State of Grace


Grace returns to her childhood home, perched on the English/Welsh border, to die. At the tender age of twenty-seven, a brain tumor signals a conclusion to her life as she knows it. While she waits for the inevitable end, she finds herself hallucinating about a hunky man from nearly 1800 years in the past. It must be the meds or the tumor.  Or is it?


Grace’s appearance in Roman’s life is as baffling for him as it is for her. They manage to communicate despite language barriers, but have to do it on the run while fleeing a recent murder. Roman veers between lusting after Grace and discussing her impending death after she discovers that he and Viktor are vampires. 


“State of Grace” starts out fast. The author writes with tongue-in-cheek humor that is reminiscent of “Bridget Jones’ Diary.” Grace shows her plucky nature as she deals with her illness and ill-tempered vampires. The story flows better in the present; it becomes murky and confusing when she returns to the past. While the dialogue can be quite witty in places, it feels like filler as opposed to moving the story forward. This is book one in the series, which means Grace might not end up with Roman - that would explain their lack of chemistry, despite their frantic sexual gymnastics. Then again, vampires may not be monogamous.  Curious readers will have to read on.

“State of Grace” is sure to please vampire fans.


Caution: There is a great deal of gore, blood, and violent death.


Morgan Stamm