I was honored when recently I was contacted by Tara Stogner Wood with a request to review her debut novel Redemption in Blood: A Novel of the Penitent. I was pleasantly surprised as I began the book and realized it was nothing like any other vampire book that I have ever read. It was nice to see something new when it comes to this theme.
The book introduces us to Vesper, a total badass vampire. She is a member of the penitent and is investigating a murder. During the investigation, she meets Decker, a detective working on the same case. She ends of being stuck with him by her side, and that turns out to be not so bad afterall. Little do they know they are going to learn a lot from each other.
We are also introduced to some other awesome characters. Marcus is Vesper’s protective brother and he will stop at nothing, not even black magic, to make sure that his sister stays safe. Cain is a hilarious character in the story, he literally had me laughing out loud. He always says what is on his mind and has an awesome sense of humor. Lori is the witch and plays a very big role in helping solve the crime. Howard and Victor are the villains and trust me, you will want to reach into the book and punch them.
This novel gave me everything I love in a book. Tara did a wonderful job in her descriptions. I actually felt like I was able to picture every scene. She didn’t fall short on describing the characters either. I felt like I really got to know them. There was just the right amount of background, action, sex and dialogue to create a nice balance. I know that I am already looking forward to the next book in the series.
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