Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Book Tour & #Review - Craved by Stephanie Nelson
Gwen Sparks just wants to live a peaceful life in the supernatural town of Flora, but from the moment she read about the first murdered witch, all hope of peace was abandoned.
Possessing the rare ability to read the memories of dead, she volunteers to help catch the culprit behind the string of drained witches. Gwen has to team up with the one man who broke her heart, deal with a ghost who pulls her into the deathly realm at will, and a fight off the advances of sexy but frustrating vampire who not only craves what runs through her veins—he wants her heart.
I love paranormal fiction and Craved was what I expected and then some. This book had all the best of paranormal; Witches, smoldering-eyed Vampires, Werewolves and a whole host of other magical (otherworldly) creatures.
Both a mystery and romance rolled into one, follow Gwen Sparks as she uses her unique powers to find who is killing witches, as she gets over a broken heart and tries to resist the heart throb Aiden Blake.
This story has a rather creative setting. Flora, a otherworldly populated community in rural Missouri is magically segregated, so the list of murder suspects excludes mere mortals.
The main character, Gwen, is likable and a good driving force for the plot. Reading the story, I really wanted to see her find love and get over the louse, Micah. Even if prince charming may be a Vampire... okay, or maybe because of it. As I was reading I kept visualizing Aiden from Being Human.
Yes, I enjoyed the book. I did find the beginning set-up a little cluttered. So many names and back stories to cram into a short chapter. But, it didn't prevent me from enjoying the rest of it. This is a great first book for the Gwen Sparks series and I am eager to read more from Stephanie Nelson.
Connect with Stephanie Nelson on Facebook for updates when Craved will be available as well as Book #2 in the series Hunted will be out.
When Craved is available I will be posting a giveaway, so stay tuned!
*Disclaimer - I received an e-copy of Craved in order to write my review. All opinions are my own.