Saturday, March 31, 2007

Raven Hart – The Vampire’s Seduction

Title: The Vampire’s Seduction
Author: Raven hart

ISBN # 0345479750

Publisher: Ballantine Books

First Published: 2006

408 pages

Format: paperback

Rating: 7/10

When it comes to a wild and seductive nightlife,
Savannah has bite.

Older than the United States and wealthy beyond his years, playboy William Cuyler Thorne is a vampire with a nice long undead life—one that includes a steady stream of admirers, a consistent supply of rejuvenating blood, and, best of all, a cover as one of Savannah's most prominent pillars of society.

But all good things must end.

Now an ancient enemy has come for William from across the seas. It is his sire, Reedrek, the vampire who created him. And Reedrek will stop at nothing until all that is precious to William—his beautiful mistress, his stable of willing female victims, his glorious estates, and his good-ol'-boy vampire sidekick, Jack—is within his voracious grasp. But William has an arsenal of his own—one that is enhanced by the power of voodoo. And when these two bloodsuckers meet, there will be hell to pay.

An unusual blend of vampires an voodoo makes for an interesting twist on a classic genre. The co-writers (Susan Goggins and Virginia Ellis) have a complimentary writing partnership and their styles gel well. Getting the story from the point of view of two vampires (William and Jack) also gives a nice back-and-forth edge to the narrative and characters from different eras as well as different areas add depth. There are plenty of sexy shenanigans, as may be expected from a vampire romance, but it’s not too graphic and takes the unusual tactic of being from the male point of view, which is a nice change for the genre.


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