Review – Almost Human First Trilogy by Melanie Nowak @MelanieNowak

Book & Author Details:

Fatal Infatuation (Almost Human First Trilogy)
by Melanie Nowak
Publication date: July 3rd 2008
Genres: Paranormal, Romance

Fatal.jpgALMOST HUMAN ~ The First Trilogy
In this paranormal fantasy, chapters alternate between a vampire and a young woman, as they join an ensemble cast to navigate difficulties of addiction and desire; perils of zombies and vampires; and struggles with abuse, morality and… college.

Volume 1: Fatal Infatuation
Felicity views going away to college as an opportunity to mature into a confident young woman, but her new beginning turns out to be more of an adventure than she bargains for when she finds that her school is plagued by vampires!
Cain is an elder vampire who displays quiet confidence even as he struggles to overcome sins of his past. Surprisingly, he found that in losing his life he gained his faith and a purpose.
His mission: find the hostile vampires that inhabit this small college town, and educate them to live in peace with humans. Their leader, Sindy, is a wicked temptress who has set her sights on Felicity’s new friend Ben. She will be difficult to control, but after meeting Felicity, Cain’s most difficult task lies in controlling himself.

*ALMOST HUMAN is a series of successive trilogies, not stand-alone books. Each trilogy is self-contained enough to be read alone as a 3 book set, but the story unfolds chronologically, and the characters do continue from one trilogy to the next. Main storyline closure is in each 3rd book, but there are also story-ties leading from one trilogy to the next in the series. *For series updates, visit:


I really wanted to love this, I honestly did.  There were parts of this that really were very well written and engaging.  But overall, the plot felt a bit stretched; just a bit like there were too many words telling the story.

The saving grace?  The characters.  Each of them was well constructed and felt real.

Sadly though, not a hit for me.

I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader copy of this book.



purchase links

Amazon (Universal Link)

About the author

Melanie Nowak has always had a vivid imagination and a fascination for the paranormal. Acting and singing in theatrical productions throughout college and in church had always been a passion. However, upon conceiving the idea for the Almost Human series of books, she discovered a previously unknown passion for writing! Not only can she finally put her over-active imagination to good use, but she can create characters she loves, and she gets to play all of the parts!

Upon completion of the first Almost Human series of books, the author made the decision to publish her books independently, thus maintaining complete creative control of her vision for the series. She has foundedWoodWitchDame Publications, published 29 titles thus far, and plans to release many more books for this exciting series!

Melanie Nowak lives on a peaceful mountaintop surrounded by forest in upstate New York with her loving husband, two young sons, and an ever growing collection of pets.

author links

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