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"My inspiration has always been Maggie Shayne's Wings in the Night." #1 New York Times Bestselling Author, Christine Feehan They told 20-year-old Charlie O’Malley that they had a cure for the rare blood condition that would eventually kill her–an untested, experimental cure. All they wanted in return was for her to join their elite military team and train to kill the Undea"My inspiration has always been Maggie Shayne's Wings in the Night." #1 New York Times Bestselling Author, Christine Feehan They told 20-year-old Charlie O’Malley that they had a cure for the rare blood condition that would eventually kill her–an untested, experimental cure. All they wanted in return was for her to join their elite military team and train to kill the Undead. She took the deal, not because she cared so much about extending her life, but because it would make her strong–stronger than ordinary humans. Strong enough to kill the vampire who’d pretended to love her, taken her blood, used her body, and murdered her mother. Killion was the last of his kind, or so he thought. When he found Charlie, he felt the pull. She had the rare Belladonna Antigen all vampires had as humans. Vampires were compelled to protect those rare mortals they called The Chosen. But with Charlie, the bond was different, more powerful than anything he’s felt before, and impossible to resist, even though surrendering to it will probably get him killed. Ancient vampire elders Rhiannon and Roland come out of exile, risking their lives to help their mortal friend Roxy reclaim her granddaughter. But before the tale ends, their lives will be forever changed. Join Maggie Shayne as she returns to her most beloved series of all time with this new beginning…. Wings in the Night: Reborn...

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twilight guardians Reviews

  • Michelle Leah Olson
    2019-03-22 13:50

    Our Review, by LITERAL ADDICTION's Pack Alpha - Chelle:*Copy gifted in exchange for an honest reviewMaggie Shayne's beloved Wings in the Night series has been REBORN with Twilight Guardians. The characters that us diehards loved in the early books - Rhiannon, Roland, Eric, Roxy... are back along with an exciting new cast and crew of Chosen, Undead and animal familiars in an exciting and engaging tale full of deceit and mayhem, and ending in survival and new love!Roxy, the oldest living Chosen has reconnected with her granddaughter. A woman she has been having dreams about her entire life. She has a preternatural sense somehow that the blood of her blood will be something special. So when Charlie's life is in danger, Roxy steps in to make sure she's safe. Unfortunately, things don't always go as planned, especially in a world rife with DPI operatives looking to make sure the extinction of the Undead went as they hoped it had back in 2011. Charlie O'Malley was an ordinary girl, with the exception that she had the Belladonna antigen and was sheltered and coddled by her mother her entire life. When she starts having strange erotic dreams about the handsome and captivating Killian she thinks she's going crazy. Until she's taken under her grandmother's wing and actually meets the man behind the dreams.Killian believes that he is the last of his kind. When he finally meets the woman of his dreams, he realizes he doesn't much care anymore. Unfortunately, his embedded desire to keep Charlie safe is overwhelmingly hindered by the fact that she thinks vampires are blood sucking monsters out to use people with the antigen as their favorite meal. When Charlie escapes and is scooped up by members of the Department of Paranormal Investigations, she enters a web of deceit unlike anything she's ever known. The question is, will she be able to reconcile what her heart is telling her about Killian versus what she's led to believe by the DPI before it's too late? Twilight Guardians was a captivating story and a must read for all WitN fans. It started out fairly mellow with the reintroduction of the world building for new readers and the introduction of the cast, but it didn't leave the reader wanting for material even then. Once the entire cast was introduced and you got a sense of where the world stood in this new future for the Undead and Chosen, the book took off like a shot and didn't let go. There was action, adventure, subterfuge, and more and the characters were put through the wringer with regards to emotion that you couldn't help but experience right along with them. If you're coming to the world late and haven't had a chance to enjoy the old Wings in the Night novels yet, no worries, you can most definitely start here (and then feel free to go back and get the back story next). :) I cannot wait to see where Maggie goes with the series. There is some seriously amazing world building and character growth that happened at the end of TG, and it looks to be an incredible ride!

