Book description: Dr. Juliana Lucio is violently attacked, and turned into a creature of the night, now she’s fighting to protect her son from becoming the same.
Late one night following her shift in the emergency department, Dr. Juliana Lucio is violently attacked and left for dead. To her surprise she wakes up to find she has been turned into a creature of her dreams–a vampire. Now, Dr. Juliana Lucio is violently attacked, and turned into a creature of the night, now she’s fighting to protect her son from becoming the same.
Late one night following her shift in the emergency department, Dr. Juliana Lucio is violently attacked and left for dead. To her surprise she wakes up to find she has been turned into a creature of her dreams–a vampire. Now, two new Master Vampires are in town, and want to use Juliana’s unusual abilities to further their own plans of destruction. Because of Juliana’s refusal to join them, they set their sights on Juliana’s teenage son; and they don’t plan on leaving town until he has fangs of his own.
Juliana is then forced to turn to the woman who stole her life, and family, to get her help in protecting them. Can Juliana, her Sire, and her sire’s sexy best friend stop the powerful master vampires before they take her son . . . or will none of them make it out alive?
Review by Vicky: Juliana is a resident in the emergency room when she notices that there is something not quite right about the new doctor and wants to know more about the elusive Ana. When Juliana is attacked by Ana at the end of a shift, her whole life changes forever.
Juliana is a very strong independent person who loved her life before the attack. When she discovers that she is now a vampire her main focus is protecting the family that she will no longer be able to see and to provide them with some closure over her disappearance. To be able to do this she has to put aside her feelings about her sire and ask for her help. Ana wants to do her best by Juliana and so is willing to help any way that she can in providing the closure that Juliana needs.
Ana comes across as quite a cold emotionless person at the beginning of the book. As the story progresses we get to learn more about Ana and it becomes apparent that she has feelings for Juliana and that these are confusing to her. She tries to protect Juliana but as this is her first experience as a sire, she finds that things are more complicated and difficult than she first expected and this contributes to some bad feeling between Ana and Juliana.
William is introduced near the start of the book when Ana finds Juliana’s first feeding more difficult than expected. He is immediately attracted to Juliana and tries to help her through the difficult times and teach her how to manage with her new life and the changes she will have to face.
I found the characters easy to connect with and I was experiencing the ups and downs along the way with them. This is really important to me in as story as if I find it difficult to connect with at least one of the characters I don’t believe in the story as much. I have high hopes for the relationship between Juliana and William as the series progress but I did find that I was a bit disappointed that Juliana appeared to move on so quickly even though she said she still loved her husband and always would. But the connection that the two seemed to experience felt more like a “fated bond” and helped to push aside any doubts about the swiftness of their relationship.
Stolen Sun is a fast paced introduction to the Juliana Lucio series. This is a fantastically written story that keeps the action going and the pages turning throughout. I think this series has a lot of potential and I am waiting with baited breath to find out how the story continues.
Excellent start to the series, for this I give it 4 ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ hearts