Author: K. Lynne Duvall
Source: Requested Review
Genre: Paranormal Romance - vampires
Format: eNovella, 144 pgs
Release Date: May 9, 2011
Veronique Knight and Alistair Grayson are vampires who've known each other their whole lives and have almost always butted heads. But when a deadly disease and two vengeful vampire hunters threaten her life, Veronique finds herself trusting Alistair for help. Alistair has always loved Veronique. He would do anything he can for her. Will Alistair pay the ultimate price for Veronique's love?
Ghosts, vampires, amateur vampire hunters, a journal relating events of a 200 year old massacre, a dead brother's actions coming home to roost, revenge and a reluctant romance make this hot & steamy sequel to Awakened Desires a good story.
Duvall's imaginative adaptation of the vampire mythos and the Vamrhys language make her vampire stories engaging reading.
Jason and Alan are brothers and amateur vampire hunters out to kill Veronique as revenge for her brother, Marcus, killing their love, Charlotte, when he was crazy out of his mind as the "Sparkman Stalker" 2 years ago. They are also related to Julia, Marcus' mate and Malcolm's ex-fiance. They found out they were vampires from an old family journal dating from the 1800s.
Veronique is female lead this time and while she has matured quite a bit, still irrationally blames Alistair for the death of Marcus and thus has ignored him and their link for the past 2 years. She denies they are lalid - soul mates. She has also developed deep abandonment issues. She drops a bombshell on Alistair - she has ARS - the same disease that drove Marcus crazy and turned him into a murdering beast.
Alistair, the male lead, knows Veronique is his soul mate but also that something is wrong - she would never tell him she loved him and she had done just that. Veronique knows just what buttons to push with him. When she tells him she just came there to sleep with him, leave and kill herself, he is beyond furious. She doesn't seem to have any ARS symptoms that he can see.
This eNovella is a very quick read and one I think paranormal romance and vampire fans will like.
Warning Spoiler Alert!!!!
This does have a HEA ending for Alistair and Veronique.