Sunday, 1 March 2015

Stage Fright (Bit Parts #1) by Michelle Scott


Blurb (from Goodreads):
Cassandra Jaber’s dream of acting becomes a nightmare when she blacks out on stage during a private audition. She awakes, sore and disoriented, with a three-hour hole in her memory and a crippling fear of the spotlight. Although she tries to piece her shattered life back together, she remains at the mercy of the dark secret locked away in her mind. But when a mysterious man, who calls himself a guardian of the night, rescues her from a terrifying attacker, Cassandra’s eyes are opened to a fantastic world she never guessed existed. She soon realizes that her midnight rescuer holds the key to her salvation. And her heart.

Stage Fright by Michelle Scott

My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars


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“Vampires! I should have known.”



This was a good adult paranormal romance story, and I liked all the vampires!

I liked the characters in this book, although as typical of a lot of fantasy books, the heroine was maybe a little too ready to jump into dangerous situations!

“I fought Victor, but there was no escaping him. Now that he’s gotten the outlay of my mind, he could travel those dark passages as easily as I could navigate my parent’s house.”



The storyline in this was pretty good, and I liked that it wasn’t your average ‘murder behind the scenes at the theatre’ kind of theatre book! I liked the idea of vampires feasting on souls, or ‘shine’, but I did find some of the Buffy-type things a bit irritating, like the way the vampires exploded into dust, and the holy water in a water gun was straight out of ‘From Dusk Til Dawn’ (love that movie).



“This time, when the monster exploded, I remembered to lose my eyes and mouth.”



There was a bit of romance, but not a lot, and it didn’t go any further than a kiss.

The ending to this was pretty good, but we did then get left with a little bit of a cliff-hanger.

“Houston, we’ve got a problem.”



7 out of 10


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