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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

36 BLB Book Tours review: the life & times of Delila by Lindsay Klug

"We enjoy the night, the darkness, where we can do things that aren't acceptable in the light. Night is when we slake our thirst." - William Hill, Vampire's Kiss 

The Life and Times of Delila
Epycidilla lived in Ancient Rome and was turned into a vampire when she was only twenty-eight years old. now known as Delila, she owns real estate all over the world, has a profitable business and role plays being a "mother" or "sister" to her maker Alaric when they find themselves in a situation or moving to a new location. when an age old war between vampires and werewolves starts brewing again, Delila finds herself at a crossroads especially when she falls for Eli, a werewolf.
overall, i find this book's story quite strange. aside from the vampires and werewolves, there are also fairies involved. this sounded interesting but as my reading progressed, i felt that there was too much of everything and too little development on a lot of areas.
as Delila spins her tale, something suddenly comes up which she talks about for a while then after a few lines, another thing surfaces which she discusses again for the benefit of the reader. this goes on throughout the book. the information did help but the thing is, these sporadic clarifications distracted me a lot and muddled the flow of Delila's story. i just think that there could have been a better way of putting things together. i had to get used to the different font as well which certainly made the book's appearance unique.
surprisingly though, this book is readable and i did not even notice that i was almost at the last couple of pages.
i love historical fiction and i would have wanted to learn more details about Delila's life in Ancient Rome, her early years after she was turned and even more about the fairies and the origins of the war between vampires and werewolves. there were just too many subplots that needed to be explored further or organized better.
still, Delila's yarn generally kept me company and it was a good escape for the better part of one weekend afternoon.

*The Life and Times of Delila is available at Silver Publishing, Amazon and Barnes and Noble
for more information about Lindsay Klug and her work, please visit http://lindsaysbooks.webs.com/ or her blog at www.ichbineinteufel.blogspot.com and her author's page at Goodreads.

my personal rating is: 

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Disclosure of Material Connection: i am a member of  BLB Book Tours and a copy was provided by the author. although  payment may have been received by BLB Book Tours,  i did not receive any payment in exchange for this review nor was i obligated to write a positive one. all opinions expressed here are entirely my own and may not necessarily agree with those of the author, the book's publisher and publicist or the readers of this review. this disclosure is in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255, Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

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