Book Review: Kiss of the Vampire by Cynthia Garner

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Kiss of the Vampire (Warriors of the Rift #1)
by Cynthia Garner

Published: 2/1/2012

From Goodreads:

Warriors of the Rift

Once a generation, the rift between the paranormal world and the human world opens, allowing supernatural entities to cross. Vampire, demon, or shapeshifter, they can save the world-or send it spiraling into chaos.

Half-demon, half-human, Nix de la Fuente is accepted by neither and mistrusted by both. Determined to prove she’s more human than not, she devotes herself to solving crimes between the world’s mortals and its most unsavory undead. But her latest case brings her face to face with the one vampire she could never resist . . .

Called in to investigate a string of violent murders, special agent Tobias Caine isn’t interested in rekindling his relationship with Nix. Yet one look and the vampire knows his need for her is as strong as ever. Once, their all-consuming passion nearly cost Nix her fragile hold on her humanity. Now, as their hunger for one another intensifies, exposing them to an unimaginable danger, it could cost them both their lives.

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Tabatha thought:

While we all know that I am not a HUGE paranormal person, I find that sometimes a girl just needs to sink her teeth into all things mythical. At first glance, I thought to myself – “this looks like it’s going to be a good paranormal read with a brilliant twist.” Oddly enough, I found myself just a little disappointed with this one.

“He was injured.” Tobias lifted a brow.

“So?” MacMillan folded his arms. “I’m the one who hurt him. Besides, someone has to fight the wounded.” His grin was as cocky as they came. “That could be my niche.”

Here you have Nix – half demon and half human (awesome right!?) & Tobias – part of the the Council. These two already have a rocky past, which includes Tobias walking out on Nix with no explanation at all (to her at least) – and are suddenly brought face to face when Tobias is called in to look into murders that have recently happened. While watching everything unfold between the two after the initial run in – I found a few things that just did not work for me.

Some people used meth. Others drank themselves into a stupor. Her drug of choice was Tobias Caine. And it seemed that even after five years of sobriety, she was still as addicted as ever.

The middle felt just a little rushed to me. I mean, I know this is fiction and all, but how does one go from basically loathing the man who walked out on her – to instant love. Just.Like.That.? I don’t get it. This one also left me with a ton of questions that, if answered, would have added a bunch of insight that would have helped explain the book just a little bit more. While the ending itself was awesome, I felt everything leading up to it was kind of… off.

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Tabatha - or Tabby for short (: Founder of Insightful Minds & IM Design Studio. Mommy to an amazingly gorgeous 6 year old & proud wife of an amazingly gifted Combat Medic (: Yea; I own the Army Wife thing.. **dust the shoulders off** I love me some Romance; YA; Mystery, Erotica (yea, I said it!) and pretty much anything else that doesn't consist of Non Fiction or anything Historical. Oh! I am also a cover whore & according to Goodreads - I am Ashley's other book half! <3

4 Responses to Book Review: Kiss of the Vampire by Cynthia Garner

  1. Hmm this sounds interesting. Don’t know if it would be for me though. Great review!!

  2. Great review. I love a good vampire story and will at least give this one a chance. Sorry you didn’t like it anymore than you did.

  3. Hm… don’t think it is for me. I can stand a love triangle (even though I don’t care for them) but my bigger pet peeve is insta-love. Especially after loathing. Doesn’t make sense. Great review tho!

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