Genre: Urban Fantasy

Moon Flower – Heather Ewen-Foster Vampires of Los Angeles

Posted on January 12, 2024 by Nadene @ Totally Addicted to Reading in Reviews / 10 Comments

Moon Flower

‘Sonia, a 250-year-old Australian vampire, thought she had found peace in the quiet neighborhood of Whitley Heights, Hollywood.’ But when a mysterious creature starts slaughtering young vampires, Sonia is thrust into a deadly game of cat and mouse

It was the above paragraph that led to my journey into the world created by Heather Ewen- Foster in Moon Flower. This book provides readers of urban fantasy with an introduction to the author’s work.

 

Moon Flower – Heather Ewen-Foster Vampires of Los AngelesTitle: Moon Flower
Author(s): Heather Ewen-Foster
Series: Vampires of Los Angeles #1
Published by Blinky Publishing on November 6, 2023
Pages: 293
Genre(s): Urban Fantasy
Source: Publicist
Format: eBook
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Rating: One StarOne StarOne StarHalf a Star
Series Rating: One StarOne StarOne StarOne Star

Sonia, a 250-year-old Australian vampire, thought she had found peace in the quiet neighborhood of Whitley Heights, Hollywood. But when a mysterious creature starts slaughtering young vampires, Sonia is thrust into a deadly game of cat and mouse.With her friend Sunny targeted by an ancient monster, Sonia must uncover the truth behind these brutal attacks. Desperate to save her friend and end the bloodshed, Sonia navigates the treacherous politics of the vampire world. Along the way, she finds herself torn between her irresistible attraction to Alex, the enigmatic human journalist helping in her investigation, and her deep bond with sexy and charismatic Sunny, Alpha Vampire extraordinaire.As the sinister plot unravels, Sonia's race against time becomes a pulse-pounding battle against an impossibly powerful foe. Will she uncover the truth before more lives are lost? And what sacrifices will she have to make to protect those she loves?Moon Flower is a spellbinding urban fantasy that will leave you breathless. Heather Ewen-Foster's suspenseful tale immerses you in a world of danger, romance, and mythical creatures. Get ready for an electrifying adventure that will keep you turning the pages late into the night.

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Moon Flower introduces readers to Sonia, a 250-year-old Australian vampire. Interestingly,  Sonia was born a human in England but got turned in Australia. She now resides in Los Angeles. She’s enjoying the peace and quiet of her neighborhood along with her vampire friend and roommate Sunny.  Then she meets Alex, a human, photo journalist and a possible romantic interest. So her life couldn’t be better.   However, something nefarious is brewing, and it’s about to threaten her peaceful and quiet life.

Someone or something is killing young vampires, and Sonia went looking for answers. However, an attack on Sunny made the situation personal. Sonia now finds herself in a dangerous situation which may just cost her life and that of Sunny and Alex.

Moon Flower turned out to be quite an intriguing read. It’s a fairly good start to what appears to be an exciting series.  It had drama, political intrigue, suspense, action and an inkling of romance.

The story began on an exciting note. However, at around the ten percent mark, the pacing decelerated on account of the details provided in relation to Sonia’s past. Also, details about the vampire hierarchy contributed to the deceleration. It wasn’t until around the fifty percent mark that the pacing picked up some speed. In between the action, drama and suspense, more details were still being provided. This led to a fluctuation in the pacing. Thankfully, this did not detract from my enjoyment.

The series of events flowed smoothly, and it all came together with a desirable ending. Now, while the events surrounding the death of the young vampires ended on a solid note, it’s clear there is more brewing under the surface. So now I look forward to seeing what awaits Sonia, Sunny and Alex.

Surprisingly, with all the details that were provided, background information on Sunny and Alex were severely lacking. This book had a major pet peeve of mine in reading, delivering dialogue in a foreign language with the corresponding translation. I shouldn’t have to  go searching the internet for the translation, which I was forced to do. Luckily, the dialogue  delivered in this manner represented a small percentage of the story.

Issues aside, I thought this was a fairly good start to the series. Perfect for fans of urban fantasy and paranormal romance.

Story Evaluation
Plot
4
Characters
3
World Building
4
Writing Style
4
Pacing
3
Cover
4
Enjoyment
3
Ending
4
Overall: One StarOne StarOne StarHalf a Star

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