Erin Driscol works the perfect job consoling fellow demons by feeding off their grief at Putzkammer & Sons Funeral Home.
When fledgling vampire Nicolas Reese comes to Erin for help, she learns the truth behind the legends and hides him from his sire and the vampire hunters who seek him. But when the Putzkammers begin to die one by one, Erin is caught between her act of kindness and the need to save her adopted family. Only by facing her own personal demons can she stop the slaughter and still rescue Nicolas from his dark fate.
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Of Blood and Sorrow by Christine Rains I enjoyed this story about an insecure demon and a fledgling vampire who isn’t sure how to be a vampire. Erin Driscol was raised with an overbearing and abusive mother. She has found a new family with the Putzkammers and her job is an excellent fit for the type of demon she is. Erin is known a Phage demon, who feed off people’s sorrows, she is always careful not to take all of their sorrow away. Usually just enough to help those who have lost a loved one to be able to cope and move forward. Erin fears she may one day become like her mother and drain people until they are an empty shell, and this haunts her. When Nicolas awakens in the morgue one evening while Erin was working late all she really wants to do is get him out of the morgue. Once he is out of the morgue she starts feeling guilty about unleashing another vampire into the world. But Nicolas is not like other vampires, and when Erin sees this she does her best to protect him. Hessa, Nicolas’ sire, wants her new boy toy back. She is as evil as she is beautiful and has a plan that will devastate the demon community and leave the vampires in control. Ms. Rains has done an excellent job building her fantasy community into our own world. Which is kind of creepy when you start thinking about the possibilities. Her characters are well defined and original. The plot moves quickly with several twists and turns I didn’t expect. It was hard to put the book down during confrontations and showdowns. If you like urban fantasies with original interesting characters who grow into their strengths, you will likely enjoy this story. I know I did. FYI: Adult language, there are several F-bombs dropped. Format/Typo Issues: No significant issues were noted. **Originally written for "Books and Pals" book blog. May have received a free review copy.** April 11, 2015
Letting a vampire loose on the city may be one of the best and worst things demon Erin Driscol has done in Christine Rains' Of Blood and Sorrow. One of the things I love the most about this book is Erin, a Phage demon. Her insecurities make her relatable, and her growth throughout the story made me root for her. Quite the handsome hero, Nicolas is quite a match for Erin. He breaks the vampire mold. The Putzkammers are the family anyone would be lucky to have, and I loved the mysterious of the characters Abdiel and the Lady. The story is fast paced, action packed, and quite emotional. Erin could've supped on my own sorrow over some things that happened in the story. Rains makes vampires and demons feel new again. I enjoyed delving into the world she created again and again. If you're looking for something unique amongst vampires and demons, then look no further and read Of Blood and Sorrow by Christine Rains.