Sep 13, 2009

Review--Night's Cold Kiss

For centuries war raged between the humans and Aeternus vampires--until courageous efforts on both sides forged a fragile peace.

But the rogue Necrosdreniacs will never be controlled--addicted as they are to the death-high...and bloody chaos.

Since witnessing the murder of her mother, Antoinette Petrescu has burned with fiery hatred for the vampire race--even for Christian Laroque, the noble, dangerously handsome Aeternus who rescued her. Now an elite Venator, Antoinetter must reluctantly accept Christian's help to achieve her vengeance--even as he plots to use the beautiful, unsuspecting warrior as bait to draw out the bloodthirsty dreniacs.

This new series by Aussie writer Tracey O'Hara was phenomenal! It was a sensational new thrill ride into the urban fantasy genre! Humans and vampires coexist with two kinds of vamps, as the back of the cover explained. They're are the good guys and bad guys. And now vampire hunter Antoinette must team up with the "enemy". But there is so much more involved than that!

Antoinette is going to have to let go of her prejudices if she ever wants to find her mother's killer, who may not have been killed by her father years ago after all! That's right, the murdering fiend still lives...or does he? Antoinette is convinced that she is seeing him amongst the crowds as she is out and about, but is she really seeing him or is it her mind playing tricks on her?

There is a new set of "politics" that must be learned and understood in this series, but O'Hara writes them in simple terms, so it is not overly complex to grasp. The language is easily followed and written wonderfully! [Although, as someone who wants to be a copy editor for a publishing company or anywhere, I did notice a few errors here and there, about 4. Simple misused words, that can easily be fixed in your mind while reading]

Her characters are fresh and engaging! Antoinette's hatred for Christian is sensational as there is history [very-very slight] between them and their interactions are entertaining. There is definite fire between them. Viktor is a beloved character and friend of Christian who has a quirky personality, Christian's mother, Lilijana is full of surprises. Every character has a reason for you to love or hate them, they are so full of depth!

The ending while it wrapped itself up nicely, with several plot twists that left my mouth hanging open--enough said there--there was still a bit of a potential unsolved mystery with a lead up to another novel! I have not been able to find any confirmation of said 2nd novel, but I feel confident that there will be another one possibly next year. When I find out I will try to remember to post the info!

There are definitely some exciting things that happen in Night's Cold Kiss that I can't divulge in--more than I have already! There's something in here for every kind of urban fantasy lover--lots of mystery, betrayal, discoveries, murders, revelations, and oh so much more! I hope that wasn't too much of a spoiler, but I have to give you some sort of hook to want to read this sensational new debut to the urban fantasy genre! Tracey O'Hara is definitely an author I will be keeping my eye on!


  1. I've been keeping an eye on this book..nice review. I am going to go search for it at PBS :)

  2. Thank you for the lovely review. I just wanted to let you know that yes there will be a 2nd book and a 3rd. I will update my website with information soon.


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