Saturday, May 19, 2012

S.P.I.R.I.T by Dawn Gray
About the author thanks to Goodreads
About this author

Growing up in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont was an ideal childhood and being exposed to the city life in Massachusetts helped twist my creative mind even more. Once old enough to venture out, my world expanded as I explored some of the most beautiful places in New England.

The Vampire Legacy series is based in and around the New London/Waterford, Connecticut area with its main basis at Harkness Memorial State park.

Original titled 'Prophecy: A Vampire's Legacy' The first book was started back in 1998 and became a seven book series that spanned numorous generations and countless centuries of the Deveraux/La Rouge clan, ending with the seventh book, finally finished in 2009, a decade later.

Raven, the first of the self-published books is a st...more
Growing up in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont was an ideal childhood and being exposed to the city life in Massachusetts helped twist my creative mind even more. Once old enough to venture out, my world expanded as I explored some of the most beautiful places in New England.

The Vampire Legacy series is based in and around the New London/Waterford, Connecticut area with its main basis at Harkness Memorial State park.

Original titled 'Prophecy: A Vampire's Legacy' The first book was started back in 1998 and became a seven book series that spanned numorous generations and countless centuries of the Deveraux/La Rouge clan, ending with the seventh book, finally finished in 2009, a decade later.

Raven, the first of the self-published books is a stand alone that revolves around a seeming mortal woman and a 200 year old Vampire. Together they search for the other half of Raven's soul, a woman who's spirit was believed to be lost back when he was a mortal. They meet every challange head on and share a heated romance that burns through two centuries of time
Book blurb thanks to Goodreads
When Samantha Ricketts finds herself placed in a town half-way across the country, her only worry is how did she get there, but when her life is saved by a handsome and mysterious man, the connection they feel is almost more than she can stand.

Zander Smith was only acting on his instincts and training when he moved the dark-haired woman to safety but what he got from his heroics wasn't the distressed woman he had thought he was helping but a fireball of fury that sparked a storm within himself.

Together they tap into the supernatural to uncover the mysteries surrounding the strange town they were slowly growing fond of before they became part of its history

Well I met Dawn in October 2011 and almost immediately decided that this is one of the nicest sweetest people I have ever met on Facebook.  She gifted me her book for review but . . .
So partly out of obligation, partly out of curiosity, mostly due to it being the right thing to do I started on S.P.I.R.I.T as a means of righting the wrong I have done her.
What a pleasant surprise awaited me, the book is fast paced, filled with two amazing characters, Samantha and Zander.  Both of them get to be known by the reader as fully fledged characters.  Zander a military man is part of an elite group.  Sam, a woman with some amazing memories and abilities is instantly attracted to Zander.  Truth be told, so was I.  This is a man’s man.  No sparkly stuff, no effeminate manners.  If I have any critique, it would be that Sam has one or two fainting spells to many.  But, again, if I were her, I would have run off, got into the cupboard and started to pray that when I wake up, all the things that go bump in the night is gone.
For those who like romance, you will love this book.
For those who like action, you will adore this book.
For those who like hot bedroom, shower and ... well i'll not be spilling to many beans ....scenes, you will fall in love with this story. 
For those who like paranormal, this will put the goose in your bumps.
It is truly a great, easy and LOGICAL read.  Some of you might be following my reviews; I have several pet peeves, fainting heroins in one.  Logic, even in the paranormal is another.  This book is filled with paranormal.  But it is explained.  It is delved into, questioned and reasoned out to the point where the characters can’t explain more.  So the paranormal aspect reads logically and naturally.  For me, this in and of itself would have awarded the book a 5 * review.  The fact that this is not all that is impressive regarding this book I feel free to give it a resounding 7 * review.  Go get.  You want to, trust me.
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Other eBooks at Smashwords:
Raven
The Vampire Legacy; The New Queen Rises

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