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HUNGER
BARBARA J. HANCOCK
ISBN #: 978-1-60504-460-6
March 2009
Samhain Publishing
www.samhainpublishing.com
E-Book
$5.50
264 Pages
Paranormal Romance
Rating: 5 Cups

Holly is a nice person; a college student, a vegan, and now a vampire thanks to her sister’s poor taste in men. She is determined not to become a monster like Jayne and their maker Dillon. Most of all, she misses her parents.

Jarvis never believed in vampires until the night his partner was killed by one. Now he is determined to wipe every single bloodsucker off the face of the earth, even if they are perky, blonde, cute, and nice.

Jarvis and Holly are the most unlikely team imaginable; the reluctant vampire and the determined vampire slayer are determined to hunt down Holly’s maker, the sexy and unscrupulous Dillon, before he finds and kills her parents. He seems to have a fixation on Holly’s mother’s maiden name and his maker seems to be trying to control him.

Hunger is the best vampire story that I have read so far this year. Jarvis and Holly are characters with a lot of baggage and a determination not to fall for each other. That does not work out and the author does a great job describing the mistrust and prejudices that the two have towards each other. Dillon is another great character. I wanted to hate him, but this multilayered character got my sympathy instead. The climactic scenes at the Raveneaux plantation are eerie, exciting, and revealing in turns. My only regret was that the story had to end. This one is going in my keeper file to be read again.

Maura
Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance & More

 

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