ASIN #: B00LE3N5WM
File Size: 365 KB
Page Count: 141
Copyright: June 29, 2014
Publisher: Silkhaven Publishing, LLC; 1st Edition
(Taken from Amazon)
While guarding the President at a school event, a vampire COLONY agent, William, meets the woman of his dreams – a human woman who is a teacher at the school. First impressions being what they are, he finds her sexy and opinionated – unfortunately, her dance card appears to be full and he’s unsure how to woo her when he can’t even take her out to dinner, without her being the meal.
Jackie discovers a hidden agenda in the President’s school visit and believes William to be a mockery of the American dream of equality for all. Can a past Freedom Rider and racial activist form the 1960s, now turned vampire, prove to the love of his life that he’s not a political puppet?
This is a quick trip into the past of two COLONY members, William and Jackie. It starts in present-day with Alex helping Jackie and William make costumes for a school production. During their time together, Alex asks how the two of them got together. Jackie smiles and begins the tale ... Through a bumpy start and a lot of misunderstandings, William and Jackie hit it off and become a couple. It helped that Jackie's life was put in danger and William could play hero to the damsel in distress.
While this novella was an enjoyable trip down memory lane, there are a couple things I'd like to point out. First, the novella is called William's Tale but Jackie's telling the story but the story's a split first-person where we know what both William and Jackie are thinking. It's just a little odd. I probably would've given the story a different title, but kept the writing style the same.
The second thing I'd like to mention ... This is my fourth story that I've read of Ms. Morris'. I would just like to caution her on publishing her works in a hurry. Throughout all four stories, I've noticed errors that could have been taken care of with some editing (not spellcheck). They are minimal but they're enough to throw a reader off track when they're in a reading groove. Overall, though, if you're into paranormal romances with a focus on vampires then the Colony series would be right up your alley.
*An ecopy was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.