Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Book review: This Time Next Year by Catherine Peace

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Available July 11th from Decadent Publishing 
Vampire Kiernan Shaw has never forgotten the night twenty years ago when he’d been forced to stand by while another vampire killed a six-year-old girl’s parents in front of her. He’s spent the better part of the last two decades watching over her, protecting her and hoping for an opportunity to make amends one day.

Ever since surviving the vampire attack that killed her parents, Moira Curran has dealt with the resulting nightmares and abandonment issues the only way she could—by throwing herself into her biochemistry career, preferring a life of a hermit in her lab to facing the reality of her lonely life.

Madame Eve brings them back together for one fateful night. An immediate bond of sizzling chemistry and respect forms, but can it heal her fears and his guilt?

This is a short 38 page story by a brand new first time published author Catherine Peace. It's always hard to try brand new authors. It's a risk of course to our pocketbook and our reading time.  Miss Peace started with a beautiful cover and a great little blurb so i had good hopes i would enjoy the story.  it's It's hard to put enough  story into something this short and make it feel enjoyable. This is really like the after story of a horrific tale where years ago a little girl is forced to watch her parents get torn apart and murdered by a vampire. Now years later and grown up the newly made vampire who was forced tostand back and  watch what happened is back. Kiernan  had a good vampire maker that was murdered by another vicious vampire then was forced to watch him murder Moira's parents. He's watched over her all the years after and now wants to make amends. This story reminded me a bit of Twilight and Christine Feehan's Dark series. It's well written and your drawn through it by the intense emotions experienced by both Moira and Kiernan. A lot had to happen in a short amount of time and at the end i just wanted more. I would love to see this author write a longer story. Definitely would like to read more. 5 out of 5 stars for This Time Next year by Catherine Peace.

Find out more about Catherine Peace www.lexcade.blogspot.com

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