Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Here Be Sexist Vampires by Suzanne Wright

Sam Parker is a vampire with a gift so strong and substantial that she is invited to partake in a test for a place in the Grand High Master Vampire’s private army. She finds that not only has the army never included a woman, but it has never included a Sventé vampire; a breed that is regarded by the super strong Pagori breed and the hypnotically beautiful Keja breed to be too tame and human-like. Most refuse to take her seriously, especially a Pagori commander named Jared who she craves in spite of herself. The Grand High Master, however, sees her potential and offers her the position of Jared’s co-commander to help train the newest squad in time for the impending attack on his home. Sam has to demonstrate to Jared and the squad of chauvinists why it is incredibly foolish to underestimate a wilful, temperamental, borderline-homicidal Sventé female.

Warning: This novel contains an iron-willed female vampire with an energy whip, a sexist male vampire who is determined to have her, explicit vampy sex, and a romance story with real bite.

Reviewer: Dolce Amore
When Sam Parker has the chance to leave her Sire, a manipulative jerk, and join the legion of the Grand High Master, she takes it. And here she is telling us what vampire type she is and how many vampire types there are:
Sventés like me don’t have hypnotic beauty like Kejas or have super-super-super strength and speed like Pagori vampires, though we are stronger and faster than any human. But our bloodlust isn’t overpowering which means that we can walk amongst humans without becoming overwhelmed and tempted to cling to someone’s artery.
When she first meets Commander Jared, the Heir of the Grand High Master, he tells her to go home; she is a woman, a Sventé and a young vampire and because of that she doesn’t have a chance of winning the tryouts and getting a spot in the legion. However, she will try it just to piss him off.
It was too tempting to attend the tryout just to irritate the bigot Pagori.
Although she passed all the tests, and kicked Jared ass in the battle of their talents, he didn’t chose her. But he wanted her.
She had kicked my ass, embarrassed me in front of God knows how many people, and even called me a pretty girl...and all I’d wanted to do was grab her, kiss her and bite her.
However, Antonio, the Grand High Master vampire offers her the Commander position. She has to train the legion how to control their talent. And Sam fights her attraction for the arrogant Jarred.
How could you be attracted to someone who made you so pissed off that you’d considered burning their balls with a lighter?
While the attraction between them rises, they have to prepare for war, and Sam kills her Sire in order to protect Antonio. And she gets a new talent for that.

I truly enjoyed the book. And loved Ms. Suzanne Wright’s style: her feminine main character is a sassy and powerful woman and the masculine main character is a powerful man who doesn’t know anything about love until he meets her. However, some of his lines are so romantic, as this one, and makes you crave to have your own private hero.
Just the thought of her being in that level of danger made me feel ill inside, no matter how capable she was.
And why did the idea of her in danger make me feel ill inside?
For the same reason that the idea of her in danger scared the crap out of me: I loved the crazy bitch.
So, if you ask me if I enjoyed the book, I’ll tell you: Hell, yes!!! Loved all of it, it amazed me the imagination Ms. Suzanne Wright has, you will never read something like this story, and I rate it 5 stars. And Ms. Suzanne Wright, please keep writing like that and I’ll be your devoted admirer for life.


Anonymous said...

I enjoyed the interview and your review is awesome. I have to get this book. Thanks so much.
laura thomas

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