Wednesday, 7 August 2013

Real Vampires Don't Sparkle by Amy Fecteau

Real Vampires Don't Sparkle by Amy Fecteau 
From Goodreads
Matheus Taylor didn’t ask to be murdered.

To be fair, the percentage of people actually asking to be murdered is probably small enough to be safely ignored, but he felt it was worth stating regardless.

His life might have been ordinary, but it was his life and he wasn’t done with it yet. Quin didn’t care. A seventeen-hundred old Roman, Quintus Livius Saturnius had a different view of morality than most people. Killing Matheus and hijacking his undead existence seemed perfectly acceptable to him.

Now, Matheus spends his nights running for his life, questioning his sexual orientation, and defying a mysterious new threat to the vampires within his city. Not that he set out to do any defying; he just wanted to be left alone.

Unfortunately, that was never going to happen.

Volume One of Real Vampires Don't Sparkle
My Review
I was sent a copy of this by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

This is the story of Matheus Taylor (aka Mattias Schneider). Matheus has a past but is that past all it seems. Quin a 1700 year old Roman vampire takes Matheus's life and turns him into his bound mate. There is a recurring name for what Matheus becomes to Quin but for the life of me it doesn't spring to mind. He does like to refer to Matheus as Sunshine, which I did find a tad annoying at times.

Both Matheus and Quin have dark deep secrets and it's these that will be their undoing. Quin is a gay vampire and a relationship of sorts begins to develop between them.

To be honest the story lacked depth and there was quite a lot of padding out. There wasn't a plot as such and at times you did wonder where it was going, as it did seem to wander aimlessly. I did feel that it was a little predictable towards the end and as far as I'm aware this is supposedly a stand alone story and not part of a series but there is no ending as such. It leaves you wondering what the heck!
I've just spotted on the bottom of the Goodreads synopsis that this is the first volume.  I won't be in a rush ro read the others.

I gave this 3 stars.

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