Sunday, September 23, 2012

[Archive] LITERAL ADDICTION's Review of Ravenous

V.K. Forrest and Hunter Morgan are pseudonyms used by Colleen Faulkner.

Colleen Faulkner is the daughter of best-selling author Judith E. French. A Southern Delaware resident, Colleen has published more than forty historical romance, contemporary romance, and suspense novels, and won numerous awards, including The Diamond Award for literary excellence in the state of Delaware.

Ravenous, CLARE POINT #4
Author: V.K Forrest
Welcome to the quiet coastal town of Clare Point, Delaware, where the Kahill vampire clan has made its home for centuries. . .and where one vampire's love for a human woman could put their entire world at risk. . .


As a member of his clan's kill team, Liam McCathal helps rid the world of undesirables. It's the perfect job for a vampire of his talents--except that lately, Liam is getting a little too good at it. Which is why he's back home to "cool off," when Mai walks into his antique store and changes everything.

Liam's not in the habit of making friends--least of all with beautiful, exotic human females. But something about Mai ignites a spark he hasn't felt in over a century. When Mai's uncle is killed and her father threatened, Liam takes on a ruthless crime boss and puts every vampire in Clare Point in danger of discovery. Because Mai's father has secrets too, and Liam is edging ever closer to losing his reputation, his clan, and the woman he would do anything to protect. . .

Our Review, by LITERAL ADDICTION's Pack Alpha - Michelle L. Olson:

Ravenous is the 4th book of the CLARE POINT series, and in keeping with the rest of the series, is gripping and intensely suspenseful. While books 1-3 were more of the murder/mystery variety of Urban Fantasy Romance, this installment was murder/mystery with a side of Goodfellas - it had a mob connection storyline that I thoroughly enjoyed.:)

After years as an integral member of the Kahill sect's Kill Team - those vampires that the Council dispatches to take care of the human murderers, rapists, pedophiles, etc that they deem too dangerous to let live - introverted, sheltered, and somewhat insecure Liam is back home in Clare Point on sabbatical awaiting the Council's vote to clear his latest actions and return him to active duty.

Mai Ricci is a rival antique's dealer from a nearby town playing the dutiful daughter and niece by taking care of her elderly father and uncle. She's tried to stop into Liam's Antique shop several times to check things out, but has never actually met the owner. When she finally lucks out and arrives at the store when Liam's home and working on getting things in order, she gets much more than she bargained for.

When tragedy strikes Mai's life in the most unusual of circumstances, she acts on instinct and dials the number on the business card she receives from Liam's store. Having a soft spot for damsels in distress, Liam runs to Mai's aid and thus starts off a chain reaction of life changing events, never-ending questions and undeniable chemistry.

With the help of the sect's teenage wisewoman and some other Kahill members with unique abilities and friends in high places, Liam is able to keep Mai safe and unravel the mystery of Mai's uncle Donato and his sketchy past.

Full of twists and turns, incredible suspense, steamy romance and fabulous dialogue, Ravenous kept me reading and wanting more.

Like the previous 3 installments V.K doesn't give us a traditional happily ever after though it does have an interesting ending. A lot of PNR readers will probably hate the endings to these books, but like the uniqueness Colleen brings to the vampire genre, I love the change up with that aspect as well.

LITERAL ADDICTION gives Ravenous 4 1/2 Skulls and would still recommend this series to Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance and Mystery fans who are looking for something different. I can't wait to finish Voracious to see how things end up for our next Kahill.


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