Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Review: Don't Bite The Messenger by Regan Summers

BOB Blurb- Anchorage, Alaska
The vampire population may have created an economic boom in Alaska, but their altered energy field fries most technology. They rely on hard-living—and short-lived—couriers to get business done...couriers like Sydney Kildare.
Sydney has survived to the ripe old age of twenty-six by being careful. She's careful when navigating her tempestuous clients, outrunning hijackers and avoiding anyone who might distract her from her plan of retiring young to a tropical, vampire-free island.
Her attitude—and immunity to vampires' allure—have made her the target of a faction of vampires trying to reclaim their territory. Her only ally is Malcolm Kelly, a secretive charmer with the uncanny habit of showing up whenever she's in trouble. Caught in the middle of a vampire turf war, Sydney has to count on Malcolm to help her survive, or the only place she'll retire is her grave...

One Word Review: MOAR! 

Summers does a great job of introducing a character and the plot is tight and well crafted. BUT MOAR MOAR MOAR! I found myself wanting more of everything: worldbuilding, characterization, everything. It was like you could see that it was all there, at the corner of your eye, but when you turned your head it was gone. 

One place the story doesn't lack is action. As a connoisseur of well written violence, I was pleased to see that Don't Bite The Messenger delivers on that front without fail. The action sequences are realistic (to a point. I mean..... vampires!) and sufficiently brutal. 

The sex is good (MOAR) and while I didn't really feel like I knew much about the Male MC I was happy to see Syd (the female MC) get down with him.

I think this could be the start of a series, and I'd be very happy to see that. I hope very much that she expands on this world where vampires roam freely in society. 

All in all a worthwhile read, and hopefully, just our first taste of Ms. Summers' world.

(Book provided by NetGalley. And Regan is a friend, but I try to be as objective as possible.) 

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