Claiming the Evil Dead

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Claiming the Evil Dead

Soul Catchers, #1

Jessie Garrett is a half demon with an extraordinary gift; she can suck in an evil soul and send it to hell. Drake is an ancient vampire who has been trying to rid this world from a vampire who preys upon innocent children. Drake has enlisted the help of Jessie and her unique gift to send the rogue vampire’s soul to hell in exchange for a large sum of money.

Jessie’s mother had always warned her to never trust other supernatural beings, especially vampires. Now, in Jessie’s quest for justice for the innocent, she must put aside her distrust and partner with a vampire to save a little girl. In doing so, Jessie learns that not all vampires are evil, heartless killers and that one might be too irresistible to resist.

Over all I found this story entertaining. I was drawn into the book as soon as I read about Jessie’s unique gift. The description of how Jessie took an evil soul was intriguing and well thought out. Perhaps a little on the “gross” side, but the deeper and darker it is, the better I like it.

The relationship between Jessie and Drake was believable but a bit on the bland side for my tastes. There was another character thrown into the twist, Jeremy, who is a full blooded demon. Even though Jessie is “tied” to Drake, I really wanted to see her have an affair with Jeremy, too. He seemed like the hot guy that would have kicked this story into a different dimension.

A fairly quick read, easy to follow and understand, I think it was a great start for a debut novel. Though it is labeled as Erotic Romance, I would have filed it under Paranormal Romance instead. I believe there are good things in store for this new author. I look forward to reading more books in this series. 

Book Blurb for Claiming the Evil Dead

An evil vampire preying upon children is on the loose in Chicago. Destroying him isn’t enough. Half-demon Jessie Garrett wants to send his soul where it belongs…in Hell.

Jessie lives a normal life—office worker by day and paranormal investigator on the side. She keeps her true nature and unique gift hidden. When a vampire approaches her with knowledge of her ability, her world starts to change. Drake, a member of Vampires for the Ethical Treatment of Other Vampires, propositions her for a job. Although Jessie doesn’t trust him, she can’t turn down the opportunity to serve the ultimate justice to an evil vampire. Trying to capture the devout killer comes with a few complications. But as she partners with Drake she learns not all bloodsuckers are bad and discovers the cold-blooded vamp is a temptation too difficult to resist.

This is a previously published work. It has been expanded and edited for Evernight Publishing.

Night Owl Reviews Feb, 2011 4.00