Title: Grave Fortune
Author: Nancy E. Polin
Genre: Paranormal Romantic Suspense, Vampire Romance
Gifts are not always welcome… The accident which claimed her husband’s life left Dana Chambers with a unique ability. Gifts are not always beautiful… A long ago promise puts Alex Kelly in the reluctant role of guide and protector. Gifts cannot always be returned… 270 years of life is more than Joseph ever wanted, but the long road may have just become a bit more interesting. For some gifts are destined to evolve…
Dana Chambers lost everything when her husband died... but she gained a special gift and a protector to watch over her. She helps Alex, her protector, solve crimes using her gift but as time goes by, she wonders if her gift is a blessing or a curse. Can Alex fulfill his promise to Dana's husband? What happens when Dana meets Joseph, an old vampire, trying to live life among humans? Dana is torn between the past and the present, between Alex and Joseph, between life and death. Can she straddle the precipice or will she be buried six feet under?
Grave Fortune is a mysterious paranormal romantic suspense. Nancy E. Polin takes a fresh approach to vampires and I applaud her for her world-building. Grave Fortune takes the reader on a journey of grief, suspense, moving on, paranormal gifts, and things that can't be explained. It definitely has a survivor's guilt undertone brilliantly played out in Dana's dreams. I instantly liked Alex, even with his surly attitude. My favorite character is Joseph, however. His vampiric ways blend well within society but there's a loneliness too which appealed to me. I know this is book one in a new series but I found myself wishing there was more background information. I didn't quite understand everything that was going on or find a satisfactory conclusion. I'm hoping future books will answer all my questions. As a standalone, Grave Fortune is a good paranormal romantic suspense. As book one in the series, Grave Fortune is an excellent prequel and one I thoroughly enjoyed reading. If you're a fan of vampire suspense, pick up Grave Fortune. If you're a fan of vampire romance, pick up Grave Fortune. I look forward to reading the next book in the series.
My Rating: 4.75 stars
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Nancy E. Polin began writing as a child and returned as a late bloomer to add experience and the occasional quirk to her work. She shares her life with her husband, two kids and several critters, all nestled between the towering firs of the Pacific Northwest.
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Reviewed by: Mrs. N