Title: The Dead At Heart
Author: Susanne Leist
Genre: Paranormal Suspense
As vampires descend on Oasis, Florida, Shana turns to Sheriff Sam, the human-vampire who had broken her heart. Their journey takes them from Florida's swamplands to Old Quebec, where Chateau Frontenac's boardwalk explodes before their eyes. Not knowing which vampires to trust, Shana and her friends are forced to choose a side in their fight to save humanity from the evil threat.
A book made for the lover of paranormal action. If you like to spend time in a world that is ‘Under in Light’ that is ‘Twi…’, you will enjoy this series. This book probably works best if you have read book one and book two. The Dead at Heart doesn't work as well as a standalone as a reader often is lost in the machinations and subplots.
Susanne Leist keeps the reader guessing as to who is who and who is doing what. It turns out this is a story about love for the main character. That wasn't necessarily apparent as I read the book. Having not known the characters previously, it is interesting how I found William decent and Sam cringe-worthy.
Ann Rice like in its flow and energy, The Dead at Heart ticks all the boxes in the paranormal war genre.
A pretty quick read that will be a gem to those who have read the first two parts. Just doesn't work as well as a single book for someone unfamiliar with the nuances of this plot.
My Rating: 4.5 stars
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I have always loved to read. Agatha Christie, Alistair Maclean, Robert Ludlum, and many other authors filled my young imagination with intrigue and mystery. When I wasn't reading late into the night, the TV shows--Murder She Wrote and Columbo--entertained me with murder and suspense tales.
Over the years, my taste in TV expanded to include such shows as Supernatural and The Originals. I searched for paranormal, murder mysteries, but found few at the library or bookstore. So, I wrote one.
The Dead Game, Book One of The Dead Game series, brings fantasy and surrealism to the classic murder mystery with dead bodies, suspects, and clues. It offers vampires, vampire derivatives, and a touch of romance to spice the motley mix.
The story continues in Book Two, Prey for The Dead, as The Dead vampires use an exclusive club in Disney World to infiltrate the rich and famous. As The Dead grow in power, not even the bright sunshine of Florida can weaken them. Linda and her friends join forces with human vampires--known as hybrids--to defeat the evil threatening to control Oasis. A masquerade ball and a romp through the tunnels beneath the town lead to a showdown in southern Florida's swamps.
The Dead At Heart is Shana's love story. Will her love for William strengthen, or will Sam lead her on a different path? At Chateau Frontenac in Quebec, Shana and her fearless friends fight for Oasis and their lives.
A career in writing has been a big leap for me. Accustomed to the number-crunching field of budgeting and the hectic commodity markets, I left my first career and M.B.A. in Finance behind to pursue my dream. I do not regret my foray into literature for one moment. Fellow authors helped me make my way through the competitive field. I write every day and even tried my hand at poetry. If someone tells you it's too late in life to try something different, they are wrong. It is never too late to follow your heart.
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Reviewed by: Mr. N