Kimber Treat, the necromancer everyone (including her) blames for starting the zombie apocalypse in the first place. Duncan and Kimber are new in their love and the complications of zombies and hungry vampires puts stress on an already shaky relationship. Duncan wants to keep her safe, but Kimber still believes she can end the Outbreak. Will the cost be too great?
Approx. 60,000 words.
Kimber is a necromancer and she blames herself for unleashing something dark from the other side which is turning humans into zombies. She's finally allowed Duncan, the vampire leader, into her life and bed but her troubles are far from over. Duncan has allowed some surviving humans to live under the shelter of the vampires in exchange for blood but not everyone is happy and the cracks are starting to show.
Kimber is trying to find a way to banish the taint causing the zombie outbreak but her powers have taken a strange turn and the vampires are starting to distrust her. Duncan has noticed the woman he loves is struggling with something but Kimber's not telling him everything. Growing unrest and panic as supplies start to run out will test resolve but Kimber's whole life is about to change, forever!
I really liked the first book Hunger but I'm not sure Vampire's Thirst lived up to expectations. I won't ruin the end of this story but things felt wrapped up too easily for me. I really liked the idea of a human necromancer banding together with a vampire to fight zombies and the addition of sexy Fae only added to the mix. What let it down was a lack of growth for these characters. It took me a while to like Kimber but her fearlessness and loyalty won me over. At times, I just failed to believe in her feelings for Duncan. There's lots of hot sex between Duncan and Kimber but I like a book strongly plot driven and this just didn't deliver on its promise.
As I mentioned I'm not completely sold on the way Ms Garner ended Vampire's Thirst, but there's clearly room for more to come from these characters. I really liked the world building and would like to know a lot more. The Fae have hardly been explored and what we did see of them felt quite rushed. The vampires are very interesting and I'd certainly like to spend more time with them and learn their back stories.
So in conclusion, I really enjoyed spending time with these characters but the story felt a little too short but then I always want more! It's very well written with a unique take on zombies and their possible origins. Such a sexy read and I loved the passionate Duncan. Is there more to come? I'd like to hope so as Kimber and Duncan are not quite out of the woods. I'd love to see how their future pans out. Oh and it would be a crime not to mention the gorgeous cover, yum!
At B & N, the Nook book is $3.99 and the paperback is $11.68. At Amazon the paperback is $11.46 and the Kindle edition is $3.99