It seems lately I have been super busy, so busy that I haven't made time for one of my favorite memes, okay, really the only meme I do anymore. Either way I have missed doing it and so this week, I am starting the week off right and bringing you my Indie Book of the Week with author E.C. Adams and her novel, The Vampire Code!
Title: The Vampire Code
Author: E.C. Adams
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Source: Copy Provided by the Author (in exchange for an honest review)
An Urban Fantasy Romance set in a United States where vampires are another oppressed minority in search of cultural acceptance, and featuring a ruling family that wants to change that - the Fiscards. As part of their plan to connect with mainstream mortal America, when one of their own is unjustly accused of murdering a human, the Fiscards hire one of New York's hottest young attorneys — a young woman by the name Aurora Lake — to stand by them in Vampire Court. But not every vampire wants to be assimilated, and not everybody approves of the obvious attraction between Aurora Lake and the vampire Sebastian Fiscard. As they struggle with their own feelings and with unseen, ancient forces trying to put a stop to their work — and to Aurora — will Aurora and Sebastian overcome The Resistance? And what about their resistance to what their own hearts, mortal and immortal, know to be true?
A lawyer by profession, E.C. Adams started writing when she decided to take a break from her profession and focus more on her expanding family. Born in Malta, a tiny island bang in the middle of the Mediterranean sea, she now lives there, but over the years, she's lived in Italy (Rome), England (London) and Cyprus (Paphos). She loves Greek and Italian food, and throwing lavish parties at home, where all guests are expected to bring a +1 or more. "The Vampire Code" is her debut novel and the first book in a Series by the name “The Fiscard Vampires”.
Book Two will be published in 2013.
Where to connect with E.C. –
Blog Site: http://www.thevampirecode.com/
FB Page: http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/EC-Adams/351173074991874?fref=ts
FB (don’t be shy – send her a request): http://www.facebook.com/#!/e.c.adams.mail
Sebastian Fiscard couldn’t have been older than thirty-five when he died. He sat across from me, wearing a crisp white shirt over dark blue pants and an air of barely contained impatience.
“Help me understand, Mr. Fiscard,” I said. “You want me, a human, to represent your brother, a vampire, in front of a jury of over four hundred vampires, in a murder trial in which the victim was human?”
The vampire sat absolutely still—not breathing, not doing anything, allowing me time to process the information—before he said, “Yes, Ms. Lake. That’s just about it.”
My Thoughts and Review:
And while I wouldn’t say this was something completely new or truly unique, it was something a little different and definitely something fun and something that I enjoyed.
It did take me awhile to warm up to all the characters and really get a feel for them and while I never connected to them like I wanted to, I did like them and the story was compelling enough that I wanted to get to the end to find out how it all worked out.
It will be very interesting to see where the author takes the story from here. The epilogue jumped about two years ahead so it does make me wonder how the next two books will play out It was definitely a good set up for the next book and one that I will look forward to reading.
*I was in no way compensated for this review, all opinions are my own and were not influenced by the author or publisher*
yeah its pretty hard to find something original in PNR unfortunately, but it does happen and when it does its really refreshing. Great review, glad this one struck a good cord with you :)ReplyDelete
These days I'm not burnt out on vampires anymore, but I definitely want something different and refreshing. I have to say that this one sounds pretty intriguing!ReplyDelete
Keep me posted as to what happens next. :-)ReplyDelete
Yep, you hit the nail on the head... vampires are old and worn out and you pretty much have read about everything there is on them. I am glad though that you found something enjoyable.ReplyDelete
I haven't had the inclination to read too many vampire books lately. This one sounds okay. Thanks for the review.ReplyDelete
I'm glad to hear this story has a somewhat original take on vampires. That's very hard to do these days, but this story does sound like it could be fun. Thanks for introducing me to it, and fantastic review!ReplyDelete
Always looking for a slightly new twist in vampires. Doesn't have to be completely new but always good when it has a unique spin.ReplyDelete