Review: Endlessly by C. V. Hunt


Endlessly

3 stars

Read from January 24 to 26, 2016 — I own a copy

Synopsis: When Ashley walks into a shop run by the vampire, Verloren, they both get the surprise of their lives. Ash is about to learn that she’s not just another pretty young woman, while Verloren is astonished to find himself falling in love. But how can a vampire love a human? And what if the human isn’t as human as she seems? When Ash’s true nature reveals itself, the entire power structure of the world’s outsiders teeters on the brink of destruction. Verloren and Ash become more and more terrified as they grope their way toward the ultimate truth: that they hold the key to something much larger than their own survival. Continue reading

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Review: The Drakhom Taboo


DrakhomTaboo

3 stars

Read on October 19, 2015

Synopsis: Drakhoms were the offspring of humans and vampires. Typically beautiful and dark, they were known to possess strong sexual appetites, without the need for blood. Nonetheless, accounts of unusual sexual encounters with the species made Kate Randall wary of them. She had no desire to experience intimate activity that involved dangerously sharp teeth. Kate is instantly attracted to her new client, Tanton Manning. No surprise there—he’s strikingly handsome and successful. But she suspects that he’s a Drakhom.

Bookish Things: 23 pages. This is the first part of a three part series. All the overs are the same

Where to buy: Amazon on kindle for $2.85

My Review: 

What would a child born of human and vampire look like?

Pale and sickly? Sparkly with red eyes?

No, according to Celia Jade, they are glorious examples of the darkest coloring, hair, eyes, skin. And while mortal and not requiring blood to live, they still possess the tell-tale fangs of their parentage.

Oh, and they have heightened sexual appetite…just in case you were wondering.

An interesting take on vampirism, the Drakhom Taboo is a short work of erotic nature. It is rather flowery in its word choices (‘her quivering womb clenches his raging member’ as a paraphrased example).

I thought the smexy-time was different enough to be interesting (the mirror bit, a nice touch) but the rest of the story felt a tad rushed and disjointed.

For a couple of dollars on kindle, this short story (of which there are two more in the series) is worth picking up, if only for a quick raunchy read.

Review: The Monster’s Growl


TheMonstersGrowl

3 stars

Read on September 23, 2015

Synopsis: The stakes of the game in the small-town bar are higher than Carly and her friends realize when a mysterious biker puts his quarter on their pool table.

This 1100-word paranormal tale is a free ‘short-short’ story from the “Monsters in the Machines” collection by Roh Morgon. An excerpt from her novel “Watcher: Book I of The Chosen” is included.

Bookish Things: 5 pages. The cover is very apt and rather nice.

Where to buy: Free on Smashwords or from Amazon on kindle for $0.74.

My Review: 

This little tale is set in a little backwater town, possibly somewhere in the American wilderness.

The story progresses quickly, extremely so, but it works for the type of story this is.

The twist ending wasn’t as surprising as some of the other reviewers may lead you to believe, possibly with the recent influx of TV shows depicting beautiful monsters…

I enjoyed this, but would love to know what happens where the story cuts off. Tease!

Review: Koven by Vanessa Skye


This post is about my review for and the release of Koven by Vanessa Skye.

I got the privilege of an ARC of this book, sadly, my backlog of review requests means I only just snuck in reading it before it was released. I feel I should have read this the second I got it.

Anyway, enough of my whinging and on with the post.

Koven

3 stars
Read from June 01 to 03, 2015 — I own a copy, read count: 1

Synopsis: When Celeste was kidnapped a century ago and turned against her will by a cruel vampire fighter, she expected to spend her doomed eternity as his slave, chained in the darkness, and she questioned her ability to survive. But things don’t always go as expected.

Just ask her kidnapper.

He never expected Celeste to learn how to fight.

He never expected Celeste to become the best warrior he had ever seen.

He never expected the secret hidden away in her blood,

And he certainly never expected to become a victim of his own sword.

Tormented by her past and the dreams she can’t explain, Celeste now roams the earth slaying the creatures she loathes—other vampires like herself—and seeking revenge against those who would harm innocents in the name of bloodlust.

Until she crosses paths with Striker, the handsome vampire leader weighed down by his own tortured story.

In his quest for answers about the stunning Celeste, Striker finds out more than he ever thought possible—about himself, his true origins, and his destiny. But the secret Celeste is keeping from him might be the one thing that keeps them apart for good—a secret even more dangerous than a new, powerful enemy they never saw coming.

As ancient mysteries, forgotten prophecies, and cruel eras collide, Celeste must confront her past as well as her future. Fighting her inner demons and letting Striker beyond the wall she built around her heart haunts her, even more than her captive past.

Enter a supernatural world of passion, lust, sexual obsession, and power that the unsuspecting humans never knew existed, until now . . . Continue reading

Marie Treanor Week Review: Blood Prophecy


BloodProphecy

3 stars

Read from November 24 to 27, 2014 — I own a copy, read count: 1

Synopsis: BLOOD PROPHECY by Marie Treanor

Blood Hunters Series Book Four

From a shameful past, rises a vital destiny…

“The junkie whore shall save the trinity in the first hour.” So spoke the insane Luk, last of the Ancient undead prophets. The enigmatic vampire Dmitriu believes he knows the junkie whore in question, destined to save the daughter of his creator Saloman.

But the Edinburgh prostitute Janine, who once showed Dmitriu kindness, has not only got clean; she’s become a vampire hunter, determined never to be helpless in anyone’s power again; and Dmitriu’s pretty high on her kill list. Instead of renewing his beguiling sexual relationship with her, he has to kidnap her to force her cooperation. Bombarded with sensual memory and the lust Dmitriu still inspires in her, Janine also has to fight her way through renegade hunters, Dmitriu’s rebellious creation, Antonia, the bizarre Militant Church for the Defence of the Holy Trinity and the first anti-vampire protests. It’s too much; the prophecy could be broken.

Unless Janine’s destiny is Dmitriu. Continue reading

Marie Treanor Week Review: Blood Descent


BloodDescent

2 stars

Read from November 08 to 15, 2014

Synopsis: A child is born…into the final showdown of Vampire and Hunter

The face of a killer, the heart of a lost child… Konrad once led the legendary first team of Hungarian vampire hunters. Now, refusing to ally with the undead, he goes his own way, slaughtering vampires across the length and breadth of Europe.

The dying thoughts of one such vampire send Konrad to Britain in search of a dangerous instrument that might be just what he needs in his obsessive war with undead overlord Saloman – a war he’s determined to win at any cost. The only being who can lead him to the instrument and its current, evil possessor, is sexy, mysterious, young Glaswegian vampire Maggie, who holds herself aloof from her own kind.

Maggie sees much more than Konrad’s anger and cruelty. She makes it her mission to reach beyond the horrors of his past and find the man he should have been. Difficult, when he threatens her heart as well as everything she believes in; and when her whole being clamors for his body and his blood.

While journalists circle, about to break the news of vampire existence on mainstream television, Elizabeth Silk labors to give birth to Saloman’s daughter, and Maggie plays a dangerous game that risks everyone for her belief in one troubled man.
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