Monday, July 16, 2012

Midnight Beckoning by Robin Badillo


Ford Lenox, a natural born damphyr, waited three hundred years for the phenomenon of his birth to be repeated. Many had been conceived. Many had even been born. But only a few made it to their twenty-first birthday. And none shared the same requirements as he, to assume their rightful place at his side and become his queen.

Until now.

Lauren Neil was born three hundred years to the day after Ford’s birth, and it was no coincidence that he found her only days before her twenty-first birthday. Little did she know that the damphyr lurking beneath her human surface was about to be unleashed, prominently placing her on the throne to rule over damphyr and vampire alike.

Lauren’s demonic sire slash father, Drago, an incubus, straight from the pits of hell, has other plans.

Can Ford fulfill the prophecy and save Lauren and their kind? Or will a new species be created to rule the world?
Even a match made in heaven, may have to go through hell to survive!

 Reviewer: Snapdragon

Ford Lenox and Lauren Neil are the main characters in this book, but they are not the only characters that will catch your imagination. They are certainly the ones that are most prevalent throughout the book.

The book starts out with action and just continues to enthrall from there. This is the first book that I have read by Robin Badillo and it certainly will not be the last. She draws you in right from the beginning and captures your imagination drawing vivid pictures with her words. She makes you feel as if you are right there and that those scenes in the book are actually happening. If someone had told me that I would read a new author and enjoy her just as much as I enjoy Laurel K. Hamilton or even Christine Feehan, I would have said that that would take a very powerful book.

In Midnight Beckoning, I have found an author who I think will be just as good as Laurel K. Hamilton or Christine Feehan. She seems to have the same ability at Laurel and Christine has of creating the picture in your mind using resonating words. Ford and Lauren have many difficulties that they go through in this book and make you feel that you are right there with them going through what they do. Once I started reading this book I could not put it down until I had finished it, and when I reached the end, I wanted more. I sincerely hope that she continues this book with many more just like it. She gives us a different view on Vampires and Damphyr that you would not think of initially.

She has good guys and bad guys, Good versus Evil that all smart books need. But she also makes them human in a way that makes you realize no matter what you are or who you are there will always be struggles and strife to get through. The love that Ford and Lauren share is a good goal to strive for us in our real life. The ups and downs, as well as the good and the bad are all presented here in her book just as they are in real life.

I would have to say that in spite of my initial doubts about how good this book would be my doubts were all blown away with how good it really was. This is an author who I predict has a good future ahead of her and I will certainly be purchasing more of her books so that I can continue to follow all of her new characters that she will create.

On a rating of 1 to 5, 1 of course, obviously being not that good of a book and five being the best I've read in a while I have to give this book a 5 stars for how good it was. She rates right up there with some of the great authors that I have read over my lifetime and I have only read one of her books. So I say this: go out, find her books, read them, see what I have seen, and felt when I devoured her books. I think that you will like them just as much as I have enjoyed this book. 

Publisher: Robin Badillo                       
Source:  Author provided for review


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