Good As Dead (Dying To Meet You Book 1) is a dark, paranormal tale of science fiction, fantasy, suspense and romance: I love books which defy categories. This is a series starter, and beguiling for someone whose second home is dark fantasy worlds. Six people want her dead. One vampire is under orders to keep her alive, but he's hungry...and for much more than blood. A woman with an earth-changing secret needs to find a vampire to save the day. When she finds Mercer, the vampire of her choice, she'll need to trust and obey, not things in her nature. The vampire needs to get her secrets and her trust. Neither wants to give up an inch of privacy or control.
Meanwhile, between the two of them, a truly ill-advised love is blooming....
This is essentially a love story with a twist involving vampires and witches - who traditionally are supposed to be mortal enemies. This book is an erotic love story with a dark edge to it.
Like all great love stories across time this story wins because it has the essential ingredient - conflict. A smooth passage of love isn't a story. Conflict should be present; issues, circumstances that keep two people apart but love and the sheer rawness of lust and sex will win through in the end!
What an exciting read. It's a suspenseful, erotic story with a unique plot of magic, witches, and vampires that will keep you on the edge of your seat. Lainey Hargreaves is taken (literally) by Mercer. But I don't give out spoilers so you will have to read to find out why. I highly recommend. C.P. Mandara has done it again with this gem. Looking forward to Book 2!
Good as Dead is a well-written erotic scifi fantasy novel with an interesting premise. One of the wildest 'boy meets girl' tales you'll ever read. Nonstop action and great interplay between the lead characters, Mercer and Lainey, propels the story forward at breakneck speed. A page turner for erotica fans with an interest in fantasy fiction. Five stars!