Publisher: Third Broom On the Left Press / Indie
Formats Available: Paperback and E-Book
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Vampyre Kisses is an enthralling story about a young woman named Faith, who seems content with her life, but deep down craves more excitement. Then a mysterious man named Trent enters her world and everything changes. Surprising to Faith, Trent is a green-eyed vampire from Ireland. She is even more amazed to find out that she is a witch, and the last of her kind.
Faith learns that she is destined to restore her witch line and becomes more powerful as she gains confidence and knowledge, but danger lurks everywhere -- especially when unknown assailants steal the most important gems from the vampire master and werewolf royalty.
Now surrounded by a world filled with mystifying vampires and werewolves, can Faith gain enough power to help her friends and rescue the stolen gems?
The cover is adequate, it gives the night time scene over the roofs of the buildings. The thing that grabs my attention and I would say attracts me to it is the beautiful red rose with blood dripping from it. The book begins at a slow to medium pace, in some parts I was kind of feeling "come on get on with it" then about a third of the way in the pace pics up and become faster with a deeper plot that totally hooks you in. The ending leaves plenty of scope for future escapades.
The main character, Faith is a good hearted person who seems to always try and see the good in people even when they are somewhat nasty to her. Faith has this sort of feeling that there is more for her to do in life....that she can be more than who/what she is at the moment. Wow that is so true as the book goes on faith learns she a witch, a very important witch as she is the last one alive who has a serious job to undertake. Faith is to be the one to "give faith" to those who will join her on the task to find some missing gems. The gems are extremely important as one belongs to the werewolves and the other belongs to the vampires. The two races are not used to working together for a common goal. So Faith does have a difficult task thrust upon her. She also need training into becoming a witch to her full "witchy" potential. The book has mystery, adventure, lots of action and of course some love. I enjoyed the revealing of what Faith's "birthmark", which is in fact a Vampyre Kiss, and who gave it to her and why. I also like the relationship between Faith and Morgan, it is so well described the small gestures towards each other. Elizabeth really writes that so well. I hope to read more about Morgan and Faith in the future as well as more mentions of Faith's father even though he is dead.
I really loved one of the more minor characters, the flamboyant Gordon, whom is a "fortune teller" He see's the future of what is most likely to happen. He sees the "war" ahead, and he see's Faith fighting someone very close to her......Can Faith put emotions aside?
The ending of the book does set the scene of the next book as Circe the goddess of witches wishes Faith to find a love she can procreate and continue the witch line with, but how is that to happen as Faith and Trent are so in love and determined to be together... The fates have their own special ways of working so we will have to see what they have in store and if and when the witch line will continue.
So did I enjoy the book? Once I got into the book after about the first third yes I was super hooked in. The first third is not bad in anyway, I just wanted to read it faster than I could if that makes sense? Would I recommend? Yes It has Werewolves, Shapeshifters and of course Vampires, so if you love books with these in you'll love this. It is the beginning, lead into to a potentially great series. Would I read more of this series? Oh yes please i need to know what happens next...and if the witch line will continue.... Would I read more by Elizabeth Kolodziej? Yes I would.
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