May 15, 2014

Felicity Heaton: Hunger Blog Barrage - Book Review

Hunger, the latest book in Felicity Heaton’s vampire romance series, Vampires Realm, is now available in ebook and paperback. To celebrate the release, she’s holding a Blog tour and a FANTASTIC GIVEAWAY at her website.

Betrayed by one of her own and turned into a vampire, hunter Eve is consumed by her hunger for vengeance and has spent five years surviving hell, driven to take the life of the man she once loved. But just as she is about to close in on the hunter-turned-vampire, an event is set in motion that threatens to see him slip beyond her grasp forever—the leader of her bloodline has sent an escort to bring her to the family’s mansion. To a nest of the very creatures she once hunted and loathes.

A vampire assassin hardened by centuries of service, Tor is a man of discipline and loyalty, never straying from his mission or the rules set out for him, and has purged all his weaknesses, including his emotions.

But the moment he meets the broken, fiery female he is to escort to Oslo, something dangerous awakens in him, something possessive and powerful, and when he is pulled into a deadly game of cat and mouse with the man who betrayed her, Tor discovers he will do anything to protect the woman slowly claiming his heart and give her the vengeance she desires—even break all the rules.

Can Eve embrace her new vampire nature in order to have her revenge and find a reason to live again in Tor? Can Tor and Eve stop the man who betrayed her and the deaths of thousands of innocents? Or will he succeed in creating a new army of hybrid vampires who will rise up against the purebloods?

Title: Hunger
Author: Felicity Heaton
Series: Vampires Realm Romance Series #8
Length: Paperback, 223 pages
Publication Date: May 13th 2014
ISBN: 9781909306547

Hunger can be read out of order with the rest of the series and is available from Amazon Kindle, Kobo Books, Barnes and Noble Nook, Apple iBooks stores and other retailers. Also available in paperback. Find the links to your preferred retailer at:

Finally! We've return to this series!! Now, I love all of Felicity's series, even if there are books in them that I don't really like. My two favorites, though are Her Angel and VR. Because both are a PERFECT blend of Paranormal Romance AND Urban Fantasy. Plenty of romance, action, mystery, tension, adventure and solid character and world developments.  

Although Hunger can be read out of order with the rest of the series, I suggest you to start with at least Masquarade (book #7). I think it gives more information about this world, than Hunger does. Sadly we didn't see much about the fantastic world building and its rules in this book. But seriously, just read all! Worth it!

So Eve was a badass hunter. She hated and hunted vampires, had a great partner, but her last mission was fatal. At least that is what she thinks.

She's been betrayed, killed then came back to her personal hell. She became the very thing she hated. Only one thing keeps her going: revenge. Once she avanged herself, she's done with this world. Her sister and father (both vampires) are trying to make her see that being a vampire is not a bad thing, but all she sees in herself is a monster. Refuses to feed, to live with her clan. 

I love when the main characters think of themselves as bad/monster/anti-hero, especially when they were forced to become what they hated. If the character development is well done, it's always interesting to join them on a journey toward self-acceptance. Of course they can't do it alone, and usually a stranger can do what family and friends can't. Eve is not different. She's supposed to go live with her sister and her clan. There are only two problems with that. One, she wouldn't have a chance for revenge and two, living among vampires, especially as a royalty? That's just too much for her. So when her guard, Tor, sent by her sister agrees to give her what she wants, she's determined than ever. 

Tor is a vampire hunter vampire (I know, just let it sink in). He is cold, silent, lethal and takes his job very seriously. Meaning HOT! But he just can't resist Eve. He feels the need to protect her, mostly from herself and give her her revenge so she could move on. Their attraction was immediate, but their bonding was slow and steady. That's the thing about the relationships in the VR series. They're NEVER rushed. It takes time, game changing events for the characters to fall in love. And they earn each other's trust, it's never just a simple attraction. The characters don't change, they're staying true to themselves to the end, they're just learning. Same with Eve and Tor. Both learned how to trust and how to deal with their fears and learned to find a real reason to live.

Anyway, besides the personal issues and their love life, there is a serious subplot going on. Which I think could have got a bigger part. Wouldn't have mind if the book would have been longer, I wanted a little bit more focus on the issue. I mean they have to stop the weaklings (mixed bloodline) from gathering a hybrid army that could destroy the purebloods, and sometimes the book just completely ignores it. BUT it was a great conflict when it got a bit more focus. Besides this my only wish would have been to see Eve in more action. She fought great at the beginning, and a little in the middle, but that's it. She was a hunter, she should have been more active after she gained strength. But props for verbally beating the shit out of the egoist vampires! You go girl! Also great call to bring in some Law Keepers! I love to hate them, but I absolutely adored these guys! Half star just for them! I know there was one or two things that didn't really make sense to me at the time I was reading, but I can't really remember, so I guess nothing major there. 

My verdict is that Hunger is a great addition to the series, not the best book so far, but I enjoyed it, really liked the characters. It has interesting plots, fantastic character development and an inspiring romance. Quick and enjoyable read, so hell yeah I can recommend it! 

Find out how to enter the Hunger international giveaway (ends May 18th) and be in with a shot of winning a $75, $50 or $25 gift certificate at her website, where you can also download a 6 chapter sample of the novel:

Felicity is hosting a Facebook release party for Hunger on May 18th, so join her then for amazing giveaways, Q&A, teasers and more. All the details at:

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About Felicity Heaton:
Felicity Heaton is a USA Today and international best-selling author writing passionate paranormal romance books. In her books she creates detailed worlds, twisting plots, mind-blowing action, intense emotion and heart-stopping romances with leading men that vary from dark deadly vampires to sexy shape-shifters and wicked werewolves, to sinful angels and hot demons!

If you're a fan of paranormal romance authors Lara Adrian, J R Ward, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Gena Showalter and Christine Feehan then you will enjoy her books too.

If you love your angels a little dark and wicked, the best-selling Her Angel series is for you. If you like strong, powerful, and dark vampires then try the Vampires Realm series or any of her stand-alone vampire romance books. If you’re looking for vampire romances that are sinful, passionate and erotic then try the best-selling Vampire Erotic Theatre series. Or if you prefer huge detailed worlds filled with hot-blooded alpha males in every species, from elves to demons to dragons to shifters and angels, then take a look at the new Eternal Mates series.

If you want to know more about Felicity, or want to get in touch, you can find her at the following places:
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