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Monday, October 16, 2017

Book Review: A Mortal Indiscretion (The Justin and Ambra Series Book One) by Barbra E. Ross + giveaway

A Mortal Indiscretion (The Justin and Ambra Series Book One)
by Barbra E. Ross 
Genre: Paranormal Romance,
Romantic Suspense, Vampire Romance
ISBN: 978-1530762804
Number of pages: 632 pages
Word Count: 259981
Cover Artist: ProEbook Covers
A sexy vampire. A little deceit. A love worth dying for. What more could you want from a vampire romance?

A man. A vampire. A love story....

One night changed everything for bachelor Justin Bertolli. A womanizer at heart, never quite ready to settle down, he meets the woman who would change his life forever. Ambra Taylor is that woman, but is she all that Justin bargained for? Told from a male protagonist point of view, A Mortal Indiscretion delivers wholly unique narratives that don’t succumb to the same old recycled concepts. Everything unravels in Justin’s world. Although Ambra is a vampire, she is the vulnerable one of the two characters, providing a refreshing twist on standard tales. She is not waiting for her prince to come save her on his white horse. She simply desires love, to feel human love again and will do anything to protect the love of Justin. When Justin discovers the truth about who and what she is, will he still love her? Will he still want her? Find out, as their hearts collide in this epic tale of love.

Cover whore that I am, this one did not jump out to me. At all. Where is the hunka burnin love? Where are my rip hard chiseled abs, my Ares God of War on his steed looking and sexy as hell?! He's not on this cover. (Sadly.) And while I ALMOST walked away, I gave the synopsis a little read.

"A man. A vampire. A love story...."

That right there caught my eye and told this vampire mistress to give it a chance. I was about to say okay when I saw the page count......633 pages!!!! Holy batwater Batman! Some fan me with a chocolate cupcake, quick! How come I can read a series of books that are each easily 350 pages but I just can not get into a story that says 600+? I AGAIN, almost said no. But something about the plot here kept my choice in the game. I'm glad it did!

This story is told from the male's POV and what a change that was! I know there are writers who do the back and forth POV like my girl crush Kresley Cole (le sigh), but not a lot actually. Color me impressed with this writer's style of making her characters come to life. I loved a lot of the different interactions between not only the main couple but the secondary characters as well. The story does take some time getting the reader to where it wants you to be, it could have been a shorter tale. But hey, if you like world building than you will enjoy that more than I did.

Aside from my need for non-stop action, there were a few grammar issues. If I am pointing them out, then yeah it was an issue. Cause I can't spell nothin!

Just enough romance to keep me interested, nothing too graphic though which was nice. If the author wanted to take this series down that path I could totally see that.

Overall the ending really does make up for any imperfections this first book had. I liked it, I now look forward to book two!

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Excerpt Chapter 7:
“Why did you not give her a chance? Then maybe you would be…”

“She isn’t you. No one makes me feel like you do. No one,” I said and she looked over at me.

“You still believe that? After all I have put you through? After all I have done?”

“Yes. I believe it. I know it.”

“But you must realize, that I am not what you thought I was. Don’t you?”

“Yes. I know that.”

“But, I do not understand. Does it not upset you?” she asked.

“Yes. It upsets me. But you owe me the truth, and you are going to tell me the truth now, right? No more lies?”

“Yes Justin. And then, maybe you will go running to that girl. Maybe you should go after her right now. There may still be a chance.”

“No. I don’t run away. That is your thing.”

She sighed and sat on the edge of the bed, naked. She turned her back to me. I looked at her back, so sexy. Shoulders strong and defined. She had her arms across her chest. She knew I was going to ask the questions. I think she was mentally preparing herself for the blows.

“Go ahead Justin. Ask.”

“First of all… You’re not gonna tell me that you have to work in the morning, are you? Because I ain’t falling for that shit anymore,” I said. It just slipped out of my mouth. Like I didn’t have a filter between my brain in my mouth.

“No. I suppose you would not.” She turned to look at me.

“And you are staying here with me, right? I am going to have the pleasure of your company during the day? Right?” I pressed, as I felt my anger rising.

“Yes, I will stay. But I cannot go out with you during the day. You will have to keep the shades drawn. It is just not that simple to explain.” She kept her head down as she spoke these words.

“Fine. I can handle that. Tell me, what exactly would happen if I did open the shades Ambra?”

“I would burn up and die,” she stated, flatly.

“What are you Ambra? Are you ready to tell me to my face now?” I was insistent. “Because I really need to know.”

“I am…” She started and then, she became silent again.

“Say it, dammit! I want to hear you say it to me,” I was really getting pissed.

“I am a monster,” she whispered.

“What? What kind of monster? You tell me God dammit!” I yelled.

“A vampire,” she said it so quietly, keeping her back to me.

“You turn around and say it to my face. You have kept this from me for so long. I want you to look me in the eye! I deserve it!” I grabbed her shoulders as I yelled at her. She turned to me, tears flowing down her cheeks.

“Justin, I am a vampire.”

About the Author:
Barbra E Ross lives in Michigan. She is a nurse by day and a writer of fiction at night.

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1 comment:

  1. Thank you! Thank you so much for your honest review! I appreciate your thoughts. I have fixed the grammar issues, i unfortunately used dragon to edit and well, there it is. Thank you for having me on your blog. If you would like to read the sequel, please drop me a line and i will advance a copy to you. Have a great evening.