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5+ stars for The Vampire's Retribution by M. Flagg #pnr #romanticsuspense #vampire #bookreview



Title: The Vampire's Retribution (The Champion Chronicles Book 1)

Author: M. Flagg

Genre: Paranormal Romance, Paranormal Romantic Suspense, Vampire Suspense


Book Blurb:


Dreams are often hidden desires… even if they are terrifying. Michael Malone, a mystically enhanced vampire, destroys three immortal sorcerers and takes on their vengeful army of hell-beasts in an unprecedented battle. Poisoned and captured, his body is exsanguinated and left to rot in a cell beneath the city. Guided by the heavenly entity known as Helena, he spins a fantasy full of deep love and devotion to the one woman he treasures and his mystically-human, very troubled son. Helena focuses Michael’s fading mind through emotional twists and unexpected turns, through passionate highs and very realistic lows. Is there deliverance or the end to his immortal existence at its conclusion? Each revelation offers hope. Yet Michael’s last words doggedly remain “Let me die.” His original reasons for the singular battle are noble. One is retribution. The other is love.


My Review:


Think you've read all the stories on vampires? Think again. In this tale, a vampire at the end of his immortal life pleads for release and atonement. His reasons will astonish you...or perhaps not. At the crux of this tale is the paradox of love.


From the first page until the last, this book will capture your imagination. From the descriptive narration to the characters to the action scenes to the deep POVs, they all blend together to create an original, unforgettable paranormal romance. Yes, you read that correctly, this is an original paranormal romance.


The plot is well-conceived, and the execution is brilliant. The pace is quick, almost frantic, yet it makes the reader read faster. The reader also gets to experience all the emotions of the characters at an elevated pace.


The world-building is stunning and intricate. The author builds a gritty world, a haven for vampires, mystical creatures, and more, where humans have little power. The lore of these creatures is steeped in common mythology, yet the author adds her own spin to make it her own.


The characters are quite compelling, and I connected with them on some level. The character that cleaved himself to me and made the biggest impact is Michael's son. He's in a world he doesn't quite understand and is forced to do the unthinkable.


The writing reminds me of classic Anne Rice blended with Stephen King. M. Flagg is an up-and-coming paranormal romance author you will want to read. I can't wait for more.


My Rating: 5+ stars


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Author Biography:


I never thought of myself as a writer. A creative person? Totally yes. A writer? Um… No. As a fan of the Paranormal genre, I decided (on a whim) to redeem a vampire. Don’t ask me why. Too many reasons.


Always an avid reader, the realm of paranormal fiction is the perfect landing point for Mickey Flagg. After a successful career as a music teacher and an urban school administrator, she continues to spin stories of passion, love and redemption. Mickey has been a contributor in a book on urban music education and has also authored an article for Still Standing, a web-magazine about loss and healing. Named a Distinguished Music Educator at the 2010 Yale Music Symposium, Mickey is a life-long New Jersey resident, a member of Liberty States Fiction Writers and a Professor in Residence with a local university.


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Reviewed by: Nancy

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