There should be nothing to fear; Eve s safe. But I can t go back. Not when my nightmares have resurfaced the ones in which the only person I ve ever loved is ravaged by a vampire bite.If she only knew how close I am to losing control . . . It doesn t matter that I promised Eve, and myself, I wouldn t sink my fangs into her perfect, unblemished skin. I know that one day my bloodlust will overcome my love and my promise. The only thing I don t know is how much longer I can fight the truth of my dreams: I will taste her . . . and when I do, I ll drain her dry."
- Paperback | 404 pages
- 109.22 x 172.72 x 30.48mm | 181.44g
- 27 Dec 2011
- Avon Impulse
- [New York, N.Y.], United States
Our customer reviews
I enjoyed the first book of of Kristin Millers Crimson Bay,Intervamption, so I was interested in seeing the direction Miller was taking the series with the release of Vamped Up. Picking up a few weeks after the final scenes in Intervamption, Vamped Up shifts it's relationship focus to Ruan, a 400+year old vampire and Eve, his mundane (human) lover whose blood saved the vampire race from a tainted blood supply. I enjoyed both the continuation of the story arc and the new elements that were introduced. With plenty of action, magic and and an interesting setting there is more to this book than romance. Savage is hunting elders in an attempt to control their death shades while Dylan and Slade are desperately trying to translate ancient scrolls. Eve and Ruan are the solutions to their problems, even if they don't know it. Crimson Bay is an interesting world complete with imaginative mythology and detail. Though dominated by vampires and shifters (therians), Miller writes her own unique twists into accepted lore. I thought the pacing could have been sharper as Ruan's angst and refusal to communicate initially stalled the book but it does pick up when the focus veers to Ruan and Eve's individual destinies. The ending is suitably climatic (and with the HEA suited to the genre)with enough loose ends tied up to be satisfying while allowing the main story arc to continue and (I assume) it is Dante that will feature next. Vamped Up is a strong sequel to Miller's debut and readers who enjoy paranormal romance with a darker edge will likely find this series a satisfying read.show moreby Shelley Cusbert