Readers reviews

All of these reviews are verifiable on Amazon on my book's listing "The Darkest Gift"

5.0 out of 5 stars

 

 "Captivating Vampire Love Story"

Reviewed in the United States on May 3, 2021

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…..Creatively written book as the plot pulls you into the characters love story. It captures readers from the beginning with a story line that gets better and better as you turn each page! It was interesting and captivating from the start. This book is one that you wish you had the entire day to read. If you are a fan of vampire books, this is a must read!”

 


 

5.0 out of 5 stars

 

Engaging and easy to read!!!!

 

“You will easily be engaged with the narrative of this novel that goes through hundreds of years and the universal themes of love, good and evil! You don't have to be a regular reader of vampire novels to enjoy this one! Very smooth and fun read!”

 

 

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 "A must read!"

 

“Page turner!! It’s a hard book to put down. Exciting, keeps you on the edge of your seat. Just when you think you know where the story is headed, surprise! Definitely a must read.”

 

 

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" Sensual with fangs"  

 

“Sensual and frightening all at the same time. The author’s creative mind brings a new twist to vampire novels.”

 

 

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" Starts out strong and keeps going...you want to read more."

 

"I haven’t read the entire book but it is a page turner. Great character development and detail, peppered with riveting passion. A must pool side read for 2021!"

 

 

 

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"Captivating, visual, passionate and humor with a dark twist."

 

"A book you gobble down.
The love story is passionate.
Visual imagery, integrity and humor the writer holds as the plot thickens.
So looking forward to the next book!!"

 

 

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" OOOOO... Scary and Sexy"

 

"Sexy, tender and a bit eerie! Fun escape reading - perfect for the beach!"

 

 

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" Need to be into Vampires!!!"

 

"This book is delightfully eerie, with just enough sex and gore!"

 

 

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"An engaging and vivid Vampire tale"

 

"The author paints a vivid and engaging vampire story full of rich imagination and passionate emotions. It is as much a story of love and revenge as it is a vampire odyssey. An easy and fun read."

 

 

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"If you're an Ann Rice fan, you've come to the right place!"

 

"I really enjoyed the mix of romance and suspense in the historical settings of Paris and New Orleans in a story that spans centuries. I hope we see more of these sexy vampires who wrestle with the ethics of feasting on human blood. A great summer read!"

 

 

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"A must read Thriller"

 

"This book keeps you in suspense the whole time. It's one I couldn't put down even though I'm not really a Vampire lover. Romance, intrigue, jealousy and anger.

A good read and the best part is you get to learn about Vampires"

 

 

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" Storytelling"

"Suspend your disbelief. Allow the art of the storyteller to guide you through twists and turns into the world of the undead. From 18th century Paris to the later part of 20th century New Orleans, vampires become real, spirits are summoned, physical and spiritual love survives all odds and good engages evil in an unwinnable battle. This novel will please the lovers of vampire tales."

 

 

 

 

5.0 out of 5 stars 

 

"If you're an Ann Rice fan, you've come to the right place!"

"I really enjoyed the mix of romance and suspense in the historical settings of Paris and New Orleans in a story that spans centuries. I hope we see more of these sexy vampires who wrestle with the ethics of feasting on human blood. A great summer read!"

5.0 out of 5 stars. Stand back, Lestat! A book for lovers of Anne Rice!

Reviewed in the United States on December 20, 2021

Len Handeland's debut novel reveals a world of love, lust, vampiric jealousy, and human rage wrapped up in a tight gay bow. Perfect for those who loved Anne Rice. A fitting homage, as well, to New Orleans, quickly the most atmospheric home for the good-looking undead.

Looking forward to Len's next book to take out a bite!  - David Perry, award-winning author of "Upon this rock"

Reviews for "Requiem for Miriam"

 5.0 out of 5 stars. A well written, entertaining novel

Reviewed in the United States on July 11, 2022

Lovers of fast-paced, action-filled murder novels will enjoy reading “Requiem for Miriam.” The characters are well-drawn, the tension is palpable, and the descriptions are detailed and realistic. I specifically appreciated Detective Maria Gonzales, unabated in her quest to catch famous Dr. Sidney Friedlander, who is on the run from his privileged Manhattan apartment after strangling with his bare hands his wife of many years. The detective follows the doctor all the way to beautiful Cancun, in Mexico, while the villain changes his appearance and experiences multiple paranormal encounters with his dead victim, reminiscent of Raskolnikov in Dostoyevsky’s Crime and Punishment.

5.0 out of 5 stars . . . and the journey launches . . .

Reviewed in the United States on July 10, 2022

Len Handeland takes you on an engaging and unexpected journey from the New York high life, to crimes of passion, to paranormal influences in this engaging novel. You won't want to put it down. Blending a Crime Drama with the Paranormal integrates twists and turns that had me second-guessing throughout. A perfect engaging and quick summer read.

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 Character development - I was part of the main character's life. Felt I knew her. Wow - end is...

Reviewed in the United States on July 29, 2022

The author showed his strong talents in developing realistic characters. Strong woman as the protagonist. I felt as though I could have known her. Don't worry about a boring read as you must pay attention, especially at the end, as things move quickly! Great read to feel a part of this very realistic fictional space.

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