Title: Night of the Vampire
Author: L.E. Wilson
Page Length: 300
Publication Date: Oct. 15, 2020
Publisher: Everblood Publishing
Synopsis: Killian walked into my new voodoo shop late one night with an urgent request – he needed me to heal his friend. Only I know absolutely nothing about voodoo, or healing. I’m just trying to start a new life with what little family I have left after my dream of becoming a star on Broadway went up in flames.
At first glance, he was an average looking guy with a European flair. Nothing outside the ordinary in the city of New Orleans. But despite his nerdy-boy attire, Killian was most definitely all man. And as his black eyes made their way up my body to my face, the look reflected within them wasn’t the least bit tame.
More like predatory…
I expected her to cast me down the moment I walked through her door. But I had no choice. One of my own was dying from a witch’s curse, and only another witch could undo the spell. However, Lizzy was not what I’d expected to find. Stunned by her beauty and overwhelmed by her scent, I burned with thirst until the blood raced through my veins and my body tightened with need.
But with one taste, she calmed the beast within me as the truth flooded my wicked soul. The witch is MINE. She is the pulse that feeds my immortal life and the bearer of my death. Taking Lizzy as my mate will bring about the end of my coven’s uneasy truce with the witches. Leaving her will mean my demise…
My name is Killian Rice, and I am a vampire. Come Into The Dark with this new series by L.E. Wilson, and enter her Deathless Night. A world of immortals with only one weakness: The witches who can destroy us…
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Night of the Vampire is an immersive paranormal romance that follows Killian and Lizzy, a vampire and witch who work together to try to save a friend from an evil curse. Killian is desperate to save his friend from a deadly curse when he enters a local voodoo shop in search of help. He doesn’t expect to be drawn to Lizzy, the beautiful witch who owns the shop. Lizzie hasn’t fully realized her power and doesn’t know how she can help Killian and his friend. However, she can’t resist the feelings she has for the mysterious Killian. Will they save Killian’s friend in time? Will Lizzy embrace her powers? And can they resist their feelings for each other when fate seems to want them together?
The romance between Killian and Lizzy is chemistry-charged and steamy. They have an intense relationship, and Killian knows from the first meeting that Lizzy is special. Lizzy, however, takes some persuasion. Because of some terrible happenings in her past, Lizzy hesitates to let Killian get close. She doesn’t trust him or herself, and she questions his secrecy and motives. I like that Killian has to work a bit to win Lizzy over. She doesn’t fall at his feet like one would expect when facing a sexy, enigmatic, alpha vampire. I also like that, though Killian is a possessive and dominant leader who is used to getting what he wants without question, he respects and supports Lizzy’s independence enough to let her make her own decisions.
Another highlight of the story is the strong messages about the bonds of friendship and family. Killian and his clan are so loyal toward each other, and their trust in each other, even when they don’t always agree, is implicit. They have a long and complex history, and they value each other. Killian, in particular, is motivated by his love of and loyalty to his friends, and he often puts himself at risk to protect others. Though he has one friend in this close-knit group that has resentments, their unbreakable bond is always present. I love that Lizzie finds a family in Killian and his clan, which is what she had been missing for most of her life.
I enjoyed this unique and well-paced story, and I’m curious to find out more about Lizzie and Killian’s world. Who is targeting them? Will Lizzie and Killian ever catch the evil forces that threaten them? Will Lizzie connect more with her Aunt and work with the coven to develop her skills? As this is the first novel in the series, I have a feeling all of this and more will be explored in future books. Thanks so much to Netgalley, Everblood Publishing, and the author for a copy of the book in exchange for my honest review.
- The found family trope. Lizzy always seems to struggle to belong until she meets this clan of vampires.
- The romance, of course! Lizzy and Killian have a lot of chemistry!!
This book will appeal to readers who like steamy paranormal romance!