5 Star Review of Limerence 2!
You never know what to expect after an author’s debut.
Can they keep up the momentum and continuously improve? OR will they be a one-hit wonder?
Claire C Riley has proven time and time again that she has the chops for great writing. She pulls her readers deep into the worlds she creates, making them visualize and experience landscapes, sympathize with characters, and mourn when a beloved person perishes at her more-than-adept and murderously typing fingers.
I’ve followed this author from the beginning- before her debut was even published- and I knew she had something unique and definitive staying power.
Still, I wondered what her debut’s sequel would be like. How far had she come since its publication? Would she carry over details, stay consistent, or abandon the original ideas of her debut to create something completely left field.
Surprisingly, she did both of these things- retaining key details and the ‘feel’ of the original, while also creating a book that feels entirely new, fresh and with a standalone personality.
Readers will learn to accept new characters while still remembering the old (poor Oliver) throughout the beginning of the text, and then, towards the middle, readers will begin to feel like the old never existed, like this life, this book, was the one meant for Mia and her journey away from humanity, towards humanity, and ultimately away from it again- into a darkness beyond her control, a darkness called Maya.
Riley’s characters are realistic and engaging. The details in the book are original yet familiar. Limerence II can honestly be said to incorporate the best of traditional vampire lore with the wide-open imagination of the author, which is something I can respect. It’s not a re-hashing, it’s a re-imagining. And, like one other fan said some time ago- ‘No one does vampires like Claire C Riley’. And that’s because the only thing that sparkles in this book is the author’s wit (and the champagne-flavored blood served up in the coven cafeteria).
So crack open a bottle of red, settle down, and drink it in. Straight from the author’s veins, warm and toasty, Limerence II is an absolute treat for the senses.
-Author Eli Constant
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Claire C Riley:
A reader and writer of dark paranormal romances and zombie horror, plus a ton of other things to give you chills!
She lives in the United Kingdom with her three young daughters, husband and one scruffy dog!
Claire C Riley’s work is best described as the modernization of classic, old-school horror. She fuses multi-genre elements to develop storylines that pay homage to cult-classics while still feeling fresh and cutting-edge. She writes characters that are realistic and kills them without mercy.
She is an avid reader of all genres, book collector, general procrastinator and has a great zombie apocalypse plan in place thanks to a questionnaire she asked her readers to fill in for her.
She encourages reader participation on her blog, author Facebook page, and twitter account with questionnaires, quizzes, and fan art. So please feel free to stalk her at any of those places!
Thanks for showing an interest in her, and her work, and supporting Indie authors everywhere.