May 1, 2013

The Vampire King Blog Tour: Review of Escape + $50 Amazon G.C. GIVEAWAY

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Today I'm excited to be participating in the Vampire King blog tour! I LOVE vampires, so any opportunity I'm given to read more vamp books, I'm taking it.
Shouts out to GC Reading Promotions and Kenya Wright!

Escape by Kenya Wright

Publication Date: Nov. 26, 2012
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Series: Vampire King #1 
Source: Author for Honest Review

DeeJay's Rating: 3.5/5 STARS



A domina’s only purpose in life was to birth vampire children for the Quiet King. Any human woman with the domina gene spent their lives in the castle under strict rules and the guards’ watchful eyes. Brie has been a domina for two years. After witnessing the slaughter of babies, she plans to escape and seeks help from Samuel, a vampire known for aiding many out of slavery.

However, Samuel has only one policy. He won’t help dominas escape the king. The penalty is too high and their blood triggers powers in him that he doesn’t want released. So Brie is forced to lie about being a domina and Samuel is lured in by her blood. Something emerges within them that they can’t deny, overwhelming their every cell and igniting an all-consuming hunger that neither can flee. (Goodreads)

I received this book for review months before I became a part of the Vampire King blog tour, so looks like I was always destined to read Escape! It was a short, fast-paced read that I liked, but didn't necessarily love.

When I say it was fast-paced, that's what I mean. It might have been too fast for me, because I was hoping for more character development in regards to Brie's and Samuel's characters. However, I liked Brie and Sam! Brie was spunky and headstrong, and Sam was broody and mysterious. Great combo! I just wished there had been a little bit more character-building throughout the story so at the end, I felt like I really knew them.

I really liked the premise of human dominas serving the Quiet King as his personal "vampire baking centers". Thought that was pretty cool as it was a new take on the whole vampire thing that I had never really seen before. Then there was the whole bit about how male vampire babies are killed when they are born so there is no competition for the King. Also cool.

I liked how Brie's adventure started right away (always a plus), but what I didn't like *dooms day music* was the INSTA-LOVE. Insta-love always drives me crazy! I understand instant attraction and instant "I wanna do you, here and now". That actually makes sense to me, especially where vampires are concerned. But to say you LOVE someone, vamp or not, after only a few days just baffles me. I come across it so much in romance novels and each time I groan when it happens. However, I'm not saying the love isn't genuine, it's just going to take me a lot longer to believe it's real, than a love that grows naturally over a more realistic period of time.

I also wanted to see more of Sam's vampish abilities. More blood-sucking, more throats being ripped out, something! I absolutely loved the little plot twist that involves him. It's revealed toward the end of the book and when it happened I remembered asking myself, should I have seen that one coming?

Overall, quick, sexy read (with illustrations!), and I'm anxious to find out what happens next with Brie and Sam in Captured and Freed.


   

Purchase Escape
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Meet Kenya Wright

Kenya Wright always knew she would be famous since the ripe old age of six when she sang the Michael Jackson thriller song in her bathroom mirror. She has tried her hand at many things from enlisting in the Navy for six years as a Persian-Farsi linguist to being a nude model at an art university. 



However, writing has been the only constant love in her life. Will she succeed? Of course. 

For she has been coined The Urban Fantasy Queen, the Super Iconic Writer of this Age, The Lyrical Genius of Our Generation. Granted, these are all terms coined by her, within the private walls of her bathroom as she still sings the Michael Jackson thriller song.



Kenya Wright currently resides in Miami with her three amazing, overactive children, a supportive, gorgeous husband, and three cool black cats that refuse to stop sleeping on Kenya’s head at night.


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5 comments:

  1. Great review! Too bad of the insta-love. I wanna stay far away from it. But I love vamps so I'd read this book anyway.
    My favorite vamp is Bones (or as I like to call him Mr. Chapter 32) from Night Huntress by Jeaniene Frost ^^

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    1. Vamps are the best! And what is this uber famous Chapter 32 I'm always hearing about? Now I almost HAVE to read this series!

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    2. You'll have to find out for yourself. It's in the second book. =D

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