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Sophie doesn’t believe in happily ever after. These days, she’d settle for alive after sunrise.
Advice columnist and newly-appointed oracle to the demivampire, Sophie Galen has more issues than a Cosmo collection: a new mentor with a mean streak, a werewolf stalker she can’t shake, and a relationship with her ex’s family that redefines the term complicated. And then there’s her ex himself, who is more interested in playing leader of the vampire pack than in his own salvation.
Becoming a better oracle is tough enough, but when Sophie encounters a deadly enemy – one she never dreamed of facing – it will take everything she’s ever learned in order to survive.
I have to admit that I just jumped into this book without reading the first book in the series, Bleeding Hearts and apart from being a little bit lost at the start with some of the creatures and the world, it soon became irrelevant as I was swept up in a phenomenal paranormal story full of twists and turns which definitely puts a new spin on vampires.
Sophie is far from over the loss of her soul mate, Marek. Then Marek's younger brother, Rodrian needs her help and in return he can offer her a place to live as long as she agrees to help his daughter, Shiloh who hasn't changed into a full Demivampire yet. Between taking in a homeless Were and learning how to harness her Sophia powers to the full extent, Sophie still has to try to escape from the vampires who are still hunting her and try to help Marek from becoming a full vampire, but how far will she go to save the one she loves?
Krafton's writing style sucked me in from page one and Sophie had a vulnerable yet strong personality that made the story interesting to follow and made me want to know what was going to come next. Toby was a loveable werewolf. He had such a sad backstory and the way he was always trying to stick up for Sophie made him my favourite character by far. Blood Rush was definitely a thrilling page-turner and I look forward to seeing where the next one leads, and actually going back and reading book one.
About the Author
Ash Krafton writes from the heart…of the Pennsylvania coal region, that is. She is the author of the Books of the Demimonde (Pink Narcissus Press). BLEEDING HEARTS (Demimonde #1) is a six-time RWA finalist and was voted “Reviewer Top Pick” by Gravetells.com. Ash continues the story of Sophie and her Demivampires in her latest release BLOOD RUSH (Demimonde #2). She’s hard at work (when she isn’t watching Doctor Who) writing the third book, WOLF’S BANE. Fans of paranormal love stories can also look forward to STRANGER AT THE HELL GATE, which is forthcoming with the renown romance ebook publisher The Wild Rose Press. Ash Krafton’s poetry and short fiction has appeared in several journals, including Niteblade, Bete Noire, Abandoned Towers, and Silver Blade. She’s a member of Pennwriters, RWA, and Maryland Writers Association. She lurks near her blog and contributes to the QueryTracker blog. Ash lives with her family and their German Shepherd dog deep in the Pennsylvania wilds, awaiting the day the TARDIS appears in the driveway (the dog most likely keeps the Doctor away. What a beast.) Until then, she writes.