You have an interesting title and a very interesting story, but it was rushed and in need of some detailed planning. The structure needs a lot of work. The story feels too compressed, needs space to flourish and to steal away the reader's imagination. I would like to read this tale again if you can flesh out the story and rework the plot. Describe your protagonist and antagonist in more detail, as well as your settings. Build on the love she feels for her husband.
You can space out the dialogue by giving it its own line rather than compacting it into paragraphs. This would ease the structure and make the story more readable.
Hope this helps.
Review of: Bloodrain
reviewed by jacquesst on 08/19/2008
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