The Mortal One
By Shannon Bell
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Shannon Bell grew up in Florida and has always dreamed about vampires - and still secretly hopes they exist. She is married to someone who tolerates her crazy story-telling about Romania and has a daughter she hopes will have the same enthusiasm for vampires when she grows up that her mommy does.
Shannon has a Bachelor's degree in Creative Writing from the University of Central Florida as well as an online degree in vampirology and lycanthropy. She is a full-time writer and currently hard at work on her next novel.
Website: www.shannonwritesandblogs.comGoodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7847506.Shannon_Bell
This is a really entertaining story that had me hooked from the first page. Our intrepid heroine Dylan manages to learn about the existence of things that go bump in the night in a most unusual way, and then things really become interesting once she's in Florence, Italy and makes the acquaintance of Nico, and is having to learn how to wrap her mind around all of the changes that have been thrown her way and for the ultimate decision she'll need to make.
I liked how the vampire underworld is portrayed in this story, with the sovereigns and their leaders all over the world, and while this is a quick-moving story, we only get the bare bones when it comes to character development, but it's enough that makes you want to know them more and to figure out how everything will play out for Dylan. I have already pre-ordered the next book in this series, I can't wait to see what's in store for Dylan and her immersion into the world of the undead!
Book provided in exchange for honest review.