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Thursday, October 24, 2013

Her Vampyrrhic Heart by Simon Clark

Tom Westonby may have lost his wife to a powerful curse, but the war against the ancient evil has barely begun . . .
She will come back to me, Tom Westonby tells himself. We'll be reunited. It has been five years since he's seen his beloved wife, Nicola Bekk. Five years since their wedding day - when he won her hand, but in doing so triggered the curse that has blighted the Bekk family for centuries. Nicola became a vampire, and fled, lest she harm the one she loves the most.
Since then, Tom has lived a remote life in Nicola's ancestral home in the woods, patiently awaiting the return of his vampire bride. But little does he know that someone else is returning to the village - someone who holds great power over the supernatural forces that dwell within it, waiting for revenge.
Soon, Tom will be forced to risk his life - and the lives of those he loves - in the fight against an ancient evil that cannot possibly be beaten . . .
This book was ok, it was a very slow start and it slowly got better. The title of the book had me wondering for quite awhile how it fit into the story line, would have loved to hear more about the Bekk family and not so much about Tom. I am still confused over the plot twist of  the other charters in the book.  I am a paranormal junkie and this was more fantasy. The element felt obtuse and forced. And if left me completely confused. I mean it was so fast I had to go back and reread to make sure I had actually read what I read. Not sure if this is still a book about vampires or what.

The romance seemed a little force. It didn't have that build up to a great romance that I was looking for. It was like one minute she did not want to be with Tom the next she wanted to take him down to the floor and have her way with him. I don't know if it was the pacing or what, but it didn't feel real to me.  I think that Simon Clark was trying to write a more romantic book then a gory book. So If you are expecting his more gory vampire books you may want to skip this one.

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