Blood of the Maple
In a unique community...more
Vampire lives with a witch for a roommate.
Vampire has a booty call with another witch (not the roommate).
Witch is obsessed with being more than just a booty call.
Witch curses Vampire. Vampire must now drink from the blood of plants instead of humans.
Roommate dies (no this really isn’t a spoiler, it happens early and is necessary for the rest of the book).
Vampire still can talk to roommate who is now a ghost.
Ghost aka former roommate tells vampire he must move to Maggi ...more
I had many, many problems with it but I’ll be kind enough not to list all of them.
First of all, I didn’t believe it's possible for a book to have too much paranormal, but apparently it is. I don’t think there’s anything that hasn’t been thrown into the mix. Dryads, vampires, were-this and were-that, witches, Renfields, ghosts, human sensitives and god only knows wh ...more
This book features a wonderfully amusing and addictive cast of characters, forming a solid basis for future installments. Despite the second half featuring a few laggy scenes and somewhat uneven dialogue, the story as a whole is solid and worth a visit.
First off, props go to whoever thought up the book’s title. It gives an idea of what the story might involve (namely, blood and plant life), but also perplexes and intrigues—after all, what in tarnation does blood have ...more
This book is a zany, delightful, yet moving story with a cast of colorful characters. The main story-line narrates a relationship between Parker Hollis and Amara Schweller. He is not your run of the mill male vampire. He is a vegetarian vampire who ...more
The only ...more
I had really been looking forward to this book, I thought it was going to be A LOT better than it ended up being. The story was extremely fast paced, set in this ‘Steford’ type society, just with sup...more
Vampire Parker Hollis took full advantage of the free love and hippie lifestyle of the sixties...right up until he ignored a friend's warning and dallied with someone he would long regret ever meeting. Sure, he learned a valuable life lesson: hell hath no fury like a witch scorned, but he paid dearly for that lesson. Determined to be Parker's blood wife, the batshit crazy witch captures the vampire, then casts a dark spell that will change Parker...and his existence...forev ...more
It has been a few yea ...more
Blood of the Maple is a contemporary romantic fantasy by Dana Marie Bell. Though it works perfectly well as a standalone, it marks the beginning of a new series called Maggie’s Grove. After sexy vamp Parker Hollis unintentionally attracts a psychotic witch admirer, he’s cursed to drink only “green, leafy blood” for the rest of his unnatural life – but unfortunately he just can’t bring himself to kill the witch in order to break the curse. When Parker’s bes ...more
The title of this book was a puzzle to me, at least until I met the main characters in the book. Then Blood of the Maple made perfect sense.
The Sixties: a time for peace, laughter and freedom. A wide-open feast for vampire Parker Hollis, until he runs afoul of Terri, a powerful and possessive witch who wants Parker all to herself. When she catches him with another woman, she curses him to a life of drinking only plant blood, making him the only known vegetarian vampi ...more
Ok, the prologue almost made me regret my decision to read Blood of the Maple. While it was needed for the reader to completely understand the both the hero and heroine’s problems, it made me think the book was going to silly fluff. I’m pleased to say by the end of chapter one, I had discarded that thought and c ...more
Parker is an weirdo amongst the weird and Amara is an outcast in a city full of supernaturals. A vegetarian vampire, Parker moves to Maggie's Grove after his best friend dies of cancer. Greg is still with him as a ghost but Parker wants a fresh start, what he finds is a town full of supernaturals and a the only woman who's blood was made for his unique diet. Amara has been the outcast in Maggie's Grove for her whole lif ...more
Not to mention the werewolves, the driads , and all the othe ...more
The thing is, after finishing Feed, I needed a dose of what Vinaya calls fluff-fluffy-fluffest, something where you don't have to worry about what could happen to the characters because you already know everyone will get their HEA.
Luckily, Alisha's review of this book popped in my feed and I thought "why not?" So, a couple of hours later, here we are, almost ready to read tougher books again.
I have to admit, tho ...more
Parker was odd, as a vegetarian vampire, you should expect that. I did think it weird that he had never hea ...more
First time reading a book centered around a dryad. Although it felt like there were too many dryads at the end. Interesting and entertaining story lore overall. I haven't read a paranormal story in a long time. ...more
Other books in the series
News & Interviews
"Could you do me a favor?" Mollie pushed her sweaty bangs out of her eyes with a shaking hand.
"The roses have started doing the Macarena, and it´s freaking me the fuck out. Could you make them stop?”