Pit-Stop written by Ben Larken and published by LL-Publications is Mr Larken's first published work. At 241 pages and with a layout probably equal to that of a 300 pager, the book appears of reasonable length.
Ben Larken was born in Fort Worth, Texas, where he now resides with his wife, children and pets. He has also lived in Arizona and New Mexico.
The cover art for Pit-Stop by Ben Larken was created by Helen E. H. Madden and stands out with its eerie quality. There is a lot of red colouring which to most will imply blood. The title and author name stand boldly against the backdrop of a red petrol pump reading Total Price $6.66 and a grinning skull above. The cover alone would spark my curiosity and has me wondering exactly what lies in wait.
Above the synopsis are the words Last Chance At Redemption For The Next Million Years... Having read the four paragraph synopsis I am eager to read this book and I am in no doubt that the last words of the synopsis will ring true. One thing is clear: you'll think twice before you make your next Pit-Stop.
The plot of the book reads like a bad joke, ten people find themselves in an eerie diner without any memory of how they got there or why, and no way out. All that's known is what waitress Holly tells them, "A bus is coming". So how can you escape from somewhere when you have no idea where you are, how long you've been there, how you got there and how to leave when even your own mind is telling you to stay where you are.
Mr Larken has created a range of characters so realistic you could be sat there with them in the Pit-Stop amongst them they include a junkie, a cop, and two sisters. What lies in wait for them when the bus finally arrives? And why can't they leave the Diner until then? Is there life beyond the Pit-Stop Grill? Or is the outside just as terrifying as being stuck inside? One thing's for certain even in death a cop's job is never done.
Personally having had the displeasure of both being a waitress and having to wear a name tag, Mr Larken has certainly captured the frustration of the job and any job which carries a name tag, in all its glory in the first few pages alone.
When all is said and done trust at the most darkest and dangerous of times is a hard thing to find when self doubt plays it tormenting games, can the unlikely group band together and conquer the greatest of all enemies, death. Can they out run their fate, maybe change it?
The story is not as predictable as some books with some great twists, turns and u-turns which will have you itching to know what is going to happen. I didn't want to put the book down for fear of what might happen next. On the downside there are a couple of mistakes with regard to editing but it is so few it does little to hamper the story itself. I would highly recommend this book to anyone above the age of 18 years of age, and I look forward to reading more work by Mr Larken even if it means another visit to the deadliest grill in Arizona. Pit-Stop by Ben Larken definitely gets 4.5 stars.
Reviewed By R.N. Hadley
Pit-Stop written by Ben Larken and published by LL-Publications is Mr Larken's first published work. At 241 pages and with a layout probably equal to that of a 300 pager, the book appears of reasonable length.
Posted by Crystal Adkins at 8:43 PM
Mystery, murder, lies, and evil all lie within the Cragmoor mansion. Jane Maitland was searching for the truth of her ancestory, and when she met the good vicar Marshall, she was about to discover more than she bargained for.
Colin Chapin was a young forgotten child when his father sent the vicar Elliott Marshall to stay with he and his sister while a new chapel was being built. Elliott witnessed much more than his heart could take while staying at Cragmoor and watching Colin and his sister Mary grow. Elliott was enamored with Mary although she practiced witchcraft, and for the rest of his life he would regret not telling her of his feelings.
One evening Mary was accosted and raped, leaving her mind unsettled as well as with child. The child Malcolm, was the devil himself. From the day of his birth he was doomed to darkness and as he grew, so did his hatred for his Uncle Colin and the good vicar as well as anyone else that got in his way. A number of unspeakable acts alongside of setting a chapel on fire were only the tip of the cliff when it came to Malcolm’s darkness. When he returns after being sent to the states, he would bring with him something that will bring devastation and death to all.
There are still mysteries and secrets hidden inside of Cragmoor mansion, and with Jane and the vicar Marshall some truth long ago buried is about to resurface. Would Colin really sign that document that could seal his fate? What was Malcolm’s dirty plan once he discovered the child growing in his wife’s womb?
Dawn Thompson’s Rape of the Soul is a historical suspense that will make you sit on the edge of your seat, you are enthralled in the story and once you start reading it is impossible to stop. This story was written over 20 years ago, and was thought to never be published, well world… HERE IT IS, GO AND GET IT!! I swear this was a page turner that I will Never forget! Ms. Thompson may no longer be with us, but with her written word, she will always be here in spirit. 5 Hearts
Purchase Info: Highland Press
Posted by Crystal Adkins at 7:15 PM
Cwen, Caen, Talin, Klead and a Feie are on a quest to dangerous holding places of the shards in hopes of saving Aedracmorae from destruction. Each character has their own story, Cwen’s by far is the most interesting. She has denied being a Guardian, she no longer speaks to her mother and father because of a misunderstood past on both parts, and she has hardened herself against men.
