Monday, February 10, 2014

Review: The Vampire’s Food Chain by Patois, Pat Henshaw

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This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.

17620531Title: The Vampire's Food Chain
Published:  March 3rd 2013
Genres: paranormal
Pages: 169
Format: eBook
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In the new world order, collagen and Botox are out; becoming a vampire is in. Houses are not only green; they’re empathetic. Yet bad guys and crime still exist, some of it sanctioned by the gods. Vampire Shawn Goodwin has one purpose in life: to be the first of her kind to walk in the light forever. She’s taken the first step in her journey by becoming a 911 emergency operator and counselor on the night shift. She saves lives for a living. In order to throw off the shroud of vampirism, Shawn sees her invitation to become a god as a sign that it’s possible to become a real immortal, not the pale copy that vamps are. (They can be killed, after all.) So she accepts the offer, only to find that someone is trying to stake her before she reaches the immortal state. Which of her so-called friends is really her enemy? Derek, the wizard whose blood feeds her? Jane, his sister, the witch who watches over them? Anthony, the head vampire? His brother Timothy, who resents Anthony’s power? Enrique or Luke, Anthony’s right hand men? Or Tom or Max, who like Anthony, Timothy, and the entourage have suddenly come into her life?

 This is a bit of different kind of vampire book. You have a vampire named Shawn who has outed the vampire community, works in a call center and ends up with the job of a God. But she never once forgets her friends, they are always there to help her and give her advice. When starts taking on jobs from the God meetings well that is when she discovers someone close to her wants to kill her but who? She thinks everyone is her friend but are they really? Now I thought the story line of the book was decent, you learn a lot about the value of friendship, good and evil of course. But it just seemed to really fall flat for me. I guess I wanted more within the story. It really wasn’t what I was hoping for. Not a lot of action within the story I mean there are like 2 fight scenes. There seemed to be a lot of mentioning of her feeding off of Derek, which was cool but still it was like okay. About towards the ending I was just getting a bit bored I kept losing interest, but I stayed with the book. She did about two jobs within her God state but it wasn’t really anything that WOWed me.

My favorite quote: “Vamps don’t mate for longer than the length of a penis”. Now the ending left me going okay could there be a book two and it helped bump my rating back up to a 4 from a 3. I would like to see what her next job is and if it will be packed with maybe more action for a vampire book.

Pat   Henshaw
The wife of a reporter and the mother of two wonderful daughters, Pat has lived on both coasts and in the middle of the United States. She’s been a book reviewer for too many years to count as well as an English composition instructor and theatrical costumer. She’s visited Canada, Europe, Egypt, Nicaragua, and Thailand, and has found that people everywhere are remarkably similar. If she knew you, dear reader, she would like you immensely.