Saturday, November 3, 2012

Desperate and Dateless by Elizabeth Lapthorne

Reviewed by Tempest.

Blurb:

Valentines Day, February 14, 2206
Vicci is trying to earn a few more credits. She has been taking a sabbatical from her highly paying Merc job, wanting to settle down into her life and maybe find some love. Instead, she is bored out of her mind and now running low on funds. She takes the job as a part of security for the Inaugural Vampiric Desperate and Dateless ball primarily because it can’t be so hard watching a bunch of humans and non-humans interact drunkenly with a bunch of vampires, but also to help pass some of the time.
Prince Vladmir hadn’t planned on attending the Desperate and Dateless ball at all. Yet some whim or passing fancy had him arriving nevertheless. And boy is he glad he came. From the very first he is drawn to Vicci, but as they speak and interact, he realises not only that he is entering heat, the Vampiric cycle of fertility, but also that Vicci is the special woman who can complete his Soul’s Circle.
Join these two strong, independent people as they learn about themselves, each other, and all about the intrigues one can find at the Inaugural Vampiric Desperate and Dateless ball.

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This is a short book, really just a quick read that I guess sets up this world of vampires for the readers. There were a couple grammatical errors, but the story itself was actually really interesting. There are a lot of things that need to be explained, such as technology used and what not, but as a short starter book it makes sense that the author didn't want to just kill the reader with all of that info. I really liked the characters, how unique they both were and how well their personalities were each rounded out. I would have liked it to be a little longer, just so that their relationship could develope more. I get that because they're completeing a soul circle they instantly fall for each other, but I still would have perfered the "I love you's" to come a little later. Or maybe just leave it hanging so it's clear they're staying together but aren't at the "L" word stage yet. That's just a personal opinion, however. If you've got a few minutes to kill and just want an interesting new take on vampires, then I recommend reading this. It was worth my time, and I'll more then likely continue on and read more of her work now.


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