While I love to read almost any genre that is out there to fill my need to read, there is one that I fall back on whenever I am looking to just enjoy myself: paranormal romance. If there are vampires involved, I am especially happy! I cannot help it, I have been a paranormal/fantasy genre reader since I was in Pampers – it happens, I blame my mom! That being said, when I was offered a free Advanced Reading Copy to read and review Wanted: Vampire (Free Blood) by Lisa Rayns, I was up for the challenge!
What did I think?
Wanted: Vampire (Free Blood) is about a young woman, Alexis, whose life was turned upside down three years prior when her baby died during childbirth. She never returned to the fun-loving and carefree lifestyle she had enjoyed before. She became withdrawn, sullen and attempted to be alone as much as possible. She contemplated death, but never suicide, since her goal was to be with her daughter in the afterlife. One night, after a few too many drinks, Alexis wakes up to find herself married to a handsome and completely devoted doctor, Bradley, who obviously has a secret. He is beyond smitten, and at times, a bit on the “too good to be true” side of things. Following a misunderstanding, Alexis makes an offer to an egotistical vampire, Malik – all of her blood in exchange for her death. Where will this leave her in regards to Bradley? What about her best friend, Tara, who has been there for her through everything?
Alexis is a great heroine, she makes some really bad decisions at times and is a bit reactionary, but I like her. Ms. Rayns takes a new twist on an age-old myth and incorporates some new age myths on the vampire legends. I love the interactions between the characters; they each have their own emotional challenges that show through in their dialogue and actions.
Wanted: Vampire (Free Blood) is a fun and interesting read that keeps you on your toes. The characters are well thought out and all contribute to the scenes without unnecessary “background noise”. The end had a great twist that I did not see coming (and I am usually good at predicting where these things are going!) and I look forward to seeing where it will go from here and reading the next book in the series!
Savory Savings did not receive any compensation for this post. Disclosure: I did receive an advanced reading copy for free to read and am sharing my opinion with you. My opinion may differ from yours. See my disclosure statement for more info.