If you are in the mood for a dark and intellectual romance, choose Prophecy of the Undead. African-American scientist, Keisha is in search of the gene controlling human intelligence. Little does she know, some vampires are also in search of the same gene. Ancient vampires want to control human intelligence so that humans will be mindless “blood donors”.
The hero, Yuri, an ancient Russian vampire, has been following Keisha’s research in secret. He also has been admiring her beauty and genius from afar. On a dark night, Keisha is attacked and kidnapped. Yuri saves her life from people that want her dead. In the process of the rescue, she is badly injured. Yuri saves her by changing her into a vampire. As expected, they fall in love and have wild “vampire sex”.
Keisha and Yuri work together to find the gene. The two discover that the oldest vampire, who is from the Mayan civilization, is the one behind the search for the gene for human intelligence. Yuri uses his connections in the vampire world to get to the bottom of it. Interestingly, this ancient Mayan vampire is able to control and torment Keisha. Therefore, Yuri is determined to put an end to the Mayan.
Overall, the story is not for the faint of heart. There is a lot of violence, blood, and dark overtones. The hero, Yuri, is definitely a typical alpha hero. He is very protective of Keisha from the start of him “turning” her to protecting her from other vampires that would kill her. Keisha was intelligent and beautiful. There wasn’t much of a chase to win Keisha’s heart. They fall in love easily.
This is a story revolving around stopping a vampire from “dumbing down” the human race. The ending was satisfying in that Keisha was freed, and the two discover that the power of love can overcome fear and evil.
-Reviewed by Pamela