Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Review: Crazy Vampire Love by Eve Langlais

Title: Crazy Vampire Love
Author: Eve Langlais
Source: Self-Purchased
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Release Date October 8, 2013
Reviewer: Jasmyn

Author's Foreward
Please note, Crazy (Vampire Love) was originally published as Crazy by Liquid Silver Book from November 2010, until May of 2013.  Published anew in October 2013 by Eve Langlais, this book has been expanded from its original short story length of 22k works to 32k.  I hope you enjoy this plumper version of my poor crazy heroine and the vampire who can't help loving her.

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Ella hears voices and they don't like anyone.

Ella's always heard voices and because of them, she ends up institutionalized at a young age.  Everyone calls her crazy and she believes she is too until the night she meets a vampire and for the first time in her life, the voices shut up.

Zane just wants to enjoy his usual blood buffet, instead he runs into a wisp of a woman who makes him feel emotions he thought long dead.  Rescuing her from the insane asylum, he brings her home, determined to seduce and feed from her, a plan that is foiled by ghostly voices determined to keep Ella untouched.  But not even poltergeists can stand in the way of a vampire in love.




There were a lot of pros and cons to this one.  I loved Ella, the crazy girl who hears voices, she was funny and engaging and had a bit of a smart alec hidden underneath.  On the down side, I kept picturing her as a teenager because of her attitude and way of speaking - which really didn't fit with this type of romance.  Don't get me wrong, she was an amazing and funny character, but something needed to put her more in the adult world for me.

Zane was not quite your typical dark and brooding vampire.  He is completely flabbergasted by the fact that Ella is immune to his mesmerizing skills and when he finds her in danger, he's quick to swoop in and rescue her.  He was almost more determined to help her than she was herself.

There is a secret bad guy on Ella's trail.  I would have loved to see more about him and understand why the power was so important to him.  He just kind of popped up out of nowhere.  I'm hoping (hint hint if Eve is reading this) that there may be more to the story in the form of a sequel - perhaps Zane's female vampire friend needs to find some romance in her life as well?

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