Sunday, October 9, 2011

Sanguinarian

Title:  Sanguinarian
Author:  Fyn Alexander
Publisher:  Siren-Bookstrand
ISBN:   1-61034-648-3
Genre:  {M/F}, BDSM, Vampire, Historical
Rating: 4.5 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer:  Amazon Nymph 

Evangeline is told by her uncle that she is to marry Lord Ravenscroft (Raven) so he can get his inheritance and travel.  Raven has to marry before he is thirty if he is to gain his inheritance. 

Sanguinarian is a very different vampire story.  The author created a wonderful vampire that would fit in to today’s society with our almost 24 hour world.  I actually enjoyed this book as I usually do not read very much historical fiction, regardless of genre.  I actually could sympathize with Evangeline as she tried to get out of the marriage because she did have some solid plans to make a respectable living for that time period.   

 As this story progresses, you see some of the changes that both Evangeline and Raven undergo.  Both realize they have not really taken the time to get to know each other and Raven is so used to getting his way , he has never really had to play the gentleman. The author brings out the fact that in those times, reputation makes all the difference in the world about how you are perceived.  I did have to laugh at a couple of the secondary characters.  Evangeline’s friend/housekeeper was one; she almost seemed at times fanatic about propriety. 

Sanguinarian is one historical I will be reading again. 

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