Vampire’s Seduction by Raven Hart
1st book of 2009 (my goal this year is to read my entire to books to read pile and track my notes and rating!) and hopefully get at least 50 this year!
When it comes to a wild and seductive nightlife, Savannah has bite. Older than the United States and wealthy beyond his years, playboy William Cuyler Thorne is a vampire with a nice long undead life—one that includes a steady stream of admirers, a consistent supply of rejuvenating blood, and, best of all, a cover as one of Savannah’s most prominent pillars of society. But all good things must end. Now an ancient enemy has come for William from across the seas. It is his sire, Reedrek, the vampire who created him. And Reedrek will stop at nothing until all that is precious to William—his beautiful mistress, his stable of willing female victims, his glorious estates, and his good-ol’-boy vampire sidekick, Jack—is within his voracious grasp. But William has an arsenal of his own—one that is enhanced by the power of voodoo. And when these two bloodsuckers meet, there will be hell to pay.
The cover was certainly misleading; I took a look at the cover or the title and thought it was something pretty different from what it was. I really enjoyed Hart’s detailing in terms of characters, society in Savannah and vampire politics. I found myself very pulled in by the story. It was quiet a startling when I got pulled out of the book. This is something I really appreciated as a reader. I liked the links Hart created at the conclusion of this novel to create the links between the other parts of this series. I was only so convinced by the switches between William and Jack. At first I didn’t enjoy the switches because the same scene was repeated from the two perspectives but I found with increase in action in the plot the more I appreciated the various sides William and Jack offered. I found William was very much like the other vampires we find in literature. He is haunted, consumed by guilt and forever attempting to repair the damages he and his kind do. It appears as a reader and sometimes a viewer I never get tired of it. I found at the beginning it was a little slow but picked up really quickly. I plan on getting the rest of the series.
Rating out 10: 9.9
Up next: Living Dead in Dallas by Charlaine Harris.