Sunday, March 18, 2012

Book Review: Kiss of the Vampire by Cynthia Garner

Kiss of the Vampire
By Cynthia Garner
Release Date: February 1, 2012
Summary: Warriors of the Rift

Once a generation, the rift between the paranormal world and the human world opens, allowing supernatural entities to cross. Vampire, demon, or shapeshifter, they can save the world-or send it spiraling into chaos.
Half-demon, half-human, Nix de la Fuente is accepted by neither and mistrusted by both. Determined to prove she's more human than not, she devotes herself to solving crimes between the world's mortals and its most unsavory undead. But her latest case brings her face to face with the one vampire she could never resist . . . 

Called in to investigate a string of violent murders, special agent Tobias Caine isn't interested in rekindling his relationship with Nix. Yet one look and the vampire knows his need for her is as strong as ever. Once, their all-consuming passion nearly cost Nix her fragile hold on her humanity. Now, as their hunger for one another intensifies, exposing them to an unimaginable danger, it could cost them both their lives.

Review: Wow, I seriously need to pick up more paranormal romances. Not only are they full of paranormal creatures and awesome romance, they are packed with action and strong characters with attitude. Kiss of the Vampire opens up at the crime scene where a vampire had been brutally murdered. What made this so interesting was that paranormals were known to the world, so they did not have to hide who they were to anyone else. This puts a unique twist on the vampire murders that had been going on; which paranormal creature really did it? 

Nix, a detective who is assigned to work the vampire case, is a half-demon and she's still fighting to keep her demon side in check. But how can she do that when Tobias, a dark and brooding vampire, comes back into her life? I love the history behind Nix and Tobias and how they have to work together again after five years. The book got a little boring when they focused so much on the crime scene and investigation and not so much on the relationships, but the romance was still definitely there. 

Dante was a quirky character, the human helping Nix out on the case, and it was fun to see how he pushed Tobias's buttons. I loved how independent Nix was and how she could definitely hold her own against big bad guys. And Tobias was just awesome. I liked how they were pushed to work together on the case and deal with issues that hadn't been solved five years ago. The paranormal side of things was so cool and I wish there was even more of it! If you're into paranormal romance, check this one out! I know I'm going to pick up one of Cynthia Garner's werewolf paranormal romance books next to get some more of this genre I've been neglecting for far too long!


  1. I am loving the cover. ;) Great review!

  2. This sounds yummy..i am currently reading Laurie London's sweetblood series..I think you would love it!


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