"Hoodoo-influenced Southern Louisiana seems like the perfect place for Camille to escape her abusive past and dysfunctional family. She doesn’t expect to fall in love with the handsome Gavin Devereaux and plummet into the world of Amaranth, a place of exile for reformed vampires."
Pages: 99 pages
Publisher: Rabbit Hole Press
Published: July, 2011
Form: E-book ( from the author for an honest review)
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Series: The Resistence Trilogy #1
Amazon: Buy / $5.74 (Kindle)
Barnes & Noble: Buy / $3.95 (Nook)
Smashwords: Buy / $3.95 (E-book)
Excerpt: Chapter 1
"Hoodoo-influenced Southern Louisiana seems like the perfect place for Camille to escape her abusive past and dysfunctional family. She doesn’t expect to fall in love with the handsome Gavin Devereaux and plummet into the world of Amaranth, a place of exile for reformed vampires.
Wrestling to escape a deadly ex-boyfriend while giving Gavin a chance, Camille is confronted with decisions that threaten not only her life, but the lives of her inhuman friends she has come to love. Entangled in her friends’ quest for freedom, she dives into their realm and faces the threats of Amaranth’s ruler—the mother of all vampires—and her own inner demons.
Now Camille must decide whether she will derail her life and make the ultimate sacrifice for the monsters that interrupted her bumpy path back to sanity—what she still wants so desperately—or escape with Gavin before it’s too late for both of them."
The cover is gorgeous, very ethereal and works well to give that fantasy feel for the book. The concept is interesting and the set up for the plot is nicely filled with suspense. I'm sure that the readers of Paranormal YA will love this! The characters, humans and vampires speak and act in a way that clearly signal the teen vibe. This book is for those whole like Twilight, except the characters are adults and there is a more adult feel to it, and even though the book takes few cracks at twilight and Pattinson it follows the same principles.
I personally would have needed more romance from the book to keep me reading, first 18 pages were though and when the romance finally begun it was too YA for me, especially the characters being adult and one even an older vampire. There is darkness to PNR that this book was missing, like I mentioned the premise was really good but it just didn't follow through for me.
I think the best part about this book for me was the tension Andrew caused stalking Camille and how that affected Gavin. Like I said younger readers and YA readers might just Love this, but as an older reader ( yes turning thirty this year, yikes! ) expecting PNR I was left frustrated and eventually not finishing the book. Sorry, just wasn’t for me.
You'll like this if... you love Paranormal YA, like tension between the main couple, obsessive exes and you have a thing for vampires!