Vampires. Vampires. Vampires. I thought I had read and watched enough about Vampires. We’ve all heard of the vampires that cry blood, the ones that sparkle in the sun and my favourite the Salvatore brother, but the vampires in these books are different these vampires not the UNDEAD.
“Vampires are born, not made” Dorian Thorne said “You are something else. No longer fully a human, but not a vampire, either”
The story follows Cora Shaw who we meet at the beginning of the novel with terminal cancer and all she wants is to live, she wants to live more than anything. This need leads her to a world she didn’t even know existed. A world of vampires – in these books they like to be called agnates (Vampire sounds so much cooler).
What would you do to live?
“What have you done to me?” I demanded. “I have changed you,” he said “That is the bondmark, Cora. It appears when a human survives feeding and is transformed. It shows that you belong to me now. In every way. Forever”
Would you classify that love? Being forced to be with someone just because you survived. In the general sense NO. But with Dorian I can’t help myself from saying yes. I am a sucker for a brooding alpha male (Dorian is that and some), Dorian exudes power and confidence but when it comes to emotions he doesn’t know how to express it well but every time he tries he melts my soul.
Agnates/Vampires have different powers in this book as they always do. They can control humans and none humans through blood exchange and when Cora survived the feeding a bond was created. Dorian could control Cora if he felt the need to. He could push his feeling onto her and make her do what he wanted.
Is it real love if he can control you?
“I can influence all humans to varying degrees, but not often like that”. I rocked softly in his arms, remembering the power he held over me even then, the awareness and wanting that he had sent through my body to befuddle my senses, clouding my mind like nothing I had ever felt before”
The book was mostly Cora’s internal fight, it’s all about being able to either trust your heart that can easily be compelled or your head that doesn’t quite understand emotions. Cora was fighting so much with herself she came across as a little bit selfish.
This really is a great series, it’s got nice little twist to what we know about Vampires, but I truly believe that these books could have been condensed into one or two books. The books were short which is great but they end on cliff-hangers, so you just fall into the next book. Due to the fact that they were different books there was a lot of repetition of facts we already knew. I know this was for the benefit of the people who would start reading the 3rd book first, but it did get a little irritating.
The series has 6 books which are around +/- 100 pages each. I would recommend this book to those who like super alpha males who have the power to control, to anyone who likes hot and truly steamy scenes. You should read the books in order as if reading one long novel.
The first book is FREE on Amazon so if you want to get a taste before buying use the link below, otherwise happy reading.
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Cora’s Choice Billionaire Vampire Series (single books)