Review of Her Blood's Warning by Kymberley Cook

Phyl Campbell By Phyl Campbell, 10th Jun 2013 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/2mshvx5v/
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Another vampire story? Some will jump with glee and others will run and hide, but Thadacus and Rhymee add a mythological element to traditional vampiric lore.

Disclaimer (yes, another one)

I know the author, Kymberley Cook. We have met briefly in my hometown, we have exchanged books, and I have spoken with her briefly online. But I'm trying to make it my goal to know most of the authors in my hometown, and to review each of them as honestly as I know how. For comparison's sake, please see my other reviews of local authors:
Jennifer McClory Book 1 and Book 2
Carla Herrera
Mark DiRienzo
Now on with the review!

The Gist

Thadacus is a vampire. Rhymee is human, and the object of his desire. And the plot circles around the question of whether one will kill the other or whether both will kill each other. The plot thickens when readers realize that Rhymee is being hunted and haunted by more than vampires. But it isn't clear if Thadacus is meant to interfere, and what will happen if or when he does. Rhymee's blood is central to the plot, but whether it is a curse or a cure to Thadacus is skillfully kept from the reader until the reader is fully engaged in the novel.

I liked it.

Her Blood's Warning was a little difficult to get into at first, and I questioned the use of our collective backyard as the backdrop for the novel -- I prefer made up small towns and big city names used fictitiously, this is my preference. But once I adjusted to the flow of the writing, I found the characters likable, the plot suspenseful, and twists and turns appropriate for the story's length. Unlike the other local authors I have reviewed to date, Cook's work was published by Tate Publishing & Enterprises, LLC, which probably explains why the front cover image looks more like something one would expect from crucifixion art than the vampire brand.

Other Reviews

Cook doesn't have a lot of other reviews, but I basically concur with reviews to date that have been posted on Amazon. Is it the BEST vampire book I've ever read? No. My favorite is probably Nora Robert's Circle Trilogy. I also like the Cast mother and daughter team's House of Night Series. I do like my sparkly vampires and their wolfy counters. And for a change of pace, I'll read Sookie Stackhouse. I'm really not that picky, but prefer a lighter-hearted story that contains vampires and other magical creatures to stories about blood-sucking demons. Her Blood's Warning starts off like it's going to be too heavy, but once Egan's character is introduced, the pace and tone seem to level out to my liking.

(For those who are learning from my mishaps, this article was originally rejected because I linked to Amazon sites where these books were. I suppose, and in the future I might, link to the author's home page instead, or to my library's website. I included these comps in the interest of showing readers the myriad vampire books I have read and liked, because I did not want to give the plot of Cook's book away, so when I say what I like best, it's just me sharing my opinion with you. I fully expect some people will like Sookie better than Nora. And I hope that some of the titles I listed will be new to my vampy readers. So same info, no links. If my descriptions are too cryptic for you, send me a message and I will clarify.)

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Arkansas Authors, Her Bloods Warning, Innocent, Kimberlee Cook Vampire, Kimberly Cook, Kymberly Cook, Rhymee, Thadacus

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I am "Author, Mother, Dreamer." I am also teacher, friend, Dr. Pepper addict, night-owl. Visit my website -- phylcampbell.com -- or the "Phyl Campbell Author Page" on Facebook.

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author avatar Delicia Powers
11th Jun 2013 (#)

Wonderful idea reviewing home town authors!...well done Phyl...

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author avatar Phyl Campbell
11th Jun 2013 (#)

Thanks, Delicia!

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author avatar cnwriter..carolina
15th Jun 2013 (#)

Great review this Phyl...thank you...i am reading A Discovery of Witches and it is awesome....

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author avatar Phyl Campbell
16th Jun 2013 (#)

Thanks cnwriter! I may have to check out _ADOW_. Who's it by?

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author avatar Katie
15th Nov 2018 (#)

I lLOVED THIS BOOK I NEED to know when the second book is coming out or at least the title of it does anyone know?

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