Overall, I give Scent and Shadow�
Plot � 5 bookmarks
Character development � 5 bookmarks
World building � 4 � bookmarks
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No soulmates. No love triangles. No sparkles.
Madison, WI. 1999. When vampire Gabriel Chapel decides to take on a fledgling, he knows not just anyone will do. Newly-turned vampires kill at least one person a night for the first decade or so�a fate most humans could never adjust to.
For college student Amanda Bairns, nothing is more important than finally taking control of her life. But when Gabriel forces her to drink his blood, Amanda is pulled deeper and deeper into a supernatural underworld she never knew existed, where mages have their fingers in local government, shapeshifting faeries control infrastructure, and aether-rich ley lines attract a host of creatures welcome and unwelcome.
With the vampire�s blood coaxing her to become a murderer, Amanda has four weeks to discover which means more: her freedom and humanity, or the power Gabriel offers. But neither Gabriel nor Amanda realize Amanda is a pawn in a much bigger contest�one which could have lethal consequences not only for the two of them, but for the entire city. Contains explicit sex.
Mercy Loomis grew up in a haunted house, and has had quite enough of ghosts for one lifetime, thank you. Though she now lives in a 150-year-old house, it is remarkably ghost-free. (That, or they�re staying on the down-low. She doesn�t care which.)
Mercy finished writing her first vampire novel when she was in middle school, and hasn�t stopped writing about them since. She loves stories about the paranormal because monsters are scary, but less scary than real people. Or at least less depressing.
Mercy graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison one class short of an accidental certificate in Folklore. She credits her love of mythology to her mom reading Greek myths as bedtime stories, and her love of fantastical adventure stories to watching cheesy movies with her dad. Her love of history (and coffee!) is completely her husband�s fault, but she doesn�t know who�s to blame for the fascination with physics.
She guesses that hanging out with Dad while he butchered deer also had an effect on her character, but exactly what effect, she leaves up to the reader.
See what Mercy�s up to and find links to her other work at www.mercyloomis.com.
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This unique book was hard to put down. Moves somthing deep down inside.
Why is this cross listed in the gay section. I don't want to click on a book title expecting M/M and get a het storyline. Its annoying to see het titles in the M/M section. Not every book cover or blurb is evident in the book listings until you open the page listing the book. They really need to fix this. I don't like having to wade through a bunch of het books to get to what I want. Why have the sub-sections if they are not going to list the correct books for that section.
This book was hard for me to get into because the main characters are not likable. The girl in the story becomes a killer and seems to relish her lost humanity by the end. Not bad writing, just unlikable characters and an uninteresting plot.