Reviewed by Susan65
Title: Blood of the Land
Author: Adrik Kemp
Genre: MM Paranormal
Length: 87 Pages
Publisher: Pride Publishing
Release Date: February 2, 2016
Available at: Amazon and Barnes & Noble
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Blurb: When an ancient Italian vampire travels to the pioneering Australian outback, what he finds there triggers a decades-long love triangle from which there is no escape.
Mack, a young Australian cattle farmer, makes his living on his father’s cattle station. The work is hard and the days are long but he is content with the life he has been born into. Unfortunately for his family, he is awakened to forbidden desires of the flesh by intriguing visitors from far-off Italy. When these visitors reveal themselves as lustful creatures of the night, Mack bites off more than he can chew and finds himself in a predicament he is ill-equipped to handle. Lost and seemingly alone, he spirals into a deadly path toward a decades-long love triangle between himself, the monster who made him and the love of his undead life.
Review: I love vampires, and I love the violence and blood that comes with them. If there is a romance in the mix, then count me in. However, this one was all over the place and I started the book thinking it was one couple only to find out it’s another. For a short book, less than a hundred pages, I really do not want to read about three, or more, couples to get to my happy ending.
The story begins in Italy with vampires Bela and Toran, then Bela goes to Australia and turns Mack, only to have Mack hook up with Jason, then Jason spends a century with Toran before Mack and Jason get their happy ending. Of course, this a simplified summary and the love was always only between Bela and Toran, and then Jason and Mack, but the way it plays out just had my head spinning.
Too much happens, too much is not known (like what did Mack do alone for a century, when did Jason turn, and why couldn’t he fly), and the many lovers in such a short book was just a bit much for me. I kind of liked Bela and hated what happened to him, and I kind of hated that Jason moved on before he got Mack back. I just didn’t feel any love, except for what Bela had for Toran, and Bela wasn’t even the main love interest. I guess I need to chalk this up to one that just wasn’t meant for me.
Overall Impression: It was good
*I received a copy of this book from the publisher in return for a fair and honest review.*