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SNAP: The World Unfolds

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  • Posted December 21, 2011

    An Enjoyable Read

    When Maxie Gwenoch, a respected editor who tracks ¿jet set celebrities¿, accepts a position as managing editor of SNAP, she find herself drawn into an unfamiliar arena filled with fame, fortune, vampires and a centuries old feud. Swept off her feet by the debonair Jean-Louis, who works in dim lighting with shades drawn and travels under the cover of night, will the editor succumb to his beguiling mysterious charms? Through the use of vivid word imagery, the reader follows the heroine step by step as she journeys between a world she knows and one she finds unfamiliar yet intriguing. You are there every step of the way, experiencing the sights, sounds and sensations throughout SNAP¿s pages. The author plays fair with her audience. A generous sprinkling of clues in the form of steak tartre, Russian Red lipstick, a Hungarian castle where the luxuries of old-world society are commonplace and unconventional happenings set the scene for a decision that will affect a woman¿s life ever after. Will Maxie trade her familiar life of stability to follow her heart for a chance at everlasting love that only lies in the darkness of the unknown?

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  • Posted September 22, 2011

    A Fun Read!

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I don't often read vampire novels, but this one drew me right in. Despite it's paranormal premise - vampires secretly running a large media corporation - this novel was very realistic, a unique blend of contemporary fiction, romance, suspense and the paranormal. It's obvious the author has inner knowledge of the media, as Snap sounds like it could be a real celebrity magazine and television empire and it all rang true. All of the background of how these vampires came to be in charge of a media company was woven in so deftly that it actually sounded believable. Most importantly, Maxie is a likable and strong female character. She is a "regular" and not a vampire, so readers can easily relate to her shock about what's happening behind the scenes at her new employer. She soon learns that her life is in danger, not from her new vampire friends, but from their rivals. Her struggle is a captivating one - her life is in upheaval and she has become a target, yet how can Maxie give up this experience of finally finding a place she belongs? Whether you usually read paranormal novels or not, this is a great read that truly has something for every taste.

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  • Posted September 14, 2011


    Great read! Fast-paced, fun, interesting! Can't wait to see what happens next. Definately recommend for anyone interested in mature vampire stories.

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  • Posted August 10, 2011

    If you like Sookie Stackhouse, you'll love Maxie Gwenoch!

    This is a great, light, fun, vampire romance summer read! The main character is trying to make it in the world of celeb journalism until she runs into a handsome vampire, who's a co-worker. They travel to a castle in the Hungarian woods where she meets the family...the entire Kandesky vampire family, the demons, the rivals and next-door-neighbors, the Huszars, who set their own vampires on her.

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  • Posted July 15, 2011

    I Also Recommend:

    Mystery, Romance, AND Vampires

    Just started reading this novel yesterday, a genre mix of media and vampires. The story flows effortlessly between the world of celebrity news reports and the everyday business of being conscientious vampires. Many occurrences remind me of events in the Harry Potter tales.

    This was one of the fastest reads I've found in a while.

    I am familiar with Author Michele Drier's upcoming mystery "Edited For Death" and I like her relaxed writing style.

    "SNAP: The World Unfolds" has mystery, romance, and a flare for fashion. But the reader is first introduced to the creatures of the night (along with snuffling feral pigs, werewolves, and owls, oh my) so there is no question in the reader's mind that vampires will play an important role in this novel.

    Ms. Drier gives the reader lots of breathing room as she allows her story to unfold, first introducing ambitious protagonist Maxmillia Gwenoch. Informed, energetic, and the new managing editor of mulit-media SNAP, Maxie has a self-awareness that will carry her through revelations and career moves that no fashion-conscious mortal could ever foretell.

    The author is a skilled world-builder, creating an atmosphere where human and centuries-old vampire occupy a room with little suspension of disbelief required. And the jet-set travel, from California to Europe's Eastern countryside and back to California via New York, is filled with sensations pleasing to the mind's eye and palate.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 15, 2013

    A little whiney

    The plot is good, even the characters are, but I have to say, that Maxie is a little more self centered than she needs to be. They are trying to protect her and she is whinning about it? Get tired of the whinning , and complaining she does. I think that if the author grows her up some...soon, it will be a great series.

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    Posted April 24, 2013

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