He is every woman's fantasy, yet he remains alone and untouched. His world is one of secrecy and solitude, darkness and danger. Now one woman has found his journal. She has told his secrets. He must stop her, and there is only one way....
When struggling screenwriter Morgan DeSilva uncovers the ancient leather diaries in the attic of an old house in Maine, she is swept into the seductive world of a long-dead madman who had believed himself a vampire. Now, though Dante's story has made her rich and famous, Morgan is wasting away. At night she dreams of him, an erotic fantasy so real she can see the marks on her neck, feel her life's blood draining from her. Almost as if he were real....
He comes to her at night. Watching her. Wanting her. She is one of The Chosen. She can be his, if he desires. And he desires it so much that he is filled with a terrible fear. He knows that his kiss can save her from destiny's curse, and from the enemies who stalk them both. But to save her, he must trust her. With his life. With his love. With the promise of immortality.
©2010 Maggie Shayne (P)2010 Audible, Inc.
Sometimes I think when authors become established they are not forced to redo their work.
First - Plot had some interesting and creative angles (like the DPI)
However, there these ideas in itself are not enough. They needed to fleshed out to a deeper level as the story, characters etc. came across as, what I would call, 'shallow'. We are already going to believe in the supernatural. The author had a difficult time writing for non supernatural characters.
I listen to 100s of audiobooks and rarely rate the narrator. Because selecting the right book with your 'one' credit is important. Here is MHO - Narrator's range was not able to handle the shear number of characters (all ages, species and genders).She nailed some, but others were awful. Unfortunately for the listener a couple of the crummy voices were for main characters and so you had to listen to then throughout the whole book.
I love this book! I first read it many years ago when I was deployed to Iraq, and I find myself picking it up and rereading it every so often. Vampire tales are masterfully spun by Maggie Shayne!
I loved the combination of narrator plus the writing, made for a very neat listen. I couldn't stop listening till it, I felt almost entranced. made it very easy to imagine yourself there actually 'seeing' the story as it happened. it was a tad
confusing till I got the groove since the writer was doing the 'Dean Koontz' thing and had more than one introductory storyline w/ other characters with what seems totally different stories being told, but she brings both worlds together towards the end to tie up some of the 'wha?' type moments
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