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Thursday, February 12, 2015

Limerence II by Claire C. Riley Review

When you see life through the eyes of a vampire, you see the true colours of the world.

It’s been almost a year since Mia’s life was forever altered, and each day is a battle as she fights the dark vampire trapped within her. She is strong, and powerful, and she wants control. She will do anything to be free. Even if it means destroying them both.

Evan, a strong Bastion vampire is fighting a darkness of his own. And though their Queen won’t allow it, Mia’s connection with him is intense & addictive. They find it impossible to stay apart. But as their emotions grow stronger, Mia fears Evan’s secrets will destroy the very strength she needs to keep her inner vampire under control.

Is she strong enough to survive a love which is not allowed, while fighting the monster within?
The Queen is sick and the world Mia has only just come to know is changing. In the end, there can only be one survivor.

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One man’s obsession will destroy her world.

Mia loves her fiancé Oliver, however after a chance encounter with his new employer Mr Breckt-the mysterious new owner of The Island, her thoughts are constantly consumed with the handsome and powerful stranger. But there is much more to her fixation of him than she realises. 

Mr Breckt is a hundred year old vampire, and he isn't used to being told no. 

He could take her at any time, but his ego insists that she wants him of her own freewill. With his obsession spiralling out of control, he finds her body, her mind, and most importantly her blood continuously calling to him, and the more she fights him, the more he wants her. Could his own narcissism be his downfall?

Mia finds herself at the centre of a struggle that she can’t resist nor understand. Caught between life and death, hope and fear, love and lust. Ultimately, she will have to make a sacrifice that will affect everyone. But no matter what choices are made, Mia could still lose.

Limerence is a dark story of love, lust, and obsession.

Limerence Website

A reader and writer of dark paranormal romances and zombie horror, plus a ton of other things to give you chills! 

She lives in the United Kingdom with her three young daughters, husband and one scruffy dog!

Claire C Riley’s work is best described as the modernization of classic, old-school horror. She fuses multi-genre elements to develop storylines that pay homage to cult-classics while still feeling fresh and cutting-edge. She writes characters that are realistic and kills them without mercy.

Limerence II

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I would put this book more in the horror category than the first. Mia has fully embraced being a vampire. She doesn't have those pesky human morals holding her back now. At the end of book one, I was a little heartbroken and totally rooting for Mia and wanting her to just be all big and bad.

This book begins with her just kind of lost. A vampire named Evan is trying to bring her around slowly. He's trying to help her out while still serving the Queen. It's a precarious situation. Mia isn't completely cruel, but she's just kind of there.
I said goodbye to the Mia I had once been, left her soul in Delamere forest, cold and forever wandering, never to be seen again, and after her passing came the new me. She was stronger and colder, harder and less emotional than the old me.

Basically she becomes a drone just going through the motions. The only spark in her life for the most part is when she is with Evan. And it's a dangerous spark. The feelings between Mia and Evan change everything.
I'm not supposed to feel love if I'm a vampire. Surely I'm a soulless, godless creature that cannot feel such emotions? Yet here they are, killing me not softly, but painfully—as if ripping my dead, black heart out from my body.

There are several surprises along the way, some deaths, returns, transformations and reversals. Some of it made me mad. I can't wait to read the next book while willing things to go the way that I want. ;)  And I just have to mention the human soda fountains—creepy times two.

If you're looking for a horror read with hints of love, this is probably the book for you.

4-4.5 stars

***copy given in exchange for an honest review***


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