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Title Twilight Hunger
Series ---
Author Maggie Shayne
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Publisher MIRA Books - 2002
First Printing MIRA Books - 2002
Category Horror / Romance
Warnings Some sexual content

Main Characters


Main Elements Vampires

Return with Maggie Shayne to the dark, erotic world of wings in the night...

He is every woman's fantasy, yet he remains alone and untouched. His world is one of secrecy and solitude, darkness and danger. Now one woman has found his journal. She has told his secrets. He must stop her, and there is only one way...

When struggling screenwriter Morgan DeSilva uncovers the ancient leather diaries in the attic of an old house in Maine, she is swept into the seductive world of a long-dead madman who had believe himself a vampire. Now, though Dante's story has made her rich and famous, Morgan is wasting away. At night she dreams of him, an erotic fantasy so real she can see the marks on her neck, feel her life's blood draining from her. Almost as if he were real...

He comes to her at night. Watching her. Wanting her.
She is one of The Chosen. She can be his, if he desires. And he desires it so much that he is filled with a terrible fear. He knows that his kiss can save her from destiny's curse, and from the enemies that stalk them both. But to save her, he must trust her. With his life. With his love. With the promise of immortality.

This novel was a soap opera with fangs. It wasn't terrible, I actually really liked some of the characters, but at the same time you'll find yourself rolling your eyes at some of the long lost relatives clichés. This is not so much a vampire novel as a romance where one of the love interest just so happens to be a vampire. I was glad to see that the explicit sex was kept to a minimum, it actually had less than many other vampire novels.

Although some of the romantic scenes could get a little sappy, you know, those "Gasp, I love you!" (woman throws hand up to forehead as she collapses in a swoon). But there was a couple that would counteract this sappiness with down to earth practicality in their relationship. Those two made the rest of it palatable. It also made the story more interesting. We pretty much know how the vampire/human couple will turn out, but the human/human couple kept the reader wondering.

As I don't generally read romances, I can't tell you how it rates as one. As a vampire novel, it was OK with some redeeming features and a few "gag me now, and put me out of my misery" moments. The ending was a little corny, but I was expecting that so it wasn't a much of a disappointment. I may consider finding the sequel to this book, especially since it has more to do with the human/human couple I mentioned before.

Posted: April 2006


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