June 5, 2007
Paranormal Romance Vampire
Stunning as a mortal, Colin Ames-Beaumont took on an unearthly male beauty when
he became a vampire centuries ago. Cursed with tainted blood, he is doomed to
spend eternity without a companion, without love of his own. But even for
vampires, the heart wants what it wants, and Colin has long been intrigued by
the quirky Savitri Murray. Her breathtaking honesty and unconventional beauty
have held his attention far longer than most women, but combined with that
intoxicating scent of hers, he finds Savi completely irresistible…
Savitri has promised her grandmother she will settle down with a suitable boy.
But what suitable boy wants a bride who finds herself battling demons and
Nosferatu day after day? And then there is that pesky, undeniable desire she
feels for that persistent vampire…
DEMON MOON is the second book I have read in Meljean Brook’s
THE GUARDIANS series. As with the first book in this series, I liked
the lead characters, was intrigued by the plot, and was interested to see how
the book finished. Also like the first book in this series, I found the pacing
of the story to be extremely slow. In the first book, I had hoped that the slow
pacing could be attributed to the world building that Brook had to accomplish to
set up the series, but with this fourth edition of her saga, the world building
is complete, for the most part.
I can’t say I didn’t like the story, because that simply isn’t true. I enjoyed
THE GUARDIANS world enough, but the cumbersome pace has made me
hesitant to read either the second or third books in this series, although both
are novellas that are contained in anthologies which I already own. While I was
interested in the story, it never quite gripped me, and I found myself
distracted time and again by outside influences. Usually, I absorb so
completely in a book that I block the world out, forgetting things like eating
and sleeping until I have finished reading the book.
Ms. Brook has a wonderful imagination and the ability to develop some very
intriguing characters. I definitely think she is an author I will want to pick
up again in the future, after she has a few more novels under her belt.
Note: This review was originally
written by Jennifer Ray for another review site. It is being reposted at
Wild on Books.
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