(Moon Virus #1)
Release Date: March 25th 2014
Genre: Adult Fiction, Paranormal Romance (18+)
Source: From the author for an honest review
Purchase: Amazon / B&N
Following the death of her wood nymph mother at the hands of vampires, Raven worked hard to build a life for herself in one of the few remaining human settlements. Her life takes a frightening turn when she finds herself an unwilling guest in a vampire settlement, but things are not anything like she expected them to be. Still, she cannot help but feel that her attraction to the vampire leader is a betrayal to her mother’s memory and her human friends.
From the moment Connor first laid eyes on Raven she has thrown his entire world off-balance. In order to prove his strength as a leader, he has no choice but to take her up on her offer to trade her freedom for that of her human friends. Having begun his life as a slave, he has no interest in keeping the wood nymph captive. As a man, he has no desire to feel this overwhelming attraction to a woman who hates him and his kind.
As Raven spends more time with the vampires, her feelings for Connor grow even stronger and Connor finds that she may be the one thing he cannot live without. Unfortunately, a new danger emerges that could threaten the survival of vampires and humans alike. As Connor struggles to unravel the mystery of the attacks from a new species of vampire, a madman will go to any lengths to get Raven’s blood.
No cliffhangers. Can be read as a standalone novel.
I went into this book not really knowing what it was about and what to expect. But I can say I honestly didn't expect this book to be what it was. I thought that it would just be another vampire romance (which I don't mind) and it kind of was but it had so much more than just romance. The plot and the story was really interesting and refreshing. Cassandra Lawson created this futuristic world in which vampires are not made in nature but created by humans. One of the fascinated parts in this book is the back story of how the humans created the vampires, well actually it was more of a why. I don't want to get into the story a lot, but it really does show how some humans can be even worst then the monsters they fear.
So in this book we have two different types of vampires: the evil non emotional, vampires with no conscious and no soul, the dead and the born vampires that actually have humanity, they can hate and love just like we can, its just that their diet is a little different. But the thing is that humans and everybody else don't know the difference, they think that all of them are monsters and cold blooded killers. So when Raven, the wood nymph was captured, she thought that it was definitely the end. She thought that she would become a slave and be dead soon enough. She wanted to rather die than live with them especially since she witness first hand of what the vampires are capable of. But when she arrived at their camp, she was shocked at what she saw. As the book progresses Raven and he captor Connor started to have feeling for each other. They couldn't act on it because they both tried hard to hate each other instead. Well at first....it gotten really steamy later on, which I didn't expect at all. Let me tell you this is definitely a 18+ read. This book was really sexual, like really.
I mostly liked all of the characters in this book, even the douchebags and this book had a few(; But to tell you the truth the main two characters bothered me at times. Even tho I liked their hate-love relationship, at times it just become annoying. Like they created their own image of how the other person felt, so they didn't even want to listen to one another because they thought that they knew how the other person felt...if that makes any sense? At times their voices were way to similar. This book is from Raven POV and Connor POV, plus it had a pov from couple of side characters, which I really liked! But it's just that Raven and Connor had way to similar of a voice and thoughts. But they were a pretty badass characters. Especially Raven, I liked her sass.
What I loved about this book is the background story of the characters and the story of how the whole vampire thing come into existence. I would recommend to read the book just because of these reasons and you should. The romance was not the main thing but it was important. In conclusion I would recommend this book to paranormal lovers! It can be read as a standalone so you definitely should give it a shot!