Spotlight Book Review - Cara Mia by Denise Verrico

Some of you may remember, author Denise Verrico visited the blog to tell us all about her new novel, Cara Mia.

Here is the link to that interview. 

Well, I just had to read the book. Loving all things vamp that I do, I was especially pleased to read her take.

Synopsis - Copied From previous post.

Mia Disantini is a vampire whose greatest desire is to walk again in the sun. As a young actress, she encounters her smooth talking master, Ethan Sinclair who appears to be the man of her dreams. Mia is enslaved by him and plunged into the Immortyl culture. As a modern woman, Mia struggles against the conventions of this unenlightened world. Ethan trains her as his “Bird of Prey” and together they hunt and con mortals. She becomes the pawn of their elder, Brovik in his deadly games of deception and intrigue concerning the forbidden science. Cast out by Ethan, Mia enters into a relationship with Brovik’s slave, Kurt. The lovers rebel and deliver the secrets of immortality to Genpath Laboratories. When CEO, Lee Brooks imprisons the pair, Mia calls upon the aid of neuroscientist, Dr. Joe Ansari. But Mia and Kurt are hunted for their crime and time is running out.




I knew I was going to enjoy Cara Mia right from the start. Denise Verrico’s novel has style, intrigue, and some interesting twist that will keep you turning page after page.

The book opens with a distraught Mia, cast out by her master, near death, and left to wander the cold streets of New York looking for sustenance and a place to hide from the sun.

When next we meet Mia, it seems she has truly hit rock bottom. But not all is as it seems. Though she is held, seemingly against her will, in a prison-like cell of a lab, there is more to discover.

Told mainly in flashback, Mia’s history slowly unravels, plunging us into the world of the Immortyl’s. That’s right Immortyl with a y.

These aren’t the creatures we are used to seeing. They are flesh and blood with beating hearts and a strange condition, a genetic alteration of sorts, that makes them stand apart from the standard creature of the night.

With her new take on Vampires she not only shows us what they are, but takes us into a new society. Sadly, women are seen as no more than property and decorations. Mia, however, strives to be more. Through her struggles, Mia proves time and time again that she can hold her own and is so much more than a pretty little thing to be owned.  And, as her tale moves forward, toward the present, you will see just how much more she is.

It was a thrilling read that kept me glued to the pages. I cannot wait to see more from this author.



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