Trust is hard for Cwen, but she must learn that she needs it to survive and complete the task. Faced with death many times, the group continues to each point of location in hopes of getting the shards and getting them returned to the Queen so that they can be destroyed; for there are evil stone armies that lie in wait beneath the earth that someone is trying to raise to destroy everything that is Aedracmorae. A young lady with a hardened heart finally found a man worthy of her, only to be separated by death.
Jayel Gibson’s, The Wreckening is the second book in her Ancient Mirrors series. This young adult book is full of mystical creatures, emotions, and fantasy that will transport young and old readers into a different exciting world. 5 Hearts
Posted by Crystal Adkins at 3:18 PM
Ilerion and his assistant Nilius have come across a villiage burned to the ground, bodies are now blackened ash along the earth. One woman is left, she barely is alive so Ilerion and Nilius take her to a healer in hopes of saving her life. Arcinae is the last of the Grimmore Damselflies, and has been raped and stripped of her wings.
Unknowing the ways of the cold hearted, she must learn to fight. She is on a mission to exact revenge on those that have killed her kind, and Ilerion will teach her what she needs to know. Lazaro would pay dearly for trying to vanquish her kind. But she is still without her wings, she is riding under the guise of just a woman. Arcinae hopes to find the hidden Sylph’s, they may be her only hope to be turned back into a full Damselfly.
Ilerion, Nilius, and Arcinae are out for blood, but they will have many twists along the way. A true young adult fantasy woven with precise detail, Jayel Gibson makes her Ancient Mirrors Tales a fabulous wonder to read. 5 Hearts
Posted by Crystal Adkins at 3:15 PM
By far my favorite book in the whole series. It finally depicts Cwen as a woman with needs, wants, desires and feelings. A child cursed from birth is who Cwen has been foreseen to be the savior of. She has no idea the extent of the curse of the Islander, but soon all will be revealed.
She is beaten and thought dead, tossed into the sea by the nomads; someone evil is out to rid the world of Aradanian blood. She is left a broken woman with fear of man, and no memories of her prior life. The Islander nurtures her and helps her regain her health for near a year, and then when she learns what the dragonspawn truly is she frees him from the prison he has been condemned to for the past 1000 years.
Along her journey Cwen meets a lifelong friend, the man who will shatter her heart for it is made of stone, and the evil Queen Kerid that has destroyed all of her family. She must learn to be the woman she once was, and she must learn to be the woman she needs to be to hold the dragon’s heart.
As I said, by far this is my favorite book in all of the Ancient Mirrors series. The characters were so life like and expressed such emotion, it is difficult to not feel like you’re part of the story. I hope there are more books to follow this one, and with Ms. Gibson being such a skilled storyteller, I am sure more is to come.
Posted by Crystal Adkins at 3:12 PM
September Dawn by Carole Whang Schutter is in my opinion a Romeo and Juliet type novel, two nineteen year olds fell in love and would let nothing come between them. It is not just a love story mind you, it is about the Mountain Meadow Massacre in the year 1857. Based on some true events, and even turned into a movie, September Dawn is out to show the truth of what may have happened over 150 years ago between two religions.
Jonathan Samuelson was the son of a Mormon Bishop and the girl he was head over heels in love with was the daughter of a Christian Pastor. Now you know back in the day these two religions could not mix without a huge uprising. And the Mountain Meadow Massacre was a huge uprising! With the journals now in hand, the story must be told to all of the family that will listen in hopes that they will uncover and understand what exactly happened in Utah so many years ago.
September Dawn was a book that really gets you thinking, I don’t know what I would have done if I were put in some of these positions had I lived back in the year 1857. Love is love and you can’t help who you fall in love with. Sometimes the book was a bit slow to keep my attention, although it all came together at the very end. 3.5 Hearts
Posted by Crystal Adkins at 10:38 PM
Under the Stone by Matthew Babcock is a collection of short stories, I would consider them a mix of thriller, sci-fi, and just a touch of horror. Each story in its own was unique and interesting to read. Sometimes I got a little tired of reading all the details of the story Pizza Joint, and in all honesty I just didn’t get into it.
