My #BookReview of #Paranormal #Romance It’s A Wonderful Undead Life by @REMullins

It's a Wonderful Undead LifeIt’s a Wonderful Undead Life by R.E. Mullins
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

It’s A Wonderful Undead Life is a paranormal romance set in Amber Heights, Missouri.

It’s Christmas Eve, and Cailey has little to celebrate; she lost her mother in a horrific car accident, then found her husband was cheating on her. Divorced and choosing to spend the holidays alone, Cailey drowns her sorrows in whisky and an old film. Her wishes for an angelic saviour see her staggering drunkenly to a bridge overlooking the river, as she tries to replicate a scene from the movie. But instead of an angel, a vampire appears and bites her.

Vincent Sabriento is seeking to create a half human/ half vampire; this is a forbidden being and one he wants Gabriel Blautsauger to get the blame for. In a territorial war, the Toltec vampires want to discredit the powerful Nosferatu tribe.

Cailey is discovered by Gabe and his siblings. She’ll die unless they turn her into a full vampire. Will it be enough evidence to stop the council turning against Gabe and his family? Will the council believe there is a Toltec threat?

This is a fun, easy read, following popular vampire themes. Ideal for those who enjoy paranormal love stories. It’s book #1 of a series, so a good place to begin, with more romance to follow in the next books.

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Book description

It’s been a rough couple of years for Cailey Kantor. Facing her first Christmas alone and bad financial news, she prays for an angel to fix her problems. Instead, a sadistic, sociopathic vampire, with the goal of starting a vampire war, attacks her and forces her to drink blood stolen from the Nosferatu Gabriel Blautsauger.

Gabe must complete Cailey’s turning or she will die. In doing so he risks losing his yet unfound soulmate. But something about the lovely mortal speaks to his heart. Once her transformation is complete, he and Cailey find themselves embroiled in a battle that could cost them all they hold dear.

Faced with lies, abduction, and betrayal Cailey wonders if the vampire she is falling fangs over heart for is in it for love or if she’s just a means to stop a war.

About the author

R.E. Mullins is an American author. She has lived in the states of Missouri, Oklahoma, Michigan and Colorado. She enjoys traveling and has visited the United Kingdom several times.

She worked as a phlebotomist for ten years and assisted in a Continuing Education Course at Ozark Technical College in Springfield, MO. While taking blood samples, patients often made comments about vampires or told vampire jokes. This gave Ms. Mullins an idea for a book – What would happen if a phlebotomist became a vampire?

R E Mullins

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Dissension by Katie Salidas @QuixoticKatie Book #1 in a #Distopia #Vampire series

Dissension (Chronicles of the Uprising, #1)Dissension by K.A. Salidas
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Dissension is a paranormal dystopia novella and book #1 of the Chronicles Of The Uprising series.

The prologue opens with a description of the end of the world on December 21st 2012. Few survived, but those who did were forced to work together for survival. Vampires came out of the shadows and in the beginning collaborated with humans.

One hundred years later, the vampires are slaves to the humans who use their weakness to sunlight as a weapon against them. Near the Pacific coast, in New Haven City, Mira has been imprisoned for almost thirty years. She’s forced to be a fighter in a Gladiator style arena with many others, who suffer daily torture and humiliation at the hands of humans. Mira longs to escape.

The faint whiff of hope is offered by Regent Lucian Stavros. Mira is right to be suspicious, especially when she finds herself being part of a medical experiment, but Lucian insists he wants to help Mira.

When Mira refuses to entertain the crowds in one last arena fight, she pushes the authorities too far, but luck is on her side and she takes the slim chance to freedom and the hope of reaching the mythical place of sanctuary for the supernatural.

Recommended for those who enjoy the supernatural and futuristic dystopia genre. The story is continued in book #2 of the series.

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Book Description

The great cataclysm wiped almost all life from the face of planet Earth, but tiny pockets of survivors crawled from the ashes, with only one thought: survival, at any cost.
But not all survivors were human.
In the dark, militant society that has risen in the aftermath, vampires, once thought to be mythical, have been assimilated and enslaved. Used for blood sport their lives are allowed to continue only for the entertainment of the masses. Reviled as savages, they are destined to serve out their immortal lives in the arena, as gladiators.
And there is no greater gladiator than Mira: undefeated, uncompromising…and seemingly unbreakable. When an escape attempt leads Mira into the path of Lucian Stavros, the city’s Regent, her destiny is changed forever.
Lucian, raised in a culture which both reviles and celebrates the savagery and inhumanity of vampires, finds Mira as intriguing as she is brash. An impulsive decision – to become Mira’s patron – changes more than just Lucian’s perception about vampire kind. The course of his life is altered in ways he could never have predicted – a life that is suddenly as expendable as hers.
Can Mira prove to Lucian that all is not as it seems? Can Lucian escape centuries of lies, bloodshed, and propaganda to see the truth? Or will the supreme power of the human overlords destroy them both?

About the author

Katie Salidas is a best-selling author known for her unique genre-blending style that led to the award-winning Paranormal Dystopian Thriller: Dissension.

Host of the Indie YouTube Talk show, Spilling Ink, nerd, Doctor Who fangirl, Las Vegas Native, and SuperMom to three awesome kids, Katie gives new meaning to the term sleep-deprived.

Since 2010 she’s penned four bestselling book series: the Immortalis, Olde Town Pack, Little Werewolf, and the RONE award-winning Chronicles of the Uprising. And as her not-so-secret alter ego, Rozlyn Sparks, she is a USA Today bestselling author of romance with a naughty side.

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