Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Kiss of Night by Debbie Viguie

Book Description:
Centuries ago, Raphael was a blasphemous knight who fought in the Crusades purely for his own mercenary benefit, and to satisfy his taste for killing. Now, condemned for his evil passions and hypocrisy, he wanders the earth a vampire, cursed with first-hand knowledge of the supernatural world he once denied existed. The powerful relic he still possesses from his days as a Crusader has been stolen by a rival vampire who has recruited an army of soulless underlings to aid him in spreading evil. At the time he learns this, Raphael has been hunting this vampire for nearly a century, and it seems the final battle is destined to take place in Prague.br For help in this quest, Raphael must enlist the aid of two humans, David and Susan, who suddenly find themselves immersed in a world they never imagined, entangled with supernatural forces they can't control. Susan, in particular, finds herself conflicted as she struggles with her inexplicable attraction to Raphael. In the end, both Susan and Raphael will be called upon to exercise courage and faith, and in the process, the question, "What would happen if a vampire truly accepted God?" is answered.

My Thoughts:
This book was entertaining. Vampires are real and they are trying to take over. That is a scary truth two people, Susan and David learn first hand in the city of Prague. Susan is there for her beloved grandmother's funeral and is helped by Raphael, a vampire that is hundreds of years old. David is only there for work and is dragged into their world. How do you come to terms with a world that exists but is unknown to everyone but those in it? And what happens when one semi-good vampire tries to stop all the evil ones?
I loved the different outlook on vampirism that this author took. It wasn't a glamorous immortal life, but a curse that is put on those who are incredibly evil in the hopes that some day they will see their evilness and change. The attraction between Raphael and Susan was a wonderful twist that I want to know more about. Susan's cousin Wendy was a great character as well. I can't wait to read more from this author.
I rate this a 4/5. It is a very different type of Christian Fiction.

Thank you to FaithWords for the review copy of this book. I received this book in exchange for an honest review and the opinions stated above are 100% mine.


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