Book Reviews

Morgan by Liz DeJesus at Indie Gypsy

Genre Lesbian / Paranormal / Vampires / Romance
Reviewed by jj on 29-December-2014

Book Blurb

In an instant, Detective Morgan Carbone's life changes from day to night. Sociopath, serial killer and charmer, David McAllister won't reveal where the bodies of several young women are located but Morgan is determined to get answers. She gets more than she bargained for when during an interrogation he attacks her by sinking his teeth into her hand. Though the wound heals quickly and perfectly, it leaves her with an insatiable bloodlust as she has now turned into a werewolf like her serial killer nemesis. With her world no longer as she knew it, she is propelled into a dramatic, action-packed journey that includes being forced to leave the country to kill an ancient vampiress. However, when Morgan sees her intended target, she finds that not only does the woman remind her of her one true love whom she lost years before, but she is falling for her as hard as she did with her former lover. Now Morgan must decided whether to complete her mission or risk her own life by giving in to her heart's desire.


Book Review

There is a prologue in this book that might scare some readers away. I contemplated that and chose to continue. I was not disappointed and for those not burdened with a faint heart, I suggest you continue so as to enjoy this compelling story. Spellbinding!

Morgan is the focal personage within this tale. She is/was a police detective with the distinct reputation of being a ball buster—which may be a bit blatant but still an animated description. However, Morgan experiences a violent transformation that many women apparently don't live through. Her internal toughness most definitely serves her well after she has crossed over into a dangerous world where staying alive while keeping oneself adequately fed is a constant top priority. I like Morgan, especially for her adaptability even if she is constantly at odds with her transformed nature. Nevertheless, she certainly sends chills through me. Terrifyingly engrossing!

Elizabeth Bathory, a Hungarian countess, is a darkly mysterious entity, yet immobilizing and utterly terrorizing within her domain. Oh my, someone even more terrifying than the transformed Morgan. However, this Countess Bathory is considerably more complex and amazingly intriguing. Some of this has to do with how historically rich her narrative is and some has to do with the nature of her beasts. When Elizabeth and Morgan join forces, well Katy bar the door! This presents and expands a blending and merging that felt as if the earth is shaken to its core. They definitely know how to heat things up on many levels, but always the countess rules the roost. Spine tinglingly magnificent!

There are many other characters on all sides of the spectrum. However, the intricacies that weave in and around these glorious folk are more delightful than I could have possibly imagined. Things get bloody. Torture is often right around the corner. However, I found such features incredibly entertaining. So, with no consternation, I definitely recommend this book. I did need to take an internal reading on my fortitude and I am so glad I had the right stuff to see me through the end of the book. Mind-bogglingly wonderful!





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Additional Information

Format ebook
Length Novel, 200 pages/58310 words
Heat Level
Publication Date 15-July-2014
Price $3.99 ebook
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