BLOOD OF THE BEAST
100 Enterprise Way, Suite A200, Scotts Valley, CA 95066
Rating: 4 Cups
Valentina Kureyev, like her father, is a police detective and also like her father is attached to the neighborhood of Little Europe. A monster is stalking inhabitants of the area and killing them in a particularly horrible way. She has to find and stop him.
Baron Demetri Petronov was a rake and a woman predictably caused his downfall. Now he is a vampire and though cursed tries not to be as evil as his reputation would suggest.
A bloodthirsty monster is stalking the streets and alleys of Little Europe. A priest brings together the unlikely team of a police detective and a vampire in the hopes that the team will be enough to eliminate the evil that threatens them.
This is a very suspenseful tale of two unlikely partners investigating a series of horrible murders. Demetri is a very sophisticated and well mannered vampire and I enjoyed the interplay between him and the foul mouthed detective. Valentina is small but tough and determined to save her neighborhood and the city of the evil that threatens it. The development of the relationship between the two is deftly done. The author creates an ominous and almost oppressive atmosphere that is perfect for the story. The building tension and suspense made it almost impossible for me to put this one down until the last page.
Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance & More