Review: Lunacy and the Vampire by Evie Jayne

Title:Luna and the Vampire
Author:Evie Jayne
Series:Dominion - Book 1
Release Date: September 7, 2012
Publisher: Evernight
Genre: Paranormal
Rating: 4 Hoots
Reviewer: Tiffany
Buy From: Amazon

Sum It Up! As far as debut novels go, this is by far one of the best.

Every myth you ever heard is true. Every monster exists.

Luna Sea Rakshasa inhabits The Dominion, a realm of immortals hidden within the world of humans. She is a Beanne Sidhe huntress, a killer of dark and dangerous things, but she harbors a secret that has been tearing her apart for nearly a thousand years. On the cusp of finally facing the demon vampire who sired her, the last thing she needs is an obsessed vampire who stirs things she would rather not feel.
Aveon Ap Conwy was human before he was found, dying on a battlefield, and turned into a vampire. For a century he has been tormented by the personal war to keep his humanity. Nothing has been stronger until the night he meets Luna. She arouses his deepest hungers, but Aveon knows he must resist his urge to take her...because if he tastes on drop of her blood, they will both be lost.
Thrown together in an unwelcome alliance and fighting the heat that simmers between them, they travel to the mythical domain of Luna's demon sire. As their worlds merge Luna and Aveon become bound by something stronger than lust. Can Luna lay aside centuries of prejudice and open her heart to the only man who can stand beside her in the battle with the vampire king. (Goodreads)
As far as debut novels go, this is by far one of the best.
Luna Sea, or as her father calls her, Lunacy, Her entire life has been devoted to her mother's quest of vengeance, killing her father. Which may not be such an easy task, considering the fact that he is an ancient demon who sired the entire vampire race. That, and to destroy as many vampires as she possibly can, along side her kith-sisters, Rhome and Parry. So when a faction of vampires who sworn off drinking blood from human hosts' and to never kill, known as the Abstainers, come along to try and join there cause..... Well, suffice it to say, it doesn't go over very well. Especially when one among them makes Luna's blood run so hot, her very own vampire side wants to come out and play.
Aveon has been struggling with being a vampire ever since he was turned, even going as far as surviving off of the least amount of blood possible. Until he is overtaken and left for dead by a tiny Beanne Sidhe huntress, one who stirs his blood like no other, and he vows to never be that weak again. Though he has always wanted what most vampires want, to find that one vampiress who can Quicken his blood and bring him back to life, he finds himself falling desperately for Luna. Something that Luna will never be able to do, or does she hold a secret that means she possibly can?
The best thing about this story is the simple fact that these to characters, though they do feel an instant attraction, do not instantly fall in love. Theirs was love that grew as they began to learn more and more about one another, not just instantaneous infatuation. What would have made this story perfect would have been more background information, other than just their origins, and more detail on how all the characters in this book tied to one another. That would have been helpful to give readers a better feel of connectivity. Also, maybe bring Luna's mother some more, meaning any at all, presence on the page. Her daughter's life was on the line after all, and she was a goddess.
All and all, Lunacy and the Vampire is a great read, though kind slow moving at first, it has a truly action packed ending. Fans of Krestley Cole's Immortals After Dark series', with definitely enjoy taking a crack at this. I for one am looking forward to reading more books from the realm of the Dominion.

1 comment :

  1. Thankyou. I'm grinning from ear to ear.


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