SPIRIT SANGUINE by Lou Harper
Spirit Sanguine by Lou Harper
Reviewed by Lisa
The tragic death of his parents prompts Gabor ‘Gabe’ Vadas to accept his uncle’s invitation to meet in Hungary. Little did Gabe know at the time that he would spend the next five years tracking and killing vampires.
Weary and tired of the bloodshed Gabe returns home to Chicago after his uncle suddenly dies. At loose ends Gabe is surprised when he gets that tingly, sixth sense feeling while out one night. It appears that vampires have come to the Windy City and Gabe figures it’s his responsibility to take out the blood suckers.
Ironically it’s the vamp who gets the drop on Gabe, yet nothing bad happens. Tracking down the creature again, Gabe confronts one Harvey Feng, a mixed race vamp who’s nothing like the blood thirsty things he destroyed in East Europe. Unbelievable as it sounds, Harvey is a vegetarian vampire. And to make matters more unconventional, Gabe and Harvey definitely rock each others’ world in bed. If working things out with Harvey isn’t complicated enough, the local vampire boss wishes to hire Gabe as his personal hunter, of sorts. This situation is not what Gabe expected when he came home.
Spirit Sanguine smoothly sets the stage for a unique romance and questionable job opportunities. Employment offers are scarce for a slayer which leads to Gabe stumbling across Harvey and almost getting himself killed. Spirit Sanguine has a fresh plotline that truly entertains. But what sets Spirit Sanguine above the rest is the witty, sometimes droll dialogue interspersed with laugh out loud lines. The reader can literally feel the dead panned delivery between Gabe and Harvey. The two push each other’s libido though there isn’t a lot of sexual narrative. These two click within a non-stop joyride of a story. I Joyfully recommend Spirit Sanguine. Seriously fun.