  • Valerie Dixon
    2019-03-16 15:59

    Maggie Shayne's Wings in the Night series has Reborn! Twilight Guardians is a griping tale of discovery, survival, and love!Killian is a vampire. He believes that he is the last of his kind. Charlotte O'Malley (aka Charlie) is one of the Chosen, a human with the rare Belladonna antigen. She believes that the vampires are vicious creatures who prey on people like her and that her best choice for survival - and better yet vengeance - is to take the experimental drug BDX. They are both wrong!Roxy is the oldest surviving member of the Chosen and Charlie's grandmother. She has always known that she was special and that her female descendant - Charlie - would also be special. Roxy knows that Charlie has a grand destiny. Is Charlie destined to save the band of surviving vampires and protect members of the Chosen? Or will she bring about their destruction? You'll have to read this page turning novel and find out!!This book is an excellent addition to Maggie's shelf ;)It is a must-read for all fans of Maggie's Wings in the Night series (hint, hint newbies You should check them out)& an excellent novel for anyone who loves vampires, the paranormal, and the message that love conquers all!

  • Melissa Miner
    2019-03-23 09:47

    I can't say enough about Maggie Shayne and Wings in the Night. But I don't want to spoil the story for you.....so get the book and read! Great to have the vamps back and taking care of business. I have really missed Rhiannon and Roland and the gang. Now I have to wait a whole year for the next one.....

  • Elizabeth
    2019-02-28 08:57

    Great rebootI am so glad that this series is back with a new generation. I can't wait to see what Maggie has in store for us next.

  • Judy C
    2019-03-08 09:57

    I won't bore you with a recap on the plot because you'll find it everywhere. What I will give you is my honest review. I'm a newbie to this series and Vampire books. WOW I'm hooked. I wasn't lost because Maggie gave enough background to get by with the old characters that joined the new cast. She did leave me longing to read what I missed out on in her previous books. The book had so many emotions from the different characters and I felt for all of them because they were all suffering in so way. This is a great read and you can get by like I did if your new to the series.

  • Teresa Bowen
    2019-02-22 12:55

    This story is fast paced and I read it all in one sitting. I couldn't put it down. Charlie is one of the Chosen and Roxie (her grandmother she's never met) shows up to take her away to protect her. DPI is at it again has the Chosen thinking the vampires that are protecting them are there to suck them dry. Killian thinks he's that last vampire alive and is drawn to Charlie. We also meet a few of our favorite vampires along the way. I'm not saying more to spoil the story but it's a fast paced book all the way through. Can't wait for the next one.

  • Sandra Poseley masche
    2019-03-07 14:52

    The story grabbed me from the first page. I couldn't put the book down until I finished. Loved the story. If you are looking for a great read then I recommend this book. New characters meet my favorite characters from previous books. You can start this series with this book and you will not feel lost or confused. Enjoy reading

  • Debbie Talbot
    2019-03-13 10:01

    Need to process the book more before I can write a review. What I can say is that 5 stars is not enough! Loved it!

  • Shelley
    2019-03-16 14:46

    I have a smile on my face as I just finished this roller coaster of a book. It's a great read. I will process some more and add to the review later.

  • Cindy Reifel
    2019-02-24 15:14

    You know, I started reading Maggie Shayne's books years ago and some of the first books I read was her vampire series. I have to admit I had forgotten how all-encompassing these books are. Once you start reading them, you do not want to put them down. You are plunged into a world where most vampires are good, you really can't take their pictures and the only humans that can be turned to vampires are those who carry the Belladonna Antigen. Charlie is one of those carriers who meets and falls for a vampire named Killian. She thinks he's wonderful and the answer to her prayers until her mother disappears, she meets a grandmother she never knew she had and she grows to believe that all of the horrible things that are suddenly happening in her life are Killian's fault. You are taken back in time to the original series when Rhiannon, Roland, Devlin, Eric and Roxy start popping up throughout the book. The best way I can describe this is as if you had a favorite coat that you loved because it was so comfortable and always kept you so warm and looked good with everything, but it suddenly disappeared. Then years later you're spring cleaning in the attic and you find it again! That's what it was like reading this book. I cannot wait for the next one because I'm dying to find out who finally brings Devlin to his knees!

  • Mindy Kaufman
    2019-03-24 16:55

    Wonderful book that continues the Wings in the Night series. The characters of Killian and Charlie sweep you up and carry you along for the ride. Having Rhiannon, Roland, and Pandora show up for the adventure is the cherry on top of the sundae! Gripping storyline that keeps you involved from beginning to the end. Can't wait for the next in the series!

  • Jenn
    2019-03-01 09:01

    I absolutely love the original Wings in the Night series, the newer ones added to the series like this one are ok. It was an entertaining read but wasn't as good as the original series.

