From Afar by Ava March

Samhain Publishing

M/M Historical Paranormal

ISBN: 978-1-60504-896-3

Reviewed by Shayna




For years, vampire Raphael Laurent has watched Lord Aleric Vane from afar.  Aleric is the third son of a duke and his unwillingness to give into his fatherís demands has left him without funds, but with the freedom to do as he pleases.  Raphael keeps watch over the object of his desires, but never makes contact until Aleric is attacked.  The attackers leave Aleric near death, so Raphael rescues him the only way he can Ė by turning him.  But turning Aleric into a vampire only creates problems instead of solving them.  For to save Aleric, Raphael broke an unwritten rule.  One that may cost him the one chance he has at an immortal life with the man he loves.

From Afar starts off on a high note with a tempting mix of longing, action, and vice.  Unfortunately, while Ava March hooked me at the start, my attention was lost less than halfway through the story.  From Afar is disappointingly unmemorable.  Raphael and Aleric were likeable and the sexual tension between them was laid out on the page, both basic elements of an intriguing tale.  Yet nothing in this story came to life for me, which was a pity.  Donít get me wrong Ė there is nothing to dislike about From Afar.  The ingredients for an entertaining story are all present and Ms. Marchís writing flowed smoothly, so perhaps even though From Afar didnít capture my attention, it will grab someone else.


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