Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Love Bleeds by Maggie James

Love Bleeds (Only After Dark Series -Book One)Love Bleeds, the first book in the Only After Dark series, is an alluring story of family, passion, danger, and rock ‘n’ roll. With a band made up of vampires and humans playing seductively, sexy music, (think Stewart Townsend in Queen of the Damned singing love songs - YUM!) James takes the vampire romance genre in a completely different direction with this story. These powerful and sexy vampires live along side human band mates acting as a family unit. Sure the vampires are more powerful and can be a bit scary to the humans, but they still interact like any other family would.  Joe is such a fascinating character that I loved, then hated, then loved again. He’s one emotionally screwed-up vampire when it comes to relationships, but isn’t ashamed of his vampire nature. His best friend, Philip, seems to have a death wish until he meets Kat’s best friend, Nina. Nina’s and Philip’s relationship is a sweet and loving story. Kat’s and Joe’s relationship is as rocky as they come but was so entertaining to read. Their sexual chemistry jumps off the page and had me fanning myself numerous times. There are a lot of story lines going on in the back ground with the other characters that really set up a nice world for the author to continue this fabulous series. I want to hear more about the other characters she introduced us to. Love Bleeds is a must read and the Only After Dark series is certainly one to keep your eye on in the future!
There's no such thing as vampires...
Straight-laced Katarina Renót is well educated, logical and doesn't believe vampires truly exist. But when a well deserved holiday in Europe turns into a torrid game of cat and mouse with a handsome stranger and her best friend is exhibiting signs of being allergic to daylight-Kat doesn't think her life can get any stranger.

Every man has a weakness...Even an immortal...

Joseph Markus is an arrogant, wealthy entrepreneur who spends his free time as the raspy lead singer for the rock band "Slang" and seducing beautiful women. After decades of mourning the tragic death of the only woman he ever loved, vying to save his best friend from an unrelenting death wish- now he is accused of being a murderer.

An undeniable twist of fate...

Kat learns her Prince Charming is actually the "Prince of Darkness" and though she can't resist falling for this sultry vampire, she still lives in denial. But when the lines are drawn, and Kat finds herself caught in the middle of a deadly plot for revenge she has only one choice--trust the seductive vampire who has captured her heart. Despite his own arrogance, Joe finds himself inexplicably drawn to Kat. Her stubborn will to resist his seductive charms coupled with her endearing naiveté prove to be more than he bargained for and Joe soon realizes he is in way over his head. But will love be enough to save their immortal souls from the grips of a twisted obsession?

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