Kissing Orion and Zheng’s Heart (A Vampire’s Kiss #1 and #2) by Amber Kell ~ Book Review by PizzyGirl

Kissing Orion and Zheng's Heart Title: Kissing Orion and Zheng’s Heart (A Vampire’s Kiss #1 and #2)

Author: Amber Kell

Publisher: Totally Bound

Cover Artist: Posh Gosh

Rating: 3.5 of 5 Stars

Blurb:

Kissing Orion
This is book one in the A Vampire’s Kiss series, see the full series listing here

When Detective Aaron Bradshaw sweet talks his way into a vampire club, he doesn’t expect the owner to claim him for a mate.
Detective Aaron Bradshaw’s boss told him to get the vampire Orion’s cooperation in their police investigation. Little did he know that sweet-talking his way into the club would be the first step in establishing a long-term relationship with a vampire.
Orion has spent years alone. However, one look at the sexy detective and he knows who he wants to keep by his side. Aaron’s insistence upon throwing himself into danger drives Orion insane. How is he going to keep his lover safe and still let Aaron do his job hunting down the drug runners in Orion’s club?
Publisher’s Note: This book was previously released by another publisher. It has been revised and re-edited for release by Totally Bound Publishing.

Zheng’s Heart
This is book two in the A Vampire’s Kiss series, see the full series listing here

A second chance in life, a second chance for love.
Jonathan Zheng’s spirit has been hanging around Aaron’s neck for the past five months. When he finally gets a body, he discovers a new life comes with new issues.
Between exploring a relationship with Banner, the hot bartender at Orion’s club, and learning more about the man he’s become, Zheng discovers what he wants in life might not be what he originally thought.
When a killer starts piling up the bodies, Zheng has to not only cope with the investigation but also battle his new body’s insane cravings. Will he be able to work alongside Aaron and discover who is murdering people, or will he sink into madness like he was warned about?

PizzyGirl’s View:

I made the decision to review these together as they are very closely tied together by plot points. The actions in Kissing Orion initiated an outcome that directly affected the design of Zheng’s Heart. These are two different stories with two different couples finding love, but since they are liked by plot and characters, I think they are best read together.


Kissing Orion 4

This is Orion and Aaron’s story. It was short but it set the backdrop, introduced the main players, and gave the reader understanding of the vampiric nature of this world. This is a bit different in that vampire’s can only be born and cannot be converted. Even though this was a short story, there was a lot going on. Drug dealers, family revenge scenarios, mating, and soul capturing. Since vamps recognize their mates quickly, the love story was quick, but the plot kept things moving and set things up nicely for book 2.

 

Zheng’s Heart 3

Just like the title says, this story was mainly about what was happening inside Zheng’s Heart. This story picked up 5 months after book 1 and was a direct extension of that story. We revisited some plot elements and characters from Kissing Orion. Overall, the story felt very rushed and cold. It was written very mechanically and almost felt forced. It was also very disjointed and random. The one thread that held it together was Zheng’s struggle to come to terms with his new existence and his heart’s new desire. That part was well done, but the rest needed more. More development, more emotion, more…..something.

 

Buy Links


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I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.

Farewell Giveaway
I have a number of paperbacks, most of which are signed, to giveaway. Over the between now (11 Mar 2017) and 31 Mar 2017, every comment on the blog (this post and all other new posts), will be entered to win 1 of these paperbacks. There are also some misc swag items, so there will be a few packs of these to give away as well.

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