Vampyre Kissesby Elizabeth J. Kolodziej
Vampyre Kisses is an enthralling story about a young woman named Faith, who seems content with her life, but deep down craves more excitement. Then a mysterious man named Trent enters her world and everything changes. Surprising to Faith, Trent is a green-eyed vampire from Ireland. She is even more amazed to find out that she is a witch, and the last of her kind.
Faith learns that she is destined to restore her witch line and becomes more powerful as she gains confidence and knowledge, but danger lurks everywhere -- especially when unknown assailants steal the most important gems from the vampire master and werewolf royalty.
Now surrounded by a world filled with mystifying vampires and werewolves, can Faith gain enough power to help her friends and rescue the stolen gems?
"A welcome addition to the vampire/werewolf corpus. Building on traditional legends, Kolodziej creates a world both vast in its sweep and compelling in its details."
Stephen Delaney -- Writer, Teacher & Editor
Elizabeth J Kolodziej, a young fiction writer originally from Torrance California, is a smart and original thinker who has researched the origins of vampires, werewolves, and witches for many years. She writes her books from the knowledge she has gained while trying to be as original and inspiring as possible. Her books encompass both true folklore facts along with innovative ideas motivated by the great writers around her. This book is her first, but not her last, in a new series entitled Vampyre Kisses.
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Vampyre Kisses is told from the points of view of both human Faith and vampire Trent, which normally wouldn't bother me except that in the beginning there are an entire two chapters told from both their points of view. It felt repetitive to say the least. Luckily this didn't happen throughout the whole book, and the use of both points of view makes sense since Faith and Trent are separated in the middle of the book. However, I was thrown off by the inclusion of Morgan's, Morgan is one of the oldest vampires in this book and a very important character throughout the story, almost halfway through the story. At this point I was wondering if first person POV was actually necessary and if third person could have been a better choice. I didn't get very invested in Trent and Faith as couple. They either go from just meeting to kissing to being separated, so it's a bit hard to become invested in them. However, this book is not just about the main couple there's a lot of action going around them. What I did like about them was their blood bond, for some reason I enjoyed the passages where they could feel what the other felt, they were extremely cute. I think the romance and action were perfectly balanced, and the pacing of the story is fantastic. I think every character had a place in the story, even the humans Mac and Helen, Faith's mother, which was refreshing since usually humans are the ones to be "protected" and I'm going to come out and say it, kind of useless in paranormal stories. This is not the case in Vampyre Kisses though. I think the author is very good at creating her own mythology, and while she start out a little iffy (see first paragraph) the story builds up as characters start showing up. She has witches, werewolves with a back story from Thailand, shape shifters, slayers, vampires with their own mythology and the most adorable flying cat ever called Oran. The mixture works very well, though half way throughout the book I was having a hard time keeping up with all the new rules and revelations of this world, but I enjoyed it!
No longer content with her life as is, Faith craves an exciting change - but little does she know, the excitement that soon comes to her life will be much more than she bargained for... When Faith meets the mysterious Trent, she's amazed to learn that he's really a 400-year-old vampire. Even more amazing: she discovers that she herself is a witch - the last of her kind - and it's up to her to preserve her family lineage. While exploring the depths of her feelings for Trent, Faith finds herself battling a host of mystical creatures as she embarks on a crucial quest - the ultimate outcome of which depends largely on the strength of a nascent power lying deep within her... Vampyre Kisses is a thoroughly entertaining read. Through creatively crafted characters and highly imaginative plotlines, author Elizabeth Kolodziej relates an intriguing tale of mystery and magic sure to hold the reader at rapt attention until the very end. With the recent explosion of vampire fiction tales, readers have their pick of garden variety stories delving into the world of "the undead," but Vampyre Kisses stands out for its multi-layered central storyline, as well as Kolodziej's skillful blending of fact and fiction. What results is a compelling, unique creation that serves as a welcome addition to the ever-expanding scope of vampire lore. A strongly recommended read. Linda Waterson Apex Reviews
**I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review** I really enjoyed Vampyre Kisses. I was in a bit of a reading funk, and this book took me out of it a bit. It's full of action, which is just the way I like it, lol. I did have a few eye roll moments but not enough to deter me from finishing it. Faith is out having a good time with friends, she meets a very delicious looking man, Trent. Little does she know that meeting him will change her life in more ways that she can imagine. While she is thrown into a world she din't know existed she comes to find out how she is a part of it and will need to learn fast, trouble is lurking in every corner. I thought this was a great read! I am definitely looking forward to more!!
It's been a while for me since my last book about witches and, so far, I think this is one of the bests. At the beginning of the story we have Faith, an average girl that was actually, quite bored of her life. A while ago she had lost her dad and, for some reason her mother seems to dislike her a lot (such a mother material here...). On top of that her job as a secretary is rather boring and the only light in her life is Mac, her best friend and old lover. Soon al of this is about to change as she becomes friends with Trent (may I say, I like his name a lot. Don't ask me why, I just do xD), a caring and protective vampire that is supposed to stay away from her. But he can't, obviously because there is something different about Faith... she has the "vampyre kiss". Hum? You want to know what is it? Then read the book xD No, really, read it. Elizabeth created a really good story, strong characters and wonderful creatures, like Oran. I think he is the pet every person would love to have... I'm a huge fan of cats, you see, and Oran is a volucris, a creature that in it's small size looks like a kitty with tiny wings that he hides in his fur and, in his real form he looks more like a leopard with huge Pegasus wings. Who wouldn't want a pet/friend like that?! Of course we also have the "love triangle" between Faith, Trent and Zou Tai, a werewolf prince and almost Faith's killer. Think of Trent as a serious, handsome, caring and strong protector (although he can make good jokes) and then Zou Tai -his family originates from Thailand- who is more like a funny, hot and sweet friend. I can't choose a team, they are both great in their own way. I like vampires, I like werewolves and I like witches a lot and this book mixes all of them in a pleasant way. Think of it, if you discover you are the last witch and your new best friends are all from the supernatural world, wouldn't you be happy? Plus, there is a war coming and Faith is the only one that can save them all. And by "all" I mean all the vampires and werewolves out there. And I'm heading off to read the second part! Yay! :D
This book had me hooked from the beginning. I love a good paranormal book but Elizabeth Kolodziej put a twist on things. This book not only had vampires but it had werewolves, witches, shape-shifters and more. The characters were so well written, I loved all of them including the secondary characters. Morgan was a personal favourite of mine, she was a powerful, older vampire but she had a soft, maternal nature to her. The storyline was so refreshing and original, I haven't come across a paranormal book quite like this, the author put a great spin on things. It was fascinating to learn about all the worlds that collided in this book, the gods, vampires, witches and werewolves. The author didn't hold back and she went into great detail with the history of everyone, it was very entertaining. I can only hope that this isn't the end, I would love to learn more about Faith and what is in store for her next. 'Vampyre Kisses' is a magical adventure that is packed with suspense, romance and thrill. I don't think it can get much better. Paranormal fans will love Vampyre Kisses, and for readers new to the genre this book will have you hooked.