Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Even Vampires Get the Blues by Sandra Hill (Review)
For those who are like me who haven't picked up the series yet is about some vikings that weren't being too good the Archangel Michael basically saved their souls and turns them into vampire angels. Each one has a version of the deadly sin. Our hero today Harek Sigurdsson sin is greed. He was a very greed viking who was dabbling in the slave trade when he was a live. So, he thought money and power were the way to go, before he changed. As I'm reading this story I pictured Harek as Alexander Skarsgård, after all he did play a viking vampire in True Blood. Sorry I'm digressing. Basically, he needs to change his way otherwise he will be eternally damned. Jump ahead to the modern age and he still has a problem with greed among other things. He may be hot and sexy, but he still has a lot to learn.
Then we have Camille Dumaine who happens to an awesome Navy Seal (WEALS). Her nickname is Camo. On the outside she seems like a plain jane that could kick anyones butt, but looks can be deceiving as Harek learns while he escorts Camille to a wedding. Anyway, Harek gets roped into going cause he needs to fill Camille on an assignment they are working on together. However, its more than that he might have possibly found his life mate, but he is in serious denial. Okay, Harek is pretty vain, so he doesn't understand why he would be attract to such a plain jane like Camille. At the same time Camille is like oh no, I can't be attracted to him this would end up to being fourth disastrous relationship. Of course, Harek past comes into play to their budding relationship, which causes a blip.
All right, who doesn't love sexy viking vampire angel. Anyway, I liked this story, because we have humor. Harek cracks me up, because he's just so cocky. However, he gets knocked down a peg or two when he's with Camille. He's able to come to terms with his past and learn, and Camille was able to overcome her ancestors past which is the reason Harek and Camille have a falling out. We also find action with the fight between Lucipires (demon vampires, yeah I know I didn't touch on that). It has a great combination of action, steam, and romance. Eventually, I will get Harek's brothers, and I do like the take on the seven deadly sins.
Copy provided by Avon via Edelweiss.