Thursday, January 24, 2013

Review: Our Blissful Bayou Beginnings by Danielle Peterson

Paranormal Murder Mystery/Romance

The Duck And The Doe is the tale of two immortal beings whose eternal love has soured a bit in the last two centuries. Written as memoir by the "hero," this novella is a musing on both what love is and how much America has changed since the early 19th century. The first volume deals with both the supernatural and the racism of the old American south. Told with humor and passion (and the occasional rant) the story of these strong characters, including a wealthy young lawyer and a clever courtsean, will change your idea of what "love forever'' really means

My Review
This book was provided from the author in exchange for honest literary review.

Remi enganges the reader in the story of his 200+ plus years right from the start. Long before it was acceptable to date out of his ra,e, he fell in love with a striking mulatto woman. A woman who would eventually be the demise of his mortal existence.

This is the story of how his life with Ma Bichette and how they turned into immortal beings. How love can grow and die over lifetimes, knowing you are eternally tied to one another. It is a new concept on immortality, a sort of cross between vampires and zombies.

First of all I loved the French infused language used by the author. Remi gives us insight into his character through his ramblings but I didn't find out as much about ma bichette as I wanted to know. This is a quick and interesting read,however. It is worth the money. On the downside, there is some editing and grammatical errors which could use some polishing. The cliffy ending leaves the reader wanting to read part two, regardless. Solid novel.

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