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(Vampire Enforcement Agency – Book 1)
by Kellie McAllen
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Fantasy Urban Fantasy
Available on Kindle and Kindle Unlimited
Down and Dirty
While not eh best Vampire novel out there, this one offers some intriguing facets and a new world to explore. Free on KU.
What is it about?
(Blurb from GoodReads)
How do you survive when you become the one thing you despise?
It’s vamps like Roric who make humans believe vampires have a right to live in human society. He doesn’t drink from humans, he’s never even taken a vein, and the idea of infecting a human is abhorrent to him. As leader of the Vampire Enforcement Agency, his job is to find and capture the vamps who betray humans’ recently-earned trust. Until one human woman tempts him to break all the rules.
When Roric intercepts a rogue vamp attack and finds Caroline dying, he can’t resist her blood or beauty, and in a moment of passion he does the unthinkable. But Caroline despises the monsters who killed her parents, and she’d rather die than be a vampire.
With vamp attacks at an all-time high and Caroline resisting Roric at every turn, his job, his family, even his life is at risk. Worse, Caroline’s attacker wants her just as bad as Roric does, and he knows Roric’s secret. Roric will do anything to earn Caroline’s trust, but can he keep her safe long enough to convince her that life as a vampire isn’t a death sentence?
If you like sexy, thrilling paranormal romance/urban fantasy stories by authors like JR Ward, Bella Forrest, and IT Lucas, you’ll love Compelled by the Vampire.
This PNR/UF series is appropriate for ages 18+.
Thoughts on Compelled By The Vampire
Overall, this offered an intriguing plot with great potential in the world building. Rouge vampires, new vampires and an agency meant to monitor them all.
Great ideas! However, I bumbled through this, lost to disjointed pages and extreme reactions – not to mention confusion over who the actual main characters are! The blurb leads me to believe Caroline and Roric are the stars, and while the majority of the text appears from their third person POV, there are plenty of of other POV chapters from other characters with no clear delineation in the chapter head of WHO we are viewing now.
Third Person, Multiple POV
- World building is fascinating.
- Some Character development.
- Meta Plot is intriguing.
- Too many additional POV chapters from other characters.
- Gets confusing.
- After all that deep POV introspection, when the final decision is made by Caroline, we do NOT get to peer into her head as to why!
This book offers an interesting and compelling world in which to fall. While far from perfect, it is the start of a series that promises to get better with time. Free on KU.
Published September 2nd, 2018
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What are you reading today? Have you read this series? What did you think? Leave a comment, I would love to talk!