I think the most memorable for me would be, They Were Kids Who Played With Dolls because I was wondering why and how this little kid found a doll, and why his mother kept trying to take it. The ending was something I had not foreseen so I really enjoyed it.
Matthew Babcock is a very good writer, but just goes over the top with the details sometimes. If I were to see his book on a shelf in my local bookstore I would definitely give it a shot. 4 Hearts
Posted by Crystal Adkins at 10:37 PM
Courage in Patience is the perfect title for this book. Starting at the age of nine, Ashley Asher was sexually abused by her stepfather. It took her six years to tell her mother what was going on, and when she did her mother did not believe her and stayed by her husband’s side. Ashley had never really met her biological father, but she was about to.
David Asher had a wife and a son, and was on his way to get Ashley as fast as he could. He was unsure of the mental state she would be in, but he would do everything in his power to make her feel loved and be as normal as possible. Ashley was subjected to sexual abuse, emotional abuse, racism, hate crimes, and a myriad of different feelings that no fifteen year old should have to “live” through. She is also about to make the first friends, without fur (besides Lisa) that she has ever known.
In this book, Courage in Patience, you will find yourself angry, hurting along with Ashley who is telling the story, and you will find that tears will leak from your eyes more than a handful of times while reading. Beth Fehlbaum has captured the heart and soul of the reader with her words, and this book, I would recommend to anyone in this world! 5 Hearts
Contact Beth: http://www.bethfehlbaum.com
Posted by Crystal Adkins at 2:22 PM
Only 1 Will Speak by Kolayah-KeeVan is a collection of short poems from what I am assuming are experiences in his own life. You will find some are short sweet and to the point, and others are very detailed.
With poetry I can not jump into the author’s life, but more their mind. I see a person who has hurt, but overcome some roadblocks in his life. If you’re into reading life experiences expressed through poetry, then this is a book you will enjoy. 4 Hearts
Contact Kolayah-KeeVan: http://www.myspace.com/kolayah
Posted by Crystal Adkins at 6:42 PM
The Whole Enchilada
Lina Sanchez is the owner of her own Mexican restaurant but it seems like maybe not for long since the new Taco Joe’s just opened up across the street. She was losing a lot of money but couldn’t keep her eyes off the competition. Why in the world did he come to her restaurant and order the Enchilada’s everyday?
Dale Jennings wanted to sell the kind of food in his restaurant that Lina sold in hers, but he didn’t just come for lunch everyday because of the food alone, he wanted Lina with a hot and spicy passion and if he had his way, he’d have her. A dinner date broken, but replaced with a much sweeter and savory ending was all the convincing Lina needed to know this was the kind of man she needed in her life.
Samantha Logan is about to have the most amazing night of her life. She is out at a bachelorette party for her friend Lina when she meets Ben’s gaze from across the room. She has never had a one night stand, but when a game makes her feel a little more brazen, all of her clothes are left lying on the bathroom floor.
Ben owns the naught pastry shop, Lust Desserts and is beyond excited when he hears the familiar voice in his store. He wants another night with this beautiful woman, two weeks ago it was no strings attached… that is all hopefully about to change when he makes her his favorite dessert.
Meagan Hatfield’s short stories are so saucy and romantic it just makes you want to find the kind of love these women have. She has a way with writing that draws in the reader, intoxicating them. Her erotic stories are very sinful. 5 Hearts
Contact Meagan: www.myspace.com/meaganhatfield
Posted by Crystal Adkins at 9:39 PM
Cassandra had no idea how much she would be roughing it on the camping trip with her friend and her friend’s boyfriend. While struggling to put up her tent, she came face to face with the owner of dazzling green eyes and rugged good looks. From that moment she wanted nothing more than a good romp in the sack. Cray would not oblige due to the Lycan Lore he is desperately trying to keep fresh in his mind, but the more time he spends with Cassie, the more his manly urges outweigh those of the beast.
When Graham changes into his werewolf form, killing Cassie’s friend and coming after her, Cassie realizes there are much more dangerous things in the woods than bears and mountain lions. And she was just about to spend an entire night making love to one of these Lycanthropes… she just didn’t know it. Now she could be facing a life of immortality but only time will tell. Until then, she must rely on Cray to protect her from the other werewolf out to get her blood.
