Rose of Crimson
Written by Zrinka Jelic
Three centuries ago places the inner tale of this story at just the beginning of the seventeen hundreds. Feuds between noble houses, flint locks, casting one’s self into the sea…ah, that’s the life. Most vampire books go with the tried and worn out method of ‘Bite, suck, change and watch out for that UV’. Not this one.
Miles has literally ghosted into the life of a Croatian woman named Kate in Twenty first Century Toronto. She has exams to study for, a burden of student loans and thinks she might be going mad under her Great-great-…-great Gandma’s curse. Miles reveals himself and makes a bargain with her to get his story written down, then he will leave her alone. She realizes that he is the one she saw as a little girl visiting a Castle on the Adriatic.
Okay, not going to give you the cliff notes version just going to say it is a very well crafted story. It has what I’m coming to realize are common editing issues but they do not detract from the story. I liked it and I can tell you since Twilight I really stay away from vampire stories these days. I’m giving this a four out of five entertainment points. Well done.