Free Publicity Friday

Kiss of Night by Debbie Viguié

Christian values, end-of-the-world type danger, life-changing mysteries, and vampires!

I loved the story in Kiss of Night and will definitely be reading on in the series. I’m thoroughly intrigued by the brimming war author Debbie Viguie creates, and the roles the vampire and human characters will play in it. Will Susan (human) be some sort of key to the whole thing? Will Wendy (human) be of any use whatsoever? Will Raphael (vampire) keep his fangs off Susan long enough to kill some bad-ass, unredeemable vampires? Will Paul (vampire and possibly an apostle of Christ) come up with any more new and awesome ways to kill vampires (hello, cross confetti? Why didn’t I think of that?). Will David ( human) heal that darned broken rib and be anything more than vampire bait, or will Paul’s training hone him into a formidable, Bible quoting warrior?

So many questions, and I can’t wait to read the answers!

Kiss of Night is the first in a saga that has caputred my attention and imagination. My only beef with it (reason for 4 stars and not 5 on Goodreads) is that it’s riddled with new-writer-isms that I found distracting. It could have used a much heavier editing hand to eradicate phrases like “seemed to” and “for a moment” and too many adjectives and adverbs that don’t add anything and bog down the pacing.

I’m looking forward to seeing Debbie Viguie grow in her writing. She’s definitely mastered the abilities to tell a phenomenal story and to end chapters with hooks that force the reader to keep going. *Shakes fist* By far, my favorite thing about her writing is that she’s not afraid to put Christian faith on the same page as a steamy kiss. I love the unconventional blend of angst-filled romance and Christian themes. I wish there were more books out there that pushed the bouttoned-up boundaries of inspirational romance.

I will be picking up the second in the Kiss Trilogy soon!

Please enjoy these favorite lines of mine and give Debbie Viguie a look if you haven’t already.

God and death were the only two constants in life–Kindle Location 45.

Politician. Has to be. David continued to stare. The man had incredibly pale skin in sharp contrast to his dark hair. Politician or vampire, either way a bloodsucker–p. 16, Kindle Edition.

   “I’m not this girl,” she whispered against his lips. He had to know, this wasn’t her. She didn’t kiss strange men. She didn’t feel this deep hunger inside.
   “I know you’re not,” he said. “But I am this man.” And suddenly, he was standing ten feet away, his hands in the pockets of his trench coat instead of on her waist.–p. 28, Kindle Edition.

   “You can. I know that you’re strong enough to handle this. This and much more.”
   “I don’t want there to be more.”
   “Dear Susan,” Raphael said with a shake of his head. “There is always more.”–p. 46, Kindle Edition.


About Jessi Gage

Jessi lives with her husband and children in the Seattle area. She’s a passionate reader of all genres of romance, especially anything involving the paranormal. Ghosts, demons, vampires, witches, weres, name it, she’ll read it. As for writing, she's sticking to Highlanders and contemporaries with a paranormal twist (for now). A career student (aka indecisive and inquisitive bookworm), Jessi brings her love of research to her worlds and characters. Her guiding tenet in her writing is that good always trumps evil, but not before evil gives good one heck of a run for its money. The last time she imagined a world without romance novels, her husband found her crouched in the corner, rocking.
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4 Responses to Free Publicity Friday

  1. Amy Raby says:

    Glad to hear it worked for you. I think paranormal can be an interesting genre for exploring inspirational themes.

  2. Mae Clair says:

    Loved seeing your review here. I bought this book a short time ago and haven’t had a chance to start it yet but am looking forward to diving into the entire series. The mesh of elements (Christian/Inspirational, paranormal and romance) really intrigure me. this definitely sounds like a read I will enjoy. Thanks for showcasing it and sharing your thoughts.

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