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Hemovore by Jordan Castillo Price


Hemovore by Jordan Castillo Price

Published by: Samhain Publishing on July 28, 2009
Rating: 4 stars (★★★★☆)

Mark Jensen would describe his boss, Jonathan Varga, in many ways. Mysterious would be a big one. And he’d also probably say sexy too, but it’s not something he could ever act on. Not only is Jonathan Mark’s boss, but he’s also V-positive–a vampire–and it can be passed on through sex. So they carry on a professional relationship with Jonathan often holed up painting in his studio while Mark runs his errands, keeps the office clean, and procures cat blood for his boss. But when a major sale comes through on several of Jonathan’s paintings, he decides they should have a night out. The night itself is innocent enough, but it ends with someone from Jonathan’s past resurfacing. And that someone appears to be anything but friendly, leaving death and destruction in his wake. So Mark finds himself on the run with Jonathan, not really sure where they can hide or where they can turn. They both know they can only run for so long, and they can only hope they will make it out alive…

The idea of vampirism as a virus is a rather interesting concept. It adds a whole layer to the vampire-human interaction piece that doesn’t exist in more traditional vampire narratives. It also draws parallels to it as more of a medical condition than a “you are now a demonic monster overnight” condition. But clearly that doesn’t mean there isn’t drama around being “turned” or people using the virus to threaten or intimidate other people. Some vampire drama here with a few very interesting twists.

Title: Into the Bermuda Triangle
Author: Jordan Castillo Price
Publication Date: May 11, 2012

Rating: ★ ★ ★  ☆
Another first installment in a serial. I really should plan to attack these by just reading all of the installments in succession because the problem I have is that they don’t always tell enough of a story in each installment. I’m very curious about what’s going to happen with Paul, but in this one we barely meet him and don’t really get a sense of him as a protagonist at all before it’s cutting off for the next installment. I do intend to read the next one (I already have the entire series ready to go), but I’m skeptical at this point because of the way this first installment ended.