I recommend “Blood Chimera” to anyone, who wants a change from the modern day cult like vampire fiction, but still wants to read about Vampires.
Jenn Lyon's “Blood Chimera” renewed my love and desires for vampire literature. I hope to read the entire series. The book is about a recently deceased bitter Vampire named Pastor Jackson. Jackson is hired to do a job regarding a possible kidnapping. He seems oblivious to most things during the job.
To be completely honest, I found myself disliking Pastor Jackson. I found him to be too naive, and felt like the writer took the easy way out by letting him get lucky. He seemed to have everything just come to him instead of him having to work for it. I did however like Lucy, his nanny/mentor and her brother.
What I did not like bout Lazlo and Lucy, was the surprise ending about them. I felt like it was too rushed, and perhaps not very well thought out. Overall the book was a good read and it often made me laugh out loud. On the downside I did find some of the content of the book confusing to follow, and I often had to go back to read the previous scene over to figure out what was going on in the next scene.
Still for me, it panned out at a 4.5 stars Top Pick.
Kidnap and Ransom negotiation used to be straightforward. The bad guys kidnapped someone, and K&R expert Jackson Pastor would negotiate their release, preferably without involving police, FBI, or bloodthirsty monsters.
Especially without involving the bloodthirsty monsters.
But when Jackson Pastor arrives in Los Angeles to help a new client recover his kidnapped wife, he fails on all counts and finds himself dropped in the middle of a 500-year-old war between rival European and Mexican vampire clans, a conflict that threatens to escalate into a full-on public gang war.
Jackson only wants to rescue an innocent woman before she’s murdered, but when over half a billion dollars is on the line, no one’s motives are pure. Jackson may have to do the last thing he should — turn to a secret division of FBI monster hunters and their very dangerous wizard leader — if he wants to survive.
There’s only one problem:
Jackson’s one of the monsters himself.