Saturday, December 7, 2013

A Pirate's Curse by M.L. Guida

Title:  A Pirate's Curse
Author:  M.L. Guida
Series:  The Soaring Phoenix
Published:  July 24th 2013 by Buffalo Mountain Press
Page Count:  326
Genre:  Paranormal Romance
Shelf:  Review
Rating:  ★★★★

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Like a dark angel, Captain Kane O'Brien rescues Hannah Knight and her father from drowning after vampire pirates murder their crew and sink their ship. Struggling to control and hide her telekinetic powers, Hannah discovers the honorable and bold captain possesses his own secrets. 

Every full moon, Kane turns into a vampire. Finding out Hannah not to be the cabin boy she resembles, but a beautiful, luscious woman, tempts all his appetites. Desperate to be free of his curse, Kane considers handing Hannah over to a demon. But after Hannah uses her power to save his ship from his immortal enemy, Kane can no longer deny his attraction and vows to protect Hannah with his life. 

To find true love, they must combine their powers to defeat evil vampires, thwart Hannah's misogynist fiancé and escape a crafty demon.

Adult-content rating: This book contains content considered unsuitable for young readers 17 and under, and which may be offensive to some readers of all ages.

My Review:

I love Guida’s writing style. Everything’s just there and you’re in it. She very accurately and intriguingly builds her scenes until they are vividly real. She also makes brilliant use of allusion and metaphor to paint an amazing scene. I didn’t just visualise this story, I lived it alongside the characters. Even though this novel is paranormal & historical in nature Guida has developed everything in such a manner that you are right there with the characters. She does a brilliant job of making this novel historical and pirate while being fun, unique and unforgettable.

The main characters were great. They were fully developed, well rounded individuals. I loved how they showed real & realistic emotions throughout. They were also the perfect contrast to one another. Although all of the secondary characters were well developed and suited their roles perfectly. I found some of them a little difficult to identify with, however that suited their roles in the story quite well.

Overall, this was a great read. Saying that I read this in 1 sitting is an understatement. The rest of the world dropped away while I was lost in its pages. I definitely can’t wait for more in this brilliant series. I would have continued on right then and there had I had any others. I’d definitely recommend it to anyone.

|  Goodreads  |  Shelfari  |
|  Amazon  |  B&N  |  Smashwords  |

No comments:

Post a Comment