More Things in Heaven and Earth (Ariel’s Review)


Title: More Things in Heaven and Earth
Author: Paul Comeau
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: December 30, 2016
Genre(s): Paranormal
Page Count: 284
Reviewed by: Ariel
Heat Level: 2 flames out of 5
Rating: 5 stars out of 5
Blurb:

When young Danny Crawford’s father and a priest conspire to subject him to conversion therapy, Danny only sees one way out. But little does Danny know he’ll soon have a sentinel watching from the darkness, a guardian angel in the most unlikely form imaginable.

Damien, a vampire, is inexplicably moved by Danny’s plight. He takes it upon himself to make sure Danny’s father and the priest can never hurt him again, giving Danny a chance at a normal life. As Danny grows up, Damien struggles to keep the boy—and later the young man—from harm. He does not dare go any further, no matter how much he wants to. To do so would ruin everything he’s tried to do for Danny. He doesn’t realize that as Danny embarks on a successful modeling career and begins dating, Danny feels empty, longing for something—or someone—just beyond his reach: a shadow, a presence he despairingly believes forever lost to him.

When brutality and violence threaten Danny again, Damien must make a decision—risk revealing himself to Danny, or leave Danny to his fate.

 

A Boy and His Vampire

From tragedy to a glorious happily ever after. This is a different kind of vampire story. It starts with tragedy on both of their parts. Damien gets bitten and transformed into a vampire and he has no clue what happened to him and he has to suffer and figure it out all on his own. Danny, who has an abusive father, goes through all kinds of awful things and he ends up in the hospital where he meets Damien. Damien takes an interest in Danny and decides to protect and watches over him. Danny likes him, in more ways than one, and opens up to him.

As time passes and Danny grows up, he still aches for Damien. Damien keeps watch over him year after year staying in the shadows from Danny protecting him and making sure no one messes with him.

Tragedy strikes Danny again and this draws Damien to his side. They rekindle their friendship and Damien allows this friendship to grow. This act leads Damien into a world he thought he would not see and things just blossom from there leading to a wonderful ending.

I really loved this book and the relationship between the main characters was beautiful and the author lets us feel their emotions and read their thoughts. I kept rooting for Danny every time he would stumble and when he was longing for Damien I was hoping that Damien would appear on the scene and would releave Danny’s hurting heart.

My only criticism of this book is that a full chapter was devoted to the supporting characters and that chapter told the life story of each character. I felt that was unnecessary. It’s good to give background on each character, but the chapters gave a too detailed account of their story. I wish the chapters were much shorter.

Also, it felt like I had to wait too long to read about Danny and Damien. I felt the story spent too much time on the supporting characters when I wanted to read more about the main characters and I wanted to read more about their relationship.

Overall the story was great. I do recommend it to anyone who loves vampire stories. The cover is also really beautiful and great. I loved it. High five to the author. You did a great job!

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Galley copy of More Things in Heaven and Earth provided by Dreamspinner Press in exchange of an honest review.

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