My #bookreview of KISS OF LIFE by Brian L Porter

KISS OF LIFE by Brian L Porter


Every night Alan Dexter has the same dream: he’s being seduced by his former colleague, Christina. Suddenly, two of her perfectly white teeth turn into fangs.
Dexter is always the skeptical journalist, but his feeling that Christina must be in danger only grows when he discovers she disappeared over two months ago in the mysterious Carpathian Mountains.
Will Alan find Christina in time, and what evil still lurks in the heart of Transylvania?


Freelance reporter, Alan Dexter, accepts an assignment in Bucharest, Transylvania to investigate the mysterious deaths of five people whose bodies were drained of blood.  His contact in Bucharest is the sexy, journalist Christina Radaluc.  Dexter, as he likes to call himself, scoffs at the idea of vampires, but soon, he might have to change his beliefs.
This is a pretty standard plot for a vampire story.  No hidden surprises.  You know how it’s going to end from the first chapter.  The only slight twist is how Dexter and Karen meet their fate.
The description of the surroundings and places was interesting and in-depth.  I felt like I was right there in the freezing countryside.  The characters were a different story.  I couldn’t relate to Dexter or Christina.  I thought Dexter was too full of himself, but I think that’s from Brian Porter’s writing style.  There was something about his writing that really put me off.  Plus, I thought the dialogue was flat, no spark between the characters, other than what you read in Dexter’s mind.
For all the accolades at the back of the book, I thought I was missing something.  So I started rereading the story, but no, it’s his writing.  He uses a lot nice vocabulary, but the sentence structures are too wordy and full of redundancy.
If you like vampires and a dark tale, you’ll probably find this a good read.  Myself, I feel its average, so I give it 3 feathers. 



About Sahara Foley

Bio: Until my husband died on Christmas 2012, I never thought about becoming a writer. In fact, the act of writing a story terrified me. Don’t get me wrong, I loved reading, just never had the knack for writing. The thought of writing dialogue scared the bejeebers out of me. See, Bob was the writer. He wrote stories for years but could never get a traditional publisher interested enough to publish even one. Now I understand why, as they were unpolished outlines. Then, after 30 years together, Bob passed away and my life was turned upside down. About a month later, I was sitting around my apartment, trying to adjust to the worst event in my life, when a little voice spoke to me. Why not publish Bob’s stories? To be truthful, ever since the advent of self-publishing, I always wanted too, that’s how much I believed in his stories. But I knew I would have to fight him for every little change I made to his outlines. Sorry, honey, but they had to be done. So, I pulled out the box of stories, dusted them off, and started on a new adventure: The World of Self-Publishing. Boy, did I have a lot to learn. I finally published several short stories early in 2014, then my horror novella, It Lives in the Basement. While I was working on them, I was slowly learning the craft of writing, and getting The Secret of Excalibur ready for publication. Excalibur was my favorite story of them all, and in the back of my mind, I knew I wanted a publisher. One day on Twitter, I ran across a tweet from Creativia Publishing, and that was another game changer for me. I signed up with them in December of 2014, and it was the best decision I’ve made. One thing I’ve discovered on my new adventure, are all the really awesome and talented Indie Authors. If you find the right community of Indie Authors, all they want to do is help each other. I found that I love promoting them and their books, so that’s how I setup my blog. For readers to meet Indie Authors. Anyway, enough about me. Here’s all my contact information: Facebook: Twitter: Pinterest: Google Plus: Amazon Author Page:
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