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Review: Her Vampyrrhic HeartHer Vampyrrhic Heart by Simon Clark
Published by Severn House Publishers on Jan 1, 2014
Genres: Adult, Horror
Format: eARC from Publisher
Find the book: Amazon, Goodreads
Rating: three-stars

She will come back to me, Tom Westonby tells himself. We’ll be reunited. It has been five years since he’s seen his beloved wife, Nicola Bekk. Five years since their wedding day – when he won her hand, but in doing so triggered the curse that has blighted the Bekk family for centuries. Nicola became a vampire, and fled, lest she harm the one she loves the most.

Since then, Tom has lived a remote life in Nicola’s ancestral home in the woods, patiently awaiting the return of his vampire bride. But little does he know that someone else is returning to the village – someone who holds great power over the supernatural forces that dwell within it, waiting for revenge.

Soon, Tom will be forced to risk his life – and the lives of those he loves – in the fight against an ancient evil that cannot possibly be beaten . . .

I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

This was a scary story, with more horror than paranormal. It featured an interesting Norse mythology twist on regular vampires. I found this twist contributed quite a bit to the scary aspect as the vampires were more monsters than human.

While reading the story, I found myself wanting to learn more about the Beck family and their history. The bits that were included were intriguing and exciting. Something about the family legends and origins pulled at me more than the current story of Tom and Nicola.

The end was satisfying, and yet also felt a bit like a letdown. There was just too much of a happy ending of such a scary and bleak story. The first half of the story was full of stark horror, and I wanted that in the later half as well. Instead, it felt rushed and formulaic, which was a sharp contrast to the beginning.

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