Tuesday, June 21, 2011

A Strange Freedom: Blood and Fireworks - By Kiki Howell

Release Date: 5/27/11
Website: Kiki Howell
Purchase Info: Amazon, Barnes & Noble

Can a witch gain her freedom to live as she chooses between Memorial Day and the Fourth of July?  

A man was not exactly what Meranda was looking for when she went to her grandfather’s grave for a ritual of remembrance on Memorial Day.  However, what she thinks is a ghost in the heavy shadows of the night ends up a vampire. 

When Meranda’s grandfather lay dying on a bloody battlefield in WWII, Alexander promised the man he would take care of his family if he got out of the war alive.  Even though he returned to the states a night walker, he has done his best to honor that promise from a distance. 

When Meranda is hurt due to his negligence, Alexander valiantly fights his own desires for her blood to save her.  Only, once she is better, their lives clash.  But, using a little magic, she plans to win their war by the time the fireworks light up the sky on Independence Day.

Hot, hot, hot! 

 Alex is trying to resist the urge he feels towards Meranda, but a lifetime of watching her has turned his duty into his passion. His love for Meranda scares him, because he's just not sure what's going to happen if he gives into those feeling while around her.  Now Meranda, she knows that what her & Alex could have would be hot, steamy and UH-MAZE-ING. What she doesn't quiet understand is how he can't seem to trust himself enough to just take from her.....classic vampire problem.
Oh, well lookie here, a solution! When Meranda discovers something magically that will fill the void that is now between them, she knows that sure it'll piss Alex off, but she has to do it. She loves him too much not to.

I LOVED this couple! Maybe it's because there was so much passion, or chemistry, but they really did it for me. I want to see more of them, see where their journey takes them and what other kinds of hot situations they can get into. For me when an erotica novel is extremely well written and can tell a great story around the sex, that's when I know the author is someone I'll be begging to read more of. And Ms. Howell seems to be that person for me, she's sharp, witty and can write one hell of a story!



Kiki Howell - Author said...

Thank you so much for the wonderful review :)Shhh, don't tell anyone, but I read it a couple of times with a big grin on my face! LOL

Jessica said...

If I ever got even a semi-decent review I'd read it over and over and over....it's all good!