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Series: The Anna Strong Vampire Chronicles Book Ten
Author: Jeanne C. Stein
Publisher: ARe Books
Date of Publication: January 1, 2016
Word Count: 17,000
Cover Artist: Erin Dameron Hill
Saving her family means saving the world.
Vampire Anna Strong should be enjoying life with her new husband, Frey, but she’s too devastated by the loss of her mother to focus on much else. That is, until her niece’s best friend is kidnapped, and Anna leaps into action.
Angry citizens blame the recent rash of kidnappings on France’s immigrant population and threaten retribution that could upset the economy of the entire nation. If Anna is going to save the girl and her family vineyard, she’ll need the help of one of the oldest vampires in existence—her good friend Vlad.
Vlad and Anna set out to solve the kidnappings and save Southern France, but they soon discover the stakes are higher than they imagined. If they fail, it could be the end of the world as they know it.
I read and enjoyed the Anna Strong series before I started reviewing and blogging, and it is great to return to continue discovering what is happening in her life now, some two years after the last book was published. I don’t, however, think you need to have read the other stories to be able to enjoy this one, though many of the characters were originally introduced in the earlier novels.
Anna is a strong, feisty character even though at the beginning of this story she is still grieving for her mother who died recently. When her niece’s friend, Cecily, is kidnapped she’s determined to help prevent her dying like the three previous kidnapped victims and asks her friend, the powerful vampire prince, Vlad, to help. you can just feel the tension between Anna and Vlad! Can the two work together to rescue Cecily? Who is kidnapping and killing the young girls – and why? Can Anna and Vlad save the day?
This is a relatively short story, being only 75 pages long, but it is still a great addition to the series with plenty of action, twist and turns to keep the reader turning pages to discover what happens next. In some ways, much of this story is a little too close to reality at the moment, but you’ll just have to read it for yourself to know what I mean about conspiracies and political manipulations. There are hints and teasers suggesting there will be more riveting stories like this to come in this series and I’ll certainly be looking out for them in future!
Thanks to the author, publishers and Bewitching Book Tours for gifting me an ecopy of this book in exchange for this, my honest review.
About the Author:
Jeanne C. Stein is the award winning, national bestselling author of the Urban Fantasy series The Anna Strong Vampire Chronicles. Anna Strong was named one of Paranormal Fantasy’s Top ten Ass-Kicking Heroines by Barnes and Nobles’s reviewer, Paul Goat Allen in 2013. Jeanne also has numerous short story credits, including the novella Blood Debt from the New York Times bestselling anthology Hexed and, most recently, The Wolf’s Paw in the bestselling anthology, Nightmares Unhinged.
Jeanne lives in Denver, CO and is active in Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers (where she was honored by winning the Writer of the Year award in 2008 and was nominated again in 2011.) Her newest venture, The Fallen Siren Series, is paranormal romance written in collaboration with Samantha Sommersby under the pseudonym S. J. Harper. The first book in that series, Cursed, debuted in 2013. A prequel novella, Captured, is available free and the second book in the series, Reckoning, was released October 7, 2014. Novella 2.5, Forsaken, is available at all online stores.
For more information on other books by Jeanne, visit her official website: www.fallensiren.com
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Thanks to Bewitching Book Tours for providing the materials for this post and an ecopy of the novella for me to read in exchange for this post including my honest, unbiased review.
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