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DAM'UM: SONG OF THE VAM PYR'S LOVE IN VEIN
Book II of The One Blood Series; by Stavros
Love in Vein is a tale of crime and consequence, of love and sacrifice, intricately woven with real historic events. Set amidst gorgeous southwestern landscapes, Vampire, Lin Pevensey, takes a seemingly innocuous journey that unravels a tapestry of events which threatens to crush the lives of all who are stitched into fate’s delicate skein. A pulse-pounding horror novel fueled with an adrenaline-induced joyride on the wrong side of night!
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Book 2 of 6 in the One Blood, Song of the Vam Pŷr Collection
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Another in a Superb Series
5 Out of 5 Stars Amazon Review
By Lori D. Bowland on August 16, 2013
Once again the author creates superior universe filled with an entirely new culture of vampires. "Love in Vein" continues the story of Linnet Pevensey and Z, the two vampire women from "Blood Junky". "Love in Vein" delves deeper into the background of Z and her transformation into a vampire. It also introduces Sarah, a young woman whom Lin (Linnet) becomes fascinated with. It goes further into Dominique's life story as well.
In the previous novel in this series I compared "Blood Junky" to a very rich dessert but "Love in Vein" is a full course meal. The series is a gift for those that love vampire fiction. It dispenses with overly sweet love stories and brings back a tiny bit of the scares that vampire novels ought to have. There is a strong romantic element to it. The novel, however, doesn't go overboard with those romantic elements. It keeps itself from becoming just another weepy saga.
It has some of the best vampire characters ever written in a novel. I was thrilled to read about Z's eventual conversion to a vampire and those that changed her. It changed my thinking of her as a character. It seemed, at first, that she was a self indulgent brat bent on destruction. I learned that there was more to her than that and that she has a much deeper personality. The author adds a few new aspects to the story. One of which is the addition of a police detective who is on the trail of Lin and Z. He's out to arrest them but is very unaware of what he is tracking. Another addition is the inclusion of a back story about the coven with which Z begins her un-life.
One of the more interesting ideas of this series is the concept of the Jadaraa Soo, a blood hungry parasite. The nature of the parasite is is a wholly unique idea about vampires. Vampire novels of the past have included some very formulaic visions of simple blood exchange. Yes there is an exchange of blood but this series adds more to the basic scheme. It breaks many molds and expectations of this being another generic story of immortal blood suckers. This series and more directly this novel are comparable with and at times surpasses the "Vampire Chronicles" by Anne Rice.
If you are looking for something that is just slightly different than your normal take on vampires then Love in Vein is the book
4 out of 5 Stars; By Nancy Allen (The Avid Reader) on August 5, 2013
I was given a free copy of the book from the author for my honest opinion. Linnet and Z are on their way to New Mexico, one of many road trips that they often make. Linnet is not always thrilled with these road trips, seeing how Z is always the culprit for these little rides. But it is Linnet's car so she goes a long for the ride. But this is one trip that Linnet makes every year. Linnet goes back to the place where the storm happened in New Mexico every year. Linnet is such a good person that she always has a hard time saying no to Z or anybody for that matter. Linnet feels real bad for Z since she found out that Z's blood parasite is dying. She lets her get away with anything.
I enjoyed reading the new twist on vampires about their Jadaraa Soo, which is a blood parasite. This blood parasite lives under the skin of the vampires and is always hungry for blood. The Jadaraa Soo is a whole new twist on the vampire genre for me. I have not read any other book that even speaks of a blood parasite or even a Jadaraa Soo, although the Jadaraa Soo did make the series more interesting. In Love in Vein, Linnet and Z are being chased, or hunted, by a police detective who is out to get them. But this detective is in for a real surprise, because he doesn't have a clue as to what he is hunting.
Linnet didn't like the monster that she had become. She didn't like that she had to bite humans and drink their blood in order to survive. No matter how hard she fought it the parasite inside of her would always win out. Linnet would always loose and drink from someone and they would die. She couldn't control what she had become. But she was a vampire and had no choice she was only doing what became natural to her as a vampire even though she still held on to her humanity in ways.
I highly recommend Love in Vein if you are looking for something different in your vampire books or paranormal reading list. If you are looking for something that is just slightly different than your normal take on vampires then Love in Vein is the book for you.