Devlin spots a woman too good to be
true, but takes her up on an offer for a night of passion
anyway. Dev figures heíll head back to the bush after his
evening of lust, but a bad feeling has him following her to
make sure she survives the journey home.
Lady Daniela headed home to take back
what belongs to her. Being born a vampire it should be easy
to take back what is hers because born vampires are
revered in her world, but someone stands in her way.
When she meets Devlin there is a pull
and she marks him in case she wants to find him again,
resisting the urge to claim him as her full servant. When he
rescues her, the two go on a journey of discovery and
Will Lady Daniela claim the man as
hers? Will she give him a choice or will it be taken away
A Vampireís Claim had me
in its thrall. Joey W. Hill pulled me in and didnít let me
go until the bitter end and even then I wanted more.
This is the third book in the series, but the first one Iíve
read. I was not confused in the least and enjoyed A
Vampireís Claim from the first word. Ms. Hill
didnít pull punches with her vampires. She is upfront with
the violence these creatures hold. I think that is one of
the things I loved. Too many vampire stories focus on
making the creatures something they arenít. Ms. Hill let me
know right away that the vampires will kill and it wasnít
going to be some bad guy to make them feel better. The
innocent arenít protected in some code the vampires have.
They are ruthless, but there is something about them that
makes you want more.
Daniela is still young for a vampire
and judged like a teen or young adult by her peers. Sheís
grown since she left home and has a lot to prove. Devlin has
his own dark past that he keeps to himself, making him feel
like he only wants to die. Daniela brings something out in
Dev that he thought he lost - the urge to protect.
There are a couple of forced scenes in
A Vampireís Claim, but it isnít something that
is just thrown in the story to be there. It is a necessary
part of the book because it shows the true vampire nature.
They are sexual, raw and ruthless when needed.
A Vampireís Claim built me up from the meeting
between Daniela and Dev to the end of the story and I
Joyfully Recommend that everyone should sink their teeth
into A Vampireís Claim.