Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Review: Vampire Cread by Rain Grey
Title: Vampire Creed
Author: Rain Grey
Genre: Paranormal Romance (17+)
Publication Date: June 2016
Barnaby Blaine Rice was a Vampire born in the depression with a very special power to see who people truly were. After a long, empty existence of witnessing the darkest points of humanity, Blaine happens to encounter a beautiful married woman named Mary Slate. Unable to handle his love for the beautiful human, Blaine accidentally kills another Vampire over her and is put under a serious debt with the Vampire Council.
Blaine reluctantly forces himself to forget the woman and allows her to live her life without his intervention. It wasn’t until 50-years-later that the distant memories of the captivating Mary are brought back to the surface. Blaine has the pleasure to encounter the young Wendy Slate, granddaughter of Mary Slate after a criminal vampire keeps her hostage. Blaine got there in time to stop the criminal, but not to stop the beginning of Wendy’s transition into Vampirism.
As he was forced to sire her into this new world, he discovers that Wendy is the most amazing person he’d ever met. Wendy has to make a life-altering decision as Blaine has to deal with his blooming feelings for a woman who was identical to his first love. This modern love story introduces the most influential turning point of these lovers’ lives.
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Disclaimer: I received a free ecopy as part of this blog tour and in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own.
Let me start by saying that I thought Vampire Creed by Rain Grey was a really good book but I was left feeling a tad underwhelmed and I'm unsure why.
Barnaby Blaine Rice; Blaine was born a vampire a long time ago. Blaine fell in love with a married human, and killed another vampire over her. This meant that Blaine was in debt to the vampire council as his punishment for killing another vampire. Blaine's latest task set by the council is to look after and protect Wendy.
Wendy Slate was attacked and kidnapped by a vampire, and is now in a state of transition from human to vampire. It is at this point that Blaine breaks in and rescues her from this vampire. Once away from her captor Blaine gives Wendy a choice. She can complete the transition to vampire or not complete the transition and she will die. Wendy's choice is...
When women who look like Wendy begin turning up dead, the vampire council task Blaine with finding out who is responsible and putting a stop to it.
The plot is clear and well thought out. The pace is good, it starts a little slower and gathers momentum. There is a good amount of background information and it was given at the appropriate points within the story.
The characters were good, they showed some development and had plenty of emotion, making them appear realistic. They interacted with each other well too.
I personally didn't feel an attachment to them or as though I was fully immersed in their lives but I honestly don't know why, even after waiting 2 weeks before writing my review. I guess it's just one of life's little mysteries!!!
If you like vampires, vampire romance or supernatural I would recommend giving Vampire Creed a go. It is a good book.
~About the Author~
Rain Grey is a psychologist by profession. However, she has been writing books since she was fifteen years old. She loves anything supernatural and her favourite genres are vampire Romance and ghost fiction. Her home in England is close to the town of Stratford Upon Avon, where William Shakespeare was born.
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