We made a short list of six novels we were excited about and invited you to vote for this month’s group read. J.A. Saare’s vampire-werewolf love story Crimson Moon won by a landslide, and we’re really happy it will be the August group read. Get all the details of how Vampire Book Club’s group reads work here.
Trueblood vampires. Those set apart from commons by right of blood. Graced with extraordinary abilities such as telepathy, clairvoyance, and precognition – they are the most powerful and feared among their kind. The secret lies within, a legacy evolving from the truest form of magic, and their living bloodlines are the key.
An average routine morning is exactly what twenty-year old Emma Johnson hopes to avoid when she visits Joe’s Café for a steaming cup of coffee and freshly made donuts. She’s jaded by her small town, the community that has ostracized her, and the empty house that symbolizes what her life has become; a hollow shell. Yet things are not entirely as they appear, and Emma is about to discover she isn’t the normal girl she once believed.
After she is rescued from a horde of demonic bloodthirsty creatures by Caleb, the most captivating and enigmatic person she has ever met, she struggles to accept the unimaginable truth he imparts. That he has been dispatched by the Father she has never known, a powerful vampire from the house of DeViard, to see her safely home. For Caleb is also unique, a werewolf procured to protect the invaluable royal bloodlines from harm.
Soon, the undeniable connection Emma and Caleb share evolves beyond mere attraction into something more substantial. But their time together is short lived, forced to an end when she is sent to the trueblood vampires that claim her as one of their own.
Now, that sounds like a paranormal romance we can get behind! If you need additional convincing, Saare has two excerpts from the novel available on her website.
We have a review in the works, as well as plans for something special with the author. Pick up the book, and keep checking back to discuss Crimson Moon.
Again, if you need a refresher on how Vampire Book Club’s group read works, click over to the Group Read page.
Update: Just posted: our review of Crimson Moon.