"This author can't write a bad book"
Recently turned eighteen, Heather Kinkaid was heading home
with her date when she saw what seemed to be a man on the
lonely mountain road. That night the first visit of
her "dream-beast" occurred in her dreams. The creature
came on other occasions too until her concerned parents
returned with her to their year round DC home. For the
next six years, Heather never returned to the family
summer cabin and during that time no visitations happened.
With her mom dead from uterine cancer and her dad killed
four months later in a vehicular accident that she knows
was suicide, Heather struggles with her grief. However,
she returns to the cabin to prepare it for sale. Almost
upon arrival, she begins to see the telltale signs of her
dream-beast. The next day someone tries to run her off
the road, but a bird that changes into her dream-beast
saves her. As she gets to know Devin, someone wants to
use her as an expendable pawn to kill him. She would do
anything just like he would to keep her beloved from harm,
but she also wonders can a vampire and a human cross
species even when love blossoms between them?
The lead couple not only makes vampires seem like a
realistic humanoid species struggling to survive against
the overwhelming Homo sapiens population, but also
provides a relationship that is fun to follow. Though the
villain once exposed seems weak, the story line is very
exciting as love and danger become the norm. This
terrific tale will send supernatural romance readers
seeking other works by Margaret L. Carter (see DARK
CHANGELING or www.amberquill.com).
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted January 24, 2004