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Kiss of the Vampire by Cynthia Garner
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Feb 13, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: owned, romance-paranormal2
Read from February 15 to 16, 2012

Book Description:

Once a generation, the rift between the paranormal world and the human world opens, allowing supernatural entities to cross. Called in to investigate a string of violent murders, special agent Tobias Caine isn't interested in rekindling his relationship with half-demon, half-human Nix de la Fuente. Yet one look and the vampire knows his need for her is as strong as ever.


Nix is an interesting mix of demon and human, she must fight her demon side into submission everyday in order to keep her sanity. Tobias is a very old vampire...Cynthia Garner has created 2 very likable main characters who could have been angst ridden and depressing but her use of common sense and humor has made these characters connect with the reader emotionally. The sexual tension felt throughout the book makes even the most hardened PNR fan shiver. Nix borders on feeling sorry for herself because of her loveless childhood but CG only skims that depression and doesn't allow Nix to wallow in it. Tobias comes across as controlling as only a very old vampire can be but again CG tempers that with a realization that Nix is a strong female and can think for herself. CG's secondary character of Dante MacMillan is wonderful, his humor and irreverence bring a lighter feel to the story and blends well with both Nix and Tobias's personalities.

I loved the creation of the world in this novel. Cynthia Garner's take on how preternatural beings coming to earth is unique and it in it self feels almost like a character in the book . The plot moves quickly and has enough action to counter balance the romance and makes this a great read for everyone. If Cynthia Garner can build on the strengths of this novel, the series will become a force to be reckoned with in the Paranormal romance market.

A sold 4 out of 5 stars for this up and coming author with her unique characters blend of action and romance. I put this in the *must buy now* side of the 'to be read' ledger.

Reviewed for Netgalley viewed on GoodReads Posted Feb 16,2012♦
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