Sunday, November 13, 2011

The Pentacle Pendant

by Stephen M. DeBock

Available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble

Synopsis:
“On the last day of his life, Royce Williams met a woman who literally took his breath away …”

When Claire Delaney’s lover confesses he’s a werewolf, she laughs; when he begs permission to turn her, she laughs again—kinky sex, anyone?—and tells him to go for it. When she regains consciousness, she isn’t laughing any more.

As Claire learns to adapt to her new life, her lover finds his integrity compromised: by a lusty and mysterious female who seduces him into sharing his lycanthropy in return for a special gift of her own. But when he insists they share this gift, the woman realizes his loyalty remains with Claire—and knows she must destroy them both.

As if Claire’s conflicted morality at her own righteous kills aren’t enough, she now finds herself pursued on two fronts: by a covert agent who seeks to protect her and by the seductress who wants to kill her. All three paths will ultimately cross…..and the battle for Claire’s soul will climax at the intersection.


The title Pentacle Pendant certainly catches your attention, but the cover seems a little stiff. It really left me unsure about the story. Here is proof of the saying "don't judge a book by it's cover."

The characters are all deeply written, there is no black and white within the story, except for the woman who demands revenge on Claire...and for something Claire had no control or knowledge of.

The story takes place almost exclusively in New England. Claire is getting ready and graduate college with an English degree and no idea what to do with it. She finds a boyfriend and a job in the same night. Sure then he turns her into a werewolf, but no relationship is perfect. Claire hates what she has become, but loves her new career and friends that she meets through work.

The story was intriguing and consistently built in intensity to the climax of the story. The only thing that left me wanting more were the few times the author dragged out a description and never really made it clear. In fact, the word vampire was never used, and werewolf was rare. It was hemophage and metamorph. Interesting words, but occasionally it did cause frustration.

All in all, DeBock is a good author and I had a hard time putting this story down. Even when I was so tired I could barely think, I had to know what was happening to Claire. By the way, don't read this when your husband is freeway driving in the rain...the two situations don't mix well. LOL

3 comments:

  1. sounds like a good read :) I dont care for the cover of the book either

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  2. This book sounds really interesting! Maybe it's the kinky sex I am liking! LOL ;o) Have a great one ;o)

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  3. Seems like a good one. I love reading and certainly go for it. I hope that I will not be disappoint with it.

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