ColdStorm: Heart of a Vampire #7 by Amber Kallyn
Another heart-pounding, breath-stealing installment of this series I have followed from the beginning. This book had me turning pages as long as I could keep my eyes open and then I was right back at it when they opened again. The pages flew by on this novel; I could not turn them fast enough. I got caught up right up in the story of Anca Fieraru and Matt Dixon. She is a Judge form the Magic Council that rules over all the Arcaine and he is a very old vampire that hates everything the Council stands for.
Anca is a strong earth magic filled vampire mostly because of her Romani heritage. She carries a saif that was the last sword her father, a Master Swordmaker, crafter and he put all his remaining magic in it for his daughter. After losing her family to the Romani purge in Europe and her little sister twice as she went on a bloodlust rampage once turned, she lets nobody near her heart.
Matt Dixon used to be known as Mateo de Dizzione, back when Coronado, the Judge from the Magic Council, turned him and took him along on his blood filled rampage across most of Spain and then on the New World. Matt has always believed that it was Council sanctioned, so he has always hated the council and their representatives. So when told by his King Jordon MacDougal that she was an investigator from the Council, he wasn’t happy to have to guide her around town, but obeyed his King.
These are two strong vampires, deeply wounded by acts that happened at the time of their turning, they have been alone for centuries, letting no one too close to their hearts. Now the earth spirits that guide and protect Anca are guiding Matt to her, pushing the two of them closer together whenever they get near. Can they learn to trust each other? Can Matt give up is blind hatred of all things Magic Council related long enough to realize that love is right in front of him?
The fight with the Rogues in this one combines lots of different magic, the child vampire, Eliza, is back leading this time. But is she the ultimate one is control? If they find the traitor and defeat this group will it be the end and Moss Creek, Arizona can go back to being a sleepy little town? What is it about this town that keeps drawing these Rogues to their land? We will have to keep reading.
Five stars for this one, loved every word. This story catches you with word one and doesn’t let you go until the end. A must read if you are following this series, if not a must read if you love a good romance that makes you laugh, cry and want to shake some sense into the character. Thank you, Ms. Kallyn for sharing your story with us.