Lycan Lore by Shannon Leigh is a riveting tale of horror mixed with erotica, it was scorching hot! I had to keep reading until my eyes hurt from staring at the computer for so long, but it was well worth it, I hope there is a continuation of this story and if not an Epilogue was much needed. The beginning of the story was a little slow, it focused too much time on Cassie fighting with the tent, but once beyond that I was beyond enthralled. 4 Hearts
Posted by Crystal Adkins at 6:42 PM
Only Mortals Can Be Hero’s: A True Story About Drug Addiction by David J. Weaver
David Weaver had to endure the pain inflicted by his son, Adam for 12 years. Twelve years of Adam stealing, hocking, and doing drugs was enough to make a person insane, but David held on, he wanted the best for his son, he believed in him the whole time but quickly grew tired of Adam’s lies and thievery.
Adam Weaver had been incarcerated, beaten, and left on the streets because of his drug addiction. He stole from everyone, his friends, family, and he can never earn their respect back. His Grandmother’s wedding rings were pawned for a few rocks of crack, his Dad’s TV, Stereo, and insurmountable amounts of cash all ended up in the same place; a drug dealer’s hands or in Adam’s nose or veins.
He tried to undergo treatment at St. Jude’s but found himself back in the same mess. His father has done more than any one person could ever imagine for his son, and then to end up right back at square one all over again is so disheartening. I can honestly say at first I was feeling sorry for Adam, but the further on I read and the more he slipped back into the same old routine, I just continued to get more angry.
I did applaud Adam for seeking out the help, but I just couldn’t help not feeling sorry for him anymore after stealing his brother’s guitars for the third time, stealing money from his father’s hiding place, and hurting his Grandmother in such a way. Adam thought death would be the best thing for him, but there was a reason he was put on this earth… I hope he has found it.
Only Mortals Can Be Hero’s is told by Adam Weaver but as his father, David Weaver says in the beginning of the book, “ …he used my pen.” This is a very real look at what cocaine and heroine can do. A twelve year struggle, and very few positive results lay within these pages. It is not what I would call a self help book, but more of peek into a drug addicts life. Do I think this would help an addict? No, but someone that has beat the addiction could sympathize with Adam. 4 Hearts
Posted by Crystal Adkins at 2:43 PM
Laria MacLeod a Scottish lass, owner of Wicked Temptations; a delectable pastry shop is about to set her pretty green eyes on the man that makes her mouth water. The day Cameron Logan delivered that letter, her mind was made up… he would be in her bed by the end of the day.
All is not fair when it comes to love, Hamish Wallace is out to procure her property but that is not going to happen if Laria can help it. The land is protected by the Fae and is supposed to stay in the hands of the MacLeod women that possess certain magical abilities. After a magical evening, Laria must get her Viking, Cameron Logan to proclaim his love to her… but she only has 2 days!
The Dark Mist
Keegan O’Neill has been given a gift by the Goddess Danu. He is now a fertility god, well on his way to rising within the ranks. He is sensually trained by the Queen of Tuatha De Danaan after she saves him from the rogue druid, Murdoch. Murdoch is out to take Keegan’s spirit as well as kill his soul mate to get what he desires.
Briana MacLeod is from another time, but she is transported into ancient times to be with the man of her erotic dreams. She will travel with him to Tara, the home of his brother and will assist in ridding the world of Murdoch. With their lovemaking they will now be joined as one, and Keegan will have a new role in life… King.
Tambra Kendall has captured my heart with her Celtic short tales. I love the stories because they’re both erotic as well as romantic. Ms. Kendall has the love of the Celtic in her blood and that comes through in these stories. I wish she would continue writing in this genre, it suits her well. 5 Hearts
Contact Tambra Kendall: www.myspace.com/tambrakendall
Posted by Crystal Adkins at 10:09 PM
When Tonia, Diam, Nicho, and Micah go to explore the hidden cave that Tonia and her best friend Diam discovered the day before, they would literally discover a whole new world. A world filled with wonder, mythical creatures, glowing stones as well as skeleton bones.
The explorers are faced with many decisions and find stones along the way that will lead to a portal. The portal will only open when all of the glowing stones are combined, and only one person can make this happen. When Muscala, the giant cave snake is right behind them, getting ready to make them his meal… it vanishes. Muscala is vexed with the group after they tricked him into believing they actually did possess the Dragon’s Blood.
A world of dragons as the story is told lies in wait… don’t miss out on book II of the Denicalis Dragon Chronicles.
MJ Allaire pens an interestingly inventive young adult read with her book Dragon’s Blood, book One in the Denicalis Dragon Chronicles. The children at times come face to face with their fears as well as discovering what lays in wait inside each new cavern the group explores. A fun frolic in the land of fantasy, Allaire paints a vivid picture with her words that I am sure most young adults will love. 4 Hearts
Contact MJ Allaire: www.mjallaire.com
Posted by Crystal Adkins at 8:31 PM
After falling through the portal to an unknown world, the children find themselves separated. The girls remain together but they have no idea where the boys are. When they come upon a selfish monkey, that is just the beginning of the journey.
