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May 25, 2012

Early Review: Immortals and Melodies by Heather Jensen

Series: Blood and Guitars #2
Format: Digital
Excerpt here
Release Date: May 28, 2012

Purchase: Amazon

Catalyst frontman Trey is no stranger to chaos, but even the life of a rock star couldn’t prepare him for the consequences of loving a vampire. Trey’s life is in danger; threatened by the very group he must join to stay alive. His struggle to continue his career and release a new album with the band is marred by events that force him to ask a powerful Synod Elder for help.

Aurora has to keep Trey alive until she can make him a vampire, but her own kind will stop at nothing to prevent it. The head of the Emissary is having her followed, and if she can’t figure out who is behind the violent attacks, Trey might not make it to the full moon. As Aurora battles her own kind, she’s also plagued by the risk she’s taking by changing Trey. Will her moon-given power be enough to carry Trey through the change, or will he be left floating in the wake of destruction?


I found myself wishing for the power and whimsy of fairy tales. If only things were as simple as we’re led to believe as children. I remembered the story of Snow White and Sleeping Beauty. Both were saved by the power of a kiss, drawn out of their lifeless state to live happily ever after. Desperately, I bent and left a soft kiss on Trey’s lips. It was foolish. I knew that, but even that knowledge couldn’t prepare me for the agony that ripped at my heart when he didn’t respond. -Aurora
A rock star and a vampire, that's the love match in Heather Jensen's Blood and Guitars series. In book 2, IMMORTALS AND MELODIES, lovers Trey and Aurora are testing the strength of their relationship. We witness them fight for survival from vampires who are against their uncanny relationship and duck the prying eyes of the public.

I like Trey's "new" attitude, he was a little laid back in Blood and Guitars but in Immortals and Melodies he's wittier and adapting well with Wes' death and the constant life threats from vampires. Just one of the perks of being in a relationship with one. Aurora for her part has mellowed a bit but still protective of Trey, always having his back and being his number one supporter. It's so hard to talk about this vaguely because there's a LOT of things that happened in this book that I don't want to reveal otherwise I'll spoil it for the series' followers. Let's just say that Immortals and Melodies didn't suffer from the "middle child syndrome" but instead laid out the groundwork for book 3. *wink*
You just wrapped your car around a pole and you're worrying about the other guys in the band. - Aurora
Like it's predecessor  Blood and Guitars, IMMORTALS AND MELODIES continues the love story theme mashed up with the rock star life. This book is more on Trey and the play of emotions he has over the changes in his life. I was happy that Trey & the band finally had closure over Wes' death and his relationship with his dad is on the mend. There were parts that I found a little long, like Trey's hospital confinement and Aurora's recovery from Malena's attack but other than that I enjoyed the direction of the story.

And though it might sound small and unimportant, I'm glad that each chapter tells us which voice we're reading. I remember that was my comment in the first book as the story has an alternating POV between Aurora and Trey so THANK YOU Heather for adding that little bit of detail. 


5 comments:

  1. Wah! Blood and Guitars? Seriously? I. Must. Have!

    Starting with the first book, of course, but I really need to read this series. It's my fave topics wrapped into one, and you liked it so it sounds like a sure shot!

    Thanks for sharing :)

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    1. Ron,

      Throwing vampires and music, my two favorite topics, into one series of books is what makes writing these so much fun for me. I hope you'll check them out! :)

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  2. Thank you Braine for such an amazing review! Have I told you lately that you're simply the best? :)

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  3. Hadn't heard of this series before but so glad you really liked it! I'm off to goodreads to look it up!

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  4. I have seen this about, didn't realise it was book 2. Love your thoughts! I shall have to *thud* this series onto my pile that I will be reading when I am on the otherside..hehe!
    Thanks for sharing:D

    Love the series..Blood and Guitars..very catchy!

    Mich

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