elisa_rolle (elisa_rolle) wrote,

2016 Rainbow Awards Honorable Mention: Gun to My Head by Dira Lewis (226-07-26-2016)

1) From the first page I was hooked to our antihero's voice and presence. This has been one of my favorite books of the year. I even had a friend from Montreal translate some of the sacre québécois. Some phrases will not only confuse you with their literal translation, but blow your hair back. Very interesting.

2) This is a strongly plotted vampire story with two complex, appealing characters. The narrator's Quebecois background is well-done. The love interest character is very three-dimensional even though he is only revealed through the narrator's first-person viewpoint. Both characters are very different personalities with great chemistry between them. The plot is clever and complicated, and the writing is smooth, confident, and atmospheric. Only the setting is so non-descript as to be average, but everything else in the book deserves the highest rating.

Gun to My Head by Dira Lewis
Bisexual Paranormal Romance
Paperback: 354 pages
Publisher: Less Than Three Press (July 13, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1620047896
ISBN-13: 978-1620047897
Amazon: Gun to My Head
Amazon Kindle: Gun to My Head

Sin is a vampire at the end of his rope. Having escaped forcible conversion by a vampire cult, he temporarily kills himself and rises again only to immediately imprint on a human: eighteen-year-old Dominic. Thanks to the cult's conditioning, Sin can't bite Dominic, but because of the imprint he also can't leave him alone. Protecting Dominic from a local vampire named Oriana puts Sin between a rock and a hard place. With nowhere else to turn he does his best to convince Dominic to like him—but finds himself becoming just as attached to Dominic, which definitely isn't making his life any easier.

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