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Carnival Tarot
Carnival Tarot
Author: Jory Strong
Sarael's Reading — Book 1 in the Carnival Tarot series. — Sarael Castillo wanted to ignore the fortune-teller's words. She wanted to ignore the tarot cards spread out on black satin. Three of them, lined up in a row. The past. The present. The future. — The Hanged Man — The Tower — The Moon — For days she'd felt as though a dark storm was rapid...  more »
ISBN-13: 9781419955693
ISBN-10: 1419955691
Publication Date: 9/21/2006
Pages: 384
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3.9 stars, based on 35 ratings
Publisher: Elloras Cave Pub Inc
Book Type: Paperback
Members Wishing: 0
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denbroncofan4evr avatar reviewed Carnival Tarot on + 112 more book reviews
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I didn't even finish the first story in this book. It was the same-ole-same-ole and got boring.
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frazerc avatar reviewed Carnival Tarot on + 672 more book reviews
The background to this series of stories: Alien descended vampires need human wives to procreate - but the wives need to be 'converted' to be compatible. [This involves blood and sex, is anyone surprised?:] The conversion is not total, they become 'vamp lite'. In the past this has been a problem as not everyone takes the conversion well [insanity, death, etc:]. So somewhere in their history someone decided to set up their own little Stepford Wives farm for vamps... Vamp orders a bride, some poor woman is appointed as breeding stock, baby is born, removed from Mom's care and given a dose of her intended's blood. Child is raised to understand proper behavior and recognize her duty to her vamp mate...

Which brings us to story one, which I didn't care for. The heroine did not go to the 'how to be a good and dutiful vampire mate' school and doesn't want to be converted. She runs. Her vamp acts like she is getting on his last nerve. No one ever talks! Naturally it all works out eventually but I'd be tempted to install a tanning bed in the bedroom...

Story two was more fun. Hero wants his male lover but has to take a wife as his entire family has been killed and he wants to have children to carry on the name. Someone suggests he could keep both. The human lover finds a compatible human girl who works for both of them, skipping the wife farm. Much better heroes. Heroine is a little too agreeable but interesting.

Story three brings through a new twist. This vamp has a 'secondary form' of a wolf. The heroine is [three guesses:] a werewolf... Again, she was not ordered from Wives 'R' Us... The wolves are very happy, the hero and heroine take awhile to get with the program... Heroine does a pretty good job of protecting herself which the hero appreciates while it drives him nuts.

There are trials and tribulations galore outside the love stories but things eventually work out...


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