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Snapdragons [Kindle Edition]

Kallysten

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When Rhea arrives in Miami, she has nothing to start her life over, not even her memories. The past five years have disappeared, erased by her own magic. Or at least, that’s what the letter says—the letter that claims vampires killed everyone she cared for—the letter written in her own hand and signed with her name.

Clinging to knowledge of magic she doesn’t remember acquiring, she finds a job, a place to live, and tries to rebuild her life. The sudden reappearance of Peter, her first crush, brings back joy in her new existence. He also brings back vampires, in the form of his long-time lover Kaelin.

Can Rhea truly live again with part of her past lost to her, or is Peter right when he says she’s strong enough to get her memories back—and see her world shattered again?

(Not a HEA story)
(12700 words)

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 114 KB
  • Publisher: Alinar Publishing (31 Aug 2008)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S. r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B001INVVHY
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #580,633 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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More About the Author

Kallysten's most exciting accomplishment to date was to cross a few thousand miles and an ocean to pursue (and catch!) the love of her life. She has been writing for fifteen years, and always enjoyed sharing her stories and listening to the readers' reactions. After playing with science fiction, short stories and poetry, she is now trying her hand, heart and words at paranormal romance stories.

Find excerpts, sample chapters, free short stories and free audiobooks on her website, http://kallysten.net

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4.0 out of 5 stars I liked it 20 May 2009
By JLH - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I liked this short story. It was entertaining and held my interest. I like Kallysten's writing style.
2.0 out of 5 stars Snapdragons 26 Jan 2009
By M. Nix - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition
Rhea wakes up on a bus bound for Miami, minus six years' worth of memories. A letter in her own handwriting explains that a clan of vampires attacked her agency, her friends, and their families. Forced to hunt them down and kill them, Rhea's chosen to delete the last six years of her life and start over, far from New York.

Broken bits of memories and new and frightening magical talents haunt her, but it's the chance encounter with a former colleague, Peter, that leaves her wondering just where truth and fiction part ways. When her new boss, angered at her clumsiness, attempts to manhandle her, she strikes out, scaring both herself and her now former boss, and she turns to Peter for help.

Peter's not exactly a trustworthy friend. Six years ago, he was kicked out of the Special Enforcer agency for failing to stake the vampire with whom he was sleeping. Now using magic and research, Peter finds treasure for a living. Rhea's magical skills would come in handy tracking down a particularly lucrative sunken galleon - if only she had her memories back...

Snapdragons was a difficult tale to read. Perhaps if it'd been extended to a full novel's length, and the large chunk of flashback removed, the story's flow would have improved. Instead, the reader is left with a flawed heroine (and I use that phrase loosely - basically, she's mentally unstable), and a hero who ends up breaking the hearts of two women in less than fifty pages. Rhea's inability to come to grips with whom and what she is left a sour taste in my mouth. Peter, who was worshipped from afar by Rhea, is a man with his own selfish motives despite his later attempts at redemption. The story's ending leaves the reader dissatisfied, and yearning to assassinate all the main characters, a suitable finale for a tale with no concrete beginning and a depressing handful of words for an ending.

Chris
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