Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Liquid Crimson


Title: Liquid Crimson
Author: Carol Lynne
Publisher: Total - E - Bound Publishing
Publisher URL: http://www.total-e-bound.com/
ISBN: 978-0-85715-323-4
Genre: {M/M}, Paranormal, Vampire
Rating: 5 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Critter Nymph

Neo’s life came to a crashing halt the day he was captured by an insane vampire. Now hundreds of years later, he still lives with the aftereffects. Hoping to right the wrongs done to his son, Zeus arranges a mate made just for Neo.

Carol Lynne is the author of several series. In them, fans have read about cowboys and college students, poker players and jocks and every other combination you could think of. With Liquid Crimson, the first book in the Neo’s Realm series, Ms. Lynne has stepped into the world of the paranormal and done an outstanding job of it.

Neo is the son of Zeus. Turned into a vampire against his will, he is full of anger and self-loathing. Therefore, his behavior, while not always likeable, is understandable. Even after he is introduced to Michael, whom he knows is his mate, Neo’s actions continue to show his hatred of what he is.

Michael is also the son of gods, created especially for Neo. In many ways, it is his air of innocence which makes him the perfect counterpoint for Neo. It is also that innocence that ends up bringing Neo around.

The characters, both main and secondary, are all strongly written. They pull you into the story and hold your attention throughout. There are many twists and turns in Liquid Crimson and it is easy to see at least two sequels that could follow. I could not put this story down and I am sure there will be many fans of Ms. Lynne’s yelling, “More! More!”

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