GIVEAWAY and REVIEW: Devour by Andrea Heltsley

May 13, 2013 Uncategorized 12

Paranormal Romance


When your past catches up, it’s time to stop running.

Jake Mathews messed up yet again— but this time his misstep lands him in the hospital. He wakes up to find the girl of his dreams and the memory of having his deepest secret revealed.

Emily Taylor needs a break. She’s been working double shifts as a nurse just to pay the bills while trying to heal a broken heart. The last thing she needs is to fall for a patient.

Strapped with community service and the knowledge that he’s disappointed everyone in his life, Jake is determined not to let Emily slip through his fingers. Emily wants Jake, but can she really open herself up to heartache again?

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A big thank you to Supagurl Tours and Andrea Heltsley for providing me with a copy of Devour for review. 

This is the first vampire novel I’ve read in a while and while it seems to be aimed at a younger audience than what I typically read, it was sweet and fun.  I did enjoy the story and the whole setting.  I really got a sense of the vampire world and I was enamored with Chase, the human guy in this sort of love triangle.  I say sort of love triangle because it was never really developed, we begin with chase, we get Chase in the middle, then Cody shows up and that’s the end of it. Chase said he was hot for Callie, our heroine, but he never explained why.  Later in the story we get a sort of reason for that, but there was a twist with Chase at the end that just made no sense to me.  I wish I could talk about it more, but it’s a spoiler.

One thing Andrea Heltsley did well was develop the vampire lore in this book.  I enjoyed that because it was unique, at least as far as I’m aware. I’m a True Blood – Vampire Lestat kinda vampire lover, so maybe I’m not up on all the new trends, but to me it felt original.  In fact, I’d go so far as to say the vampire lore was the best thing about this book.

Besides Chase, the other love interest is Cody.  We never really get to learn anything about Cody, he’s kind of just there at the Blood Ball and then all sorts of insta-love starts happening and there’s prison terms involved and death, and wow.  There was a lot going on and almost none of it really had a clear reason.  Everything just happened, and while there were little strings of plot that led from one scene to the next, it was very basic.

I really didn’t get bored with the story so much as frustrated with the lack of development.  I did read the whole thing and it did keep my interest, it’s just I like more depth to the plot, I like it to be twisty, but well-developed to the point that I feel like I know the characters and get invested in the outcome. I never got that feeling from Devour.

This book would appeal to a younger audience, but it’s just not quite mature enough for my new adult tastes.

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About the author…

I am a biology nerd who decided it was more fun writing than dissecting. I have written three novels and four more will be out in 2013. I live on coffee and read like a robot. My husband and two Italian greyhounds usually have to tear me away from the computer…imagine that. :)

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12 Responses to “GIVEAWAY and REVIEW: Devour by Andrea Heltsley”

  1. Cindi

    What is your favorite book that you’ve written or favorite character in your book?
    cc_clubbs at yahoo dot com

  2. erin

    Congrats to Andrea on the new release! What was the most fun thing you’ve ever done to “research” a book?

  3. Melinda Dartmann

    I love authors and the reason is…I know that have a secret snack that they always keep by them while they are writing! What is your snack?

  4. wanda f

    Congratulations on your release it sounds great .How old were you when you discovered your love of writing ?

  5. AmelArmeliana

    Hi Andrea, your book sounds really good. I’d love to read it.

    I’m curious, what inspired you to write this book? Whose ides for the cover? because the cover is gorgeous. Loved it :)

    Thanks for this giveaway.

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