10 FEBRUARY 2012
Authors/Publishers Book Description/Synopsis
Ava Delaney calls herself a hybrid – a living, breathing human who happens to have vampire poison running through her veins. The only thing greater than her thirst for human blood is her capacity for guilt. She does her best to avoid the human world, for everyone’s sake.
When Ava accidentally enslaves a human while saving him from a vampire, she realises she has to look for help setting him free. Despite her misgivings, she expands her world but finds herself dragged into a possible vampire civil war. With the help of some new friends with ambiguous loyalties, she tries to find a way to keep her human, and herself, alive.
At approx. 45,000 words, Thirst is the first in a series of paranormal novellas.
What Do I Think?
A Great story from a great story-weaver and it was a free download from Amazon.co.uk (get it now free) what more could you want?
I finished reading this within hours of starting it, as you all know I am a fan of vampire and fantasy novels and this was unerringly what I have been looking for. The whole story had reminiscences of Blade and True Blood (Sookie Stackhouse) except it was not the same a kind of marriage between the two but somehow enhanced.
The plot keeps you enthralled and in suspense, at first I was doubtful because it was a free download plus I have never heard of Claire Farrell however the synopsis made it look interesting and what was the harm it was free, you see this is one of the reasons I like the Kindle you can get samples, free downloads and then if you like what you read you can easily download more it’s so easy.
Anyway with this story I found that I truly couldn’t put it down, I truly enjoyed the story line and the mystery surrounding the central characters, I have already downloaded the others to see where the author takes us next and at £1.92 and £1.91 you can’t really go wrong by doing so.
If you enjoy “The Vampire Diaries” by L. J. Smith, “Twilight”, by Stephanie Meyer and “The Sookie Stackhouse Stories” by Charlaine Harris then you should enjoy these well woven stories by Claire Farrell.
What more can I say in Claire Farrell we have discovered a new weaver of the fantasy/paranormal story, she has developed or is developing many characters in this book I will only mention the main cast so as not to spoil thing for you.
There is of course Ava Delaney who has vampire poison running through her veins, has a thirst for blood so she endeavours to absent herself from the world and spend as little time with humans and super naturals as is possible, I like her attitude.
Carl is just a run of the mill human he was yanked literally into his position as a result of a slip-up Ava made, I can’t in truth say much about him seen has is personality isn’t really shown till the end.
Peter exterminates supernatural beings and he sort of helps Ava and Carl with their predicament His character is very bewildering.
Eddie is enigmatic chap and he’s not even really human he helps them except also requires stuff in return, he becomes irate without difficulty if truth be told I am not fond of him, but I suspect we will almost certainly will be seeing more of him in the series.
In conclusion this book is a skilfully woven story it’s an easy short read to tempt you into the world created by Claire Farrell and I have a feeling that this world is going to become very popular and don’t forget you can get this book for free if you download it from Amazon for your kindle.
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