Mistletoe Red
Dracula's Mistletoe, #1
R. Kitt
Self-Pub, Dec 2016
Ebook, 51 Pages
Only available in Digital Format
Genre(s) Paranormal Romance
Source Author


Other books in this series
Mistletoe Black #2


My Disclaimer:
I was provided a complimentary copy of this book. I am voluntarily providing an honest review in which all opinions are fully my own. I am not being compensated in any way.
~ Judi E. Easley for Blue Cat Review


What it's about...
Sunday Merkwood is a Mistletoe. She's been fending off advances from Jamie for two years now.

Jamie Tepes is a Dracula. He's determined that Sunday is going to be his and he's got eternity to be patient.

They play a game of cards. The winner gets things their way. And Jamie has a full house! His choice of prize is a date that includes dinner at Sunday's house and a movie at his house.

History tells us that Draculas used to massacre Mistletoes. Sunday's parents are very traditional Mistletoes. They also have information to reveal to Sunday that will effect her future and Jamie's plans with her.

How will Sunday and Jamie overcome this startling change?

Technical Tidbits...  
The cover I had was this one you see here to the right. The alternate one you see above is the one I actually prefer. It is so much more artistic and actually relates to the story. Unfortunately it has not mistletoe on it. Again, a mistletoe title without the plant. Hhmmm. I hope book two gets a new cover before it gets published! Something more like the one above would be awesome!


The story line was very interesting. I really enjoyed the way the author handled it.


The characters were really great. They had wonderful personalities, even the disagreeable ones were great! Not pleasant, but they were done really well. To the point that you wanted to say something to the yourself about the way they were acting and what they were saying.


The pace was just fine. It was fairly fast but given the 51 page limit, that was needed to get everything in. It worked well with what Ms. Kitt included in this first book of the series.


The tension was right there from beginning to end. Sometimes you could hear it screeching in your ears, like at dinner with the Mistletoes, but it was mostly tolerable.


The writing quality is really up there. Ms. Kitt has had me read and review a couple of her novellas in series recently and I have enjoyed them all. Though her work wasn't at first glance in my genre, I find that her work is really fun and always entertaining. She pulls me in and keeps my attention until the end so that I always want more. So this is what I want next from Ms. Kitt. I want a full novel. I want something that I can curl up and read on a long snowy day.


And this is where you STOP if you don't want to see any SPOILERS...


The good, the bad, and the ugly...and how much it lit up my life... ✰✰✰✰✰


I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It kept me engaged from cover to cover! The flirting between the two of them at the club where Sunday was waitressing and Jamie was hanging out was fun and led to that game of cards that ended with dinner with Sunday's parents.

Sunday's personality was perfect for a young woman her age. She's still a virgin and rather conservative. Yet, here's this rather hunky young man who's been making advances to her for two years. In a darkened club where it's just the two of them and she can experiment just a bit. So she plays this game of cards with him. She makes things rather suggestive by sitting on the table and putting the cards between her legs, but acts innocent about it. So, when Jamie wins, he gets to make his prize up. Dinner at her house and a movie at his house. She's seems fine with that, but I don't understand why she would be so calm and casual about it. She had to know her mother, and especially her father would be upset about his coming to dinner. And I had to wonder why Jamie would choose such a prize, too. For a first date, he had to know that this would be an awkward situation. Why not do something with less stress for a first date?

And it was stressful. Not only did her parents not approve of his being there, but they had a whopper of a conversation stopper to share with the two young ones. An arranged marriage that has a magical hook is quite the thing to spring on someone, especially that way. In front of someone who's not family. I would think that would be a private thing and one she would have known since she was a child. But this did make a good story addition and, of course, adds greatly to the next book.

Highly Recommended

Mistletoe Black
Dracula's Mistletoe, #2
R. Kitt
Self-Pub, Oct 2017
Ebook, 66 Pages
Only available in Digital Format
Genre(s) Paranormal Romance
Source Author

Other books in this series
Mistletoe Red #1

My Disclaimer:
I was provided a complimentary copy of this book. I am voluntarily providing an honest review in which all opinions are fully my own. I am not being compensated in any way.
~ Judi E. Easley for Blue Cat Review

What it's about...
Sunday Merkwood and Jamie Tepes are breaking tradition by continuing with their relationship against her parents' wishes. Sunday has an arranged marriage bond that has kicked in since her 19th birthday that's causing some complications. Communications sometimes become crossed, so Sunday wants to make things clear between she and Jamie by becoming a Dracula.

Jamie's house locks down at midnight, so there can be no interruptions. What could go wrong? Well, almost everything...

Technical Tidbits...  
The cover is not to my liking. I like that It's Cade's mistletoe. But I don't like all that red. Use the mistletoe, but with something more artistic like the previous cover at the top.

The story line is very good. It's very different given the subject matter and her characters. I really love this little world that R. Kitt has carved out for herself. So unique and entertaining.

The characters were really great. They had wonderful personalities, even the disagreeable ones were great! Not pleasant, but they were done really well. To the point that you wanted to say something to the yourself about the way they were acting and what they were saying.

The pace is a bit choppy in this one. Sometimes it feels like you're going fast-forward and sometimes it's a much slower pace.

The tension is always there, though. When you start out in the bed of a guy who's in an arranged marriage contract with the girlfriend of a Dracula and he has a lovely blonde in his bed...tension anyone?

The writing quality is really up there. Ms. Kitt has had me read and review a couple of her novellas in series recently and I have enjoyed them all. Though her work wasn't at first glance in my genre, I find that her work is really fun and always entertaining. She pulls me in and keeps my attention until the end so that I always want more. So this is what I want next from Ms. Kitt. I want a full novel. I want something that I can curl up and read on a long snowy day.

And this is where you STOP if you don't want to see any SPOILERS...

The good, the bad, and the ugly...and how much it lit up my life... ✰✰✰✰

This book was a bit confusing for me. It seemed like there were times that I wasn't really sure who was doing the talking at time or what was happening to who. I find it too easy to lose tract of that name at the beginning of each chapter and who's doing the talking or thinking.

The scene is set with just the two of them in the castle and no on expected back for a full day. They've talked it all out and they are all ready to go. Sunday has all her mental barriers up. They agree they want Sunday to get pregnant as well as go through the change. But the change to a Dracula is painful. You have to bleed out. You have to die.

Then Sunday meets Millan in the Catacomb Prison, one of two Dracula prisons. Sunday tells Millan about waking from her change and killing both of the young men in her life, Radian and Jamie. Radian had sensed her pain and come to her before the house locked down at midnight. Her black "mistletoes were falling to the floor like a funeral". She hadn't told Radian that she was going to let Jamie change her. For once, in these two years, she had been thinking only of Jamie.

Whatever had happened in that blood fest, caused Radian to awaken as a Dracula. And when Jamie finally awoke he would have nothing to do with Sunday. He told Radian he could have her, to get her out of the house. But the plan for a pregnancy didn't go astray. Sunday was a Dracula and a mother of a cute little boy, named Cade. And Cade is drinking blood like any good little Dracula. Finally, on a weekend visit with his Dad, he produces his first mistletoe, with purple berries! And he feeds them to his father. What effect will purple mistletoe berries have on Jamie's poisoned system? Whatever it is, he goes straight for Sunday.

Recommended

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