8.18.2012

Review: Vampire Underground by Anthea Kage

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Published: May 31, 2012
Format: eBook (Review)
**Provided by Author for an Honest Review
Available: Amazon




Rating
2 Kisses

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Blurb (Goodreads)

Two men. One hated by society for crimes he's never dreamed of committing. The other sworn to rid the world of an evil he honestly believes exists. Tess can't keep her hands off either of them.

Tess knows that vampires are not the monsters everyone claims, and has devoted her life to saving as many as possible from government-mandated execution. By day, she poses as a sweet office girl at the Vampire Disposal Agency, gathering information for the Vampire Underground. By night, she runs across rooftops clad in a leather catsuit, rescuing vampires marked for death, and dealing--swiftly and brutally--with anyone who gets in her way. She has no time for passion, until she meets Drake--the first vampire to ever make her pulse race. The two spend a red-hot night together that she knows is a bad idea, and once that spark is ignited she can't seem to extinguish it. Before she knows it, a Vampire Hunter named Troy has fanned the flames into an inferno. Tess knows that getting Drake to safety is her only priority, and she knows Troy is the enemy. But when passions run hot, all sorts of things can go wrong.

This 23,000-word steamy paranormal romance novella contains vampires, martial arts, jerky bosses, underground tunnels, underground resistance movements, ex-boyfriends, hot sex scenes, fights in restaurants, murder, threesomes, portals to other worlds, and several people letting their desire make their decisions.

My Thoughts

I really don't know how to start this review off. I liked it and enjoyed the stories different plot..in Ms. Kage's book, vampires are born, not made and this vampire trait isn't detectable until you are in your teens. Also, the vampires in this world are hunted and killed because most believe that they are basically blood sucking murderers.

Tess is like a double agent. She works for the Vampire Disposal Agency to gain information for the Underground Rescue (think of the underground railroad..) where at night she help vamps get to transport gates where they are offered safety in another world.

The problem I had with the story was that it got drowned out in Tess's sexual trysts and her dealings with the men in the book, which to me in a way didn't go hand in hand with the story. I didn't like the fact that she basically slept with two guys so quickly (one she just met & the other she was using to gain information because he was a vamp hunter). I understand that this is a novella and things have to get fit in, but I would have like for a actual relationship to build between the characters and I thought that wasn't offered here. It was pretty much just some un-believable things going on that I just didn't like or thought were un-realistic even in this world created by the author.

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