Saturday, June 14, 2014

Alisa's Review: Night of the Vampires by Heather Graham


Paperback, 352 pages
Published November 23rd 2010 by HQN Books 

As a soldier, Cole Granger fights to restore peace to a world divided by war and evil. His extraordinary talents are enlisted to prevent the president's horrific premonition from becoming reality. Nothing�and no one�will stop him from fulfilling his duty. Especially the mysterious young woman who claims to be his comrade's sister. Enemy or ally, he can't yet determine. But one thing he knows for certain is that he must keep her close. Very close.
Megan Fox's quest to uncover a family secret leads her to the center of vampire riots in West Virginia. To find the answers she needs�and clear herself of suspicion�she must join forces with Cole. They work undercover to bring justice, but they can't disguise the potent attraction and need that draw them together. Yet trust doesn't come easily for Cole…and when Megan unearths the grim, dark truth, can she trust him to believe her?

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My rating for this was up in the air, between a 2 or a 3, so I went with 3. And there are several reasons for this.
*I felt like I was reading a History text book for majority of the book. I love Historical Romance novels, but this was insane.
*Two of the main characters in the beginning were similarly named and it was very confusing. A Huge turn off if I have to stop and think of who is who because the author can't think of a name that is different. I know Cole and Cody are not that similar but its close enough and way too confusing.

Now, I did love all the characters. Cole: very cocky and arrogant. Megan: very defensive, which very understandable. Lissette: a total Bitch all the way to the end.
I love historical facts in my books, but I felt this book went overboard- made it feel like you were reading a textbook throughout the majority of the book. But once Megan and Cole left DC to go to Harpers Ferry on a mission, the book took a better turn. Once the couple arrived in Harpers Ferry, I was hooked. Cole and Megan made a great team. And I just happen to be from Harpers Ferry, it made reading this so cool because I could actually see where things were taking place!
But once in Harpers Ferry, I do not recommend reading during storms, or power outages, especially if you live near Harpers Ferry like I do. LOL
Once Cole and Megan were in Harpers Ferry, all kinds of action was happening. But don't expect lots of sex or explicit parts in the story. There is just brief mentions of sex. Personally, I would have taken out so much of the Textbook material and added a little bit more steamy scenes.
This books contains:
violence, politics, suspense, vampires, and lots of historical facts.

Heather Graham
Also published as Heather Graham Pozzessere and Shannon Drake.

New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Heather Graham majored in theater arts at the University of South Florida. After a stint of several years in dinner theater, back-up vocals, and bartending, she stayed home after the birth of her third child and began to write, working on short horror stories and romances. After some trial and error, she sold her first book, WHEN NEXT WE LOVE, in 1982 and since then, she has written over one hundred novels and novellas including category, romantic suspense, historical romance, vampire fiction, time travel, occult, and Christmas holiday fare. She wrote the launch books for the Dell's Ecstasy Supreme line, Silhouette's Shadows, and for Harlequin's mainstream fiction imprint, Mira Books.

Heather was a founding member of the Florida Romance Writers chapter of RWA and, since 1999, has hosted the Romantic Times Vampire Ball, with all revenues going directly to children's charity.

She is pleased to have been published in approximately twenty languages, and to have been honored with awards frorn Waldenbooks. B. Dalton, Georgia Romance Writers, Affaire de Coeur, Romantic Times, and more. She has had books selected for the Doubleday Book Club and the Literary Guild, and has been quoted, interviewed, or featured in such publications as The Nation, Redbook, People, and USA Today and appeared on many newscasts including local television and Entertainment Tonight.

Heather loves travel and anything have to do with the water, and is a certitified scuba diver. Married since high school graduation and the mother of five, her greatest love in life remains her family, but she also believes her career has been an incredible gift, and she is grateful every day to be doing something that she loves so very much for a living.
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