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Twilight Phantasies (Intrigue) Mass Market Paperback – 1 Oct 1993
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About the Author
RITA Award winning, New York Times bestselling author Maggie Shayne has published over 50 novels, including mini-series Wings in the Night (vampires), Secrets of Shadow Falls (suspense) and The Portal (witchcraft). A Wiccan High Priestess, tarot reader, advice columnist and former soap opera writer, Maggie lives in Cortland County, NY, with soulmate Lance and their furry family.
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Tamara decides to go ice skating in the middle of the night, she can no longer sleep, and meets the very same man (vampire) that her guardian has been tracking and attempting to capture this whole time. She instantly feels the connection...it's as if their minds were somehow joined.
Needless to say, when her guardian finds out, trouble arises...in many many forms. I throughly enjoyed the story and the characters. The small side plots and characters only brought the main ones to life even more.
I was drawn into the story from the beginning and couldn't put it down. I loved the book and wished it was longer, I will definitely be reading the next book which is called "Twilight Memories" and any other ones which come along. I will be adding Maggie Shayne to my list of favourite authors.
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It is a little odd. **spoiler alert**
The female lead is a little strange. She simply allows herself to drift along in her own life. What 26 year old woman lives with a guardian at that age? She has a job that is never clearly explained. It is not clear why she does that job other than it is the same place her guardian works and seems central to the story. She went to college...for what? She seems weak and ineffective just sort of drifting from one male lead characture thoughts or suggestions to another male lead's thoughts or suggestions. she is not a real person at all.
There is very little attempt to explain the world within which these charactures operate. How do they live? How are they connected? Where do they get their money? How do they remain safe? Are they alone? How do they travel? What is the DPI? How does it exist? Why does it exist? Who is her guardian? What is his motivation?
Author provides a little shading, clearly wanting some of the issues to remain murkey for suspense reasons, but it makes it difficult to make judgements or understand motivations.
Then there are simply some common sense issues. Female lead goes to male leads home. He is a vampire. Dead to the world during the day. She manages to stumble across his fence and then use a nail file...yeah, a nail file, to pick the lock (?) of his front door. That is just stupid.
First she went there to see if he was awake during the day. If she is still laboring under the idea that he is just a guy being harrassed by her guardian, then why on earth would she hope the fence and break into his house? There is no discussion of ringing a bell or some kind of intercom. Just odd. Who does that?
Additionally, why does he not have staff? How does he stay safe during the day?
Second, why kind of "infalliable" security system allows an intruder to pick the lock with a nail file? Dumb.
Finally, as usual..after being caught in his home, she just drifts through the encounter.
The whole thing is messy, full of plot holes and annoying charactures. I am still reading, but not sure I will continue on with any of the other books.