"An excellent paranormal!"
This book has been recommended to me several times.
Finally, I had the opportunity to read it and wow! I'm just
sorry I haven't had a chance to read it before now.
Rae (Sunshine) Seddon works in her stepfather Charlie's
coffeehouse as a baker. She makes killer desserts but her
homemade cinnamon rolls are 'to die for'. Most people come
in just to see what new and exotic dessert she has come up
with on any given day.
When Rae was younger her mother and father divorced and for
a while she didn't have anything to do with her father's
family. Finally her mother let her visit her grandmother
who lived by the lake. Rae had fond memories of her
grandmother and the lake but that was before the VooDoo
Wars. After that she never saw her grandmother again; but
before her grandmother disappeared she taught Rae some
magic but Rae never used it. She really didn't see any need.
Then on a nostalgic whim Rae decides to visit the lake and
gets kidnapped by vampires for her trouble. They dress her
in a fancy red dress and drag her to a mansion where she is
chained to a wall. She soon realizes that she is not alone.
There's a vampire chained to the wall as well. She is
petrified and cannot understand what this is all about. She
soon learns that she is just a pawn for one vampire to try
to defeat another. She finds out though that the vampire
chained to the wall, Constantine refuses to destroy her.
For that when she figures out how to escape, she takes Con
with her. This starts a chain reaction of bizarre instances
in which Rae thinks she is slowly losing her sanity. Why
can't she go back to the way things were before?
I didn't think this was a romance as much as I believe it
is a coming of age story for Rae. She does a lot of growing
up and figuring out what needs to be done to keep her
family and her part of the world safe from everything.
She'll do anything to make sure that comes to fruition. In
my opinion this powerful novel is one of those must read
novels of the age. I highly recommend this one.
Reviewed by Kathy Boswell
Posted November 28, 2005
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted November 21, 2006