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Kiss of Death (Book) Review

 
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At a Glance...
 

Page Count: 320
 
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Final Score
 
 
 
 
 
4.5/ 5


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1 total rating

 

We liked?


  • Story flowed well
  • A gripping read

Not so much?


  • Left wanting perhaps a bit too much


Final Fiendish Findings?

Kiss of Death grabbed my attention and I could not put it down. I feel bereft now it has ended and wait eagerly, with some desperation, for the next installment. In the meantime I think I will read the first book in Viguie’s trilogy, Kiss of Night, in the hope it will ease the pain slightly….

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Posted October 8, 2012 by

 
Full Fiendish Findings...
 
 

Debbie Viguie offers the reader a different type of vampire fantasy novel with Kiss of Death.

Vampiric literature seems to be in abundance these days. Debbie Viguie’s prose offers something a bit different and, dare I say, more substantial. Kiss of Death is a gripping story of love, death, hope, betrayal, despair and redemption. “Redemption for blood thirsty, murderous vampires?!” you shout. Really? Yes! You will have to read the book to see how this pans out.  Trust me, it is worth it.  You will be left wanting more. Fortunately, another book is due to be released next year.

The story in Kiss of Death is set in a fantasy world, where not all demons are bad.  In present day Prague, Susan, her cousin Wendy and friend, David work with the ‘good’ vampires Gabriel, Raphael and Paul. They are thrown into a confrontation with ‘evil’ vampire Richelieu and his minions.

After this conflict, the story unfurls on different levels. Gabriel gives Susan and Wendy a 12th century diary which belonged to their ancestor, Carissa.  As Carissa’s past is revealed, Susan and Wendy discover that the past and present are inextricably linked. The answers they seek in the present will only be forthcoming if they unravel the secrets of the past.

It is a race against time between the forces of good and evil as both groups of vampires strive to find a weapon which will be deadly in the wrong hands.   It is a fast paced, exhilarating and enjoyable read right through to the last page, where you will be screaming for more.  The author paints a clear picture with flowing prose.

Kiss of Death is the second book in the Kiss of trilogy. I have not read its predecessor, Kiss of Night, but the quality of writing from this author enabled me to pick up the story thread with ease.  For those that like to read ‘stand alone’ stories, it is possible to do so although not all your questions will be answered by the last page turn.  I did find it frustrating, as my kindle’s percentage crept up and it became obvious a lot of the answers would not be forthcoming.  I was left with many unanswered questions which I hope will be addressed in the next installment.

However, I will have to wait for the third book, Kiss of Revenge, as it is not released until 2013.  I cannot wait.  Kiss of Death grabbed my attention and I could not put it down.  I feel bereft now it has ended and wait eagerly, with some desperation, for the next installment.   In the meantime, I think I will read the first book in Viguie’s trilogy, Kiss of Night, in the hope it will ease the pain slightly…..

Kiss of Death by Debbie Viguie is now available from Amazon UK, AmazonUS, and your favorite bookseller.


Michelle