I received a copy of The Warrior Vampire by Kate Baxter in exchange for an honest review.
The vampire was built for sin, every inch of him tight and bulky with corded muscle. A killer, that much was apparent, and she couldn’t help but wonder if his appetite for violence would rival his appetites for other…things.
A WOMAN SEDUCED
Naya Morales is no ordinary mortal. Born with a shaman’s power, she has devoted her life to tracking down stolen magic-and punishing those who take it. But one fateful night, she follows the alluring call of a sensual magic that is too glorious to be true-and finds herself face to face with a stunningly handsome thief who is too magnificent to resist…
A VAMPIRE ENSLAVED
From the moment he sees her, Ronan knows Naya is his mate. Driven by a deep, almost mystical connection, he aches for her body, hungers for her blood, and swears their souls are anchored together. Naya refuses to believe the words of a vampire-or risk the wrath of her tribe. But when she tries to make Ronan her prisoner, neither chains of silver nor fires of hell can help her escape the truth: she is the one who’s been captured, in The Warrior Vampire by Kate Baxter.
Yum yum yum. Kate Baxter started the Last True Vampire series off right in her debut novel of the same name, and oh my does she follow it up well with The Vampire Warrior. The vampires were almost extinct, only one was left Michael. You think, this is a good thing, right? Why on earth would we want blood sucking vampires around to feed on us. Well, let me tell you, if they are as hot as Michael and Ronan, I am soooo rooting for Michael to reboot the race. Ok enough about how sexy I think these vamps are, here’s the lowdown:
When Naya, a witch, and Ronan, a vamp, instantly bond at first sight all kinds of things get totally messed up. And that’s where the fun begins.
Baxter does a commendable job blending lore to create her own supernatural world. Witches, shape shifters, vampires, werewolves, berserkers, oh my! There is a lot going on here, but Baxter weaves it all together seamlessly. If paranormal is your thing, you’ve got it here in spades.
Baxter also writes beautiful strong female characters who are every bit a match for their hunky, hulk mates. Naya is no exception. Powerful, proud, Naya is my kind of heroine; her flaws and fallibility are a welcome reminder that every strength is mirrored by a weakness, and that’s what makes us human(ish).
In her world building, Baxter continues to evolve her story to support the rich menagerie of characters she has created. This installment, like the last, has left me wanting more and waiting eagerly for the May 2016 release of Dark Vampire.
Rating: 4 Stars