  • Amanda Miller /A Bookaholic's Fix: Feeding the Addiction
    2019-02-27 11:08

    A few years ago, the existence of vampires was revealed to the public, fueled by the lies of the government agency, DPI, the humans were made to fear vampires. People decided they had to eliminate the monsters before they could wipe out mankind. When all was said and done, the public was led to believe that all the vampires were destroyed. Now, DPI is back and they are up to their old tricks. They want to get their hands on the Chosen- a group of people that possess the rare Belladonna antigen- they are the ones protected by the vampires and the only ones that can be turned. They have a new round of experiments they want to conduct and they are trying to get willing volunteers. They fake a vampire attack, claim they have elliminated the threat, but admit that if they were wrong once, they could be wrong again. They use the attack to beseech those with the Belladonna antigen to come in for treatment and assistance.Luckily for Charlie, she has a grandmother she's never met who knows just how evil DPI is and is determined to keep them both off the grid. Unfortunately, Charlie know anything about the world she finds herself in and she is easily frightened away when she learns the man she's been dreaming about and falling for is one of the undead. Now in the hands of DPI, she is learning the hard way just which side is the right one. I waited for months to get my hands on this book. I love the Wings in the Night series and I was very excited to hear that the author was bringing it back. This newest installment, I think, is one of the best yet. Shayne brings back some of my favorite characters (Rhiannon, Roland, and Pandora) and adds in amazing new characters, leaving the gate wide open for future installments. (YAY!) The story was fast paced and Charlie's journey of discovery about herself, her family, DPI, the vampires, and Killian kept me riveted. Every time I thought I had it all figured out, there was an unexpected twist that changed everything and had me wondering what would happen next. Overall, this was an excellent book. It had a little bit of everything, action, intrigue, romance and even some humor. I ended up finishing the book in one day because I honestly couldn't let myself go to sleep until I knew just how the story ended. Now I will have to wait impatiently for the next book to be released.

  • Yvensong
    2019-03-03 14:08

    I'd love to give this more stars, as the premise sounded like it had great potential, but two things ruined it for me. The first was the main character, Charlotte, (Charlie). She was petulant and annoying. If it weren't for the secondary characters, I may not have bothered to finish this. The final part of the book had her acting in such a way that was so far-fetched, that I almost wanted to skip over the parts that she "starred" in. The second was that my edition really needed to have another edit run-through. When the incorrect word or punctuation is way off, it really pulls me out of the story.The winning parts of this were a few of the secondary characters, such as Roxy, (Charlie's grandmother), Rhiannon and Roland, (2 of the oldest vampires in existence). They were well-drawn out and interesting.

  • K Idamari
    2019-03-09 16:50

    What was I thinking!The book has a wonderful premise ruined by stupid characters. The protagonist, Charlie, is not smart or wonderful, despite the any number of times the other characters and the author keep telling us otherwise. She's just impulsive and should have been killed in the first few pages, that way at least the book might have profited from a new protagonist. Maybe Charlie's grandmother, Roxy..I skimmed the pages on my e-reader hoping that th.ings improved but instead I found that no matter how many pages I skipped I was still able to follow the story.Bottom line: The premise and the setting are great but poor writing and stupid characters ruin the story. Take away: Never invest time in something just because it's free to download.

  • Anne Boyles
    2019-03-02 09:45

    This started off strong...then really jumped the shark. I couldn't stand bad-ass Charlie.

  • Delta
    2019-03-11 11:50

    Free 07-26-15 (PNR: Vampires)http://www.amazon.com/Twilight-Guardi...

  • Caroline Greyling
    2019-03-12 10:48

    Charlie O’Malley has a rare blood type. She’s required to be registered with the government and severely at risk for premature death and…vampire attack. So when Charlie’s grandmother shows up on her doorstep and whisks her away, telling her that everything the government has told them about vampires is false, she’s understandably confused. Then she meets Killian, a vampire she feel inexplicably and powerfully drawn to. But who can she really trust in this twisted conspiracy?I thoroughly enjoyed this novel. The premise is fresh, the fantasy world full and convincing, and the characters passionate. Charlie’s character undergoes a clear transformation and her relationship with Killian is intense and riveting. The involvement of the government makes the story that much bigger, involving more than just the usual two characters and upping the stakes. The vampire characters of Rhiannon and Roland are equally dark and powerful, hinting at a rich back-story. Roxy is sassy and fun, bringing a lighter edge to the story. There wasn't a moment when I felt the plot was dragging, it’s non-stop action all the way. The ‘heart’ issues with the BD recruits, I must say, did seem a little over the top and could have been made much simpler and more believable, but overall, it was a great and well-told paranormal romance.

