Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Vespers by Irene Preson and Live Rancourt

Title: Vespers
Series: Hours of the Night, 1
Author : Irene Preston and Liv Rancourt
Publisher: Prescourt Books
Pages: 295
Genre/Pairing: Paranormal Fantasy, Romance, MM
Reviewer Name: Vela

Publisher’s Blurb
Thaddeus Dupont has had over eighty years to forget...
The vampire spends his nights chanting the Liturgy of the Hours and ruthlessly disciplines those unnatural urges he's vowed never again to indulge. He is at the command of the White Monks, who summon him at will to destroy demons. In return, the monks provide for his sustenance and promise the return of his immortal soul.
Sarasija Mishra's most compelling job qualification might be his type O blood...
The 22-year-old college grad just moved across the country to work for some recluse he can't even find on the internet. Sounds sketchy, but the salary is awesome and he can't afford to be picky. On arrival he discovers a few details his contract neglected to mention, like the alligator-infested swamp, the demon attacks, and the nature of his employer's "special diet". A smart guy would leave, but after one look into Dupont's mesmerizing eyes, Sarasija can't seem to walk away. Too bad his boss expected "Sara" to be a girl.
Falling in love is hard at any age...
The vampire can't fight his hungers forever, especially since Sara's brought him light, laughter and a very masculine heat. After yielding to temptation, Thaddeus must make a choice. Killing demons may save his soul, but keeping the faith will cost him his heart.

In Vespers Hours of the Night Book 1, both authors Irene Preston and Liv Rancourt wrote a paranormal romance packed with action filled scenes, flares of comedy, and heated romance. This book can be read as a standalone although it is part of a series, or you can read it as the first book in the series, up to you. You follow Sarasija Mishra (Sara for short). He accepts a job on the other side of the US far away from friends and family without meeting his employer first. Wanting to make a lot of money to help his mom, he reluctantly accepts the job even though it leads him to a sketchy shed and a smelly swamp. The college student didn’t back away when he saw alligators or when his phone stopped working. With help he crosses the murky water in a boat to a large dark house where he meets HIM-his employer.
This story is also told in the perspective of Thaddeus, an old vampire who expected a girl to accept the job to feed him, NOT a boy. When he catches scent of the young man walking around his home, he can’t help but feel aroused-a flame awakens from deep within. Remembering his duties to kill demons, he tries to stay far away from temptation. But for how long can he resist temptation?
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book from start to finish. I liked how the authors introduced each character with their own specific voice. Every time it would shift to a different character, you could definitely distinguish between the characters. I was very impressed with Thaddeus’s voice most of all. I also enjoyed the pace of the book. I felt it was appropriate with the thorough plot added to it. I feel like anyone would love to read this book, to unravel the plot page after page. I didn’t dislike anything in this book, it was a great read. 

                            Five Shooting Stars

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