Monday, August 20, 2012

REVIEW: "BLOOD LUST RISING" (The Vampire Queen Trilogy, book 1) - by Fayth Devlin

(The Vampire Queen Trilogy, book 1)
by Fayth Devlin

REVIEWED BY: Ellen Fritz


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.


“Blood Lust Rising” contains all the elements of an exciting paranormal romance; vampires, witches, shape shifters, lots and lots of demons and their half human offspring, and enough action to keep you on the edge of your seat.  To put the cherry on top, there is even a prophecy. 

Half vampire Ella Grey and her co-worker Micah find themselves in the midst of this prophecy as well as being the victims of a scheming employer and father.  Going from a relationship of enmity and underlying desire to uncontrollable lust in a few minutes, they are in for a rough time.  Add to this the jealousy of a vampire sire, a vampire queen, and a perverted older man; the stage is set for nonstop action.  We even pay a visit to another dimension and a demon club that caters for vampires.

The well-crafted characters are realistic and described in such a way that I could easily visualise them and their surroundings.  The descriptions of weather conditions in the story add to the mood of chaos, despair and menace.  The vivid descriptions and often brutal fight scenes kept me turning the pages, and in the second half of the book the author truly turns up the suspense to an almost unbearable level.

“Blood Lust Rising” is a fast paced and thrilling read that had my undivided attention from the first page to the last.  Although I don’t have a qualm reading books containing adult content, I wouldn’t recommend this as a read suitable for YA readers under the age of eighteen, as it contains explicit sexual content described in a graphic manner, as well as profanity.

I’m looking forward to more books from this promising author.



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