Sunday, June 1, 2014

~Review: Vampire Trouble (Dead in the City #2) by Sara Humphreys~

Shane Quesada, a four-century old vampire sentry, is known for cold, unemotional precision when hunting rogue vampires. 

Maya Robertson is a youngling vampire who will not be controlled—and to prove it, she rejects Shane’s protection—only to find herself in over her head with an alpha werewolf.

Soon, a war between the coven and the werewolf clan ignites, and Maya and Shane flee to Louisiana, where their passion for each other grows—as does Maya’s power. When she finds herself at the center of the conflict, will she finally trust Shane with her life—and her heart?

Overall Rating:  4 Rockin’ ★★★★

Shane is a centuries old vampire and the perfect solider.  He is a sentry and one of the Presidiums’ finest.  So how does he find himself suddenly pulled into the Dreamscape of a young vampire?  Shane does not understand how he can be living Maya’s dreams of her last hours on earth as a human.  The woman has the ability to make him forget everything, it almost seems like he is under a spell when he is around her.  Shane knows that in his line of work being caught up in a woman could get you dusted. 
A dream.  He was walking in the dreamscape for the first time in almost four hundred years.  A smile cracked his face and he ran both hands through his dark, thick hair while looking around in pure awe.
Maya is only five years old in vampire time and she is impulsive and reckless most of the time.  She is tired of being the baby in her vampire family and wants some independence from her family.  Maya decides to take a job at another bar working for a vampire that no one likes or trust.  “Rat” offers the job to Maya when he comes to inform the Czars of New York of an unannounced visit from a werewolf prince. 
Can’t go in the sun or risk turning dust.  No more sterling silver jewelry because it burns like a bitch.  No more feeding on customers from the club.  Blah, blah, blah.  Maya was getting sick and tired of other vampires telling her what to do atevery turn.  It was starting to make her crazy.
Maya can’t deny her attraction to Shane and the pull between them becomes more intense when she discovers that she can only mind-speak with Shane.  While watching over Maya as she hunts for a blood host, Shane and Maya find themselves unable to stop the need burning between them. He asks Maya to let him taste her blood and he is driven with the need to claim her as him own.  Shane knows that he cannot claim her until she rids herself of the demons that are clawing at her soul.   
He leaned in and drank greedily, and one word ran through his mind: bloodmate…Maya’s mind merged with his like a thunderbolt and Shane reared back, shocked by the sudden and combustible psychic connection.
Shane once again visits Maya’s dreamscape and helps her relax and escape from her nightmare.  He tells her that he thinks that he is her bloodmate and really pisses Maya off when he tells her he forbids her to do something. She tells him that she will do whatever she wants to do and to get over it.  All Maya can think of is Shane and how he makes her feel.  When she is with him she feels safe, but this whole bloodmate them really freaks her out. 
‘Daywalking was fine, but Maya couldn’t quite get a grip on the whole bonded-for-eternity concept.  In fact, the mere idea of it was terrifying.
Maya is kidnapped by the visiting werewolf prince and when Shane recuses her the prince declares war.  They are forced to leave the city until things can be settled and the peace treaty saved.  Shane and Maya do not know that the prince wants Maya for a special reason and he will stop at nothing to capture her.  Will Shane be able to keep Maya safe?  Why does the werewolf prince want Maya? Why can’t Maya remember anything about her human existence?
Hero –Shane Quesada: 4 stars
Heroine –Maya Robertson: 4 stars
Steam: 4 stars 
Plot: 4 stars 
Cliffhanger: No

Would I recommend this book: Yes! If you want to read a book that looks at the paranormal world in a totally unexpected and exciting way, this book is for you. It has a lot of action, passion and really hot sex.  Oh and don’t forget a vampire baby, and vampires that can day walk!

Would I read other books by this author: Yes!  I love this author and her vivid storytelling and have already enjoyed her Amoveo Legend series.  Cannot wait too read another of her books in the Dead in City series. 

***Received an ARC of this book from the Publisher in exchange for an honest review***

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