Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter Book Review

 

Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith is a paranormal book that starts off as a compelling read but thuds into a wall like Abe’s throwing ax.

Seth Grahame-Smith’s Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter is a fictional retelling of one of our nation’s greatest President’s life with a definitive paranormal twist.  Grahame-Smith’s Lincoln encounters vampires at an early age when his dearly beloved mother falls victim to a blood sucking fiend.  The unnatural demise of his mother leads Grahame-Smith’s Lincoln to set off down a part of revenge against vampire-kind as he determines to become Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter.  Enter Henry.  Henry, friend, mentor, guide, oh yes, and vampire.  Henry plays a pivotal role and helps to shape Abe’s life. Throughout much of the book the main character is indeed Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter, secretly assisted by Henry from the wings.  With discrete missives from Henry, Grahame-Smith’s Lincoln sets out on countless adventures to dispose of permanently the plague, the scourge, the vermin infesting the countryside one vampire at a time.  What tiring work for only one man, no matter how towering a figure he may be.  So along the way we are joined in Abraham’s journey by various companions-in-arms as he recruits fellow vampire hunters. It may or may not come as a surprise to you, but vampire hunting doesn’t exactly pay the bills.  And so ensues Abe’s public career in politics to supplement the vampire hunter night job.  When the apex of political ambitions is reached and Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter is seated in the White House, the story really begins to take a nosedive.

Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter Book cover

Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter Book cover

Kiss of a Demon King; Paranormal Romance Book Review

KRESLEY COLE- KISS OF A DEMON KING  –IMMORTALS AFTER DARK SERIES

Kresley Cole’s Kiss of a Demon King, in the Immortals After Dark Series is a long full paranormal romance novel chalked full of a varied cast of characters.  Sorceresses, Vampires, Witches, Valkyries, dragons and of course Demons.   At 417 pages, it’s a bit longer than many paranormal romances and with so many players, it can at times become a bit confusing.  But is that Cole’s fault, or mine?  ‘Why would it be your fault, oh mightily read one?,’ you may ask.  Well, in this case your illustrious blogger started her journey with the fine Ms. Cole midstream.  The Immortals After Dark Series has 7- count ‘em 7!- other books before Kiss of a Demon King.  So really, who’s to blame for my occasionally getting lost in the tangled web of characters, hmm?  I say me.  For shame, for not roving the shelves of my favorite local book seller better to have found out this fact prior to making the acquaintance of Sabine, the Queen of Illusion, and the fallen king of Rage Demons, Rydstorm Woede.

The story of Sabine and Rydstorm is set upon a vast stage, with scenes at locations here in the mortal world as well as the Kingdom of Rothkalina, castles, dungeons and wildernesses.  The gist of the story is Sabine- being the tricky Sorceress she is- traps Rydstorm through underhanded means and then in a manner most domineering and sadistic, she sets out to ‘gain his seed.’  Yup, that’s right folks, the horny gal is looking to get knocked up by the horned demon.  Why?  Yeah, I read the book cover to cover and have flipped back through to do this review, and honestly, the whole plot line involved with the why she’s looking to get pregnant is a bit of a snoozer.  There’s a eeev-il plot line, but really, the antagonist involved here has me saying, ‘Who cares?!?.’  So I’m skipping it.

There’s so much steamy graphic toe curling sex in Kiss of a Demon King that the un-engaging nature of the plot line’s lost in the sauna of the sex scenes.  As far as paranormal romance novels go, there’s plenty of paranormal going on between these pages.  And on the romance side of things, well, like I said… No lack of action between the covers.

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Demon from the Dark; Paranormal Romance Book Review

Kresley Cole’s Demon from the Dark, part of the Immortals After Dark Series.  Kiss of a Demon King is a long full paranormal romance novel chalked full of a varied cast of characters.  Sorceresses, Vampires, Witches, Valkyries, dragons and of course Demons.   At 417 pages, it’s a bit longer than many paranormal romances and with so many players, it can at times become a bit confusing.  But is that Cole’s fault, or mine?  ‘Why would it be your fault, oh well read one?,’ you may ask.  Well, in this case your illustrious blogger started her journey with the fine Ms. Cole midstream.  The Immortals After Dark Series has 7- count ‘em 7!- other books before Kiss of a Demon King.  So really, who’s to blame for my occasionally getting lost in the tangled web of characters, hmm?  I say me.  For shame, for not roving the shelves of my favorite local book seller better to have found out this fact prior to making the acquaintance of Sabine the Queen of Illusion and the fallen king of Rage Demons Rydstorm Woede.

The story Sabine and Rydstorm is set upon a vast stage, with scenes at locations here in the mortal world as well as the Kingdom of Rothkalina, castles, dungeons and wildernesses.  The gist of the story is Sabine- being the tricky Sorceress she is- traps Rydstorm through underhanded means and then in a manner most domineering and sadistic, she sets out to ‘gain his seed.’  Yup, that’s right folks, the horny gal is looking to get knocked up by the horned demon.  Why?  Yeah, I read the book cover to cover and have flipped back through to do this review, and honestly, the whole plot line involved with the why she’s looking to get pregnant is a bit of a snoozer.  There’s a eeev-il familial plot line, but really the antagonist involved here back me say, ‘Who cares?!?.’  So I’m skipping it.

There’s so much steamy graphic toe curling sex in Kiss of a Demon King that the un-engaging nature of the plot line’s lost in the sauna of the sex scenes.  So as the Ninety’s song goes, ‘Let’s talk about sex, baby.’  Details? Oh Yes.  Creative variation on a theme? Yes.  Alternating control? Again, yes.  Cole’s assortment of sexual play lead Sabine and Rydstorm to touch on a bit of sado-masochism, bondage, and a bit more.  And though

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Overall Rating: ♥♥♥♥               Steam Factor: ♥♥♥♥

Demon From The Dark book Cover

Mark of the Demon Paranormal Romance Review

Mark of the Demon

Diana Rowland hits the bull’s eye with Mark of the Demon, an urban fantasy/paranormal romance novel.

Mark of the Demon is great I love  I love her style. Scenes are vivid without falling into too much minutia.  Rowland lets you see the story but leaves just the right amount of room for your imagination to fill in the picture. Kara, our female protagonist, is a strong feisty cop with a background in the occult which leads her to accidentally meet Rhyzkhal.  The lead male character of Rhyzkahl comes across powerfully with the larger than life feel Rowland clearly intended. But what’s a story without an antagonist, right?  Welcome a serial killer and a plot- stop the bad guy.  To do so Kara teams up with Ryan the FBI guy.  So what’s a girl to do while hunting a blood thirsty maniac?  Well, she could have some action filled –yet ‘safe’- ordeals with a handsome colleague, or…  she could throw caution to the wind and just get it on with the smokin’ hot Demon Lord who sauntered into her basement and her dreams.  Hmm… weighing the options here ladies and gentlemen… Yeah, I’d go with Door #2 folks if you ask me.  And Kara’s choices do not disappoint.  But all said, Mark of the Demon is a compelling fantasy read with demons, and magic and a plot twist- oh my!  But this review is spoiler-free, so I won’t say more.

Overall Rating: ♥♥♥♥               Steam Factor: ♥♥♥♥

Mark of the Demon (Kara Gillian Series #1)

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