In The Forbidden Vampire: The Inception, Book I, Forbidden, the world’s first vampire. Forbidden is spawned two thousand years ago by his father, Satan. Helped by his mother, who instills goodness in his soul, and a Holy Spirit operating in Beyond Forest, Forbidden defies his father’s intended mission of destroying the world. He tries to keep his power within bounds and guards against infecting and turning humans into vampires.
To succeed, he must deal with his father’s minions and the tragedy brought about by their contact with Richie Stockmore, a human who unwittingly finds himself thrust in the battle of good and evil to rule the world.
Mother and son spend their days—and nights—like the shadows roaming the trees in Beyond Forest, grimly and desperately trying to outsmart Satan one more time. Richie Stockmore, a landscaper and gardener out on a trip to Beyond Forest one day, drills himself into the guarded world of Gloria and Forbidden after a chance meeting. Now drawn into the lives of mother and son and their constant vigil against evil, Richie finds himself at the center of a possible final catastrophe for the whole of humanity. A mere slip of the mouth could now shatter the world of Gloria, Forbidden, and everyone else with them.
Will Richie be the man to end their world and the world around them?
I have always been a fan of vampires and the supernatural but I could not get into this book. The story idea was good but the characters had to be developed more.There were too many characters to get a real feel for any of them. I felt that the author was just "telling' the story instead of "showing " me the story. I always want to feel like that I am right there with the characters feeling their emotions but that was not the case with this novel. I am not saying that the book was really bad but it was not for me.
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