Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Kiss of Night by Debbie Viguie-Blog Tour

Susan is in Prague for her grandmother’s funeral. Susan’s cousin Wendy just arrived also and has met up with a guy and wants to go clubbing with him. The minute Susan meets him she feels evilness surrounding him. She tries to persuade Wendy to not go with him. Wendy is determined to leave with him so Susan decides to go with them. Returning from getting a sweater Susan finds that they have left her behind.

Raphael appears and insists that he knows where Wendy and her companion have gone. He too scares Susan but she must find Wendy. Raphael takes Susan to a place where evil reigns. She finds Wendy but Wendy seems to be under a spell. This is all too true. Susan finds that Wendy is under the spell of an evil vampire. Raphael helps the girls escape. He too is a vampire. Changed many centuries before, Raphael has returned to Prague to fight a war between good and evil.

David is a hotel guest in the room next to Susan and Wendy’s. When other vampires come to kill Raphael and the girls he jumps into the fray not knowing what he is getting into.

Raphael needs both Susan and David to help in the war. Susan’s grandmother has left her property in France along with a mystery to unravel. Raphael and Susan travel to France and are followed by the evil vampires and their slave humans. 

Can Raphael and Susan learn to trust each other? Susan is attracted to Raphael, but she wonders if his kisses are as knee-weakening as they seem or is he mesmerizing her in order to gain her compliance with his schemes?  

I enjoyed this book. I thought it was interesting to see the way the author made some of the vampires redeemable instead of damned. I liked how each chapter began with a verse of scripture about blood.  Even though this is advertised as a Christian novel the book does not get overly preachy. It is more about good vs. evil and the question of whether vampires can be redeemed from their past evil. There was lots of action that keeps you on the edge of your seat. I did think that the romance between Raphael and Susan could have been developed more. A few steamy kisses do not a romance make (at least for this reader). My understanding is that this is to be a trilogy, so I am looking forward to seeing what happens next!

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