Everyone is heading East to the castle in their separate groups, along the way they meet new creatures that either help or hinder their journey. Someone from their past is waiting in the shadows, ready to claim something that the children no longer have possession of.
Dragons are very real, and it looks like Tonia is about to live out her fantasy. Micah and Nicho are reunited in the valley of the yarnie cats. And someone or something has the prisoner of Defigo castle questioning his sanity. Everyone must work together to save this new world from the darkness that is looming all too near.
The Prisoner by MJ Allaire is the second book in her Denicalis Dragon Chronicles. With the first book fresh in my mind, this was an easy to follow story. I think that even if you read book one months before you would be able to pick up right were the first book left off. This again is a perfect young adult read, it is filled with action, adventure, and even a dragon love story… what’s not to like? 4 Hearts
Contact MJ Allair: www.mjallaire.com
Posted by Crystal Adkins at 8:15 PM
Sylvia Johnson finds herself on an island, without her friends and family. She remembers a storm and her father’s yacht tipping over but that is pretty much it. Sylvia knows her family is somewhere on this island but she is too weak to find them, so she passes out in a cornfield only to awaken in a strange man’s bed.
Brandon McKenzie is livid, his brother brought the enemy into his home and expects him to watch over her. Brandon is a US agent, living on the island doing undercover work. Sylvia will be the key to his investigation, but she will also hold the key to his heart.
Sylvia and Brandon begin the search for her friends and family while being hunted themselves. Sylvia is seen as a threat to the islanders and is to be eliminated, but Brandon vows that she will return home safely, he has no idea why but he finds himself unable to keep from falling in love with her.
Brandon McKenzie: The Protector by Anjeanette Porter is your typical damsel in distress love story, but Sylvia Johnson is a feisty little damsel. The story for me was a little hard to get into, and there were numerous spelling errors and wrong word usage, with a little tidying up and a good editor, this novel would be a nice relaxing read. Ms. Porter’s story was heart-warming and her characters had such personality, it brought them to life.
Contact Anjeanette Porter: www.myspace.com/angiermncwrtr26
Posted by Crystal Adkins at 9:04 PM
Fiscal Fitness is a collaboration between healthy physical fitness as well as financially fit for the retirement age. Jack LaLanne and Matthew J. Rettick come together in their book to, in some way warn those that are approaching retirement age or even those in their 30’s. If you are not in good physical condition you will end up missing out on the “golden years”, and if you are not financially prepared you could out-live your savings and assets leaving behind a mountain of debt.
Jack LaLanne is known as The Godfather of Fitness, he is going strong at 94 years old, working out twice a day and is a firm believer that with the right eating habits and exercise routine you could add an extra 20-25 years to your life. He tells you how to access your assets and liabilities with short easy exercises that will help jump start your body.
Matthew J. Rettick is the Founder and CEO of Covenant Reliance Producers, LLC and he has experienced first hand at what can happen if you succumb to the over-buying, charging everything to credit, as well as seeing how quickly money can diminish if you’re forced to go into nursing homes or other types of medical care. He has devoted his life to making sure that retiree’s know how to make their money last longer, and stay financially stable.
I couldn’t think of any people better to come together in writing this type of book. Both are hugely successful in what they do, and seem to really care about not just those that are now retired but those that really don’t know how to go about saving and making themselves healthy. Included in Fiscal Fitness, you will find exercise tips, eating the correct foods, investing tips, long term health care advice as well as advice on how to make life a little less stressful. I wouldn’t completely call this a ‘self-help’ book, but it is a very nice guide book for those that really are looking for ways to enjoy their life, and make it last a little longer. On a side note I really appreciate the glossary, there are terms that I had no idea what they truly meant, and the glossary made those words very easy to understand. 5 Hearts
Contact Jack and Matthew: email@example.com
Posted by Crystal Adkins at 9:11 PM
Let me start out by saying Denis Sheehan is brilliantly hilarious, either that or he’s clinically insane. His novel A Nobody’s Nothings, is a compilation of poetry, short tales, one laugh out loud drawing of the invisible man with crabs, and sexual experiences that will tickle your funny bone.
