Monday 5 June 2023

Good to the Last Drop - Declan Finn - Love at First Bite Book 4

Good to the Last Drop
Love at First Bite Book 4
Declan Finn
ISBN 9781951768799

Wow, what a conclusion to this series! The Love at First Bite Series by Finn is another excellent offering. I have read 26 volumes from Finn over the last year, not one has disappointed. And with each I read I have greater appreciation for Finn’s skill and craft with both short fiction, long fiction and even extended series that contain both. This is the final novel in a series in the last category. The stories in this series are comprised of:

The novels in this series are:

       Formerly Murphy's Law of Vampires

The Short Stories are:

02 Bad Date (During the main story arc)
03 Mad Dog Moon (An Epilogue Story)

The description of this volume states:

“The epic conclusion to the Dragon Award nominated series!
The final war begins.

Merle Kraft, Marco Catalano and Amanda Colt have battled against the mythical Council, a supernatural conspiracy that monsters fear. This war has brought them up against vampires, minions, and demons from Hell.. Along the way, they have accumulated allies among the police, the military, the mafia, college students, lowly street gangs, and even other vampires. Marco and Amanda have overcome their biggest terror - their passion for each other.

But now, they face the final threat, one that is the culmination of every threat before them. This creature from Hell has powers beyond anything they’ve ever seen before and has allies of his including SpecOps minions, an army of vampires, and packs of werewolves.

And that was before Marco got bitten.”

I am thankful to see this series back in print. Three Ravens released all four novels in under a week. And they immediately jumped to the top of my reading list. I have read the three published short stories in this series and am truly thankful that the novels are back in print. I have already recommended individual books and the whole series to numerous friends and family. 

The fourth and final novel in this series takes place back in New York. takes this series to yet another level. I loved the first three and this one still exceeded expectations! They know they are up against the last of the Council. They have gathered many allies and are preparing to spring a trp. But what if the trap is what the enemy is expecting and prepared for. Can Marco and Amanda survive long enough to explore their professed love? Or will evil and darkness win. Read this epic conclusing to the Love at First Bite Series, to find out!

Before beginning this series it had been a few years since I have really read a story or series that has centred on vampires. I seem to go through a phase about every 10 years where something catches my fancy and draws me in. These stories have completely captivated my attention. I can easily state that these stories are now my all time favorite vampire stories, with the Rollins and Cantrell offerings coming in second.

Declan has crafted another incredibly series in a shared world. I am hooked, I know the series is completed but cannot help but hope we get more stories in this series or in the expanded world that it comprises. I said it before and I say it again I am very glad these novels are back in print. After devouring the four, I can say that I will likely circle back and reread them again at some point in the future. Finn is now my favourite contemporary Christian fiction author. I can easily recommend this book, this series, and honestly anything from Finn’s masterful pen!      

Note: This book is part of a series of reviews: 2022 Catholic Reading Plan

Books by Declan Finn:
Love At First Bite Series:
Short Stories:
     (Murphy's Law of Vampires)

Other books:

Anthologies contributed to:
Luna: Planetary Anhtology Series Book 2
Supernatural Streets
Starflight: Tales From The Starport Lounge
Mercury: Planetary Anthology Series Book 4
Venus: Planetary Anthology Series Book 5
Mars: Planetary Anthology Series Book 7
Places Beyond the Wild: A Z-Day Anthology
Shoot the Devil: Ten Tales of Humans Defeating the Demonic
Fantastic Schools, Volume 6

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