Age Group: Young Adult
Release Date: Published September 10th 2012
Ellie Smith, an emotionally stunted dancer, finds more than she bargains for after her human life is taken by the vampire, Master Liam. Once inside the Vampire’s underground lair, the Keres Den, she meets Ian, an immortal Viking warrior, who is infiltrating the soulless prison.
As Ellie begins her training, she learns that the dark tunnels around her are filled with even darker secrets. As the truth of her existence come to light, she is faced with a choice—does she let her past dictate her future, or can she begins to feel again?
I have to say that The Vampire’s Hope is not your typical vampire story. It’s definitely not what I was expecting when I first picked up the book. But despite that I thought the story was cute. I love the Greek mythology aspect of it. The whole Pandora’s Box plotline and how Elpis or Ellie was the Hope from the box was unique and well put together.
I felt pretty bad for Ellie during the first part of this short story. She seemed to have a pretty hard life. She was abandoned as a child and her teenage years were troubled. In the very first chapter you can see what little hope or emotion she has in general as she observes the couple kissing at the party.
I was surprised that the Master Liam guy was a vampire, but the way the whole thing went down was quick and to the point. I liked that. I also liked Ian. I enjoyed his interactions with Ellie and how he sought her out and helped her get a grasp on her emotions, which turned out to be there though they were buried deep.
I don’t want to give away the whole story, but the plan Ian comes up with and includes Ellie in is awesome, though there’s a bit of a glitch. By the end of the story Ellie has not only found her hope, but she’s discovered that hope isn’t what the Greeks think it is, but something much, much better.
Danica Winters is an Amazon best-selling romance author based in Montana. She is known for writing award-winning books that grip readers with their ability to drive emotion through suspense and often a touch of magic. She is a member of Romance Writers of America, Montana Romance Writers, and Greater Seattle Romance Writers. She is a contributor to magazines, websites, and news organizations. She enjoys spending time with friends and family, the outdoors, and the bliss brought by the printed word.