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About Jenna Barwin
Jenna is the author of the Hill Vampire novels, which blend mystery, wine, and romantic spice. She has degrees in sound engineering, theology, the law, and if a degree was offered, she’d have one in the school of love.
She believes in changing careers frequently enough to keep life interesting. She has worked as a circus magician, news video editor, and public law attorney (but not all at the same time). She brings those varied experiences to her writing.
When not writing, she enjoys both land and underwater nature photography, and is known to occasionally attend a Victorian dance in full regalia right down to pantaloons and a hoop skirt.
Research scientist Cerissa Patel has only one desire: to feel her lover’s fangs slip into her neck for the very first time. Once they become blood mates, no one can keep them apart. But it’s never that easy. Cerissa’s relationship with vampire Henry Bautista violates a centuries-old law, and the town council wants her banned from their secret community. If they have their way, she’ll be separated from Henry forever.
As if that isn’t enough, Henry is still in danger. The would-be assassin lies in a coma, and Cerissa is no closer to knowing who targeted Henry—or why. To make matters worse, her own people forbid her from becoming a vampire’s mate. They aren’t sure what Henry’s bite will do to her and want her focused on her original mission: tracking down the vampires behind a ruthless movement to enslave mortals. Against these odds, Cerissa must find a way to bond with the man who holds her heart, and do so without paying the ultimate price – the loss of her wings forever...
A clever and addictive Paranormal Romance, Dark Wine at Sunrise is the second release in the Hill Vampire series and it seems that author Jenna Barwin is on a roll. Revisiting genre tropes whilst breathing originality and intensity into a storyline is never easy but here again, Barwin has delivered a novel with a well-constructed multi-layered plot and a nicely observed balance between action, intrigue and romantic tension. The devices of paranormal romance will certainly be familiar to devoted fans of the genre, but in Barwin’s capable hand the context is perfectly pitched and the characters delightfully flawed which in turn makes them both wholly original and highly endearing. Yes, the temperature is set to rise, but the relationship between Cerissa and Henry is pointedly tender and on this level, as with Dark Wine At Midnight, it proves both perceptive and entertaining whilst major plot threads make it a genuine page-turner and hard to put down.
An excellent release in a series that is sure to gather momentum along with a host of fans Dark Wine at Sunrise makes for a highly enjoyable read and is recommended without reservation.
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