by Georgia L Jones
I had a hard time jumping into this one. The writing is a little different than what you normally see. It is told first person, but mainly in shorter sentences. Not always, but a lot. The idea is awesome, after death you can be reborn into a vampire that works for god, keeping the balance of good vs evil in check. Vamps are good! Woot. They mate with one other vampire warrior and have super awesome gifts to help them be amazing warriors, besides the blood sucking ability.
Samoda recently passed away and has left her husband and children behind. But she can’t let them go just yet and embrace her new life. She really wants to check in on them one more time before she can let her humanity go completely. She meets another warrior, Drake, who takes her on a tour of her new world, and back to the human realm.
Also, I felt like I was reading a book the whole time as the lead character is telling me everything and the descriptions were a little stilted at times, I think because I felt like I was being told a lot of things. Also, she can read minds, so the dialogue is kept to a minimum as she tells you what others are thinking. But the evil in the world and theirs (they have their own plane of existance it seems) are amazing. There is an evil dragon somehow associated with Samoda and there is something horrible in the human world as well, pretending to be like them in order to take humanity out in awful (the normal evil vampire) ways.
It is interesting, and a different spin on the vampire story with a lot of good vs evil. “We must try to only annihilate the evil that does not belong here. We must leave most of the humans to their own fate.” (43%) But also love and jealousy, amongst their own kind and the humans. The story picked up for me about half way through, when you get to New York and get into the evil vampires running amok among the humans. Drake and Samoda need to clean house and there is a ton of action and blood drinking and even a little compassion here and there.
Recommended for those who love different types of vampire stories. It has some great stuff in there, dragons, spiritual battles, falling in love while battling bad guys and a whole different take on the way the world works. 3 stars.
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About the Author: Georgia L. Jones was born in Columbia, Missouri on September 21st, 1968. In 1992 she settled in the beautiful Ozarks town of Lebanon, Missouri, where she met and married the love of her life. Together they have raised 7 children and have the 8th still in their home.
At a young age Georgia learned the value of getting lost in a good book. She has always enjoyed reading and letting her imagination run wild. In her early teenage years she began to put her own stories down on paper as she plunked out the words on an old manual typewriter.
In 1996 Georgia enrolled at Missouri State University where she majored in Psychology. While there she found an untamable thirst for Philosophy and Greek Mythology. Many evenings she can still be found curled up with one of the great Greek Tragedy’s or reading about personal continuity by Rene Descarte.
Over the years Georgia has harbored the dream of being a published author and written many short stories. On January 10, 2010 she embarked on the dream as she began to bring the characters from her first novel, “Legends of Darkness”, to life. Upon completion in June 2010 she realized that it was not a single book but a series and created the concept of the series “Remnants of Life”. She is currently working diligently on the “Remnants of Life” series.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book for review from First Rule Publicity from the author as part of a virtual book tour. I was not compensated nor was I required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”