Author: Theresa Meyers
Publisher: Harlequin Nocture
Pulling back the veil on a world shrouded in darkness, Theresa Meyers' stunning debut reveals a sinfully handsome vampire whose secret is about to exposed...
All her life Seattle reporter Kristin Reed sought her breakout story. She never thought she'd find it in the crimson lair of a real life creature of the night. Kristin never believed vampires existed—until with dark brooding eyes and a decadent chocolate scent, Dmitri Dionotte called out to her...
Dmitri and his clan's true nature was cloaked in secrecy until a warring vampire order threatened their existence. Kristin was just the woman he needed. She couldn't resist their story...or Dmitri. Her blood pulsed hot and furious when he touched her, and with his kiss, all logic fled. But each night she spent with her vampire lover brought her closer to death and destruction. A death not even an immortal could triumph over.
My Thoughts: This book pulled me in quickly with the discovery of 4 bodies that had been drained of blood and had their organs removed. I wanted to find out what that had to do with vampires. . .
It didn't read so much like a romance in the beginning, though there was a strong attraction between Dmitri and Kristin, but I sort of felt like I was reading a cozy mystery - with a paranormal twist of course. You had these murders and then you had a reporter and a vampire, but mainly the reporter, trying to solve them. Along the way she was looking to break a story big enough to win a Pulitzer. What better than to prove vampires exist?
I liked the book, but keep in mind that it is Harlequin - I know, I am probably opening myself up to a world of criticism there, but it seems like everything I have read with Harlequin on it, is sort of lightweight. I will be the first to admit though, that I need some lightweight every once in a while!
All of Kristin's friends and her boss seemed a little too willing to me to accept the reality of vampires, not even really questioning Kristin when she told them. I think my first reaction would be a big "NO WAY!" and lots of astonishment. It would take a lot more convincing than just a "Hey, I've been hanging out with this guy that runs Sangria downtown - and guess what? He's a vampire."
Now, this is only Book 1 in the Sons of Midnight series, so I am hopeful that we will learn more about the characters as the series progresses. You do get the story Salvation of the Damned at the end of this book that started out the Sons of Midnight series. It was orgininally published in electronic form for Harlequin Nocturne Bites.
I am currently having a giveaway for one autographed print copy of this book - I would love to have lots of entries so someone could win it and share their thoughts with me and my readers! You can also find out a lot more about Ms. Meyers at the giveaway post! Enter here!
~I received a complimentary E-copy of this book from Bewitching Blog Tours in exchange for my review.~
The Truth about Vampires: The Truth about Vampires\Salvation of the Damned (Harlequin Nocturne)
Publisher/Publication Date: Harlequin, Feb 15, 2011