This is Barb Caffrey’s intro to the review she posted over at the Shiny Book Review… Enjoy!

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Here’s the latest over at Shiny Book Review, where tonight I took on Ash Krafton’s urban fantasy BLEEDING HEARTS.  This features the Demi-Vampire (they have souls, can eat regular food, and live a long time, but need blood to perform at optimum levels) as well as nasty Vampire (no -s in Krafton’s vision; the regular Vampire do not have souls and are nasty with a capital “N”) and the odd werewolf.

The heroine, Sophie Galen, is an empathic human being who writes an advice column.  (Before that, she was a nurse, which is probably why she’s named “Galen” after the eminent ancient Roman physician.)  She knows nothing about the Demi-Vampire (or D-V for short), much less the Vampire, at the start of BLEEDING HEARTS, yet she’s drawn to an unusual man, Marek Thurzo, when she visits a local museum.  (They bond over ancient Egyptian relics.)  And, of course, Marek is a D-V…

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Shiny Book Review loved “Bleeding Hearts”!

Since its debut in March 2012, BLEEDING HEARTS has been read and reviewed by many people…but some reviews really resonate with me. A writer can tell when a reader connects to her work, especially when the reader takes such care to give a thoughtful review.

This is one of those reviews. Take a moment to read it–perhaps you, too, will find my character familiar…

Thank you, Barb, for your wonderful review of my book. Readers like you are the reason why I’m glad to share my story.

You will find several links to other great reviews on the Books of the Demimonde blog…check ’em out a while!

Namaste, everyone…