Monday, September 1, 2014

99¢ Challenge ~ Unsinkable Vampire

*Book source ~ Purchased on Amazon for 99¢
Series ~ Begotten Bloods, #0.5
Author ~ Kristin King
Publisher ~ Three Kings Publishing
Published ~ 13 April 2012
Genre ~ Historical | Paranormal
Pages ~ 64

My Rating ~ 3 bites and a nibble

Seventeen-yr-old Charlotte Covington and her mother have left jolly ol’ England for the United States of ‘Murica. On the Titanic. Ok, we all know where this story is heading, right? But this has a bit of a twist in the form of Dr. Henry Beckwith. The good Doctor is more than just a doctor and researcher. And on the fateful night, Charlotte is about to find out what, exactly, he is.

This story starts out 4 days prior to the Titanic’s date with an iceberg and is told from Charlotte’s POV. She and her mother have no prospects after Charlotte’s father dies so they are heading to America to live with her uncle. When her mother becomes ill and the ship’s Dr. is overtaxed, Dr. Beckwith, a passenger, offers to take up some of the slack. And thus he and Charlotte cross paths. I have to admit, there is some suspense even though I knew perfectly well what happened to the Titanic. Hmmm…maybe it’s because I know exactly what was coming that I felt on edge as Charlotte becomes smitten with Henry. Will the characters I met survive? *bites nails* Other than dragging a bit for me, this well-written short is a good start in what appears to be a Begotten Blood series. I’ll need to look further into those books.

6 comments:

  1. This one sounds interesting. It was worth the 99 cents?

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    1. I think so. Especially if you like historical. :)

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  2. Well, it seems he can't sink anyway lol ;)

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    1. It never says (in this one anyway) how the vampire survived! lol

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  3. I like the sound of this one! Your .99 challenge is going to make my TBR list very angry :)

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    1. I'd apologize, but I'd totally be lying. LOL

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