This is another book that’s been on my TBR for a long time. Since 2015, to be exact. Yowsa. I actually started reading the story last year, then it got put aside for other projects. In a way, I’m glad I got to reread parts of the story again. I liked it as much as the first time.
There are tons of vampire stories on Amazon, but Regina Morris put a different spin on their culture. The COLONY is a group of vamps that protect the President of the United States from rogue vampires. They’ve been in service for decades. Most of the Presidents don’t even know they exist. They report to only one person, the Director, a Human named Dixon. When Dixon decides to retire, a hunt for a new Director gets underway. Alex Brenamn is his choice, but she has issues of her own to contend with.
Regina Morris writes very developed characters. The sexual tension between the leader of the COLONY, Raymond and Alex was superb, and it didn’t feel forced or contrived. They each had their pasts to deal with. Raymond, a dead wife he felt responsible for. Alex, an attack and failed relationships. Even the secondary characters were well-rounded out. They weren’t one-demonical at all. I see the next book In the series is based on Sterling, Raymond’s wayward son. That ought to be very interesting.
The story was believable and moved at a fairly decent pace. There’s enough action, drama and romance to please a reader’s soul. At one point, when Alex is trying to save Raymond’s life, I couldn’t read fast enough.
There wasn’t much I didn’t like about the story, other than some editing issues. Like I said, it’s been several years since I bought the book. Maybe it’s been re-edited since then. They weren’t significant, and certainly didn’t take away the enjoyment of reading the story.
As s side note, I really don’t think the cover fits the genre. It doesn’t give the impression of a paranormal story. If it weren’t for the tagline, I would assume it’s just a romance novel.
Regardless, I enjoyed the story and highly recommend it for vampire lovers. I give it 4 fangs.