Review: Sunkissed by Carys Jones

by Carys Jones
Adult Paranormal Romance
Kindle Edition, 276 Pages
August 25th 2013 by Kellan Publishing                  


Dawn Summers is dying. It’s 1853 and as the seventeen year old continues to fade away she has visions of the father she never knew, urging her to fight for her life.

In the small village of Fandova the only medical care is in the form of the mysterious Dr. Moralus who has a known penchant for bloodletting. Thomas, Dawn's fiancĂ©, is warned against inviting his intervention, but feels he has no choice, he pleads with the doctor to save Dawn’s life…whatever it takes.

Whatever it ‘takes’ has some consequences neither of them expected. Now, it’s a hunt to the death, with both Dawn and Thomas determined to win.

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I read Sunkissed back in July. I needed to sit on it for a while before I felt I could write a good review. I was expecting a cleaner read and there were some scenes that kind of seared my brain. They weren't long enough to really be able to see them coming and then skim. They were just there. For those that enjoy adult paranormal romance on a regular basis I would say that this was all really well done. For me, it was just too much. Thus, the waiting until I could think and let things settle. Here's my review...

My Review

I wasn't sure what to expect from Sunkissed. The premise intrigued me and it had been a while since I'd read a series about vampires exclusively. The beginning was interesting and then I got pulled along as the plot opened up. I loved the way the characters thought and how unique each voice was. The writing was also smooth and I really liked the pacing of the story.

I really, really liked Dawn. I liked her humanity and how she held on to it even after living as a vampire for over a hundred years. I also really liked Dawn's fiance. I liked that he knew about Dawn and loved her anyway. I also liked that he was willing to do all he could for her to have a positive outcome. I'm really trying not to include any spoilers here. Thomas was really intense and volatile. He was also pretty scary in spots. I could have done without most of his scenes as they were rather too graphic for me. They were very violent and shocking. The book would have been much cleaner without them.

Now, I need to tell you that there were some fun twists in this story. They were fabulous and well-written. I really didn't see them coming and I love that feeling... When something is terribly wrong and you feel so sad, like there is no way out, but find that there is. I'm really curious to find out where Dawn's story takes readers next.

I would recommend Sunkissed to those who enjoy adult paranormal romance and don't mind the content.

Content: (Highlight to read.) There were some scenes after and before sex and some that were rather violent and bloody.  Shockingly so. There was also some language.

Source: From the author, which did not affect my review in any way.

About the Author

Carys Jones loves nothing more than to write and create stories which ignite the reader's imagination. Based in Shropshire, England, Carys lives with her husband, two guinea pigs and her adored canine companion Rollo.

When she's not writing, Carys likes to indulge her inner geek by watching science-fiction films or playing video games.

She lists John Green, Jodi Picoult and Virginia Andrews as her favorite authors and draws inspiration for her own work from anything and everything.

To Carys, there is no greater feeling then when you lose yourself in a great story and it is that feeling of ultimate escapism which she tries to bring to her books.

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