Title: Dark Dates
Series: Cassandra Bick Chronicles # 1
Release date: April 2012
Genre: Paranormal Romance
All Cassandra Bick wants is to be left to get on with doing her job. But when you’re a Sensitive whose business is running a dating agency for vampires, life is never going to be straightforward – especially when there’s a supernatural war brewing in London, a sexy new bloodsucker in town and your mysterious, homicidal and vampire hating ex-lover chooses this moment to reappear in your life…
Witty, sharp and entertaining, Dark Dates is a heady mix of vampires, witches and werewolves – with the occasional angel thrown in – and introduces Cassandra Bick, a likeable heroine destined to join the ranks of fantasy’s feistiest females.
Dark Dates by Tracey Sinclair is the First novel in the Cassandra Bick Chronicles and I thought it was good. When the author contacted me for an honest review I couldn’t say no when I read the book description. I’m a huge fan of vampires and other paranormal beings and this novel has it all.
Cassandra “Cassie” Bick has a gift, although at first she believes it’s a curse. She is a human sensitive and can sense when someone around her is not entirely human and even if they are evil of not. During her teenage years when she believed her life was cursed, she’s approached by Cain and he convinced her that she has a true gift. She doesn’t know who and what Cain is, but she believes him especially when he seeks vengeance in her name after the night her two best friends are killed.
Now she is a grown woman with her own business and is using her gift for the greater good. Her business provides a service which introduces vampires with humans. When Cain re-appears back into her life, she knows troubles aren’t far behind.
I loved main character Cassie Bick, she is a strong and determined woman who wants to succeed with her business and with the help of her assistant Medea, who happens to be a Wiccan, she is getting there.
Cain is a mystery, especially in the first part of the book. He pops into Cassie’s life from time to time and they become lovers during their journey. But he always disappears when he is done. Now that he is back Cassie finally learns what he really is and what else he has been hiding.
Laclos is another interesting character. He is one of the local master vampires and more than interested in Cassandra. Cassie feels attracted to him but tries hard to stay away from him after what she went through with the other master vampire in town.
Tracey Sinclair has written a great novel with an interesting storyline and fabulous characters. I was lured into the story from the beginning and I couldn’t put it down for long. I needed to know how this was going to end.
I really hope there will be another novel in this series soon, because I sense that the story isn’t finished and I cannot wait to read it.
Tracey Sinclair works as freelance copywriter, editor and legal directories consultant. A diverse and slightly wandering career has included writing factsheets for small businesses, creating web content for law firms, subtitling film and TV and editing one of the UK’s largest legal directories. A keen blogger, she regularly writes for online theatre site Exeunt and science fiction site Unleash the Fanboy. She has published two small press books (Doll and No Love is This, both Kennedy & Boyd) and is now dipping a toe in the self-publishing world with her new urban fantasy novel, Dark Dates.