Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Jacquelyn Frank - Thirst review

This was my first Jacquelyn Frank book and while I'm not crazy over vampire books, I do like them every now and again and this one sounded interesting. Renee is a human detective and she fights to find killers.  The latest homicide she's working on sounds crazy, even for her.  Witnesses are claiming the killer is a vampire. Renee doesn't judge them too harshly, as sometimes the imagination runs wild due to witnessing a crime.  But then she meets Rafe. He's unlike other men she's come into contact with and feels drawn to him.  He realizes she can provide him energy and he uses her as a food source, unbeknownst to her.  But he's just as drawn to her as she is to him and soon they can't get enough of each other. However, circumstances happen that makes it so he has to tell her about who they are. Even though humans aren't aware of their existence, Renee vows to protect both humans and vampires. The book took some crazy turns here and there and while I didn't get sucked into these characters' lives, it was interesting.  I would like to read something else from this author and see how I  like other books.   

*ARC provided by NetGalley for my honest review.*

A hidden society of vampires—and the humans they love—are at the heart of this opening novel in a biting, all-original series from the New York Times bestselling author of the Nightwalkers saga.

Rafe DaSilva is an energy vampire, soaking up nourishment from the sun—and, only when necessary, drawing sweet sustenance from humans who are pure in body and spirit. As the right-hand man to his queen, Rafe is a key player at a historic peace summit in New York City, which will unite the vampire nations against a common threat: the sycophants, who feed on humanity and kill indiscriminately. But Rafe’s fascination with a beautiful blond police detective may put everything at risk.

Detective Renee Holden has never worked a homicide quite like this. The victim has twin puncture wounds on his neck, and the only eyewitness swears she saw a vampire. Now’s definitely not the time to get distracted by a seductive stranger. But the suave, darkly austere, exotically handsome Rafe DaSilva is a hard man to deny, and as Renee falls under his spell, she also falls prey to his enemies. Desperate to protect her, Rafe lifts the veil on a shadow realm she can only visit—a world of intoxicating power, terrifying dangers, and forbidden pleasures.

Praise for Jacquelyn Frank’s World of Nightwalkers novels

“A highly entertaining paranormal series.”—Fresh Fiction

“If you loved the original Nightwalker books, you’ll enjoy this.”—USA Today, on Forsaken

“Jacquelyn Frank uses a deft hand to weave the layers of this series together. . . . The love affairs have been wildly romantic with some very sensual love scenes.”—The Romance Reviews

“The relationships in this series are intriguing. . . . The ancient struggle between two forces gives this story plenty of action and sizzle.”—RT Book Reviews, on Forever

“As always, Frank excels in highlighting the lovers’ delight in exploring the strangeness of each other’s bodies.”—Publishers Weekly

Includes an excerpt from another Loveswept title.

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