Thursday, November 13, 2014

{Review} UNITED SERVICE (The Colony, Book 2) by Regina Morris

File Size: 516 KB
Page Count: 371
Copyright: March 17, 2014
Publisher: Silkhaven Publishing, LLC; 1st Edition

Book Summary:
(Taken from Amazon)

A group of sexy vampires protect the President of the United States in this humorous paranormal series.

Vampires exist among us. They can be our neighbor, best friend, our child's teacher ...

They alter their aged appearance based upon the amount of blood they consume. They move to a new area, drink a lot of blood, and appear young. Slowly they limit their intake of blood and age, right in front of our unsuspecting eyes. After decades, they fake their death, move, and do it over and over again.

Most live quiet lives in an effort to blend in. Some however want power and control. The Colony is an elite group of vampires sworn to protect the President of the United States from these rogue vampires.

Sterling, a half-breed vampire, is the weakest link in the chain for his team, and he knows it.

He has a unique ability to glean information from inanimate objects, and his life is like CSI meets the West Wing, where key positions are held by vampires. Vampires can alter their age based on the amount of blood they consume, which should allow Sterling to blend into human society. However, his ability has painful side effects that cause him to live a lonely life down in the evidence room at FBI headquarters. He's a lonely bad-boy looking for love in all the wrong places.

His current case involves the kidnapping of vampire children by a religious cult who is trying to save them. Sterling snatches the opportunity to do some field work by teaming up with a purebred vampire, Kate, who is the nanny of one of the missing children. Sterling's world is turned upside down by Kate. She is everything Sterling could hope for in a mate and he wonders if she'd ever consider loving a half-breed.

Kate is beautiful, intelligent, charming and sophisticated. Kate has led a sheltered life and is considered handicapped by vampire standards. Could she possibly trust Sterling enough to share her dark personal secret with him?

Together, can they save the kidnapped children and find true love for themselves?

Mandy's Review:

I knew when I finished reading Regina Morris' ETERNAL SERVICE that this book would be about Sterling, Raymond's half-breed son. The book's summary is slightly misleading in that Sterling hasn't really been looking for love because he never thought himself worthy enough for love. He never believed in a one, true love ... until he met Kate.

Kate is the exact opposite of any vampire Sterling has encountered. She's clumsy, unable to compel, doesn't have an aura, and cannot seem to fight her way out of a paper sack. Sterling, however, finds her undeniably irresistible.

The more time they spend together, Sterling and Kate find they have something in common. Their afflictions are relieved only by the other's touch. They surely cannot stay glued together for the rest of their lives, so they need to come up with a plan to help each other.

UNITED SERVICE seemed to focus more on Sterling and Kate's relationship than the fact that there are missing children they need to work together to find. There wasn't as much action in this novel and, what action there was, seemed to be more of a filler than part of the main plot. So, if you're looking for an action-filled romance you won't really find it here. However, if you're looking for another unique vampiric romance novel this would likely be up your alley.

*An ecopy of this novel was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.

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