SNAP: The World Unfolds by Michele Drier
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Source: Received to review from the author
Genre: Adult Paranormal
Book Description: SNAP, a multinational celeb TV show and magazine, is the holy grail for Maxie Gwenoch. When she snags the job as managing editor, she's looking for fame, fortune and Jimmy Choos. What she finds is a media empire owned by Baron Kandesky and his family. A family of vampires. They're European, urbane, wealthy and mesmerizing. And when she meets Jean-Louis, vampire and co-worker, she's a goner.
The Kandesky vampire family rose in Hungary centuries ago. They gave up violence and killing to make a killing on the world's commodities markets and with that beginning they built SNAP, an international celebrity multimedia empire. Now cultured...and having found food substitutes for killing...they’ve cornered the world market for celebrity and gossip journalism.
They haven't fully left the past behind. Their Hungarian neighbors and rival vampire clan, the Huszars are starting to ramp up attacks, maybe looking to start a war to take over all the Kandeskys have built.
Maxie believes she's found her ultimate career. She doesn't realize that she's found a family feud like none other, a centuries-old rivalry between vampire families, with her as the linchpin. Bells ring with Jean-Louis, but she doesn’t realize they’re alarm sirens until she learns that Jean-Louis is second in command of the Kandeskys...but by then it's too late.
My thoughts: Maxie has just been hired to be the managing editor at SNAP. They cover celebrities in many different media forms. She is excited to begin her work and is paid more than expected.
The story takes a turn into the paranormal when someone tries to grab her. She finds that she is a pawn in a war between two vampire clans that have had conflict for generations.
The story is interesting. The plot is simple. The characters are unique. All of those are pluses for the story. I just didn't connect to it very well.
Not a bad read. The only content warnings would be a little bit of violence and a couple of non-descriptive sexual situations.