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Monday, February 8, 2010

Dead Or A Lie by Jason A. Barret

Dead Or A Lie by Jason A. Barret
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Genre: Contemporary, Paranormal, Science Fiction
Length: Full (258 pages)
Heat: Spicy
Rating: 4 Books
Reviewed by Camellia

A sun allergy predisposes Lee Teadora to a solitary existence as the night security director of New York Medical. Endless nights watching uneventful images on her security monitors make her desperate for excitement.

Be careful of what you wish for...

One night, while visiting her father’s grave, a group of bloodthirsty vampires attack her. Despite her martial arts training, she is outmatched. She should be dead…or undead, but she survives.

Lee isn’t alone in her battle. A shadowy figure watches from afar...protecting her.
“Beware the creatures of the night,” her mother warned, but Lee has become a creature of the night. At puberty, Polymorphic Light Eruption Syndrome changed Lee Theodora’s life from sunny daytime living to night living. Her mother died before telling Lee about her destiny. Consequently, events that propel Lee from her quiet, solitary, security night job into the vicious world of vampires are a shock of heart-stopping magnitude.

Lee has super good training in self-defense and her instincts are sharp, but she has no inkling of what the rules are in the serious game of life and death she finds herself in nor does she know that she is the Sacrosanct for a unique group.

The mysterious hero knows of Lee’s destiny, and struggles to protect her while still saving his own kind. Having watched over her family for centuries, he knows the rules of the vampires’ fight for her and he knows how high the stakes are. As his life becomes more entangled with Lee’s, a special feeling grows--a feeling he knew something about and knew how badly it could hurt him. He tries to distance himself from this feeling, but, love will not be denied.

Jason A. Barret’s graphic descriptions, fast action, captivating love scenes, and touch of humor here and there make DEAD OR A LIE a page–turner that keeps the adrenaline pumping at full speed. His foreshadowing, meshing of natural and supernatural, and the revelation of what truly is the savior of the Unbound make DEAD OR A LIE exciting, scary, and SO humanly heartwarming. The title seems like a play on words until they affect Lee's life irreversibly.

This story of redemption and love takes the reader on an emotional roller coaster ride with no place to get off until the very end. I definitely recommend it.