Author: Emma Meade
Availability: Ebook at Amazon http://www.amazon.com/Night-Sighs-ebook/dp/B00647Y158/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1345984971&sr=1-1&keywords=night+sighs
Author Website: http://emmameadebooks.com/
Overall Rating: 3.0 out of 5 stars
Night Sighs is a collection of five short stories that feature the adventures of the vampire musician Tristan, his human turned vampire lover, Alex, and The Dead Beats, one of the hottest bands in the London music scene. The collection consists of the stories – “The Dead Beats”, “The Ancients”, and “Until My Body is Dust”, “Bourbon and Jazz” and “West of Forever. Each story offers the reader a glimpse into the heady, sexy, and vibrant lives of Tristan and Alex, where passionate sex, transforming relationships, and the love of music and the stage are never far from the night.
Overall, I have mixed feelings about this collection of short stories. On one hand, the imagery presented is sharp, and Ms. Meade’s portrayal of how a relationship matures is quite refreshingly accurate. Both Tristan and Alex are shown to have insecurities, jealousies, and by the end genuine, passionate love for each other.
However, this passionate, heady, all-consuming love that the main characters have for one another more or less forces the promising plot lines in each of these stories to the background. Places in the story where I normally would have been reading in anticipation about the next escape, or plot twist were often turned into a very passionate (and well written) sex scene. It was fun to read, but it often left me wanting more—more twists, more plot, and more character development.
This collection is a wonderful start to a stronger, more substantial story involving Tristan, Alex, The Deadbeats and the dark, passionate world of Vampires as envisioned by Ms. Emma Meade. It is my hope that she continues to write and show us what she has to offer. After all anyone who can make a pale thin childish man sound completely sexy certainly has a great deal of potential.
0 Stars – Great for kindling or wasting space on your hard drive
1 Star – Perfect gift for that person you can’t stand
2 Stars – Put it on your to Borrow list
3 Stars – Buy it if you get the chance- worth a weekend read.
4 Stars – This is definitely something to add to your library
5 Stars – Impulse Buy Approved.