Thursday, December 31, 2015

Review of A Mate for York (The Breeding Program #1) by Charlene Hartnady

Standalone Vampire Romance Novel 

Have you ever wanted to date a vampire? 
Human women required. Must be enthusiastic about interactions with vampires. Must be willing to undergo a stringent medical exam. Must be prepared to sign a contractual agreement which would include a non-disclosure clause. Limited positions available… 

York has always wanted a female of his very own. One to love and care for. One who will love him in return. More than anything he wants a family…he longs to hear the sound of children’s laughter filling his home. It is his deepest desire. 

Since most vampire females are not able to birth young, a program is started to ensure the continuation of the vampire species. The vampire elite must fight, fist and fang, for a much sought after place in the program and a chance to date human women. 

There are a multitude of beautiful human females in attendance. They have been handpicked to ensure that they are irresistible to vampire males. Why is it then that York wants the one female he can’t have? 

When Cassidy is selected for the trial phase of the program, she is ecstatic. This is the break she’s been waiting for. Her job is to root out any vampires with bloodlust. She’s quaking in her boots because she could end up dead. This position certainly isn’t for sissies. Thing is, it’s only three days of her life. All she needs to do is to allow a few of them to drink from her and survive long enough to get paid. Then she’s home free. Besides, she quit her job in order to be here so she so doesn’t have any other options available to her. Three days…pity one times big, badass vampire is determined to get in the way of her plans. 

The story contains strong sexual themes/language and is not intended for readers under the age of 18. 
This is a standalone novel. No cliffhanger!

Overall Rating:  4 Rockin’ ★★★★
If you are looking for something different, not the usual read, look no more!  Charlene Hartnady has an incredible new series, The Program.  Her first book in this series, a Mate for York delves into the love life of vampires.  Each book in this series features a bigger than life sizzling hot vampire looking for his mate in a world where mates are few and far between.  This is Cassidy and York's story of Vampire/Human love!

What do you do when you need human females to continue your species?  You invite women to participate in a dating program that allows human females to meet and date vampire males that are looking for a mate.  The vampire leadership decides that vampire males who want to participate will fight for a place in the dating program.  York has always wanted a female of his own and this is his chance to have one.  His only problem is he has to pass the bloodlust test, which would not bother him except for the blood donor, Cassidy.  Could she be his?

Cassidy applied and was selected to be a donor for the bloodlust trial in the Program.  All she has to do is give three days of her life, get paid for it and just contribute some blood.  However she was not expecting to meet York!  A vampire that makes her lady parts tingle and her heart palpitate. There are issues that come into play, that may destroy any chance she has of being with York.  Is there a chance for a happily ever after?

I found this series by Ms. Hartnady and was immediately captured with her unique approach to vampire and human interaction.  The twists and turns of the storyline enthrall and capture the attention of the reader.  Each character is extremely well developed and created in a way that the reader craves to learn more about them and their problem resolution.  This can be read as a standalone, but after reading book one I cannot wait for book two. Great series Charlene and an excellent addition to my library!  

Buy Links:  Amazon US

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