But for vampire Diego Rivera, Ramona Escobar's sensuality proved even more potent. He had to resist--for there could be no such thing as love for him. Five centuries ago Diego had vowed never to turn another with the bite of the undead. And though Diego knew the dark underworld of New York was no place for a human, his unslaked desire commanded that Ramona be his for one nBut for vampire Diego Rivera, Ramona Escobar's sensuality proved even more potent. He had to resist--for there could be no such thing as love for him. Five centuries ago Diego had vowed never to turn another with the bite of the undead. And though Diego knew the dark underworld of New York was no place for a human, his unslaked desire commanded that Ramona be his for one night.... But when the artist's life was threatened by a reclusive millionaire who had used Ramona's skills to build a forgery ring, Diego needed to unleash his inner demon to save her. Then he was faced with a choice--lose the woman he loved...or turn her with a vampire's kiss....
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Blood Calls Reviews
And I follow up a werewolf book with a vampire. How appropriate, ironic, and fitting. I have read most of Caridad Pineiro's The Calling series. I have been waiting since book three, I think, for Diego's book, and now I've read it.Diego Rivera is old, powerful and incredibly wealthy. That's not just because he's a vampire. He's always had money. When he was mortal, in his "youth", he let that make him a wasteful, unappreciative man. After his turning, he used it to change the lives of others around him. Like Ramona Escobar, the latest talented young artist he's taken under his wing, so to speak. Her paintings impress and move him and the woman herself intrigues him. Of course he doesn't know all of her secrets, no more than she knows his. When they're drawn together by the feelings they share for one another, however, the truth must come out. Ramona needs Diego more than ever, not only to help prove her innocence in an art forgery scheme, but to save her life.As stated, I feel like I've waited a while for this story. I wish, therefore, that his book had been more satisfying to me. I think this is another case where there's *so much* going on in the story that there's just no time to focus on any one thing. The development of Ramona and Diego's relationship started out well, but then it read to me as though someone prodded Ms. Pineiro into adding more sex without the corresponding emotion. The forgery plot was interesting, but I didn't feel satisfied by the resolution or the final treatment of the "bad guy". Diego's ultimate dilemma didn't feel like it was given enough time or weight in the story, and there was a little too much focus on characters who have already had their book.I did enjoy the book overall, but I wanted it to be a little bit More than it was.
This is book 6 of the Calling series by Caridad Pineiro. The writing reminds me of Lynsay Sands' Argeneau Series: tame, accessible, romantic, sweet. It was a fun and fast read, and it didn't seem to matter that I read the book out of order. It's also refreshing to see so many Spanish and Hispanic characters in positive roles.Diego Rivera is a 500 year old vampire who holds onto his humanity through the arts - he's a gallery owner and he takes pride in nurturing talent. He lost his love of the past half millenia only a year and a half ago, and is just now coming out of grief. Diego has been the patron of an artist named Ramona since she was in art school. The book opens with Diego realizing he has a strong attraction to Ramona, but not wanting to pursue that attraction because he can't bear to ruin her by making her a vampire. What he doesn't know is that she's dying from disease and only has a short time to live. Then she gets accidently swept into a art forgery scheme and wants to clear her name - she goes to Diego for help. The most interesting aspect of this book for me was how respectful the vampires were of human laws - they seemed to feel nearly as constrained by human laws as everyday people, mostly because of the need to keep themselves hidden. Many vampire books bring on the supernatural powers whenever there's a problem. In this series, the vamps use the system to their advantage.
Diego has lived for five centuries but has never met anyone quite like Ramona. He is very wealthy and has taken to being a patron of the arts, not only does he have a gallery he is also Ramona’s patron. There had to be some way for him to give something back.Diego has sworn never to turn another into a vampire after seeing what it cost others. When he learns the woman he thinks he might be falling in love with, or is trying to stop himself from doing so, is dying he finds himself in a real quandary - what will he do?Ramona is an artist who’s family circumstances forced her to undertake a job for a millionaire to obtain the money to care for her mother which she would have preferred not to take. She finds herself threatened by the reclusive millionaire who manages to find her weakest spot, her mother. She is attracted to Diego but she won’t act on it because of her illness meaning she does not have long to live, she has no idea of course tat he is a vampire.The interaction between Ramona and Diego is executed very well through out the story, I like that it is not all just nice and going well all the time!Blood Calls is a well paced story with interesting lead characters who end up exactly where the reader wants them to by the time they have got to know them! I have the feeling that any other end to the book than that provided would not have satisfied the reader. You’ll have to read the book to find out what that is!
This is about a vampire that falls in love with an artist who is dying and also supporting her ailing mother (that we never meet in the story). It was just a quick read and did not really have any depth to it.
The romance here was really steamy and sexy. Oh yeah, there is a vampire!
Well I have never read anything quite like that before! And I loved it :D