Sunday, 19 January 2014

Review ~ The Garnet Dagger

Author: Andrea R. Cooper 
Title: The Garnet Dagger 
Genre: Paranormal Romance 
Paperback, 222 pages
Published March 25th 2013 by Crimson Romance 
Sensuality Level: Sensual

~ Blurb ~ 

Forbidden to cross the Elvin barrier into human lands, Brock cannot sate his curiosity. Cursed by a vampyre bite that forces him to feed on the life-essence of others, he is unable to touch another without taking their life. Chained by prophesy, he must find a witch, pierce her heart, and draw her blood for his cure.

Celeste must escape the monks who have held her prisoner for years. Her magic has been kept dormant by her captors. An ancient powerful Warloc craves her powers. If he succeeds in devouring her magic, she and the world will die.

When Brock falls in love with Celeste before realizing her demise is his cure, will love triumph over his desire to be healed? Will he risk everything to save her from a Warloc, an oath breaker, who also wants her dead?

~ Review ~

I think this is the first time I've read a book where the vampire was Elvin, and it definitely made for a refreshing change. Brock had a curiosity for humans and after coming across a vampire one day whilst exploring he finds himself cursed, with just the words of a prophesy to help save him. Out casted from Elvin lands, he sets off to find the witch that will help end the curse, but twisted fate intervenes when they fall in love.

Very well written, I loved how the author built the world up slowly. With the descriptive nature, it was easy to visualise everything as it happened and I got completely pulled in to the story. The ending was very cleverly worked out and I definitely hadn't seen it coming, which just made it that much better. Very entertaining to read, this was more than the typical paranormal romance and I would highly recommend this book to all lovers of such.

~ Author Bio ~

Andrea has always enjoyed creating characters and stories. But it wasn't until she was in her late twenties that she started writing novels.

What happened that ignited the writing flame in her fingers? Divorced, and disillusioned by love songs and stories. They exaggerate. She thought. Love and Romance are not like that in the real world. Then she met her husband and realized, yes love and romance are exactly like the songs and stories say. She is now a happy wife, and a mom to three kids (two boys and a girl).

Once she heard about a writer who never let her characters deviate from the script. If they did, she just killed them. How sad, she thought. For her one of the best parts of being a writer is letting the characters have a mind of their own and seeing where the story takes them.

She loves this quote from Robert Frost, which sums up her opinion on allowing the characters their freedom: “No tears in the writer, no tears in the reader. No surprise in the writer, no surprise in the reader.”
― Robert Frost

Andrea writes fantasy, paranormal, and historical romance. When not writing or reading, one may find Andrea dancing in Zumba. 

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1 comment:

  1. Claire,
    Thank you for your review. I'm thrilled you enjoyed the story. Now to finish revisions for Son of Dragons, Book 2 ;)