Thursday 8 November 2012


Kiss Me Deadly by Michele Hauf
Book 2 of the Bewitch The Dark series
Genre: urban fantasy romance
Format: ebook

About Kiss Me Deadly:
Death cocktail is what the vampires call a witch's blood. It's poisonous--a drop will destroy a vampire within minutes. Nikolaus Drake is the rare vampire who has survived his first taste. Now he's on the hunt for the witch who almost brought him to his demise--Ravin Crosse.

A witch who spends her nights hunting vampire tribes, Ravin has three obligations to fulfill to set her soul free. One of those obligations--crafting a love spell--twists her world upside down when Nikolaus draws the spell from her veins. Natural enemies rarely make the best bedfellows--but is it possible their intentions are really, truly the same? Can Nikolaus's tribal loyalty survive if he surrenders to desires far darker than his own?
Source: Info in the About Kiss Me Deadly was taken from GoodReads at on 15/01/2012.

Okey, I'll be honest, I read this book just because it was downloadable for free at that time. And secondly, I wanted to try out this author's work. And thirdly, it's in my genre. This author's voice is likeable enough. Although I needed breaks in between so this book could never be described as a "one-sitting read".

What I didn't like about it though is it's ridiculous plot... I mean a phoenix vampire rushes out to get help for his dying friend who is in excruciating pain. Goes to someplace which I thought that he thinks might have something to offer said dying friend, but intead waste precious minutes to have drama talk with another team of bad guys and then storms out to look for help for the dying friend someplace else. WTF!! That scene is not just weak plot, it's downright ridiculous! And that example is not the only non-sensical plot in the story. Sinks the suspension of disbelief down to the bottom of the ocean!

The male protagonist was described as a good leader yet behaved totally opposite to that description to the point of him being unrecognizable from the character he is suppose to be. Inconsistent character development is yet another annoying element in this book.

I really like the premise of enemies falling in love. I also like the journey to maturity of both the male and the female protagonists. Seeing them grow and change before my eyes is wonderful! And of course I like that the story is in my favourite genre and the fact that it got vampires, werewolves and witches in it, but I don't think I would be buying any book by this author at all.

Empirical Evaluation:
Story telling quality = 3
Character development = 1.5
Story itself = 3.5
Ending = 3.5
World building = 4
Cover art = 3.5
Pace = 1.5
Plot = 1

Overall Rating: 2.5 out of 5 cherries

FTC Disclosure:
This ebook was downloaded for free at last year or so. No money received for this review.


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