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Jess Haines

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Blood of the Maple - Dana Marie Bell This was a very amusing book. The main character is a vampire named Parker who has been cursed by a witch to drink the blood of plants.

Yes, plants.

The witch who cursed him wants him to drink only from her (she botched the original spell), and he spends the majority of his time running the hell away. When he meets his new girlfriend, a dryad who is part of a maple tree, he finds her too sweet to resist.

Sometimes the humor didn’t balance so well with the serious bits. It started out very lighthearted and then occasionally dipped into subjects or an emotional curve that didn’t seem to jive with the rest of the story. I really preferred the funnier tone the book started off with. It seesawed between being serious and being humorous just a little too much for my tastes. For example, when Parker’s gay roommate Greg dies between the prologue and the first chapter, it’s pretty jarring—though I did find it hilarious that Greg came back as a ghost who haunts and follows Parker around throughout the rest of the story.

The humor is very funny (laugh-out-loud at times), and the sex was hot. This is a good, quick read and, despite my reservations above, I still recommend it.

Rating: 3.5/5