Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Day Three in the Week of Romance : Star

Today I am taking a look at the vampire book Star by Theresa Oliver. At first glance it doesn't seem like your typical romance. But don't worry, this unconventional pair fall head over heels. 

Abigail Starland, better known as Star, is a kick-ass CIA agent. But what's different about her is she's a shape shifter vamp-from the Revolutionary War era-in a covert new branch of the agency. According to the CIA, she doesn't exist. She fears nothing, that is, until she's assigned as bodyguard to Zachary Davis, the 18-year-old teenage son of her boss. They fall in love and the trouble begins. She soon discovers that "The Others," rogue, uncontrollable vamps, are after him. But who's behind it? Star soon learns she's bitten off more than she can chew when she discovers that it's a vamp from her past. "Star" will keep you guessing at every vamp turn of the page!

Alright, I know your all thinking another vampire book. You guys know I have a weakness for vampires. At first glance Star follows a familiar pattern. Vampires with respect for human life, they hunt animals, they have venom, and they posses all the super human powers of speed and mind control. But keep on with it, because that where the similarities end.

In this book the kick ass vampire lead is female. That right there sets the tone for what this book covers. Not only is star a covert CIA agent, she has been around since the time of the Revolutionary War. So you get great flashback historical scenes, and lots of action. She is conflicted at times, and her love and tenderness for Zac from the get go sets the stage for an authentic love story. 

You also have to pay attention. Who you might think has Star's back and is on her side, gets thrown off course. Enemy's become friends and friends turn on you. Star is faced with discovering not only who leads "The Others", but who is betraying her. Can Zac and Star make it as a couple? The questions are many in this fast paced book. Star proves that you can keep a vampire book fresh and original by combining two of my favorite themes, historical fiction and romance. You can't go wrong adding this one to your romance reads for the month. I can't wait for the rest of the books in this series. 

Theresa Oliver grew up in southern Indiana, across from Louisville, Kentucky, in Clarksville, Indiana. In  childhood, she fell in love with the power of the written word, a love affair which has continued her whole life. She moved to Florida, where she has lived much of my adult life. She attended the University of Tennessee at Martin, Martin, TN, and earned her Bachelor of Arts in Communications, News Editorial sequence, and then a Master of Arts in Teaching, Early Childhood Education sequence, from Armstrong Atlantic State University, Savannah, GA. I She is currently a writer and a full-time teacher. However, her biggest adventure is as a mother of three beautiful boys. But most of all, she loves writing and want to share it with you!

Theresa's book Star, Starland Vamp Series, Book 1, and  Cambria, Cambria Series, Book 1, is now available at,, Barnes and Noble online and Smashwords. Please visit the Star and Cambria pages form more information! 

Theresa Oliver is also the owner of Write More Publications, which strives to bring  the love of books to everybody in an affordable way. 

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