The Vampire Within
by Laura Daleo
My rating: 5 stars
Series: Immortal Kiss - Book 3
Publisher: Story Bound Publishing, LLC; 1 edition (March 16, 2018)
Publication Date: March 16, 2018
Genre: Dark Fantasy
Print Length: 242 pages
Brandon Cass is not your average teenager. He has a taste for blood—human blood. For sixteen years, he stumbled through life without a hitch until the enigmatic aroma of blood awakened something dark within him. Visions of a beautiful young woman with chocolate brown hair and ocean blue eyes haunt his mind, yet her identity is a puzzling mystery.
His hunger for blood strengthens, and the cravings become too powerful to control. No one is safe, not even his family. To safeguard all he once found dear, Brandon sets out on a quest for answers. In an unfamiliar city, he comes face-to-face with the beautiful young woman, confronts the dark force which controls him, and learns what he must endure to reclaim his soul.
The Vampire Within by Laura Daleo
Just when Brandon thought his teenage life was sooooo boring, it happened. Blood would send him into a frenzy of thirst. The smell was intoxicating, the taste amazing and his control would become non-existent as he became something wild and dark and dangerous. Is he losing his mind? What is happening to him? He needs answers, now. Has he become a creature of legend? Is he a vampire?
Brandon’s quest will take him to a dark and secret club where he will find the answers he craves as badly as he craves blood, but what he finds could be only the tip of the iceberg of horror and a newfound friend and ally may be the only one to save him from himself and the monsters that lurk in the shadows…
Laura Daleo isn’t just writing “another teen discovers hidden secrets” tale. She has blazed a completely new and edgy take on vampires, their world and what happens when a young man is caught up in their dark world. Does his family know more than they are letting on? Is he doomed to become a Denison of the dark? Maybe his “boring” world wasn’t’ so bad, after all…
I had fun with this one, Brandon seems so typical until he doesn’t. His little sister is a pain until she isn’t and the voices that have haunted his life are real…
A little fantasy, a little blood, some embarrassing moments and a baby who will grow to become a pawn in the twisted vampire world. Let your own reality fade away, step into Brandon’s skin and fall into the world he is now discovering where anything can happen and monsters are real. Ms. Daleo keeps her tale fresh with a quirky trio who become unlikely allies on a mission, when all is said and done, is it possible that vampires aren’t always evil? You decide!
I received a complimentary copy from Laura Daleo!