Euphoria Part 1 of Book 1
Riley Dawson is preparing to leave her beloved sunny California community to go to college at Lyndon State in Vermont. Her mother is upset that Riley refuses to stay at home and go to college in California where she teaches. Her mother decides to give Riley one last reading from the Viking Runes before she departs. The stones show disruption and the unknown to come. Dismissing the prediction, Riley heads off to school.
Riley eyes a dark, brooding, sensual student who goes by the name of Remaunt. She has an almost instant attraction to him that she tries desperately to fight. Her body does strange things when she is around him; but her head says "danger." Some unusual things are happening on and around the campus that starts to make Riley nervous including a barn owl that seems to be following her. Eventually, Riley can no longer deny the unusual when a situation arises with her friend, and she is forced to see that Remaunt is immortal, VAMPIRE!
This story is quite unlike any other vampire story I have read. There is a strong sense of sexual tension going on that you wait to erupt; but it doesn't. It gives you just enough to keep you on the edge without going over. People are mysteriously disappearing from the campus; but no one knows where. There are hints about what is happening and you want to keep reading to see where it will lead.
I hope I have this correct.This is the first book written by Jourdan. It is quite an awesome read. The storyline is well executed and follows a distinct path. The characters are well thought out and each one has a definite place in the story. Remaunt is a dark and brooding character who screams sex appeal at you. Riley I found to be a bit self righteous. She was a bit contradictory in her dealings with Remaunt. One minute she was flirting and teasing him. The next she was nasty to him and pushing him away. Even though I didn't like her, her character fit the part. The story leaves you hanging by the time you get to the end; but this only adds to the appeal of the book in order to get you psyched for the next installment. All in all, this is an excellent read and I highly recommend it. I am certainly looking forward to the second part of Book 1.
I wish to thank Jourdan for providing me with a copy to read and review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions expressed are my own. I was not compensated in any way except for the privilege of reading the book.
I give Euphoria 4 out of 5 stars