Bite Marks by Terence Taylor
UPDATE September 2011:
I finally finished this book. I started over and read it from cover to cover in a week. It’s not for the timid. Adam is a bad mutha- shut yo’ mouth. This vampire world is dangerous and scary, and they play for keeps. Taylor keeps the reader engaged and on the edge of her seat, and he delivers without taking the easy way out. As a matter of fact, I was actually surprised by several threads in the story line. And that’s a great thing. By the end, I was pretty much pleased with the resolution. And a little fearful. I will be reading book 2 later this fall, entitled Blood Pressure. Just hoping that it doesn’t raise mine too much.
Check out Bite Marks for the upcoming Halloween season. I guarantee you won’t be letting any little vamps near your house for candy.
Original post February 25, 2010:
This freakin’ book scared the crap out of me.
So much so that I haven’t finished reading it yet.
But you’ll have to check out my review at UrbanBeatzInc to find out why.
And yes, I wrote a review on a book I haven’t finished yet.
Original UrbanBeatzInc Review:
I have never written a review about a book that I have yet to finish, but as the saying goes, there is a first time for everything. I enjoy a vampire read as much as the next mom of a teenage girl. Shoot, I consider myself a vampire series connoisseur, always anxiously anticipating the next book. Until now. I have finally read a vampire book that I have been unable to finish. Mainly because I can’t read it during the day because of my schedule. Reading it before bed gives me these weird, crazy, dreams that have these weird, crazy, vampires in them. And I really need my sleep.
In a nutshell, Bite Marks by Terence Taylor starts out with a horrific murder (and I do mean horrific in the truest sense of the word) of a teenage hooker by a vampire, shortly after her infant son is turned into a vampire. It is on and popping from there. Blood, gore, the history of vampires in New York, and so much more. Taylor has taken the vampire tale and reminded the reader of the monsters they were originally written to be. Adam Caine is slick, sexy, and your worst nightmare. His bite is one that you wish to avoid at all costs.
I got about halfway through the book before I just realized that I couldn’t finish it right now. Normally, not finishing a book is the kiss of death for me as a reader. If I decide to put a book down, it’s because I’m bored senseless, and once the covers are closed, I won’t give that book a second thought- EVER. Except, with Bite Marks, all I can think about is when and how I can finish the book- during daylight hours. I need to read it sitting in the sun with hours to go before I sleep.
Warning: this book is graphic and violent at times. And yet, I still want to finish it.
Oh yeah, and Mr. Taylor used to write children’s programming for television. Um- wow! Talk about making a clean break from your previous writing life.