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Just Reviewed Krafton’s “Bleeding Hearts” at SBR

with 5 comments

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!

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Written by Barb Caffrey

June 17, 2012 at 12:56 am

5 Responses

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  1. I did read it, and thought it was very well put. It really enticed me to read the book, as well. Ash is a friend, so I was already interested, but your review did a great job of illustrating what’s to expect.

    How do I submit a book of my own for your consideration?

    Red Tash

    June 17, 2012 at 7:09 pm

    • Thanks for reading my review, Red.

      If you want to send me a book to review, you can go to Shiny Book Review (we have an address there), or you can send it to me care of my Yahoo address (my name (all one word) AT yahoo DOT com). And I’ll take it from there.

      Barb Caffrey

      June 18, 2012 at 4:35 am

      • Thanks, Barb. I could not find an email address on Shiny Book Review. I’ll email you!

        Red Tash

        June 18, 2012 at 6:02 am

  2. Reblogged this on Ash Krafton and commented:
    I’d like to share Barb Caffrey’s intro to the review she posted over at the Shiny Book Review… Enjoy!

    ashkrafton

    June 29, 2012 at 2:50 pm


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