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Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Deadly Encounters of the Supernatural Kind by Melissa Hosack

Deadly Encounters of the Supernatural Kind by Melissa Hosack
Publisher: Whimsical Publications, LLC
Genre: Horror, Paranormal
Length: Full (168 pages)
Heat Level: Sensual
Rating: 4 Books
Review by: Daisy

Beauregard Channing has devoted the past four hundred years to tracking down items that, if put in the wrong hands, have the ability to cause destruction and damage to innocent lives. Though sworn to defend mortals, Beau feels removed and detached from humankind. He loses all desire for personal interaction with mortals until his next target, Bradley Hildebrand, turns out to be the one woman he cannot seem to get off his mind.

Against his better judgment, Beau attempts to charm his way into Bradley's heart while simultaneously trying to coax her into giving him the relic he seeks before the wrong people discover its location. Bradley immediately annihilates Beau's plan of a peaceful compromise by refusing to believe that a world of vampires and supernatural creatures could exist without her knowledge.

While he is attempting to make Bradley see reason, Beau's worst fear comes true. A group that intends nothing but devastation to those around them discovers the location of Bradley and her artifact. After an attack that leaves Bradley lucky to be alive, the men take off with the widely sought after historical object. Now it is up to Bradley, Beau, and Bradley's slightly unorthodox and eccentric best friend Camden to track down the artifact and save innocent lives from falling victim to its powers. If the three of them don't end up killing each other, Beau just might be able to persuade Bradley to fall in love with him.

Stakes, holy water & garlic… All ways to protect you from being bite by a Vampire. But how do you protect yourself from falling in love with one? Not an easy answer, as our main character Bradley finds out.

Beau and Bradley are quite the pair; he’s sarcastic, rude and downright gorgeous. Bradley is tall, beautiful, intelligent, and irritatingly stubborn. She unintentionally and intentionally torments poor Beau to distraction, keeping from his initial goal. Between threats of violence and bouts of passion these two find some common ground.

Unlike any other Vampire story I’ve read, this one caught me in chapter one. I just couldn’t put it down!

The character were interesting and well thought out, Bradley was insightful and unafraid of the unknown that was put in front of her. She has all the characteristics that we all aspire to in life, to be brave and take the leap into the void. For me, Beau was a bit harder to decipher. He fought who he was tooth and nail, not wanting to fit into the ‘normal’ vampire category. He wanted nothing than to complete his mission and be on his way. He in the end he becomes the hero we all want in our own lives.

This story is one I’ll read again and will have a home on my bookshelf!

A very highly recommended story.