Review: Goddess with a Blade by Lauren Dane

Posted June 10, 2011 by Francesca in Reviews / 1 Comment

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Review: Goddess with a Blade by Lauren Dane
Goddess with a Blade
by Lauren Dane

3 Stars


Released: June 6, 2011
Series: Rowan Summerwaite #1
Pages: 213

Rowan is a special human, she is the true Vessel of the Celtic triple goddess Brigid, which gives her some in-human powers and strength. She carries a blessed blade, created to kill Vampires. She is the enforcer of the treaty between the Hunters and the Vampire Nation in Las Vegas. Am I seeing a pattern with Ms. Dane’s fascination for Vegas? Love it!

While enforcing this treaty she killed the prior Scion (or head of the Vampire Nation) in Las Vegas, and was away for a while in London. Now she returns and finds a new Scion, Clive, has filled in the position.

The book started out really good for me. Rowan is a pretty tough cookie, loves to drive a hot, sleek car, and just generally make vampires lives miserable. Her sense of humor was fun at the beginning but it got on my nerves after a while. I mean, she is almost 30 years old, and I felt that sometimes she had the thought process of a child.

Clive is smooth, sexy, classy, AND has a British accent. And a vampire. He really should stay away from the Hunter, but she is irresistible to him. I actually felt that throughout the book you could tell Clive was falling for her a lot more than the other way around.

And I have to complain about the sex scenes. *gasp* In a not-so-much-Dane-fashion they felt awkward, and rushed through, with a lack of connection. I don’t know how to explain it.

I enjoyed the actual storyline! The idea of a vampire killing humans to get a high on their drug habits and all.

I am at a loss for words right now. This is my least favorite Lauren Dane book. And I love her writing style! It didn’t pull me in, I didn’t feel a connection between the h/h, actually her friendship with Jack felt more intimate. Being a fan of her work, I was a bit disappointed.

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About Lauren Dane

Lauren Dane has been writing stories since she was able to use a pencil, and before that she used to tell them to people. Of course, she still talks nonstop, and through wonderful fate and good fortune, she’s now able to share what she writes with others. It’s a wonderful life!

The basics: Lauren is a mom, a partner, a best friend and a daughter. Living in the rainy but beautiful Pacific Northwest, she spends her late evenings writing like a fiend when she finally wrestles all of her kids to bed.

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