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A Fang-tastic Start to a Supernatural Saga: STAKED Book Review

Today's Bewitching Book Tours' Haunted Halloween Spooktacular feature is a fang-tastic start to a supernatural saga, STAKED by Kim Catanzarite. Check out my review, a yummy Halloween cocktail recipe called "Vampire's Kiss", and a giveaway!

Book STAKED by Kim Catanzarite


My Review of STAKED by Kim Catanzarite:


Are you ready to sink your teeth into a thrilling supernatural adventure? "Staked: A Vampire's Tale," the first installment of Kim Catanzarite's Angel of Death Series, is the perfect potion for a spine-tingling Halloween read. With a touch of darkness, a pinch of mystery, and a whole lot of intrigue, this book has all the ingredients for a fang-tastic experience.

Enter the enigmatic world of Gregorie Babin, a man who's been marinating in darkness for what feels like an eternity. No, he's not your typical vampire – he's stuck in a shell, like a mollusk without the fancy seashell real estate. Is he dead, alive, or caught in some supernatural purgatory? The answers are as elusive as a ghost on Halloween night. But when a stroke of luck finally breaks him free from his shadowy prison, he embarks on a journey that'll send shivers down your spine.

Catanzarite's storytelling is like a well-crafted potion, blending elements of fantasy, the supernatural, and speculation into a cauldron of suspense. From the moment you open the book, you're drawn into Gregorie's mind, where reality and delusion dance like witches around a bubbling cauldron. As he begins to unravel the secrets of his past, you'll be on the edge of your broomstick, eager to uncover the truth.

The pages of "Staked" might not be as long as a vampire's lifespan, but they're packed with intrigue and emotion. With only 207 pages, it's a quick read that's perfect for a cozy night in with a cup of warm apple cider. The writing is crisp, and Catanzarite's ability to create psychological conflict and emotional tension keeps the story engaging from start to finish.

The central question that haunts Gregorie is whether an angel can also be a monster. As you journey through the book, you'll find yourself pondering the nature of good and evil, darkness and light. It's a thought-provoking element that adds depth to the story and elevates it beyond your typical supernatural tale.

"Staked" is like a good ghost story around the campfire, one that leaves you with lingering chills and a sense of wonder. It's a tale that'll make you question the darkness that resides in all of us, just like that mysterious figure that moves in the shadows on Halloween night.

In a world filled with supernatural books, "Staked: A Vampire's Tale" is a breath of fresh, albeit spooky, air. It's a quick, satisfying read that introduces you to a character you won't soon forget and leaves you craving more. With Halloween just around the corner, it's the perfect time to sink your teeth into this captivating story. So grab your cloak, light a few candles, and prepare to be bewitched by "Staked." Your Halloween reading list just got a whole lot spookier! 🎃🦇📚

In conclusion, Kim Catanzarite's "Staked: A Vampire's Tale" is a fantastic start to the Angel of Death Series, offering a bewitching blend of suspense, emotion, and supernatural elements. With its concise length and thought-provoking themes, it's a must-read for anyone seeking a Halloween-worthy adventure. Get ready to embark on a supernatural journey that'll have you questioning the darkness within us all.



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