Title: Electric Candle
Author: Elizabeth Noble
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
My Rating: 4 of 5 stars
From the Publisher:
When a vampire finds his soul mate, the bond is forever. It’s love at first sight. Or is it?
Flint, Ohio Homicide Detective Jonas Forge has been a vampire for nearly two hundred years. He’s fought wars, seen life go from the simple but hard colonial days to the modern high tech world. He’s evolved with the times, adapting with each new era, blending into each new life. The one constant is his best friend and lover, Declan.
Until Forge’s soul mate tumbles, literally, into his life.
Even though they’re not fated to be together forever, Forge and Declan are perfectly happy. Despite the pheromone attracting him to his soul mate, Forge isn’t thrilled with the guy, and the feeling seems mutual. While trying to adjust to his clumsy soul mate and equally awkward feelings, Forge is on the hunt for the serial killer who’s leaving a trail of bodies, and who witnesses can’t identify. But Forge better watch out. When his work collides with his love life, things really heat up.
Anyone who knows me well knows I am a little anal when it comes to reading a book series.
You have to read them in order
You have to read them ALL within a few days of each other
I sob when I have to wait for a WIP to finish the series
After saying all that I read Electric Candle which is obviously Book 2 The Sleepless City Series without having read Book 1 and lived to tell the tale! In my opinion it made perfect sense but knowing the characters as I do now I will certainly be reading Ben and Simon’s story.
The setting for this series is in Ohio where Vampires and other ‘different beings’ live for the most part harmoniously alongside their human counterparts. A few humans know of their existence but most are happily oblivious.
Jonas Forge, vampire and nearly two hundred years old is a police officer and has seen most of what humanity has to offer in his long and not always happy life. His best friend Lucas is a werewolf and also the coroner for the small town and they are currently investigating a spurt of murders that all seem to point to the same person being the culprit.
As if dead people are not enough to ruin his week his personal life is about to get a whole lot more complicated. All vampires are known to have a soul mate, some are lucky to find them and some not. Jonas has never given much thought to his as he has had Declan, a long time lover on and off for over a century.
Just as he starts questioning himself as to what his constant arousal means he quite literally runs into Blair who is dressed as some sort of superhero and to his horror realises the man is his soul mate. There is no insta love between the two in fact there isn’t really insta like. It was refreshing to read for once that although the fates may have decided that one person is for you it’s not going to be that easy in the real world.
Blair is a disaster. A five year old vampire who has no knowledge of other vampires at all and is running around in a cape and goggles hissing at people and trying not be burnt alive by the sun. He is also incredibly sweet and magnanimous in what he later offers Jonas. After first being turned and then abandoned he has no idea of vampire etiquette.
There are a multitude of characters in this book that each bring something unique to the story including a ghost with a dry sense of humour. As the murder total mounts Blair finds his life in danger and Jonas finds himself falling apart.
Could a soul bond that both irritated him and fascinated Jonas but also provided some very hot sex and have become more?
I would like to thank Dreamspinner Press for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.
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