  • Steph
    2019-03-24 10:08

    love this series

  • Jennifer Disario
    2019-02-24 10:56

    Excellent read! I always loved Maggie Shayne's vampire books but this one was above and beyond the best I have read in quite awhile!

  • Angela
    2019-03-03 13:56

    22 October 2015: $0.00 FREE on Kindle23 September 2015: $0.99 on Kindle24 July 2015: $0.00 FREE on Kindle

  • Megan
    2019-03-02 13:46

    Wings in the Night: Reborn Book #1/Wings in the Night #19I know this is a new “series” by Maggie Shayne, but really, since there are major appearances from old characters from her original Wings in the Night series I feel this is more of a continuation of her Wings in the Night series, which she is now self-publishing (you go Ms. Shayne!) However, I do believe Ms. Shayne wants people to feel like they can start here and don’t have to feel the pressure to read all 18 before starting this one. And I feel like she has done a great job with this. While there is some back story, it is all explained and I don’t feel like a newbie would be lost starting the series from here.5 stars so, obviously, I loved it! It was such a page turner I hated to put it down to do silly things like eat or go to sleep at night. As brief as possible Summary:This is the story of Charlie O’Malley, one of The Chosen, and actually the granddaughter of the oldest Chosen, Roxanne (Roxy) O’Malley (first introduced in Demon’s Kiss) and her vampire Killian. Charlie was never told what she is because her mom was over-protective. She has to learn everything from Roxy (who she had never met her grandmother until she came sweeping in from no-where) to protect Charlie as DPI is on to her. Roxy takes Charlie to one of her “safe houses” that she lives off the grid. There Charlie finally meets the guy she has been dreaming about, Killian. Although, she doesn’t know he’s a vampire… Charlies is just starting to find out she is one of The Chosen and what that means. Charlie finds out Killian is a vampire and takes off in a car and gets in a car accident. She is taken to a hospital where Killian (unbeknownst to Charlie at the time) gives her some of his blood to keep her alive. The DPI come and this guy, another Chosen, Lucas Townsend (LT), convinces her to come with him (being scared of vampires/Killian and not knowing what is really going on) goes with him. She is taken to a secret DPI base where she meets other Chosen who are strong and appear to be going through some sort of military training. LT tries to convince her to take this “cure” (BDX) so she won’t die young and have superhuman strength. She declines and says she wants to go home. That’s when LT tells her that her mom is dead and shows her a picture and tells her Killian killed her mom. She goes ballistic and takes the IV cure (all three doses at once- not normal.) And starts training with the rest of the recruits, and it turns out she is the strongest of them, but no one knows why. In the meantime Rhiannon and Roland, who have been in hiding with other vampires in Transylvania after the vampire apocalypse, have a mutiny on their hands. Devlin and other vampires want revenge on DPI and don’t want to listen to the “elder” vampires. They destroy a village near the castle and start heading back to the US to destroy the DPI once and for all. Rhiannon has a “spy” in Devlin’s group who keep her informed. So, Rhiannon and Roland head to the US to stop Devlin and his vampires from murdering humans. They get side-tracked helping Killian try to rescue Charlie from the DPI. It doesn’t go that great, some of them get captured, and then escape, and captured again and rescued. It’s a long list, so I won’t get into the nitty-gritty details. Eventually, Charlie has escaped along with two other recruits (the girl eventually dies), but the other one, Christian tries to help the vampires with Charlie. Roland got one of his legs bitten off by a shark during the escape when Devlin and his group arrive (they stop and help Rhiannon and Roland.) Devlin told Rhiannon that the village in Transylvania was giving information to the DPI, which is why they killed only the guilty humans. So, Charlies’s mom is actually alive and being held by the DPI, Roxy has been captured by the DPI, as have most of Devlin’s group. Charlies gets up to speed on the real information on vampires and The Chosen that she needs to know. She makes up with Killian. Finds out the “cure”/BDX that DPI gave her actually shortens her life span that her heart can explode out of her chest at any moment if she doesn’t get enough of the Protectol injection to slow her heart down. She also thinks that she has been given an injection of toxin to make their blood toxic to vampires so they can’t be turned (since all recruits get this), she doesn’t think she can be turned into a vampire to save her life. They also talk on and off on the phone with Eric about various things, but he basically tells them the BDX shortens the Chosen’s lives. The rescue mission begins; they have to go to a ship that DPI are using to save everyone. Success, of course! They rescued Charlie’s mom (they got Roxy out first at the other location, not the ship), Devlin’s group (Devlin helped), LT helped too (didn’t take much convincing he was on the wrong side), they also found Reaper being held captive (Reaper is from Angel’s Pain) and find out that Briar and Vixen were captured too, but taken somewhere else and he doesn’t know where Jack or Topaz are. Charlie sustained a gunshot wound and is bleeding to death, Killian is able to transform her into a vampire, she didn’t have that toxin in her blood (thank goodness!) Rhiannon and Roland (who was able to help a little bit- so far his leg has not regenerated) were able to find the offspring that DPI had made by taking the BDX/Chosen’s eggs and sperm to create a hybrid Chosen. Rhiannon was able to find the little girl she was forced to fight when she was a captive. She is taking care of her as a daughter and has named her Nikki, short for Rhianikki, Rhiannon’s human name.It really didn’t fit into my summary, but I wanted to add that Pandora, of course, is in the story as she is alive and will living with Rhiannon and Roland. We also get to meet another animal who is probably also going to become part of the vampire family, Olive, Roxy’s owl. Roxy while living off the grid would help wounded/injured animals, nurturing them back to health and releasing them. Roxy released Olive twice and she kept coming back. Olive also has a very strong attachment to Charlie. After a rocky start to their meeting Olive and Pandora seem to be getting along better. :o)My parting thoughts:I know, I know, it took me almost a year to read this book. No, I wasn’t putting it off, I was afraid to read it! Since Ms. Shayne’s my favorite author I KNEW it would be great… I was afraid of finishing it and going into Wings in the Night withdrawal (once again…) But, with the next installment, Twilight Vendetta being released in August I figured I wouldn’t have to wait that long now…. (and no, I won’t be waiting to read the next one a year from now. I plan on starting it as soon is it’s delivered on my Kindle) :oD I’m SUPER excited about reading about Devlin’s story and who his girl is going to be to fully turn him to the elder vampire’s way of thinking. I am also hoping that sometime down the line Ms. Shayne will write a story about LT (Lucas Townsend.) I know, he was working for DPI, but he didn’t know everything, admits he was wrong, and wants to do what is right. I hope we can read about his journey in the future. Oh, and I have to add, I'm guessing Roland's leg doesn't grow back and Killian makes Roland a new one? I'm sure we'll find out in the next book.

