Bleeding Hearts (Demimonde #1)
The moment I picked up this book and read a few pages I was hooked, I had stayed up all night reading this and had spent a part of today finishing it up. It was totally a boy meets girl, boy falls for girl, girl falls for boy, girl finds power, boy goes fights enemy, and girl loses boy story. Mareck, was interested in Sophie the moment he met her, Sophie became interested in the first moment she had thought she met him. They dated for a but, then one night they w...more
Ash Krafton starts this story off with the classic boy meets girl plot line. Then, as usual, the vampires show up and the shit hits the proverbial fan. And then finally, throw in a few unique vamp variations and Bleeding Hearts morphs into a riveting read. I particularly enjoyed the links to Egyptian mythology and the way that Sophie's hidden purpose is gradually unveiled. Unfortunately, Krafton also worked in one of my biggest fiction pet peeves: insta-love. It wasn't ov...more
Sophie is capable of doing something I am not good at. She gives good advice and she tries to save everyone. She also has had a few people in her life that no matter wha...more
first and foremost this vampire book this something special, none of the likes of which that has ever been done before. Everyone who reads books knows that ever since Twilight came out there was a big explosion of vampire books. Eventually, my friends and I became sick of them. Bleeding Hearts was, literally, a splash of cold water in the face. It was refreshing. This is why I read books, to enjoy and cherish them as long as I can remember them.
When I signed up for the giveaway fo...more
One of the things I lov...more
Sophie Galen is an advice columnist for The Mag. She personally believes that there is good in everyone and tries to help her fellow man whenever she can. She cares for everyone she meets except for Donna The Stapler Nazi. Sophie's editor Barbara knows that she can count on Sophie to go the extra mile when is comes to work. Sophie is best friends with a priest named Jared who shares a past history with her. She loves to browse around the local muse...more
The story was different than I thought it would be. I thought it would have more romance but if it had, it wouldn’t have been as good as it is.
If you like Twilight, Vampire academy or other vampire series, you’re going to sink your teeth into this one. The author made her own race of vampires, which was very original and fun, especially how powerful they are, what they can do with their mind. I really liked how it was different from other vampire series becau...more
The first 11 chapters introduces you to Sophie, her work, life, passions and cat and the chance meeting with Marek. At first, the feel of the book seemed to be chic-lit with mystery.
But then, BOY OH BOY wham the intensity of the book hits you and you are hooked, Sexy Demi Vamp and all the lure that drags you into this relationship, dark, posessive and mysterious.
The story is of a love, strong and trusting. Both Sophie and Marek bring out the best in each other and...more
I wish there was more to the week Marek kept coming to Sophie's apartment every night. There was much...more
The history and mythology wound through and into this story is absolutely brilliant. Not only is it wound seamlessly into the storyline, but it is also...more
The biggest problem with the book in my opinion was the pacing. We start with a premonition in the opening chapter, and we don’t get any more information for almost a fourth of the book. Then we get a sudden reveal, and back to nothing happening for another fourth of the book. What in the world is supposed to make me get through this suspense? The on...more
Ok so this was a first for me, this book was a DNF. I tried I really really did but it took me a week to get half way through and I still could not get into the story. The main character Sophie is an advice columnist for a magazine when on a personal trip to a museum she meets Marek and discovers the world of vampires and demivamps and what her place in it is suppo...more
Sophie's character wa...more
Marek is drawn to Sophie, her light and kindness, a stark opposite of his life as one of the Demivampires, a creature evolving to be a vampire, one of the dead soulless monsters.
Marek suspects she's a Sophia Oracle a woman wit...more
Disclaimer: I won this book on a giveaway and it was sent to me by the author, Ash Krafton, herself in exchange for an honest review.
I was beyond speechless when I found out I had won the giveaway for this book on First Reads here on Goodreads. When I opened my mailbox and I had this book there waiting for me I was over the moon.
I felt the need to read it straight away though it took me almost a month to pick it up.
Believe me when I say that I have read just about every vampire book out there from Anne Rice to L J Smith. It now takes a book with a unique twist to not only keep me reading, but to also get a 4 star rating from me. Ash Krafton's Bleeding Hearts did just that. It is not just a story of good vs. evil, nor is it your average love story. It's a story of Hope and of helping others.
Sophie Galen has a big heart. Her undying optimism led her to seek...more
I read this book in preparation to read the second for a review. I found the book intriguing, but a bit slow. It picked up toward the end and it certainly does not follow the formula typical of the genre, but I thought there were a lot of holes for the reader. We end up knowing little about the Master and his ling fight with Marek and when this comes to a finale, the differences between the two vampiric types is less clear...more
First off, I wish Godreads had half stars because I want to give it a 3.5. As the first book in a series it has really great potential and I will be sticking with it, hopefully to get answers to the ploethera of questions left unanswered. I just love Sophie and a few of her budding friendships; i wish we got a little more dialogue with Dahlia and Shiloh. Marek is ok, but I am not totally attached to...more
I am a huge stickler for books needing a good opening. There is nothing worse than opening a book and wanting to be pulled into a world quickly and then it taking a third of the book to get into it. This book does a really good job of the beginning. It brings you in really quickly to the characters and the world. There isn't a lot of info dumps (something that also drives me crazy in beginnings of books), so I am more tha...more
Sophie Galen is an advice columnist whose work leaves her neck-deep in other people’s problems. Thanks to her compassion, her gut instinct, and her magnetic charm, Sophie really knows how to attract little black clouds.
Marek Thurzo is no little black cloud; he’s a maelstrom. Marek is Demivampire, a race with the potential to evolve into vampire. A warrior who’s taken his share of spiritual damage, he hovers dangerously close to destruction.
He seeks salvation. She’s driven to save...more
Firstly I would like to thank Ash Krafton, author of Bleeding Hearts for letting me review her book and giving me this finest opportunity of reading her work.
The story line is unique and the characters are strong and well described and not at all sketchy. The main character Sophie Galen is an ordinary advice columnist and who has deeply involved herself in saving each person she can. Then she meets Marek...more
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