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Thursday, February 25, 2010

The Dhampir by Angela Knight

The Dhampir by Angela Knight
Publisher: Changeling Press
Genre: Contemporary, Paranormal
Length: Short Story (42 pgs)
Other: M/F
Rating: 3.5 cherries
Reviewed by Tiger Lily

Genevieve Drake is a Dhampir -- half vampire, half mortal, born and bred to be the perfect complement to her vampire mate, like those of her family for sixteen generations. Instead, she chose to become a cop. Three months ago she survived a vicious attack by a psychotic ex that left her with psychic scars and a desperate need for a new line of work. Time to rethink her future.

Hunter is tall, dark and handsome -- and very, very powerful. He's also been waiting for Genevieve. She was just sixteen when he had a vision that they'd one day become lovers. He's been biding his time ever since.

But Genevieve's experiences have left her unable to trust any man, even Hunter. If he wants them to have a future, the vampire will have to find a way to banish her ghosts...

Sometimes the hardest thing to overcome is the past. What do you do when the man of your dreams wants to help you heal? Do you give in? Or stick to your comfort zone?

Pick up The Dhampir and read on.

Angela Knight writes great paranormal stories. Her characters keep your attention while the world she creates pulls you in. The storyline moves at a quick clip.

I like the hero. Hunter knows Genevieve is his and it’s nice to see him take control. What I like the most about him is that he’s not only willing to take her body to new sexual heights, he’s also willing to help her get past the demons marring her life.

Genevieve is an interesting heroine. She’s got emotional scars that she can’t always control. It’s nice to see a heroine who isn’t perfect. She’s totally in lust with Hunter, but she’s afraid to let go. I know lots of people who feel the same way at times and it’s refreshing.

The sex in this story sizzles, but herein lies my quandary. This is a short story and the love scenes scorch the page, but it almost happens too fast. I wanted to see the physical attraction build at a little slower pace to make the sex feel more natural and less forced. I realize this is an erotic story, but I wanted to see more passion and emotional investment within the sex.

If you want a story that has parts that will make you squirm, cheer, and smile, then you need to read The Dhampir. I give this story 3.5 cherries.

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