Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Thirst by Jacquelyn Frank (The Engery Vampires #1)

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Written by: Jacquelyn Frank
Print Length: 279 pages
Publisher: Loveswept
Publication Date: January 17, 2017
Sold by: Random House LLC
Genre: Paranormal Romance

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.

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Renee is a homicide detective who gets pulled into the vampire world through an unusual murder (the victims have “vampire” puncture wounds). Once the clues start to unravel, Renee sleuthing attracts the attention of Rafe, an energy sucking vampire, and the sycophants who feed and murder humans to slake their feeding lusts. While Rafe wants to protect Renee and make her his, his enemies, the sycophants, want to feed.

I loved the original take on energy powered vampires but I struggled with creating any character connection and it seemed to lose me a few times with the direction the plot took and the repetition. I'm chalking this up to it being a new series and I had no investment in the characters when this started. I will continue on because I'm Frank fan.

I received this ARC copy of Thirst from Random House Publishing Group - Loveswept in exchange for a honest review. The review is set for publication Jan. 17, 2017.

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