Title: Blood Hunger (Deathless Night #1)
Author: L.E. Wilson
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Emma Moss still has nightmares about the horrors she and her sister saw that summer night. Her sister has not been seen or heard from since, but Emma refuses to believe that she’s truly gone, and continues to search for her. However, she’s running out of resources, and running out of ideas. So when a stranger calls out of nowhere claiming to have information for her, she doesn’t hesitate to go meet him.
Nikulas Kreek is a six hundred year old vampire, and he knows a secret about the Moss girls; a secret he soon realizes that even Emma herself is unaware of. A secret that can help them both. But what he didn’t expect, was the blood hunger that would assail him upon meeting her, and the internal fight he would have to resist it.
Now bound together by more than just their cause, Emma and Nik set out on a rescue mission. Will they be able to get there in time? And will Nikulas be able to fight his instincts, and leave Emma to live her human life in peace? Or will he be bound to make her his for all eternity?
This book really took me by surprise in a GREAT way. This book is a mix of the best ideas from The Sookie Stackhouse books, The Vampire Diaries, Supernatural, and even Twilight (I like Twilight, so in my book, this is a good thing!). So, here is why this book is awesome!
1. Nik reminds me of a perfect blend of Eric from the Sookie books and Stefan from the Vampire diaries. His looks are Eric (how HOT is that!?!?) but he behaves like Stefan. He only drinks bags of blood and he has a very tortured soul. And just for fun-zies here is my picture of what I think Nik looks like:
2. There is an angst to Nik that is similar to Edward (in a good way!). Ok, it was Bella that made Twilight less likable, not Edward. Nik has the same tortured angst that Edward did-that of someone who has lived too long and seen too much. Its really well written without being overly angsty. Thats are hard combination to get right!
3. Emma is great. She has had such a tough life-her parents died, her sister was kidnapped, and she has no one in her life. People have shunned her-from kids when she was in school to coworkers. However, it doesn’t make her a mopey, impossible to like heroine (ahem-Bella Swan anyone!). Emma has carved out a good life for herself but she has always know she was different. But, she does what I think is normal-she tucks that $#!t deep down and keeps it to herself. Until Nik convinces her she isn’t crazy.
4. I love, love, love the soul mate trope. It is probably one of my favorite hooks in a book. The added twist of the consequences of ignoring their soul mate connection is a HUGE added bonus in this book (I don’t want to spoil it, but its very interesting!)
So, while I might compare it to other supernatural novels, I only do so to point out how much better L.E. Wilson has done it. And, she included Scottish werewolves! I can’t wait for the next book!
Hmmmm… This is tough. I really loved this book. Perhaps it took me a bit to get into it. I think this is someone typically in books that are series because they have to set up the ‘world’, especially in a PNR. I am also hoping to learn more about the other characters-there were some strange things going on that weren’t explained (again, typically of a series so its not necessarily a bad thing).