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text 2016-11-15 19:54
Gothic angel morality tales are a thing; who knew?
Cruxim: You Are Never Alone (Dark Guardians Fantasy Series Book 1) - Karin Cox

Odd little book. The blurbcraft I saw for this book all called it a paranormal romance, but that really isn't right. It's more dark fantasy or Gothic, like Interview with the Vampire period Anne Rice. The plot concerns a Cruxim, an angel like being that hunts vampires. The novel takes place over the 16th and 18th Centuries, and our cruxim is a man of his time, convinced of his righteousness and utterly bought into the virgin/whore dichotomy.

 

Which is what makes this so not a romance, because when his now adult ward throws herself at him, begging for him to release her from the nunnery so she can marry and have a life, he completely freaks out. Like oh my God you can't want to have sex you slut! Then of course when he runs off like a big idiot his ward is deflowered and turned into a vampire OH MY GOD THE IRONY.

 

It's first person, and there isn't much authorial commentary on this, which makes the whole thing interesting indeed. The prose is overheated and formal, which I completely adore for the right subject matter, e.g. tortured angel morality tales. Oh, and there's a sphinx character who is the most impressive mix of sinuous sexiness and alarming bestiality. Bravo. 

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review 2013-07-01 00:00
Cruxim: You Are Never Alone (Paranormal Fallen Angels) (Volume 1)
Cruxim: You Are Never Alone (Paranormal Fallen Angels) (Volume 1) - Karin Cox Make a list of facts you learned from the story. Adedeo was a vampire slayer. Dr.Gandler collected unusual people for his circus act. Sabine was half woman, half lion. She was a guardian, a Spinx. Josyln lived with nuns. She was turned into a vampire. She loved Adedeo. She is immortal. They were all hundreds of years old.

What was the author's purpose or purposes in writing this book? To entertain us and to take us away from our life into a land of fantasy.

What did you like about it? Just a fun book to drift off into another world.

If you were in a problem situation like one in the book, how would you have acted? I would have battled all the vamps, just like they did. I wouldn't have given up either.

Disclosure: I received a review copy of this book from the author.
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review 2013-07-01 00:00
Cruxim: You Are Never Alone (Paranormal Fallen Angels) (Volume 1)
Cruxim: You Are Never Alone (Paranormal Fallen Angels) (Volume 1) - Karin Cox If you could only save one character from the book, which one would it be and why? Sabine, just loved her character. A Spinx, just such a intriguing creature.

Did you find this book a quick read? The book was a quick and fun read. Definitely will look out for other books by this author.

List the characters and describe them. Adedeo - Fallen angel. He was a Cruxim. He searched for Josyln and Sabine, he loved them both. He had wings and great strength.

Sabine - The guardian, she was immortal. She was half woman, half lioness. She was very strong. Only one of her kind. She love Adedeo.

Joslyn - Very beautiful, vampire. She loved Adedeo.

Dr. Gandler - Cruel man that searched for anyone unusual. He operated and them and tortured them. Displayed them in a circus to make money. He wanted to become a vamp.

Was the story credible? The story and characters were credible.

Disclosure: I received a review copy of this book from the author.
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review 2013-07-01 00:00
Cruxim: You Are Never Alone (Paranormal Fallen Angels) (Volume 1)
Cruxim: You Are Never Alone (Paranormal Fallen Angels) (Volume 1) - Karin Cox Would you recommend this book? I would definitely recommend this book to all ages. It's nice to get away from the stress and strain of our world for a while. This book takes you on a adventure with fun and exciting characters.

From whose point of view is the story told? The story is told from Adedeo's point of view.

What have you read that is similar to this book? Many vamp books, but this had many interesting twists to it.

What major emotion did the story evoke in you as a reader? It was a sad story, but also inspiring.

Disclosure: I received a review copy of this book from the author.
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Cruxim: You Are Never Alone (Paranormal Fallen Angels) (Volume 1)
Cruxim: You Are Never Alone (Paranormal Fallen Angels) (Volume 1) - Karin Cox Compare two of the characters in this book. Dr. Gandler - Evil man that did experiments on woman. Very cruel and he exploited ever unusual person, he could find. He kidnapped people and killed many of them.

Sabine - A Spinx. The guardian of humans.

What kind of book is this? Fiction. Vampires. The ages of the characters. Spinx. Guy with two heads.

Do any characters grow or change during the course of the novel? The characters remain focused on each other and survival.

What did you like most about the book? I like vampire books. The mythical characters in this book definitely made it more interesting. Had love, torture and betrayal.

Disclosure: I received a review copy of this book from the author.
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