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Thursday, January 22, 2015

Book Review: Cruxim: You Are Never Alone (DARK GUARDIANS book 1) by Karin Cox

Paperback, 226 pages
Published April 5th 2013
by Indelible Ink Press
Free on amazon
Amedeo is Cruxim, a mysterious, immortal fallen angel. Destined to seek redemption as a vampire hunter, he quenches his insatiable hunger on vampire blood. But when the object of his passion, the novice nun Joslyn, is turned into a vampire and enters a vampire coven, Amedeo's worlds collide. Shattered by the loss of his beloved, he vows to rid the world of vampires once and for all, even if it means destroying Josyln in the process.

A Paranormal Game of Cat and Mouse
Joining Amedeo on his quest to rid the world of the undead is Sabine. Half-woman, half-lioness, she is a Sphinx, a Guardian who has protected humans from vampires since the dawn of time. Yet Sabine comes to this fight pursued by her own enemies. An evil scientist, Dr. Claus Gandler, knows the secret of Sabine's mythological past, vowing to torment her for eternity or destroy her forever.

Immortal Ever After
Captured by the evil doctor, Amedeo and Sabine are paraded as sideshow freaks in the Circus of Curiosities. Only vampire Joslyn has the power to intercede. Will she prove Amedeo's redemption, or his destruction?

One thing that I like to take advantage of is when an author offers a book for free. This gives me a chance to try a new author without fear of wasting my hard earned money. This was one of those great finds! The first few pages had my wheels spinning with questions. Why are we starting here? How did the character get there? Why!! I am one of those readers whose brains are spinning ahead and wondering about the magic of the story! Can’t wait to read it all as fast as I can because I love the story and then sad when it is over. I’m sure some of you know what I mean.

I enjoy an underdog when I read a story and I found myself cheering for multiple underdogs throughout the book. Amedeo is a character you fall in love with and hope that he wins every battle he comes across. But never fear if you are the person who always cheers for the villain you have numerous opportunities to do so. If you like a fight for good and evil this is the book for you. Filled with vampires, angels and sphinx there was a good mix of different lore’s that really open up the imagination. The author does a wonderful job of painting a picture of the time and area. I always feel that if I can imagine it in my mind than the author did their job of pulling me into the story. Can’t wait to read the next two books in the series.

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About the Author:
Karin Cox is an Australian author who edits and writes in her "spare time" while being a fulltime mum to a toddler and to a black cat with the improbable name of "Ping Pong."

She is the author of more than 35 trade-published natural history books, biographies, Australian social history books, children's picture storybooks, and travel guides, several of which have won awards. Karin has had poems and short stories published in anthologies worldwide and her ebooks CRUXIM, CRECHE, CREED, GROWTH, CAGE LIFE, CROWS AND OTHER BEASTS, HEY LITTLE SISTER and PANCAKES ON SUNDAY are available on Amazon. Her bestselling CRUXIM trilogy has topped Amazon's best-seller charts for gothic romance and dark fantasy.

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