The Line by Angel Martinez ~ Book Review by PizzyGirl

thelineTitle: The Line

Author: Angel Martinez

Publisher: Totally Bound

Cover Artist: Pamela Sinclair

Rating: 4.5 of 5 Stars

Publication Date: 12/20/2013

Length: Novella (~ 15K-50K)

Genre: Gay Romance, Paranormal

Blurb:

Rafael Schiller, vampire and sexual god without peer, believes himself the top of the food chain, until a bizarre creature feeding in an alley scares the deathless hell out of him.

Rafael Schiller’s had a long road and he’s forgotten the meaning of several human words along the way. Commitment? Relationship? Love, for all the gods’ sakes? What does a vampire need those for? He’s completely content treating his long string of one-off lovers as midnight snacks. He makes it good for them and has no reason for guilt or grief. Some nights still induce an odd, hollow ache, but he can just drown it in the next conquest. Master of his universe, he lives without a care…until he encounters a bizarre creature feeding in an alley.

It’s caught his scent, and now that it’s hunting him, Rafael remembers a word from his childhood. Krsnik—the hunters, the monsters who feed on the blood of vampires. He could run, but he’d be running forever, and that would sure as hell take the fun out of life. Time to figure out what the creature really is, what can defeat it, and why he feels so drawn to it.

Reader Advisory: This story has been previously released as part of the 50s Mixed Tape anthology by Totally Bound.

My View:

This was so not what I was expecting. From the very start I was anticipating something gruesome and dark but what I got was something altogether opposite. Ms. Martinez did a spectacular job of continually challenging my views. Every time I thought I had a read on things, she twisted it around in such fun ways. I found myself smiling often and in the end I was left two unusual monsters, one sweet and one snarky, who both garnered my sympathy, made me laugh, and totally stole my heart.

This is another pleasurable read from an author I can always count on for a quality story.

Links

The Line on Goodreads
Totally Bound
Amazon US
Amazon UK
Amazon CA
All Romance eBooks

This review is based on a copy purchased by the reviewer independent of any review copies offered.

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.

Thank you so much for your support over the last 4 years. Prism will be closing its doors on 1 April 2017. All content will remain available, but no new content will appear after 31 Mar 2017. As such all request forms have been turned off. Again Thank you,

Brandilyn
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