Monday, September 12, 2011

Blood of the Maple by Dana Marie Bell

A seduction-gone-wrong leaves vampire Parker Hollis with a new vegetarian lifestyle and on the run from a vengeful witch. Moving to small-town Maggie's Grove, Parker meets a redheaded dryad with green, leafy blood that draws him in a way he hasn't experienced in decades. His new neighbor smells divine, and it isn't long before craving gives in to need.

In a unique community of supernaturals, tree-loving outcast Amara Schwedler has never quite fit in. She's scarred by a traumatic incident and feared by the local townsfolk. She's convinced Parker will look elsewhere for a mate once he discovers she's not one of the O-positive set, and can't believe it when Parker finds her irresistible.

When the witch who's been plaguing Parker's life discovers the newfound attraction between Parker and Amara, she takes out her anger on the town. Can the supernaturals of Maggie's Grove accept Amara and band together in time to withstand the assaults of the enraged witch?

Reviewer: Fashionta
Dana Marie Bell's new series Maple Grove  doesn't disappoint. Blood of the Maple  is the first installment of the series about  Maple Grove, the only fully supernatural town in America. Bell has written a cast of quirky supernatural characters that don't quite fit the mold. A vegetarian vampire, a gay witch ghost, human sensitive and  a dryad - these are some of the heroes you will meet in this novel and grow to love.

It was refreshing to see that Bell can write flawed charcters too, which is quite different  from her usual run of paranormal books. Don't get me wrong, I love her other books too, but this one was of the best, that's why  I gave it four stars. The one star I took off was due to sometimes ill-placed humor. Otherwise  it was perfect and worth re-reading on a rainy day.

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