Friday, January 13, 2017

The Vampyre Legal Chronicles: Marcus by CC MacKenzie - #DNFreview

Magic will return to the human realm of Earth. And Earth will burn as the ground shakes and mankind will perish under the combined fists of pestilence and disease. And magic will rule the land. And so it begins... 

Take one broodingly hot vampyre. Add one gorgeous New Born. And this is just the beginning...

Anais Walker has one passion – Corporate Law. And one goal – a glittering career with Gillespie, Pattullo & Hindmarch. Success is so close she can taste it.  Until a lamentable slip of concentration jeopardises a billion dollar deal with the Chinese in Shanghai.  Is Anais about to lose it all?

Famously ruthless corporate lawyer Marcus Gillespie has two secrets.  He’s a Vampyre Prince.  And after two hundred and thirty years he’s found the woman for him.  She’s beautiful, smart and with a body to die for.  After six months of mentoring Anais, the time has come to move her from the boardroom to the bedroom.  And when Anais makes a costly mistake, Marcus has the gorgeous lawyer just where he wants her…

But although passions run red hot in the bedroom, Anais refuses to give her heart or commit to a future not of her choosing. When an ancient enemy arrives in Shanghai with bad news, Marcus finds himself in a race against time not only to win her heart, but also to save her life…



I was drawn to The Vampyre Legal Chronicles by CC MacKenzie because of a True Blood-esque blurring of the lines between the mortal and immortal worlds.  And it put a new twist on the how vampyres are made, how things work in the vampyre world ... which is another thing I like to see.  Also, the authors use of language was great.

And can I just say that it did not occur to me (until now) to make a biggest bloodsucker - vampyre or lawyer joke until just now?  (Nothing against lawyers, mind you.)

Where I ran into trouble is with the amount of graphic, very thoroughly described sex with elements of bondage and Marcus manipulating the system to get Anais 'right where he wanted her'.  Just not my cup of tea.  But I am not one of those who will rate a novel down because if contains actions etc about which I dislike reading.

So if you like books with a LOT of heat, you will very probably like The Vampyre Legal Chronicles: Marcus.  If you steer away from books with spice, this one could well burn your fingers.

DNF at 51%.



USA Today Bestselling author, CC MacKenzie, was fourteen when she read her first romance - The Grand Sophy, by Georgette Heyer. And right there her future as an author was born.

Of course, it took a while.

Writing romance, she was told by her teachers, does not an income make! In order to write about the lives of others, she needed to live a very full life of her own! And she did!

Fast forward a few decades: a husband and three children and a couple of careers, she found her fourteen year old self again. And began to follow her dream and write romance. Four years later and Reckless Nights In Rome was published. She loves writing about deliciously handsome men and strong women.

She has THE best job in the world, because she gets to meet her readers!


2017 Reading Challenge information:

One Million Pages Perpetual Reading Challenge - 51% or approximately 105 pages


  1. Nice one, LuAnn. Sounds like you enjoyed the book. I hear you on the new twists; I enjoy that, too. I don't read much fantasy (or whatever genre vampires and zombies and other 'semi-real' creatures belong in), but I recently came across the TV series 'The Strain', which also gives a somewhat different version on vampires... Good series too, by the way :)

    Thanks for hopping over to Quiet Laughter yesterday, and for your lovely comment. I couldn't follow the Pinterest link you left, though... It said the page I was looking for couldn't be found :( Sorry about that!

  2. I love me some vampire books. But I don't really read about bondage myself either, so I can see why you chose to put this book down in the end. Hope your next read is better!