Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Crossing Over

Author: Christopher Riley
Publisher: MLR Press
Publisher URL: www.mlrbooks.com
ISBN: MLR-1-02014-0287
Genre: {M/M} Paranormal 
Rating: 3 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Chocolate Minx 

Vampire Roman Stafford has spent centuries running from his vampire antagonist Titus. Roman is searching for that elusive human emotion called love, while Titus seeks retribution for Roman’s rebuff.

Crossing Over is an extensive tutorial of Roman’s past life along with his decision to liberate Cole from his addiction. The plot begins with Roman rescuing his human potential lover, Cole Ryan, who was on the brink of death from a drug overdose. Roman’s detoxification technique involved keeping Cole chained to a closet wall against Cole’s will. It was during Cole’s detention that Roman revealed his vampire status, as well as his full history to Cole.

Though I found some of the ancient world chronological events interesting in the same way I would when reading a biblical timeline guidebook, the characters are deficient in animated personality. The one emotion expressed by Roman is cowardice, Titus seems to only act out of boredom and Cole has a death wish for no apparent reason. The exchanges between the characters are less than persuasive. The dramatic events did not fully employ my focus. 

Overall, Crossing Over is enjoyable from an informational point of view, but the emphasis of a romantic premise was not totally demonstrated. 

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