Title: Anna and the Vampire Prince
Author: Jeanne C Stein
Series: The Anna Strong Vampire Chronicles #10
Release Date: January 1st 2016
Saving her family means saving the world.
Vampire Anna Strong should be enjoying life with her new husband, Frey, but she’s too devastated by the loss of her mother to focus on much else. That is, until her niece’s best friend is kidnapped, and Anna leaps into action.
Angry citizens blame the recent rash of kidnappings on France’s immigrant population and threaten retribution that could upset the economy of the entire nation. If Anna is going to save the girl and her family vineyard, she’ll need the help of one of the oldest vampires in existence—her good friend Vlad.
Vlad and Anna set out to solve the kidnappings and save Southern France, but they soon discover the stakes are higher than they imagined. If they fail, it could be the end of the world as they know it.
It wasn’t until I started Anna and the Vampire prince that I realised this was actually the tenth book in a series! Yet, to be honest, considering there is so much back-story and this is only a novella, Jeanne C Stein does well to keep any new reader, like me, in the loop.
Perhaps the biggest question I had about the book was Jeanne C Stein’s tone. To me, Anna never came across as being an adult – and I was confused by her supposed age. The story also seemed like it was written for a YA/NA audience, rather than any older readership.
However, Anna and the Vampire Prince is fast-paced and though it maybe lacks the romance often expected of this genre, there is enough action to keep the reader interested.
I may not feel immediately compelled to read the remaining Anna Strong Chronicles, but I have added them to my TBR pile under ‘to read one day’. I would recommend Anna and the Vampire Prince to fans of the author, particularly those who have previously read Anna’s stories.
GIVEAWAY – 3 winners- each will receive 1 copy of Forsaken by SJ Harper in eBook format + 1 eBook- reader’s choice in the ARe Wicked series.
About the Author
Jeanne C. Stein is the award winning, national bestselling author of the Urban Fantasy series The Anna Strong Vampire Chronicles. Anna Strong was named one of Paranormal Fantasy’s Top ten Ass-Kicking Heroines by Barnes and Nobles’s reviewer, Paul Goat Allen in 2013. Jeanne also has numerous short story credits, including the novella Blood Debt from the New York Times bestselling anthology Hexed and, most recently, The Wolf’s Paw in the bestselling anthology, Nightmares Unhinged.
Jeanne lives in Denver, CO and is active in Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers (where she was honored by winning the Writer of the Year award in 2008 and was nominated again in 2011.) Her newest venture, The Fallen Siren Series, is paranormal romance written in collaboration with Samantha Sommersby under the pseudonym S. J. Harper. The first book in that series, Cursed, debuted in 2013. A prequel novella,Captured, is available free and the second book in the series, Reckoning, was released October 7, 2014. Novella 2.5, Forsaken, is available at all online stores.