Thursday, December 5, 2013

Beneath Manhattan Skies by Emma Meade ~ Review ~ Excerpt

Beneath Manhattan Skies
Emma Meade

Genre: New Adult, Paranormal Romance (Vampires)

ISBN-13: 978-1492192879

Number of pages: 186 paperback book
Word Count: 45,000

Cover Artist: Najla Qamber  

Book Description:

November in New York is cold but full of possibility for college freshman Erin Harris. When her twin brother, Nick, shows up on her doorstep for a surprise visit, Erin is delighted. Unfortunately, Nick’s arrival coincides with the discovery of a body outside her apartment building, a body drained of blood. Right away, Nick assumes vampires are involved. He’s not exactly their biggest fan since Erin dated one in high school.

Juggling nosy roommates, a first date with a gorgeous guy from college and a brother on a Van Helsing kick is enough to keep any nineteen year old girl busy - And then Erin’s old flame walks back into her life.

Is Erin destined to be caught up in supernatural shenanigans, or will she choose a different path?

*Beneath Manhattan Skies is a standalone story, following the character Erin Harris from Under the Desert Moon.

Excerpt 5:

James turned. He stood on the edge of the roof, hands in his pockets, feet spaced apart. For half a minute, they simply looked at one another.
          Erin shut the door and approached him, stopping a safe five feet from the edge. When she didn't move any closer, James removed his hands from his pockets. He was in front of her before she could blink.
          He took her hands, drawing her forward. Fighting him was useless. She may as well have been a rag doll in comparison to his strength.
          She gasped when he placed her at the very edge, facing out. James stood behind her, holding her lightly by the hips.
          “Don't be afraid. I've got you.”

About the Author:

Emma Meade lives in Ireland where it rains a lot. Reading and writing supernatural fiction, watching marathon re-runs of Buffy and drinking lots and lots of tea are some of her favourite activities. She’s never met a vampire, but thinks it would be kind of cool to meet one. Visit her on her blog, Emma’s Ramblings on Supernatural fiction at or on her website

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This is a pretty good book. I did feel at times at the start of the book that we were missing info, like Erin’s reflection back to her time with James, a vampire she dated before. Felt like I was supposed to know this part of her past. I guess I felt that I was reading in the middle of a series. But I did catch on and really enjoyed this short book. I didn’t know until I was done and went to write this that I learned that this character Erin, is from another book –Under the Desert Moon-, but this is a stand alone. So I guess If I want to know more about that part of her life I can go read that book.

I liked how the book started off with some interesting stuff pretty quick. It got me hooked faster. Nothing bores me more than books that take many chapters of boring stuff before anything happens at all. This doesn't do that.

I think it’s interesting how the author has written novellas of different parts of the characters lives, I can see how this can be a standalone book, but think readers would have more satisfaction if they were to read them all. The you would not get a feeling of being left out of something somewhere.

 I have to say I like James. Although I only get to know him in this book, but what I got to know, I really like a lot.

I think the paranormal lovers especially if you like the more creepy side of the vampires, will love this book for sure.

I give it 4.5 out of 5 stars. I was entertained for the duration of this short read.

I was provided a copy of this book for my honest review.

This review is also posted at Amazon, and Goodreads

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