The premise behind the Brides of the Kindred is kind of interesting and a bit different. I enjoy Evangeline Anderson's writing style. Its smooth and well paced. The male characters in this book were well drawn Alpha types. The females, particularly were a bit annoying. I think the story basics were good but the book could have been much improved by shortening it up and focusing more on the dynamic between the Kindred and the Scourge. There were way too many sex scenes that went no where. That being said, I'm interested enough to read the rest of the series.