Tuesday 20 September 2011

Kiss Me Deadly (Bewitch the Dark #2) by Michele Hauf - Book Review

Title: Kiss Me Deadly (Bewitch the Dark #2)
Author: Michele Hauf
Publisher: Harlequin Nocturne
Publication Date: June 2009 (2007)
Pages: 208
Format: E-book - EPUB
Genre: Paranormal
Source: Free E-Book from Kobo

Death cocktail is what the vampires call a witch's blood. It's poisonous--a drop will destroy a vampire within minutes. Nikolaus Drake is the rare vampire who has survived his first taste. Now he's on the hunt for the witch who almost brought him to his demise--Ravin Crosse./ppA witch who spends her nights hunting vampire tribes, Ravin has three obligations to fulfill to set her soul free. One of those obligations--crafting a love spell--twists her world upside down when Nikolaus draws the spell from her veins. Natural enemies rarely make the best bedfellows--but is it possible their intentions are really, truly the same? Can Nikolaus's tribal loyalty survive if he surrenders to desires far darker than his own? (Goodreads Synopsis)

I got this book when it was available for free from Kobo. As a free read, I found it fairly enjoyable, though I would only call it a mediocre paranormal romance. I hear so much hype about this author and yet the two books of hers I have read, I have found to be okay, but nothing special.

That said, I read this book in one sitting and it was a fun little piece. I liked the idea of the witches and vampires being enemies and a love spell bringing them together, but at times I felt the point was stretched too much in an effort to increase the length of the book.

Ravin and Nikolaus came across well enough, but I would have liked to have seen some of the secondary characters more fleshed out as they were very flat. The pacing was a little slow in places, but since this is only a couple of hundred pages anyway that did not cause too many problems.

I wouldn't rush out to buy this book, but if you come across it for free (or very cheap) it is okay for killing a couple of hours.

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