  • Jasmyn
    2019-03-22 13:56

    The world believes vampires are gone. They were destroyed and have not been heard from again. But the government is still using the threat of their existence to round up people with The Chosen, humans that are capable of becoming vampires. Charlie is one of those people, and when the government finds out, her life takes a drastic change.Charlies was everything I would expect out of a confused teenager - but she was 20. At times she just seemed a tab bit immature, and I had a hard time remembering that she wasn't sixteen. She is faced with quite a decision to make though. On one side, her grandmother is a friend of the vampires that you will see many times in the original Wings in the Night series. On the other hand, she's grown up with lies about how the vampires are out to kill her because of her blood. I wasn't too surprised to see her jump at the opportunity the government offers.Along the way, she meets Killion, who may be the last vampire left in America. I wish I could tell you more about him, he's the main male character, but he seemed more like a plot device at times. I really wanted him to be something really special, but it didn't play out that way. In a romance, I really like seeing a strong couple with both playing major roles in the story.I really loved that Maggie Shayne was able to include some of my old favorites of, especially Rhiannon, I just love her. They played an important part in the story, so it isn't just a cameo appearance either. This was a fun re-introduction to the world of Wings in the Night, just not the great romance that I had hoped for.

  • Levia
    2019-03-01 10:44

    loved it! so glad to see the series continues!

  • Yvonne
    2019-03-16 16:44

    great read

  • Katy H
    2019-02-24 16:12

    This was quite fun! Full review to come...

