Friday, September 17, 2010

What Cindy Reads--A vamp for those of us who are over sixteen

Denyse Bridger's A Whisper of Humanity is a sexy vamp tale for those of us who are over sixteen.

When Detective Faith Prentice is assigned as a liaison to the police force in Montréal, intent on helping the detectives there capture a killer who's MO matches one she's hunted at home in Los Angeles, she is ill-prepared for what awaits her in the beautiful jewel city of Canada's French province. Mysteriously drawn to her temporary partner, Adrian Blackthorne, she rebels against his allure, only to be drawn into an even deeper darkness when Adrian's past snares her-and she becomes a pawn in the deadly battle between the vampire Blackthorne and the powerful master he has long denied.

Faith Prentice is a strong, mature heroine who is easy to relate to and owns her sexuality. I also love that she's a cop because it takes her out of the typical 'vamp victim' kind of role. Devon Cartier is sensual, complicated and has a delicious darkness about him. Adrian Blackthorne is the perfect foil to Cartier. Where Cartier is at times unknowable, Adrian is dramatic and open. He wears his emotions on his sleeve which gives the readers insight into the history between Cartier and Blackthorne. He also shows a great deal of compassion when dealing with Faith.

Ms. Bridger packs an amazing amount of emotion and passion into this fifty page story. The action moves along at a good clip and keeps the reader enthralled. The sex scenes are lush, well-crafted and--of course--very, very steamy! My only criticism--I wish it were longer :) I wanted the story to go on and on. I'd recommend this book to everyone who has a love of vampire lore. Enter a world of romance and fantasy with Ms. Bridgers stunning tale. Brava, Denyse!


Denysé said...

Wow - I don't know what to say, other than THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart, Cindy. I am so happy you like this tale... Thank you, thank you, and did I say THANK YOU!?

Much Love, and HUGE hugs,

Cindy Jacks said...

LOL! You're welcome, you're welcome, you're welcome :)

Miriam Newman said...

A seriously nice review and what a great cover! Congrats, ladies.

Colleen Love said...

I never get enough of Denyse's stories! Her characters and world crafting are magnificent!

Great review, Cindy! :)

Cindy Jacks said...

Thanks Miriam and Colleen! I really enjoyed Whisper of Humanity :)