Shane Quesada, a four-century old vampire sentry, is known for cold, unemotional precision when hunting rogue vampires.
Maya Robertson is a youngling vampire who will not be controlled—and to prove it, she rejects Shane’s protection—only to find herself in over her head with an alpha werewolf.
Soon, a war between the coven and the werewolf clan ignites, and Maya and Shane flee to Louisiana, where their passion for each other grows—as does Maya’s power. When she finds herself at the center of the conflict, will she finally trust Shane with her life—and her heart?
Review: “You are mine and I would die to protect you.” Oh My! After reading those words I wish I could have exchanged places with Maya Robertson, the female protagonist of this story. Altogether I can say she is one lucky vampire to have a hunk like Shane Quesdia professing those words to her.
We are introduced to these two in the Sara Humpreys latest novel Vampire Trouble, which is the second book in the Dead in the City series. Despite it being the second book in the series, it can be read as a stand-alone.
This is my second encounter with this author’s work and I must say she knows how to keep her readers entertained. Being a voracious reader of the paranormal genre I have encountered several notions as it links to vampire species, but I have never come across one where vampires are able to procreate and walk in sunlight until I began this series. I found her take on vampires to be unique.
I thought the characters were entertaining and interesting. When I was first introduced to Maya, my first impression was that she was spoilled and selfish. However, as the story progresses, I came to realize that she was just a lost and scared soul. She had been through so much prior to her being turned and she had recollection of her past, beyond the point when she was turned. She believed that she was damaged and that she did not deserve to be loved. She had ho idea of how special she is.
I liked how Shane was able to see Maya for the exceptional individual that she is. He refused to allow her to blame herself for the tragedy that had taken place before her turning. He has been drawn to Maya from the first moment he laid eyes on her. He had met her while carrying out his duties as a sentry for the Presidium. He is a 400 year old vampire who is used to being alone. He was thought to be cold and unemotional. However, all this was about to change when he discovered that Maya was to be his bloodmate.
It was great to see Maya finally maturing and becoming more responsible and taking control of her life.
The supporting characters added to the excitement of the story. The werewolves had a peace with the vampires for some time, but one particular werewolf wanted to put and end to the peace treaty. He wanted power and he was of the belief that Maya was the key to him overthrowing his father and taking complete control. However, Shane was not going to allow him to try and hurt Maya. What follows is a story filled with action and suspense. The love scenes were hot which puts this book in the category of being suitable for readers 18 and over.
Vampire Trouble is a story of love, healing, forgiveness and believing in one’s ability to overcome the circumstances of their past. This is an enjoyable read and I can’t wait to see what next Ms. Humphreys has in store for her readers.