Author: Rayna Vause
Book: Twice Bitten
Page/Word Count: 200 pages, 65K words
Categories: Gay Romance, Fantasy/Paranormal/Sci-Fi, Vampires/Demons
Release Date: July 17, 2018
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Cover Artist: April Martinez
With a new species of vampire stalking the streets, the stakes are high. But that’s not the only reason hearts are on the line.
Danny Reynolds thought Kieran McCade was the one—true love and hot lust forever—until Danny found out Kier’s bloody secret and ran away screaming. Months later, Danny is facing his own paranormal crisis, and he needs Kieran’s help, but are there enough ways to apologize for breaking a vampire’s heart?
Nothing about Danny’s transformation is normal—not the attack that led to it, and not the symptoms Danny’s plagued with—but being in close proximity to Kieran is even worse than becoming a thing that goes bump in the night. Danny and Kieran aren’t the only things threatening to bump each other off, though. Secret organizations and clashing vigilante agendas want to get their hands on Danny. His only hope is to find a fix for his problem before he’s either captured or his abnormal transition starves him to death.
Danny and Kieran might have a real chance to repair their broken romance… but only if they keep Danny alive!
4✨s – I really enjoyed this book and want more. The world building is good and a bit different than a lot of vampire romances which is great. Danny and Kieran have a bit of a second chance thing going on, as they’re broken up prior to the beginning of the book. Once Danny gets attacked and is faced with mysterious symptoms of the transition his only place to turn is his ex-vampire boyfriend. While it sounds a little dramatic it actually makes for a fantastic plot.
Rayna Vause is an author who knows how to world build and she takes the old tired out vampire lore and makes it her own. The book was mostly fast-paced and normally I’d complain about that, but I loved it here. The fight against Purity, the search for a way to help Danny, the rekindled romance between Danny and Kieran, everything was well done. I hope Rayna Vause writes a book for some secondary characters because I really liked them. The third person POV flips between not only the Main Characters but some of the villains as well and we’re able to get the whole scope of the story. That is very important as so much goes on you want to see all sides. It also helps to see why some characters make the choices they do.
All in all I enjoyed this book. Danny and Kieran were good characters and the world they lived in was well fleshed out. Here’s to hoping we get at least one more story in this world.
About Rayna Vause:
A proud geek somewhat tech obsessed. When she isn’t busy make up stories, she’s likely reading, losing herself in a video game, or planning her next trip to Disney World. She’s also a martial artist, a Pop Tart Aficionado, and likes to plan conference just for fun. Rayna Vause loves to craft romances that mix a little action, a little adventure, and, often, a touch of the paranormal. She’s voracious reader and a perpetual student. Rayna has collected more degrees and certifications then she cares to admit and eventually she’ll probably earn a few more just because. She is a proud geek who injects a little bit of her geeky, tech obsessed soul into every story she writes. When Rayna isn’t busy make up stories, she’s likely indulging her love of video games. Why? Because playing through the action, adventure, and romance in a role playing game is as good as reading a romance novel and is sometimes great inspiration for her writing. She’s a martial artist having studied American Kenpo Karate. She is also a Disney fanatic of epic proportions. Rayna is a member of RWA, RRW, and a founding member of Liberty States Fiction Writers. She lives in southern NJ, just a bit outside of Philadelphia and shares a home with a cat who thinks she’s royalty.
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