Thursday, April 29, 2010
The "vampire" genre has skyrocketed over the last few years. A great deal of the credit for that can be afforded to Anne Rice's INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE. Her "humanization" of the vampire character spawned a whole new generation of novels in which the vampire is perceived as sensitive, emotional, sensual being (albeit, still bloodthirsty).
Susan Phelan has expanded on this new interpretation by introducing us to a plot focused on the vampire's desire to become human again. The struggle, in terms of both the scientific methodology and the creature's inner turmoil throughout the process, makes for a compelling plot. This , coupled with a forbidden relationship in the most romantic sense, provides for a story unique in its own right....skillfully crafted and intensely compelling.
Although somewhat difficult to find, I discoverd that Ms. Phelan has several other books in this genre and that they are available in Ebook formats. I'll post more information on this as it becomes available.
RATING: 5 Stars