Blood Possession by Brandy Roark

Blood Possession by Brandy Roark
Publisher: Red Sage Publishing
Genre: Contemporary, Paranormal
Length: Full Length (174 pages)
Heat level: Spicy
Rating: 3 stars
Reviewed by Ginger

Being attacked in an alley is one thing, but when your attacker bites your neck and drinks your blood, that is a whole different story. When Forensic medical examiner McKenzie Adams is turned into a vampire against her will, the normal life she led is suddenly shattered. Her sexy and charismatic assistant Ron comes to her rescue when he finds her in the alley in the arms of her new maker. He manages to get her back to the safety of her apartment, but not before it’s too late to save her mortality. The next morning McKenzie wakes as a fledgling vampire. She is confused by the attack and chalks it up as a dream, until Ron convinces her of the truth. He also has another revelation—he is a vampire as well. Even though McKenzie is in shock, with the help of Ron, she begins to adjust to her new life. But the happiness is short-lived when her maker, Aaron, comes for her. His blood courses through her veins and he is hell-bent on getting her back. Aaron gives her an ultimatum—she must come with him, or Ron dies. McKenzie has to say goodbye to everything she knows and loves to be thrust into a lonely existence, where she must fight her unwelcome desire for her maker. He is a cold-hearted creature, but she craves his touch like a drug. Can Aaron change his cruel ways and become a man she can love, or will he be the true death of her?

McKenzie Adams is a forensic medical examiner that comes across a body with no blood. Later she is attacked. The attack opens up a world that McKenzie did not even know existed.

Thankfully her handsome assistant Ron is there to help her and walk her through her new life in being a vampire. I found it a little too coincidental that Ron was in McKenzie’s life at the right time to be her knight in shining armor.

I enjoyed the novel. I wasn’t crazy about it, but it was readable and it kept my interest. I can’t really put my finger on why it wasn’t my favorite, but maybe there were a few holes that weren’t touched on or filled in. McKenzie is a young single female and from her description of being sun-kissed, chestnut colored hair down her back and curvy in all the right places I am sure she attracted many men. Her mother and sister Missy were mention but no friends or any type of social life, which seemed odd. And when she’s assaulted and later taken away from her home, Ron is the only person who noticed.

There were several moments when the book was kind of slow, like the author was trying to stretch the book out. The eating, watching movies, and sleeping…I was ready to read some vampire action. There also were a few things that stood out as odd. For example:  If Aaron has full access to humans to feed at his residence why did he travel so far away from home to bite McKenzie and other victims?

The vampire maker and their bond with their fledgling proved to be an interesting plot. I like the author’s writing style. It was easy to follow and I wasn’t lost in the teaching of the vampire life. There were a few twists in the book that I didn’t see coming. The author did a creative job with the alpha male story line. McKenzie had two men in her life and I had a hard time deciding who I wanted her to be with. In Blood Possession you have romance, along with the gore and blood that comes with any vampire tale. There is cruelty to the human prey/blood-givers and the author adds spice that could risk McKenzie’s life for trying to help them.

Blood Possession was a likable read that was entertaining.

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