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Shadow of the Vampire by Meagan Hatfield
Title: Shadow of the Vampire
Author: Meagan Hatfield
Publisher: HQN Books (July 1, 2010)
Genre: Paranormal Romance/Dragon Shifter/Vampire
Reviewed by: Barb
Even vampires should never sleep with the enemy.Vampire princess Alexia Feodorovna has been undead for 125 years, so it's been a while since any man has made her pulse race. Until Declan Black. One look at his bronzed body and a fire like no other consumes her. Then she discovers that he's a dragon lord come to take revenge on the vamps who killed his parents. And claim a crystal said to imbue its owner with incredible powers.
Alexia is ordered to torture and kill the dragon lord. Yet with each reckless encounter, she finds herself consumed by his fiery passion. A passion Declan battles, as well. Will he be able to resist the fire of lust she kindles within him and keep revenge in his heart? Or will he risk everything to quench the burning desire and claim the vampire as his own?
Declan is a dragon lord, and due to his parents tragic deaths at the hand of the hated vampires, he is now their king. Alexia is a princess, and is about to become Queen of the vampires, if she can only live long enough to do so. Two races battle to possess a crystal foretold to grant the owner the power to rule all. Two people forced to choose between duty and a passion that is forbidden. As the war between the vampire and dragon’s heat up the pages so does the passion that the two main characters emit. The point of their first meeting is brutal and none too romantic. Alexia has captured Declan, and in order to find out the information she needs from him, as to where the crystal is, has him tortured and beaten. Now as Declan sits in their dungeon he isn’t sure he will live to see another day. That is until Alexia enters the dungeon, and he gets the chance to reverse their roles, he becoming the capture she the captive. Alexia, thinking him to be in a weaken state, is surprise when she finds the tables are turned, and Declan now has the upper hand, and her beneath his hard sculpture body. Instead of being scared she finds an attraction between them nether can deny. Now Alexia must make a choice between her duty to her family, and the man that ignites the blood in her veins.
That’s all I can say about this fantastic tale Meagan Hatfiled has put together without giving away too much of the story. I just had to tell the part when these two charismatic characters first connect. There are some plot twists that you don’t see coming, suffice it to say you won’t be putting this one down once you get started. I just find it irresistible when I come across a new author, and can’t wait to share that with others. The action is nonstop, the sex explosive, the characters compiling. Meagan Hatfield packs punch after punch as the pages fly by. Even though there is a lot happening throughout Shadow of a Vampire, I never found myself confused or overwhelmed. Instead I was taken on an exciting ride of twists and turns in this very extraordinary world that Meagan Hatfield created in Shadow of a Vampire.
The two main characters are both intriguing and endearing in their struggles that come with their roles as leaders of their communities. The imagery of both the vampire horde and the dragon flock are so essential to understand the development of the characters. Also MEAGAN HATFIELD doesn’t forget the magnitude of including strong secondary characters into the story, adding a greater understanding to the effectiveness of the story being told. Declan and Alexi magnetism begins right at the start and runs rampant throughout the story. There is no reservation between what they feel for each other or the direction that attraction is going to take. You will be swept away as they battle the overwhelming opposition against them. MEAGAN HATFIELD is an author to watch!