"Vampires with a different twist."
Mignon has been alive a long, long time. She started life
as a slave back in Martinique. When Charles, her owner,
sold Mignon's children (and his,) he made a terrible
mistake when he made her a vampire. Not only did Mignon
manage to escape Charles, she also found and rescued her
children, killing several humans in the process. Of
course, it was too late for her daughter, barely starting
womanhood and already pregnant. At which point, Mignon met
Max, the man who would become her lover and mentor and
give her a purpose in life by teaching her the ways of the
New Orleans Police Detective Ryan Lattimore is about fed
up with this case. Decapitated bodies are turning up all
the over the city and when a head managed to find its way
to the mayor's front yard, the need to find the killer
quickly became a priority. Which is why Ryan finds himself
in the morgue on a stake-out with his boss acting as
janitor and another cop in the hallway. While doing
anything to get his mind off his surroundings, a beautiful
woman walks in. When bodies begin getting up and coming
toward him, the woman chops off their heads. Well Ryan
knows this woman is just too fine to have committed these
murders, but he's got to figure out what part she's
playing in them.
In present day New Orleans, Mignon and two of her fellow
venators—vampire assassins—are on Charles' trail. He has
been picking the underbelly of the city and making them
into vampires. The vampire council has no clue why, but
it's Mignon's job to stop Charles and take his head. When
she saves Ryan's life in the morgue, she knows he won't
let it go.
Will Mignon and her fellow venators be able to stop
Charles, or is humanity doomed? What of the attraction
between her and Ryan? Will there be a future for a vampire
and human? Will Ryan be able to accept Mignon as a vampire?
BLOOD LUST puts a new twist to the vampire of myth and
legend. J.M. Jeffries has managed to make her vampires
just that little bit different to really intrigue the
reader into continue reading to learn more about them.
While the world building never becomes overwhelming, it
provides enough to give us a look into this very unique
vampire society. The sparks between Mignon and Ryan fly
off the page, it's so hot, it's a wonder the book doesn't
self-combust. BLOOD LUST is a very enjoyable read and I
cannot recommend it highly enough.
Reviewed by Chere Gruver
Posted November 8, 2006