Bleeding Hearts: Book One of the Demimonde by Ash Krafton
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Sophie Galen is an advice columnist who is saving the world—one damned person at a time.
Shy and sensitive Sophie has all but given up on love until she
meets Marek, a mysterious stranger who seduces her with his striking
good looks and his take-charge attitude. Yet the darkness she senses
within him may be more than she is prepared to handle when Marek draws
her into a world of vampires, werewolves, and treachery. Forced to leave
behind the comfortable routines and certainties of her past, Sophie
makes unbearable sacrifices and uncovers hidden truths about herself and
the world around her.
I won this ARC after entering a contest. I don't often review books, but I really enjoyed this debut and wanted to let everyone know about it.
I’ve been looking forward to reading this story since I first heard about it. The waiting was well worth it! BLEEDING HEARTS hooked me from the very first page. I loved Sophie’s wit, sarcasm and bravery. She handled things a bit better than I would have in the same situation! Marek’s overwhelming darkness drew me to him. He was sexy, dark and oh, so dangerous! The mythology behind the vampires in this urban fantasy was something I haven’t read before and I loved the Egyptian angle. Sophie pulled me into her world and I was reluctant to part with it in the end (luckily there is a sequel!). The anguish these characters go through really pulled at my heart, making this a very emotional story, not only for Sophie and Marek but also the other characters I fell in love with, like Jared and Rodrian. This novel is filled with light and dark, good and evil, and a love that is tested beyond all limits. Ash Krafton’s writing is amazing and I simply cannot wait to read the next book in this series.
BLEEDING HEARTS will be released from Pink Narcissus Press on March 15, 2012! Mark your calendars!
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