Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Cherry Stem by Sotia Lazu


Turned at the cusp of a promising career in the adult movie industry, vampire Cherry Stem is currently unemployed but uses the squint, her compelling vampire gaze, on men for her meals and pocket change. With the rent deadline approaching, settling for pocket change isn’t an option. She sets her sights on tall, dark, and handsome Alex Marsden, who takes her home for a night of blistering passion. She doesn't tell him who she is.

Cherry isn’t the only one keeping secrets. Alex is the police detective investigating the disappearance of young women from the local clubs. Like most detectives, Alex has a good memory for faces and Cherry looks familiar. When he finds out she’s a vampire, he goes digging and discovers she's an up-and-coming model who went missing six years before.

When Cherry met Alex, she expected him to be nothing more than another “girl meets boy, girl feeds from boy, girl erases boy’s memories” hook-up. But once missing young women, the vampire council, and her irresistible ex are thrown into the mix, she realizes nothing is as simple or random as she thought it was, and Alex is either the biggest gift or the biggest mistake of her un-life.

 Reviewer: Dolce Amore

It's been six years since Cherry Stem died and was converted into a vampire. And now she's searching for a drink and she found Alex instead.   

Alex Marsden is a cop and he's investigating the disappearance  of several young women. The last time they were seen was always at a club. He never thought that the attractive woman whom he just met was somehow connected, or that he will enter into a world where vampires  really exist. 

Alex is shocked to find out Cherry is actually a vampire but winds up helping her to hide when her maker comes threatening her.

This story was interesting. Ms. Sotia Lazu holds your attention during the story by slowly revealing details that stack up and finally fall like a line of dominos for the reveal at the end. The plot and the characters are well done, and her style is easy  to follow. The story connects two ideas: vampires and controling the  world. I won’t reveal too much, but I will say that the book will have a sequel, this isn't the end. I give it 4.5 stars

Publisher: Loose Id                                                       
Source:  Manic Readers


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