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About the Author
Erin Aislinn was born in Croatia. She came to the United States at the age of 19 to attend college then married the man who encouraged her to write her first novel. Her published work includes vampire and contemporary romance and erotic romance. She and her husband recently moved from California to enjoy a less hectic lifestyle in a small Iowa town.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
One of the underlying theme of vampire stories is that one can absorb the essence of another person in order to enhance one’s vitality and aliveness, and yes, achieve immortality. This is achieved by drinking the other person’s blood. Since vampire interactions usually involve sexual intimations, they can serve as warnings of dangers that can appear in intimate human relationships. While these dangers lurk as dark temptations in Bloodlines, we are also shown the “light” or enlightened ecstasy that can emerge from the sharing of essence. The vampire Darius treads this fine line as he connects to Katrina with an irresistible attraction set in a fast paced adventure story. The mind links produced by the sharing of blood/essence are also convincingly portrayed. This includes those with Darius’ vampire hunting enemies, as well as with his love. The only ‘hole’ I felt in reading this novel involved the emotional yearning that Darius carries with him from the ancient times when he first became a vampire. He feels deeply the regret that he was unable to care for and protect, Helena, the daughter of the woman that he felt should have been his wife. However, there is little sense of his feeling of loss and yearning for the girl’s mother, Julia, his lost love. Non-the-less, the book opens the reader to a sense of the possibilities of growth within love in the context of a gripping adventure.
BLOODLINE is a superb vampire story. It starts right into the action with a vivid portrayal of conflict and lots of sensory details to make it come alive for us. We care about the characters and believe in them. The energy of the prose carries us through the twists and turns of a well-structured plot that leaves the characters, their world, and the reader much changed. Erin Aslinn is a fine fiction writer with a gift for making the bizarre believable.