BLOODFLOW by Kevin Paul Tracy
I received a paperback copy of this book through the Goodreads Giveaway program. http://www.goodreads.com/giveaway
This is A Kathryn Desmarais Gothic Mystery.
Kate is an Investigator for the prestigious private investigation firm of Triple-I. She lives and works in New York City.
When her cranky boss gives her an assignment to help locate and purchase an antique coffin from a man named Mr. Darkthorne, she assumes the job will be quick and boring.
However, that turns out to be very wrong.
Kate breaks into Darkrhorne’s penthouse apartment and is unable to find the coffin. But what she does find is both mysterious and alarming.
Somehow Kate has become involved in a centuries old war between a vampire and the man who seeks to destroy him at any cost.
It is dangerous game the two men are playing and Kate becomes collateral damage.
Will she fight on the side of righteousness or will she be seduced into becoming the dark vampire’s queen and lover?
This story is well written and moves along quickly.
While there are a multitude of vampire novels on the market, this one actually offers a fresh take on the subject.
Kate is a flawed and fierce character who readers will love. The hapless Mikhail will remind readers of their first puppy-type love and Sam comes across as the man every woman dreams pf finding.
This book does a terrific job of blending the gothic with the modern. The battle scene is well written and I loved the way the author chose to conclude the story.
I am sure there will be more Kathryn Desmarais Gothic mysteries coming soon and I will definitely be reading them as they are released.
There were a few typos in the finished novel such as calling Mr. Darkthorne, “Mr. Darthorne” but other than that I thoroughly enjoyed this novel.
I rate it as 4.5 out of 5 stars.