Mar 31, 2012
Author: Vicky Renee Johnson
Publisher: Amazon Digital Publishing
Publication Date: August, 2011
Jonathan's human life had not amounted to much. He began his days in Amory, Mississippi, the eldest and only son of Robert and Judith Garland, born April 26, 1905. Even though he was a child of the great depression, his childhood had been a privileged one. Jonathan's future was bright until he met the Beautiful and Enchanting... Ruby Leigh.
Once turned he was accepted by his new brothers, Dylan, Garret, Randy and Patch. Together they would not only have to face Ruby Leigh,their mysterious maker, but also Stefan, A Blues playing Vampire who had gone down to the Crossroads and sold his soul.
Third Book in Vicky's Southern Vampire Series
The vampires are this story are surprisingly human. A lot of the myths are removed - they can hang out in the sunlight, no fear of garlic, etc. In fact most of the vampires in this story hold down jobs, date, get married and have the usual angst that goes along with life. They just don't die and every now and again need to take down dinner in a back alley.
There is a mystery to the book as to why Ruby Leigh turns 20 men, all of the same age, intelligence and good looks into vampires and then apparently dumps them instead of using them as "security" as so many other vampires do.
There is also the usual "Good Vampire vs. Bad Vampire" battle going on and the struggle to remain "human" in thoughts and feelings while secretly wanting to suck the life out of everyone they see.
A slim book, but if you maintain the interest in the Vampire stories that are all the rage right now - this book could while away the afternoon pleasantly.
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