My favorite parts of this book were the Coaster’s story, 69 seconds, a poem that ends explosively, an XL sticker hiding on his private parts, and the plastic Poland spring bottles scaring the bejesus out of him. I can’t tell you how funny his ‘brain scribbles’ are.
Denis Sheehan really should be a stand up comic, with his explicit tales of sexual relations alone would result in a sold out show. He’s a comedic madman! If you’re looking for a good laugh, then this is the book for you, I swear I’m still laughing about that invisible man drawing! What seems like nonsense to some will be hilarious to others, I can’t tell you how funny some of these stories really were, you’ll have to read it for yourself. 5 Hearts
Contact Denis Sheehan: www.boneprint.com
Posted by Crystal Adkins at 11:27 PM
While out searching for a new habitable planet, the space craft, the Archer saw a planet that had a few similarities to Earth. The only problem was from their view, they saw a planet covered in ice, as well as erupting volcano’s. The planet, now named Sirat is going to be the crew’s new home due to the meteor shower that is supposed to last around 1 to 2 years rendering them helpless to leave the planet.
The crew can not survive on the resources of the ship for that long, so they are forced to find a place to land and do their best to survive. Disease, unknown viruses, bacteria, plagues, and food shortage are all major downsides to being forced to land on this planet. Even the issue of child-support is mentioned as well as more population needed.
The Clans can marry more than one person at a time, but there are strict rules at times when it comes to joining a clan as Jensen will discover. And then there is the issue with nanites, they can be helpful at times but deadly in others. There are also mentions of DNA reconstruction with these nanites in order to help growing fetus’.
Sirat: Through The Fires Of Hell by Tamara Wilhite is a futuristic science fiction novel that is very well thought out, and well written. I admit at times I got confused because a name was used more than once for a different person(named after family members), but besides that it was a quick read. It is a very real possibility that if all of Earth’s resources run out, we may need to seek another planet sometime in many many lifetimes away. If you’re into science fiction, pick up a copy of Sirat, you will enjoy it. 4 Hearts
Contact Tamara: www.myspace.com/humanitysedge
Posted by Crystal Adkins at 10:31 PM
Alexandra Lyons is a cold hearted assassin, when a hit goes terribly wrong she is about to awaken to a world of fabricated lies. She is now Camilla Angelson, aspiring writer and is about to find out that she has a hidden past. One of death, murder and loneliness.
Josh Mayer has just resigned as a Secret Service agent, he is just about to open his new restaurant when he comes fact to face with Camilla. He knew it was his job to keep an eye on her, but he is about to come face to face with reality. The woman before him has no idea who she really is, and has no idea the feelings Josh harbors inside.
Politics are always the root of all evil, when they come looking for something that Alexandra Lyons once had, be prepared for a hail of gunfire.
Rae Lori’s novel Before Dawn Breaks is a fantastic interracial romance, packed with action and that Happily Ever After that all of us secretly seek out. I have read a few of Ms. Lori’s novels but this has to be my favorite out of all of them. She has a way of drawing the reader into the story and before you know it, it’s over. Just a really enticing read all around. 5 Hearts
Contact Rae: www.myspace.com/rachelbeachgirl
Posted by Crystal Adkins at 10:02 PM
Our favorite, “exception to the rule” is back again, Milegro De Los Santos is about to find out that things are not always as the seem. Engaged to be married to her plastic surgeon fiancé, Oswald, Milegro is trying to become the “vampire” that he wants her to be, so she now has a meeting with the Rules Council and will find out there are certain things she must do, or give up to be with the man she loves. But you know Milegro, no one is going to tell this caliente chica what to do!
A few new friends as well as some old come back into Mil’s life. She is still the only one that has survived the infection; vampirism that is, and is planning a wedding with the woman that has a past with her fiancé. While Cornelia Ducharme is to help Mil with the traditional vampire wedding, Mil is not too happy with the old flame slinking back into their home. And oddly enough she keeps “running” into the man that makes her blood tingle; Ian Ducharme.
Strange occurrences keep happening, near death experiences and a few other off-the-wall things start making Milegro a little wary. Who is doing this to her, like planning a wedding is not enough stress. Then there’s the phone call, “ stay away from my man…” hmmm what could that mean?
Marta Acosta’s The Bride of Casa Dracula is such a charming read. Marta Acosta has a way of bringing humor into her stories, they’re guaranteed to bring a smile to your face. An ending that you will be surprised over leaves you wanting more, and if I know Milegro’s life, there is much more drama to come. 4.5 Hearts
Contact Marta: www.vampirewire.blogspot.com
Posted by Crystal Adkins at 6:01 PM