The Vampires of Soldiers Cove by Jessica MacIntyre
Review by Shelley for Sunshine & Mountains
When 24 year old Rachel Landry, who suffers from a debilitating mental illness, receives a knock at her door one night from a stranger she gets an offer she can’t refuse. The chance to live as a vampire, gaining eternal life and relative sanity seems like a great plan. Soon she comes to realize she has been turned for a specific purpose and her vampire existence may be short lived. Also, the handsome stranger may not be as much of a stranger as she thought. Facing her demons along with new enemies she must come to rely on her own strength to save her life and the life of her new clan.
The vampire clan of Soldiers Cove is only one clan out of several in Nova Scotia. Friendly with each other the clans don’t believe in airing their own dirty laundry even if it may cost everyone their lives and that of all the humans they live with. They are counting on Rachel and her special gifts to save them but not everyone in the clan wants to see her succeed. Her mentor Gavin must teach her not only how to use her gifts but also how to survive in her new world.
The story takes off right away, pulling you in and never letting up. You ride the roller coaster of emotions with this great ensemble of characters. In Rachel Landry, Jessica MacIntyre created an emotionally strong female lead. She didn’t go simply from being mentally ill to a super vampire. Her character is strong to begin with and with her transformation to vampire she is finally able to realize her full potential. This same commitment to the development of all her characters makes Jessica stand out in her writing.
Twists, turns and betrayals you never see coming will keep you up reading til the early morning hours.
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**Sunshine & Mountains was given a copy of this book by the author. This review is honest and is entirely the reviewers opinions. **
About the Author:
Jessica MacIntyre was born in Sydney, Nova Scotia and raised in the tiny rural community of Soldiers Cove. A habitual daydreamer, MacIntyre was sent to the principal’s office many times during her school years for not paying attention in class. In 1998 she moved to Dartmouth, Nova Scotia with her husband and began writing seriously a few years later. Her first novel, “The Vampires of Soldiers Cove” is available now on Amazon and is the first in the “Vampire Island” series. MacIntyre has also published a work of Paranormal Erotica titled, “The Slave Queen”, also for sale on Amazon.
She lives in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia with her husband and two children.