Book Review: Immortal Revenge by Mary Abshire

immortalrevengeSynopsis:

Grief stricken Katie Dillinger is on a mission to claim revenge for the death of her lover. In a race against time to find the murderer, Katie reaches out to Riker, a man listed as her boyfriend’s emergency contact. The cold-hearted man comes to Katie’s aid, but she doesn’t completely trust him. To keep her friends safe, she insists they leave town immediately. But her efforts come too late. A friend disappears and a clear message is left in the wake: surrender or more people will die.

Katie’s world is turned upside down when she discovers Riker has vowed to protect her. She’s involved in a prophecy, one which her lover had been preparing her for before his murder. All the combat training he gave her suddenly makes sense, and as Katie fights to keep her friends alive, she’s forced to prioritize. Revenge now, saving mankind next.

About the Author:

Mary lives in Indiana and is a lifetime lover of the paranormal, sci-fi, and fantasy. When she’s not slaving away at her government job, she is a Paranormal Romance and Urban Fantasy Author. She creates fantastical worlds with vampires, demons, werewolves, and other supernatural creatures. Dive into her books and find action, a dash of mystery, and seductive men with passionate hearts.

Website: http://www.mary-abshire.com

Facebook:
 http://www.facebook.com/mary.abshire

Twitter:  http://twitter.com/maryabshire

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/maryabshire

My Review:

I do love a good revenge story! And I loved the premise of this book.

The start was a bit slow though, there were a lot of people having conversations about action rather than actually having it – but I can see how that would have been true to the grief process – and its what I always say, the more truth you can put into a supernatural tale – the more real it becomes.

Poor old Katie! You really do feel for her as a character – the scene at the start (I won’t ruin it by going into too much detail) really does ally her with the reader from the outset. A good decision by the author – if she had started with the happy relationship it would have meandered a little too much.

From a writer’s perspective, the only gripe I had with this book is that Riker is a bit of an asshat. I found it hard to warm to him and really didn’t want to see him anywhere near Katie. I realise that, as characters, the vampires needed a certain aloof quality, but he could have had at least one redeeming feature or the reader.

The front cover is great, although could have done with perhaps a hint of vampire. With a title like ‘Immortal Revenge’ it could have been about anything from shifters to demons.

Overall I’d give the book 4 our of 5 stars – a promising start to a cool new series.

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