by Rebeka Harrington
Author’s Website: http://rebekaharrington.com/
Brought to you by OBS reviewer Dawn
Escape from the religious war leads Nicole and her family to the most unlikely rescuer, a vampire. Nicole discovers love and a new life, but finds herself inexplicably drawn in to a private war between her protector and an extremist faction of vampires.
The deeper she gets involved in the vampire world the higher the price she will have to pay to obtain her desires.
Rejoin Vampires Revealed narrator Bektamun, in Paris 1572, at the height of the religious war between Catholics and Huguenots, the day of the St Bartholomew’s Massacre. Discover the story behind her rescue of the Gervais family. How Nicole became her Avetser and was made vampire. Desires Revealed will also introduce you to Oskar, leader of the Eleiveb. (Amazon)
Bektamum is from a powerful race of vampires; she has great strength as she is around 2000 years old. Harrington shares a world filled with levels of vampires and violence. The story is compelling and action packed from the beginning. History is weaved in as Harrington describes the religious persecution of the Huguenots.
Nicole is very young when she meets Bektamun, but she isn’t afraid of her even knowing what she is. While Bektamun protects Nicole’s family, they develop a deep bond. Nicole’s curiosity is infectious.
Throughout the years, Bek lovingly takes Nicole under her wing. Bek has much wisdom and knowledge to share with Nicole. I think Bek learns how to love again through the Gervais family. As Bek opens her mind, she allows herself to love humans despite knowing they will die someday. I enjoyed being in Bek’s head. Her struggle with her vampire nature versus human feelings is fascinating.
I enjoyed the settings: Paris, London, Switzerland, Italy. They are vividly described; I felt like I was with Nicole on her travels. Michael and Kahotep care for her as they travel with the intent to keep Nicole safe.
Each character is well developed. I think Michael is one of my favorite characters. Oskar is an evil asshole vampire. I have to know what happens to Oskar! I hope he gets his comeuppance in the form of a serious ass kicking.
I had difficulty with the torture scene because I cared so much for Nicole. It was just a bit too much for me but it made for some damn good story telling.
Desires Revealed is a fun, quick read. If you’re looking for beach read or a book for the plane ride, Desires Revealed is the perfect choice. It’s also a stand alone book even though it’s in a series. I didn’t feel the least bit confused or like I’d missed a huge chunk of the story.