Vampyre Kisses

Vampyre Kisses

by Elizabeth J. Kolodziej

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ISBN-13: 9781609116057
Publisher: Strategic Book Group, LLC
Publication date: 05/11/2010
Pages: 228
Product dimensions: 9.00(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.52(d)

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Vampyre Kisses 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
shmy More than 1 year ago
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!
ApexReviews More than 1 year ago
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
BookPurring on LibraryThing 8 months ago
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!
raboyer on LibraryThing 8 months ago
Kooky Kisses*Received this book from the author for reviewThis book gets 2 gnomes and a gnome hat out of 5 gnomes for having great characters but a plot that is just all over the place.The prologue is entertaining because it puts forth an interesting mythology about witches and introduces the reader to Circe a goddess who many people will know from having read The Odyssey by Homer in high school.I do like the characters in the story but found myself wanting more from them. Would love to get more of the back story on the secondary characters. There are two points of view in the story, Faith and Trent. This works well with the story in some parts but not in others. It works best when they are on their separate quests. It doesn¿t work well the first time that they meet. This meeting didn¿t need to be told from both points of view, it ends up being confusing. I personally at first was wondering if the book was misprinted with the same scene twice.Faith is a strong character but takes to the whole being a witch complication in her life pretty quickly. Getting over the death of her father hasn¿t been easy. She feels like her life's in a rut and being a witch just seems to make sense to her and is something new to accomplish. Trent the vampire is kind of boring at first but becomes more interesting as he gets to know faith. As the reader finds out more about Trent he does become a more intriguing character.My favorite characters from the story are Z.T. and Morgan. Morgan is a character that I would love to know more about, especially the whole being the prophet/vessel for the very first vampire. Z.T. is a great character because for the reader he represents the werewolves and lets the reader see how their hierarchy works versus the vampires. It really bothered me who the main enemy was. How quickly this enemy comes about and the reasoning for it makes you go, Well, really... and the motivation for it feels shaky.The pacing is all over the place, first they barely know each other and then they jump to love just a little fast. I would have liked to see Faith's witch training go on longer because it was a lot of fun to see the trials that she has to go through. The mission to find the bad guys and why they started the war should have lasted longer. It would be nice to know more of their motivation and have more fight scenes. The end battle seems to come out of nowhere and ends way too quickly. Overall I really like the ideas and mythology that are put forth but the pacing of everything just threw me for a loop.
Aleetha on LibraryThing 8 months ago
From the title, I can directly guess there will be vampire in this book.I thought it would give me a same legend with what I have got in some book with same genre. But I was wrong. Elizabeth gave me many different things about vampire, werewolf, slayer even witch with her familiar. It looks like opening book which is totally new. I like all her ideas. She wrote the details very well. Nothing stopped me from reading it to the last pages, although in first few chapters, there are some disrupting repetition. But after that the pace was flowing fast and well explained. Another interesting part from this book was the surprises which could be found almost in every chapters. It kept me guessing what happened next.The story was told by two different point of view, Faith and Trent. There was also from Morgan and one from the sight unseen. I thought it was little bit inconsistent and just too many. But I knew everyone in the book better with this kind of format.Faith, the main character in this book. She was a fragile, independent woman. Nothing was interesting in her life. she was far from what we mentioned as happy. Those were all things that I could describe about her before Trent, whom Faith fell for, came and everything seemed to changed. From his eyes, I got many new thing about Faith. He himself was one reason why I read this book until the end. It was not difficult to fall for him. I loved the relation between them.Besides Faith and Trent, I met many characters. It was not hard to distinguish each of them. Although I do not write them here, all I can say is some of them are quite interesting. Let's say Akilah, Max, Oran the Familiar, or even Gordon. You can find them all by reading this book. I recommended this book for those of you who are a big fan of vampire or any supernatural creatures.
alaiel.kreuz on LibraryThing 8 months ago
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 xDNo, 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
DarkWyrm on LibraryThing 8 months ago
Vampyre Kisses took me by surprise. I was expecting the typical tale of forbidden love between a mortal and a vampire (Thanks a whole lot, Twilight, for bringing that flood upon us). What I actually got was an in-depth story with detailed characters and a rich history; a world filled with vampires, werewolves, gods, slayers...and a witch. That's right, one witch. Witches have been eliminated but families live on, and the power is in the bloodline. If certain circumstances unfold in just the right way (like a female child being born to the right family), what once was could be again.I was intrigued by the importance given to family and bloodlines. Lineage determines witches, slayers, and guardians. It was a very interesting concept that made a whole lot of sense. Another interesting concept was the history of vampires. Their creation is explained in a brand new way, along with introducing a new twist on daywalkers and why vampires can't tolerate sunlight.The book has an interesting format, where each chapter is from the viewpoint of a different character. I usually hate this set-up because it's hard to keep any mystery or suspense going when you can see the thoughts of more than just one character. It turns out to not be a problem, though, because Mrs. Kolodziej does a great job of dangling just enough info to tease you, without giving away too much. The result is a fascinating page-turner that will keep you wanting more.I think Vampyre Kisses is a great read, and should be read by anyone who enjoys paranormal fantasy/urban fiction and wants to explore territory that remains, for the most part, untouched by other books in the genre.I just hope that a Book Two will be on the horizon.
EmiliaS More than 1 year ago
**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!! 
Alaiel_Kreuz More than 1 year ago
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
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Crazy-Bookworm More than 1 year ago
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.