Title: SNAP: New Talent
Author: Michele Drier
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Published: April 2012
Publisher: Michele Drier via Kindle
In the second book of the SNAP Kandesky vampire series, Maxie Gwenoch, media-savvy editor of the multinational celeb gossip magazine SNAP, is pummeled in Paris and kidnapped in Kiev as the Huszars ramp up the race to oust their centuries-old rivals, the Kandeskys.
SNAP’s owners, the Kandesky family of vampires, built the world’s most popular celeb coverage empire but this isn’t just a business take-over. These powerful vampire families lived with an uneasy peace for four centuries until Maxie came in to boost SNAP’s coverage and started making inroads into the Huszar’s traditional hunting territories.
Although Jean-Louis, Maxie’s lover, vampire and second-in-command of the Kandeskys, tries to keep her safe, Maxie is determined to do things her way, a way that may lose her her job, her love and her life.
When Michele contacted me to review the second title in the SNAP series I was thrilled! Unfortunately I put off reading it for ages and finally got around to it late last year (2013). I loved the first book in the series, meeting the talented Maxie and her co-workers. Going along with her on her journey into the world of the Kandeskys, the vampire world and the feud with the Huszars.
In the second book we get a bit more detail on the feud, who is who and how things have progressed through the centuries. We delve into Jean-Louis past a bit and see how his relationship with Maxie develops. He tries his best to keep Maxie safe, despite her stubbornness and little adventures. Maxie does manage to get herself into some trouble, but thankfully Jean-Louis and his “family” are there to keep her from getting hurt or worse – killed.
I enjoyed this just as much as the first book in the series. See my review HERE. Michele has a great way with words that sucks you into the story and keeps you hooked right to the end. I’m looking forward to reading the next book PLAUGE: A Love Story – which is Stefan’s story.
Would I recommend this book? Yes! If you love vampires then this series is something you should check out. It’s a quick read with great characters. Would I read more by this author? Most definitely! Michele is great and has been very patient with me and my crazy schedule. She is a very talented writer, and I’m looking forward to reading more by her in the future.