Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Blog Tour: Rosedale the Vampyre by Lev Raphael (Review)

About the Book

Grief-stricken by his wife’s untimely death, a wealthy New York banker turns to sexual abandon in the bordellos of 1907 New York. Then one fateful night, after a mysterious attack, he dies to his old life and is reborn a Vampyre. Once obsessed solely with making money and social advancement, he’s now driven by a new, perverse hunger for blood. Written in a period voice, this deeply erotic work takes us into dark corners of the psyche as it explores a secret world of power and obsession.

My thoughts

This book pulled me in with the very first page.  I was completely drawn into this book and finished it in one sitting.  It's a short read and left me wanting much much more.  Rosedale is a tortured character and readers can truly feel his pain.  I hope there will be more books about Rosedale as I can easily see this turning into a series, if it hasn't already.

FTC Disclosure: Pump Up Your Book Blog Tours provided me with a copy of this book to review. This did not influence my thoughts and opinions in any way. All opinions expressed are my own.

About the Author

Lev Raphael is the author of twenty-four books in genres from memoir to mystery to Jane Austen mashup. He’s been in love with storytelling since second grade and a reader of catholic tastes since he discovered his first public library. Lev has published traditionally with large and small houses, and recently gone indie because it’s the wave of the future. His latest fiction, Rosedale the Vampyre, grows out of his love of The Gilded Age. Lev has been a newspaper columnist, a radio talk show host, a DJ and even an academic. He writes and reviews full-time and is currently working on three different book projects.

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