• Bleeding Hearts

  • Demimonde, Book 1
  • By: Ash Krafton
  • Narrated by: Kelly Pruner
  • Series: Demimonde, Book 1
  • Length: 12 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 12-22-15
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Ash Krafton
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.3 (16 ratings)

Regular price: $24.95

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Publisher's Summary

Sophie Galen is an advice columnist whose work leaves her neck-deep in other people's problems. Thanks to her compassion, her gut instinct, and her magnetic charm, Sophie really knows how to attract little black clouds.
Marek Thurzo is no little black cloud; he's a maelstrom. Marek is Demivampire, a race with the potential to evolve into vampire. A warrior who's taken his share of spiritual damage, he hovers dangerously close to destruction.
He seeks salvation. She's driven to save him. But what if he can't be saved?
Sympathy for his plight becomes true empathy as Sophie's hidden nature is revealed. Marek suspects she may be one of the Sophia, oracle and redemption of the damned Demivampire. She alone can turn back the evolutionary clock.
All she needs is the courage to face her fears. Can she save him from falling?
©2012 Ash Krafton (P)2015 Ash Krafton
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4 out of 5 stars
By LeMiliere on 07-29-18

Demimonde

I have to say that this book about Sophie Galen, an advice columnist for a newspaper and her meeting and subsequent relationship with Marek Thurzo, a high ranking member of the Demimonde was, in my opinion, slow to get going but once it did it held my attention because I just had to find out what was going to happen.

For the uninitiated, as I was, into the world of the Demimonde I'll give you some basics - Demivamipres exist in our world, the can live amongst us without our knowledge, they can walk in the sun, they have superhuman strength and do the things we associate with Vampires - but they have not fallen or evolved into Vampire, they are not for want of a better word evil.

When Sophie meets Marek she is drawn to him and his world, she has always been able to feel empathy for people, hence her occupation as an advice columnist but with Marek she can feel/sense so much more. Marek believes her to be a "Sophia" an oracle and giver of salvation to the Demimonde. As their relationship evolves they become lovers and Marek introduces her to his world and all it entails but will they be able to stay together?

Overall it was an interesting book, but it did end on a huge cliffhanger which left me wanting more. The narration by Kelly Pruner was excellent and the characters were well defined and the chemistry between Sophie and Marek sizzled. The world created here was very good. This story has a unique take on vampire's and their world.

I was given this book as a gift and am voluntarily writing this review.



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4 out of 5 stars
By Marcelle on 07-08-18

I love Vampires

This was a different twist on the everyday vampire stories. Love Ash's unique and powerful way that Sophia and Marek are drawn to each other. I also like the concept of a DV just like a DG, and makes this vampire story different from the rest. Can't wait to see what is next for these two in "Blood Rush." Worth the credit and time to listen.

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4 out of 5 stars
By C. Rowlands on 05-24-18

Advice columnist for the supernatural?

This was a new author to me and she delivers a solid first book in this series that is set in a world of vampires, demivampires and other supernatural monsters.

While some of the usual fantasy tropes of a chosen one being thrown into a new world, the dark and brooding love interest crop up in this book, they don't detract from a story that is centred around Sophie Galen who is a likable and interesting main character. The mechanics of demivampires being a race that eventually become soulless vampires once they have done a sufficient amount of spiritual damage to their own soul works well and is the main underlying theme for her interaction with this supernatural world.

The narrator gave a good performance, choosing a pleasant tone for the main character and making the voices of the rest of the supporting cast sufficiently distinctive to avoid disrupting the flow of the story.

Overall, this was a good start to this series and I will certainly consider checking out the subsequent books at some point.

[Note - I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.]

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