Title: Blood Lust Rising
Author: Fayth Devlin
Series: The Vampire Queen Trilogy #1
Genre: Paranormal Romance/Erotica
Publisher: Fayth Devlin
Release Date: May 4th 2012
Source: Provided by Author
Overall Rating: 5 Bad Boys – Absolutely Loved It!!!!!
Vampire Queen and Demon son – Together they will wreak havoc and total destruction. Or at least, that’s what the prophecy says. When a sex-seething succubus focuses in on Ella Grey, a half-breed vampire and her Shadow Hunting partner, Micah McGregor, a power is released neither can control or comprehend.
A chain of events is triggered, forcing Ella and Micah down a shadowed path riddled with unrestrained passion, violence and betrayal. The truth of Micah’s demonic origins will reveal a heart-breaking conspiracy within the Shadow Agency that once swore to protect humanity from vampires and demons. Ella and Micah are proof that nothing is as it appears.
First off, I have to say this novel just flat out did it for me! From the very start, the chemistry between Ella and Micah jumps off the page. There is an intensity and completely impassioned feel to this novel. A great love story and a solid engaging plot, this is a novel that a Paranormal Romance fan will not want to miss out on.
About the story…
For 500 years, the Shadow Agency has been protecting humanity from vampires and demons. Ella and Micah are both Shadow Hunters sworn to uphold and protect. One problem…Ella is now a half-vampire. Her ex-lover is a vampire and he tried to turn her when she was gravely injured. However, the attempt wasn’t successful and Ella ended up somewhere in between. She has a vampire’s fangs and lust for blood, however she refuses to give into the temptation. She promised the Shadow Agency she never would otherwise they would kill her outright. Micah is Ella’s hunting partner sent to watch and report back to the head of the Agency (his father) on whether Ella is a threat.
There is a demon prophecy that foretells of a Vampire Queen and Demon Son who will cause mayhem and destruction on the world that will lead to total destruction. During one of Ella and Micah’s hunts, the intensity of their lust attracted the attention of a succubus demon. The succubus believed Ella and Micah to be the prophesied Vampire Queen and Demon Son and enchanted them to fulfill a demon mating ritual.
To avoid any spoilers, I must stop there. This first novel in the trilogy introduces the story world and unfolds a sequence of events that lead to a resolution. However, there’s still a lot of story left to tell. I am really looking forward to where the author is going to take us in this trilogy.
About the Characters…
Fayth Devlin is a genius when it comes to character development. I became invested in the heroine and hero of this story within the first few pages and found myself really caring for Ella and Micah and fretting through their moments of conflict.
Ella is a compelling and realistic character. While fearless as a hunter, she also showed very feminine qualities. This short sentence from the novel completely endeared me to Ella and had me laughing out loud because I can totally relate…
Ever under the watchful and suspicious eye of the Agency’s leader, Ella consistently showed her dedication. Our heroine goes through a lot in this novel and it’s obvious that the author has taken the time to consider how a person would react in certain situations. Ella’s reactions are realistic. She shows bravery when needed yet cried when things became too much. One of my pet peeves in novels is when the heroine never cries. It’s ok to cry, as it’s a true to life reaction.
Micah’s character is developed with the same finesse showing many sides to his personality. Initially, the author portrays him as a player and rather arrogant. This quote is Ella describing his reaction to her lapse when smelling fresh blood…
Micah is totally alpha male but then we see his caring side. Devastated at the thought he had hurt Ella during their 4 day ‘tryst’, he was in agony. He tried to stay away from her thinking to protect her, even though their being apart made him ill and there was a possibility he would die.
On their relationship:
From page 1, the chemistry between Ella and Micah jumps off the page. It’s intense, uncontrollable and completely impassioned. The sex scenes are explicit in this novel – very titillating and very well written.
That blurb is from Chapter 1. Just saying. The rest of the novel is just as amazing!
Most authors focus on developing the main characters so thoroughly, the supporting characters are sometimes neglected. Not Fayth Devlin. The other characters are expertly introduced and developed. Ella’s uncle Roy and sister Hannah, Micah’s father Richard and brother Eli, Julian (Ella’s sire), Lizbeth (villain) to name a few are very memorable and compelling.
This is a novel that a lover of steamy Paranormal Romance will not want to miss out on! The author shows her expertise at creating multi-faceted characters (both main and supporting), and integrating them into an exciting storyworld and plot. This is a great introduction to the trilogy and I highly recommend you add this one to the top of your To Be Read list!
5 Bad Boys – Absolutely Loved It!!!!!
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