  • Elizabeth
    2019-03-09 10:52

    book synopsis:They told 20-year-old Charlie O’Malley that they had a cure for the rare blood condition that would eventually kill her–an untested, experimental cure. All they wanted in return was for her to join their elite military team and train to kill the Undead. She took the deal, not because she cared so much about extending her life, but because it would make her strong–stronger than ordinary humans. Strong enough to kill the vampire who’d pretended to love her, taken her blood, used her body, and murdered her mother. Killion was the last of his kind, or so he thought. When he found Charlie, he felt the pull. She had the rare Belladonna Antigen all vampires had as humans. Vampires were compelled to protect those rare mortals they called The Chosen. But with Charlie, the bond was different, more powerful than anything he’s felt before, and impossible to resist, even though surrendering to it will probably get him killed. Ancient vampire elders Rhiannon and Roland come out of exile, risking their lives to help their mortal friend Roxy reclaim her granddaughter. But before the tale ends, their lives will be forever changed. Join Maggie Shayne as she returns to her most beloved series of all time with this new beginning…. my rating : 3.5 starschallenges I use it for : The Life of a Book AddictReading Group Challenge 2016Elizabeth's 2016 Reading Corner Challenge 12 plus 4 alternativeswhat did I think of the story:I started out wanting to read it and then changed to not wanting to read it that the time, I just couldn't get pulled into the story , but I also didn't what to DNF it either so I had to stop reading it for a while just finished it today , got say that the only thing that kept me form deleting it was the ending its what made me want to give it a 2nd change so at a much latter date I'll repick it up and see what I think of it then,I did love how Vampires were compelled to protect those rare mortals they called The Chosen,

  • Peggy
    2019-03-09 12:53

    OMG I don't know what took me so long to start this book but let me tell you it was worth the wait . I love this book. Man I have wanted Maggie to keep writing about the WINGS IN THE NIGHT . It is the best series ever I started reading them in the early 90's and have been hooked ever since I do suggest that you read the whole series that way you get to meet every one . Thank you Maggie for bringing My Most Favorite of series back. They told 20-year-old Charlie O’Malley that they had a cure for the rare blood condition that would eventually kill her–an untested, experimental cure. All they wanted in return was for her to join their elite military team and train to kill the Undead. She took the deal, not because she cared so much about extending her life, but because it would make her strong–stronger than ordinary humans. Strong enough to kill the vampire who’d pretended to love her, taken her blood, used her body, and murdered her mother. Killion was the last of his kind, or so he thought. When he found Charlie, he felt the pull. She had the rare Belladonna Antigen all vampires had as humans. Vampires were compelled to protect those rare mortals they called The Chosen. But with Charlie, the bond was different, more powerful than anything he’s felt before, and impossible to resist, even though surrendering to it will probably get him killed. Ancient vampire elders Rhiannon and Roland come out of exile, risking their lives to help their mortal friend Roxy reclaim her granddaughter. But before the tale ends, their lives will be forever changed.

  • Samantha
    2019-02-26 09:45

    Another interesting take on the genre of vampires. I guess I just haven’t read enough vampire fiction because the ones I’ve been reading have all been different and unique.Honestly, there was only one thing I didn’t quite like and it was that Charlie didn’t want to keep being treated like a child but she acted like a child and she did not really think for herself until near the end of the book, she just kind of believed whatever anyone told her.Otherwise, this was great. While I was mad at the main character, I was still so engrossed in the book that I finished it in day. The writing was beautiful and it just draws the reader into this world that doesn’t understand something different. It’s relatable in a sense, especially since it’s set just two years before 2015.Now, while I did say something about how I didn’t like how Charlie acted, I can kind of understand why she listened to the wrong people. It’s hard to listen to anybody else when you’ve grown up thinking something was one thing when it really isn’t but still, the way she acted was childish. You don’t want to be treated like a child, stop acting like a child.I would say that this would be a good vampire book for just about anyone, well anyone who isn’t sensitive to a lot of gore. One thing I will tell you is that there is a lot of death and blood.Thank you for reading my review.-Sam

  • Ally
    2019-03-21 12:13

    I sign up to a bunch of email lists - you know, the ones telling you the free or bargain books of the day. Hey, I'm frugal. Anyway, it was one of those lists that brought this book to my attention. It was a freebie, meant to reel the reader in to buying more in the series.And what can I say? The method worked, I'm now hooked on Maggie Shayne.There's insta-love between the two main characters - some people find this kind of plot implausible, I happen to be a sucker for such things. I liked this insta-love so much that I almost managed to overlook the fact that, for all our heroine knew during smooch numero uno, this guy could be some homeless weirdo.There's a character in this book called Rhiannon: she's an ancient, uber vampiress lady and ... man, she's one of my favourite charcters EVER! She is, in fact, my favourite character in the book, which is probably not a great thing when you're supposed to love the main character. In this case, I could take or leave the main gal - Charlie. For much of the book, it was her sheer dumbness that messed things up. She got a bit more with-it as the book progressed. By the end I liked her a lot.And like I said at the beginning of my review - I'm hooked. I'm a Maggie Shayne fan now, and there's no going back.