her story features strong character development and provides new insights on a vampire's life including love, passion, heartache, hope, devastation, lust, and longing. Moreover, "Vampire Ascending" is an action-packed plot full of surprises. Bell delivers a well-written and satisfying story that will leave the reader wanting more.
When the writer introduces you to Sabrina Strong, a touch clairvoynt, she's on her way for a job interview, and is attacked by a werewolf, and bitten. Along comes hansome vampire, Nicolas, and his sidekick, Steve. They both rescue her, but not without tasting her blood. And, the best part to this, Nicolas is the guy she's to have the interview with. What a way to suck a reader in. Literally.
From there you'll learn he's interviewing her for a job for a hot vampire dude, Tremayne, a master vampire. His mate's been murdered and he needs Sabrina's clairvoyant skills to find her killer so he can seek revenge.
Warning before I go further, there's lots of hot dudes in this book. Vampires, of course. Werewolves and shapeshifters, too. Hot, hot, hot!(Fanning myself right now.)They've all got that thrall thing going on with SPECIAL skills (brow waggle here-if you know what I mean).
Why don't I just write about the hot dudes. Yup. Fart writing again.
Tremayne: Hot master vampire. Very wealthy. Finds Sabrina, irresistable. So much so he could kill her but not deliberately, of course.
Nicolas: Well, guess you could say he's Tremayne's trustworthy right-hand man. But, he's got the hots for Sabrina, too. Plus, he nipped her in the beginning of the story. So maybe he's not so trustworthy. Lorelie, you left me wondering about him, but for some reason I'm attracted to him, too. I like this guy. Do you think you could arrange a secret date between me and him?
Dante: He's the hot American Indian dude who's been assigned to protect Sabrina. But, guess what? He's got the hots for her, too. Oh, my...
Vasyl: He's the mystery vampire that bit her when she was ten. He's also a master vampire but is considered a rogue. Nothing and no one governs him. I'm not sure if he wants to like be a father to her or has the hots for her, too.
Well,to sum it all up, Sabrina is in a fine mess. She's got three bites to contend with. One by a werewolf, and two by vampires. If she doesn't have vampire thrall to worry about, she's got her own lust issues happening for all these men. Not to mention, she's got other big issues on her mind like: Will I turn into a werewolf? Will I eventually become a vampire? Maybe I'll become a hybrid werewolf-vampire mix? Which guy will be my mate? My soulmate? And, am I some special clairvoyant? Am I the sybil?
As you can see, Lorelei did a nice job of weaving a web of stuff for Sabrina. It all left me hanging.
Towards the end of this book I felt like I was running through the woods. The birds were singing. The trees were beautifully green. The sky was a clear blue. The sun was shining. I had a good pace going, and then suddenly it was like I fell off a cliff. Thank goodness I didn't break anything. I found something to hang onto.
I WANT THE NEXT BOOK! LIKE NOW! And, a date with Nicolas, please.
Shelly gives Vampire Ascending ten stars. What's the deal with five stars when you can have more?
Also, you can find Lorelei @ http://loreleismuse-lorelei.blogspot.com/
That's all for now folks!
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