4 Stars for Shades of Sepia (The Sleepless City #1) by Anne Barwell #MM #Paranormal @dreamspinners


Title: Shades of Sepia (The Sleepless City #1)
Author Name & Publisher: Anne Barwell (Dreamspinner Press)
Publication Date & Length: January 31, 2014 – 210 pgs


A serial killer stalks the streets of Flint, Ohio. The victims are always found in pairs, one human and one vampire.

Simon Hawthorne has been a vampire for nearly a hundred years, and he has never seen anything like it. Neither have the other supernaturals he works with to keep the streets safe for both their kind and the humans.

One meeting with Simon finds Ben Leyton falling for a man he knows is keeping secrets, but he can’t ignore the growing attraction between them. A recent arrival in Flint, Ben finds it very different from his native New Zealand, but something about Simon makes Ben feel as though he’s found a new home.

After a close friend falls victim to the killer, Simon is torn between revealing his true nature to Ben, and walking away to avoid the reaction he fears. But with the body count rising and the murders becoming more frequent, either, or both of them, could be the killer’s next target.

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This book reminded me why I love vampire romance books so much!
I think it is the whole I know you are my soul mate but I am going to fight it but by the end you realize you just can’t.
Ben what can I say about him other then he spoke his mind and was strong when he realized the man he loved was a vampire yes he may of been unsure and scared but he knew he loved Simon.
Simon all I can say about him is who does not love a dark handsome Vampire!
All together really liked this book! I would recommend this book!


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Anne Barwell lives in Wellington, New Zealand. She shares her home with two cats who are convinced that the house is run to suit them; this is an ongoing “discussion,” and to date it appears as though the cats may be winning.

In 2008 she completed her conjoint BA in English Literature and Music/Bachelor of Teaching. She has worked as a music teacher, a primary school teacher, and now works in a library. She is a member of the Upper Hutt Science Fiction Club and plays violin for Hutt Valley Orchestra.

She is an avid reader across a wide range of genres and a watcher of far too many TV series and movies, although it can be argued that there is no such thing as “too many.” These, of course, are best enjoyed with a decent cup of tea and further the continuing argument that the concept of “spare time” is really just a myth.


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