Title- The Mortal One
Author- Shannon Bell
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Hot vampires are everywhere and Dylan is finding it hard to control herself - especially since she is the only Mortal One. Her life was normal up until a few days ago. Then she met Nico on the streets of Florence and her world will never be the same again. Nico is sexy, Italian, and immortal - three features that she has never found more alluring in a man. She must now learn how to balance an exhilarating love affair and vampire politics at their worst. There's also a Parisian vampire that wants to claim her and she has to receive a mark in order to keep her safe from the troubles that exist. Meanwhile, she finds it difficult being the only mortal one in this new world of hers.
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I have enjoyed this book. It's no secret that I have loved almost all the paranormal books that I've come across so far, and The Mortal One is no exception to that.
In The Mortal One we meet Dylan, Dylan is in Transylvania, why? Looking for vampires of course!! Dylan has always been intrigued by the idea that vampires exist, and now she has the opportunity to some digging into that possibility. (I would so love to do this!)
In Transylvania Dylan meets Alin; who claims to be a vampire. But when Dylan learns the truth she leaves to continue her vampire search vacation and hopes she'll have better luck in Europe.
Dylan heads to Paris, whilst in Paris she has she has the eerie feeling that someone is watching her. Unable to shake this feeling she heads off to Italy. It is in Italy where she meets Niccolo(Nico).
Nico is a vampire; 100% vampire! When Nico and Dylan meet there is some kind of connection. Nico explains his history and the history of others like him, but this is not without consequences!
Nico has to decide what to do with Dylan now she knows the truth. The question is what will he decide to do with her? What will happen when someone from Dylan's past chooses to show face again?
The characters are written well and as the story continues they grow and develop. I found them easy to like and believe, at times I had forgotten that I wasn't actually a part of the story with them.
Shannon Bell's writing style is spot on, her attention to detail adds to her story so much. Shannon Bell has managed to fill her writing with emotion, and this emotion can be felt with each page. Dylan and Nico have some rather hot scenes; these scenes are written very well too, and again depict their emotions and feelings.
For me the one thing that could have made The Mortal One even better would have been some chapters told from Nico's POV. Don't get me wrong the book works great without Nico's POV, but personally I would love to read his thoughts too.
Overall all I have thoroughly enjoyed reading The Mortal One and I would recommend it to anyone who loves paranormal, romance or paranormal romance.
Shannon Bell grew up in Florida and has always dreamed about vampires - and still secretly hopes they exist. She is married to someone who tolerates her crazy story-telling about Romania and has a daughter she hopes will have the same enthusiasm for vampires when she grows up that her mommy does.
Shannon has a Bachelor's degree in Creative Writing from the University of Central Florida as well as an online degree in vampirology and lycanthropy. She is a full-time writer and currently hard at work on her next novel.