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Just Reviewed Krafton’s “Bleeding Hearts” at SBR

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Here’s the latest over at Shiny Book Review, where tonight I took on Ash Krafton’s urban fantasy BLEEDING HEARTS.  This features the Demi-Vampire (they have souls, can eat regular food, and live a long time, but need blood to perform at optimum levels) as well as nasty Vampire (no -s in Krafton’s vision; the regular Vampire do not have souls and are nasty with a capital “N”) and the odd werewolf.

The heroine, Sophie Galen, is an empathic human being who writes an advice column.  (Before that, she was a nurse, which is probably why she’s named “Galen” after the eminent ancient Roman physician.)  She knows nothing about the Demi-Vampire (or D-V for short), much less the Vampire, at the start of BLEEDING HEARTS, yet she’s drawn to an unusual man, Marek Thurzo, when she visits a local museum.  (They bond over ancient Egyptian relics.)  And, of course, Marek is a D-V, which complicates her life — and the book’s plotline — nicely.

BLEEDING HEARTS is a well-paced urban fantasy/romance with some humor despite its often grim underpinnings.  I enjoyed it immensely.

So what are you waiting for?  Go read my review right now!

Written by Barb Caffrey

June 17, 2012 at 12:56 am