Title: Dark Wine at Midnight (A Hill Vampire Novel, Book 1)
Author: Jenna Barwin
Rating: 4 Stars
Reviewed by: Shakera
Genre: Fantasy, Mystery, Paranormal
Publisher: Hidden Depths Publishing
Date of Release: April 25, 2017
Format: Kindle (Jenna Barwin via AXP )
I have been wary of the vampire genre since The Twilight Saga, however I was impressed with this story and the set up for the series. I will say it did start off a bit slow, but it was absolutely worth it. Cerissa is a scientist who is given a mission to infiltrate The Hill, a society comprised of vampires. She goes under the guise of wanting to build a scientific lab. Henry, a wine making vampire and a founding member of The Hill, doesn’t believe her, but they are drawn to each other. There is more to both than meets the eye… Can they figure out who is trying to assassinate the founders of The Hill before it’s too late?
The writing is fantastic. As I stated earlier, it does start off slow, but it gives you plenty of information to follow along. There were some things about the story line that didn’t jive with me, but it didn’t take away my enjoyment of the story. There were just some personal things I wouldn’t have stood for. Jenna Barwin is new to me and I look forward to the next story in the series!