Saturday, August 17, 2013

{Review} Cruxim (Paranormal Fallen Angel/Vampire Series) by Karin Cox

ASIN #: B00AX00912
File Size: 530 KB
Page Count: 224
Copyright: February 26, 2013
Publisher: Indelible Ink Press

Book Summary:
(Taken from Goodreads)

Amedeo is Cruxim, a mysterious, immortal fallen angel. Destined to seek redemption as a vampire hunter, he quenches his insatiable hunger on vampire blood. But when the object of his passion, the novice nun Joslyn, is turned into a vampire and enters a vampire coven, Amedeo's worlds collide. Shattered by the loss of his beloved, he vows to rid the world of vampires once and for all, even if it means destroying Josyln in the process.

A Paranormal Game of Cat and Mouse
Joining Amedeo on his quest to rid the world of the undead is Sabine. Half-woman, half-lionness, she is a Sphinx, a Guardian who has protected humans from vampires since the dawn of time. Yet Sabine comes to this fight pursued by her own enemies. An evil scientist, Dr. Claus Gandler, knows the secret of Sabine's mythological past, vowing to torment her for eternity or destroy her forever.

Immortal Ever After
Captured by the evil doctor, Amedeo and Sabine are paraded as sideshow freaks in the Circus of Curiosities. Only vampire Joslyn has the power to intercede. Will she prove Amedeo's redemption, or his destruction?

Kathy's Review:

As a reviewer, I have many books to read and only so much time. When I get a long book to review, sometimes it's a chore to get through, knowing that there's so many other books on my list waiting to be read. I breathe a sigh of relief when I get a shorter book. I can get through it quickly and move on to the next one.

Cruxim is the rare case of being a short book that I wish was longer. From the first page to the last, I was hooked and wanting more. I do love a good vampire novel. Vampires are kind of my favorite supe. In this one, the main bad guy is a vamp, and our protagonist is a vamp killer. OK. I can still dig it! Because guess what - there's a star-crossed lover story here - his child ward, Joslyn, grew up, tried to seduce him and then got vamp'd. And his other lady friend is s sphinx.

I can't say enough how much I enjoyed this story. Amedeo, the Cruxim, is a tormented soul trying to save his sphinx and vamp love from the bad vamp and the demented doctor who tries to collect them all for his circus freakshow to torture and experiment with them. Some sick, sick stuff happens at the doctor's hands in this story.

I absolutely can't wait to read the next installment in this series, Creche. This, to me, is like the next Anne Rice series. There's a love story alongside some pretty gruesome and evil stuff. I like the contrast and the fact that both can live in harmony in a very well-written, character-driven novel. Bravo to the author, Ms. Karin Cox!

*An ebook was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.

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