Monday, April 16, 2012

Book Review: Cold in California

                                   Today's review is on Cold in California by Deborah Riley-Magnus

Cold in California is the first book in Riley-Magnus' The Twice-Baked Vampire Series, and it is off like a flying stake straight through to your heart. Though I did find numerous editing mistakes, I found that I just could not resist falling in love with the "twice-baked" vampire hero, Gabriel Strickland.

Gabriel is not your average vampire. He still maintains much of his humanness. Sure he still feeds from mortals, but he only takes what he needs. He's not interested in hanging around with other vamps, but he longs for a relationship. When he meets Starling; a beautiful Goth girl who knows what he is, he thinks he may have found someone he could love. But that would not come to pass.

By a freak accident, Gabriel is staked with a broken baseball bat. thinking that he is going to die, he is surprised to find himself standing on the corner of Hollywood and Vine in West Hollywood, California. It seems that instead of heading straight to Hell; where he fears all vampires go, he is given a chance at redemption. Now everything he does could be held against him or for him.

When he meets Dori Gallagher at an employment agency his twice-baked life becomes more bearable. And when they fall in love it becomes even more complicated. He's not the only one after the affections of Ms. Gallagher. A powerful Warlock wants her, and he'll do anything in his power to have her. In order to keep the woman he loves safe, Gabriel will need the help of all of his new friends living at the wearhouse. But will it be enough?

Cold in California is off to a good start, I just hope that the others in the series are edited a bit better. I don't know what it is, but books just seem to be poorly edited these days.

3 of 5 stars
Available @ Amazon


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