Sunday, November 16, 2008

Review - The First Vampire by Alicia Benson

The First Vampire
A Novel of Samson & Delilah, Book 1
Alicia Benson
Virtual Tales
October 13, 2008
ISBN# 978-0-9801506-8-1

Book Blurb:
Some journeys take more than one lifetime. Ever since Delilah used a devilish brew from Lilith to turn him into a vampire and then turned him over to the Philistines, Samson has been plotting revenge against his former lover and arch nemesis.

When he finally catches up to the reincarnate Delilah in modern day New York, it seems as though he has all the time in the world to see that the last chapter of their sordid saga is finally written. But much like old enemies, old passions die hard, and Samson is forced to make a surprisingly hard choice. Does he want her dead more than he wants her back in his bed?

Intelligent and deeply erotic, THE FIRST VAMPIRE cleverly weaves the past into the present in a captivating tapestry of suspense, intrigue and betrayal.

My thoughts:
For nearly three thousand years Samson has wanted revenge on Delilah, the woman he loved and whose actions turned him into a vampire. The oldest of his kind, Samson has the strength and skill to get anything he wants, except the woman who haunts his memories. When a chance meeting brings them face to face once more, Samson will be forced to decide which of his strong emotions will rule his future.

In the midst of divorce, Ariana Chambers leaves New York to help a new client in London, and quickly finds that the life she once knew is changing with each passing hour. The man she’s agreed to work with, Ash Samson, claims that she once wronged him and he plans to see that she gets what’s coming to her. What Ash says, and what he does, soon become two separate things. Ariana has little choice but to accept the existence of vampires, but she has no intention of paying for a betrayal that happened thousands of years ago.

This is the first book in the Samson & Delilah series, and is the author’s debut novel. Ms. Benson pens a fascinating tale that blends classic vampire elements with her own fresh twists. The First Vampire is engaging, the characters are charming, and the romance takes a surprising turn. I’ll be looking forward to the next installment in the Samson & Delilah series.

To learn more about The First Vampire, please visit Ms. Benson’s website: Here

Kimberly Swan, Darque Reviews


Enchanted by Books said...

Great review! Sounds interesting.

Kimberly Swan said...

It really was an interesting read. You'll have to check it out. :)

SciFiGuy said...

LOL your review cost me twenty bucks as I found myself placing an order with Amazon.

Kimberly Swan said...

I'll be looking forward to seeing how well you like it! :)

jessewave said...

This is a book I would love to read. It sounds great - the mix of ancient and modern! But Samson and Delilah??? *g*
Do you know if The First Vampire is available in e-book format?

Kimberly Swan said...

Hi Wave - Yes, Samson & Delilah with a whole new twist! Yes, it is available in ebook format as well. :)

Tia Nevitt said...

I'm glad you mentioned that this is a debut. I'll showcase it, but I'm not sure I can handle the thought of Samson as a vampire. He was like a Biblical superhero.

Kimberly Swan said...

Hi Tia - I was a little concerned about there being a religious aspect to the storyline, but there's very little reference to the original story. :)