Capital Thirst by R.W. Buxton
ABOUT THE BOOK
DC bustles, the light from the city fills the night. But in the dark alleys and backstreets, only slivers of light from a full moon dance. In such an alley, a shadowy figure is hunched over a body. She lifts her head to reveal soulless eyes and fangs dripping with blood as she licks her lips with exhalation.
Standing up, she wipes her chin, and tosses her long black hair, then saunters away.
At FBI headquarters, Gerry examines the case files of 18 wealthy men that have disappeared without a trace. No DNA, no bodies, no leads…
When predator and prey become one, no one is safe.
He was perfect for her. But how could it work? A relationship between a vampire and a human could never result in anything but heartbreak. She didn’t want it to end this way with Gerry, not now, and not for Mary.
This debut paranormal romance from R.W. Buxton is an interesting take on a beautiful, bloodthirsty, and lonely female vampire named Erin who has unexpectedly fallen in love with an FBI agent named Gerry and his young daughter, Mary. Unfortunately, unbeknownst to Gerry, he is hunting Erin, who has left many dead and bloodless bodies around the DC. area. Should she tell him the truth or should she walk away from Gerry and his baby, the baby she would never be able to have?
To add to the intrigue, Garvila, the man who turned and abused Erin as a child many centuries ago is back and is threatening to kill the agent and his family. Will Erin be able to protect Gerry, or will she have to kill Garvila and risk becoming a rogue vampire who will be hunted by her own people?
I have read many vampire stories in my life, and this one was unexpected. I found both Erin and Gerry unlikable characters; Erin, because she is selfish and pushy, Gerry because he is grumpy and mistrusting. However, I understand that is their nature due to their circumstances.
The story was interesting by giving depth to a vampire who finds love with the human hunting her. The ending gave me mixed feelings, but I can’t go into detail without giving the plot away.
If you like paranormal romances with a touch of suspense, give this one a try.
Thank you to Ms. Buxton for giving me the opportunity to review this book without expectation of a positive review.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
I love a good paranormal read, something about the un-dead haunts the fringes of my mind. Mix in romance, love, loss, and you have a great story.
I voraciously read everything, fiction, and non-fiction but always find myself turning back to the darker stories. I’ve always wanted to write and the dream became a reality with Capital Thirst, and the remainder of the Erin Kingsly novels.
I spend most of my days designing and building websites, but my free time is devoted to my wife, family, and cats. Yes three grown children and three cats. Things can be hectic.
For fun you might find me driving winding roads with the top down or out photographing nature.