Such an odd book - first time I've seen the paranormal/vampire fiction genre cross into the Christian fiction genre. Quite well written, especially since this is the author's debut novel. Her idea that vampires and werewolves can potentially be "cured" by the findings of stem cell research is certainly interesting. I enjoyed this book although I wish the main characters had been a little more likable and that the dialogue in the book hadn't consisted mostly of arguments. I do question her allowing born-again Christians to be turned into vampires/werewolves, I believe that would be automatic protection against such evil. But all in all, a good book, and I'm looking forward to the sequel, Forever Richard, which is supposed to be out in 2009.
One note about this book: it is published by a very small publishing house and as such the physical quality of the book isn't great. I caught quite a few typos and there are also ink smears that apparently occurred at the printing press itself. I also don't think the spine will hold up to more than half a dozen or so reads.
I loved it! The author's vampire and werewolf characters are so much MORE than their stereotypes. It successfully crosses the fantasy, horror and Christian fiction genres. Clint Smith; a story that is haunting, touching, and humorous all at once, balanced with the themes of enduring faith. Kevin Lucia