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When Red Sage sent me a copy of this ebook, I was curious about it. I was drawn in to the story from the start as Lena is a young woman, alone in the world and overwhelmed by a stranger. Soon we jump ahead a couple decades and we meet the vampire that Lena has transformed in to. She's killed in the past, but realizes that she doesn't have to live that way and breaks from her master and pack. She's again alone in the world, and she meets Richard while at a bar and is immediately drawn to him. And then the story really takes off.
I haven't read many books with a vampire heroine and a human hero. All too often, if the woman is vampire, then the man is as well. This was an interesting, and refreshing, twist. Lena is a woman who can take care of herself, but is tired of being along. But she doesn't want another pack, she longs more for a family. Then she meets Richard, a man who challenges her and can provide that family she's longing for. It makes quite the intriguing plot. Of course, what vampire story can be complete without some sort of villain. Enter Darien, Lena's former master, a ruthless vampire who wants her back in his pack or dead. And he's willing to follow her across oceans to find her.
At times the story was a little more violent than I like. And a few of the sex scenes pushed some boundaries as the author explored the S&M, dom/sub world. But I found myself riveted to the story and couldn't put the book down until I was finished. If you're looking for a vampire story with a bite and a bit of a twist, then this one is for you.
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This is a fairly dark read. Was interesting and hot of course. Starts with menage and group sex with blood play, then changes when Richard and Elena meet. It will be interesting to see how some of the things brought up in this book play out in later books. I added the tag BDSM but it's super light and there are confusing parts...Richard is supposedly a Dom, it is talked about that he had a club, however in this story he was not a Dom at all. I enjoyed how Elena grew in this story and how it was still difficult to see things that she used to do and that she still felt like she would want to do. (having sex while draining someone to death) There is an end to this story, Yay something sadly lacking in many books out there now, but you can tell there will be more stories coming. I will be continuing with this series.
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Lilly Cain is a wild woman with a deep throaty laugh, plunging necklines and a great lover of all things sensual - perfume, chocolate, silk! She never has to worry about finding a date or keeping a man in line. She keeps her blond hair long and curly, wears beautiful clothes and loves loud music. Lilly lives her private life in the pages of her books.
Lilly lives in Atlantic Canada, although she spent eight years in Bermuda, enjoying the heat and the pink sands. She returned to her homeland so she could see the changing of the seasons once again. When not writing she paints, swills coffee and vodka (but not together), and fights her writing pals for chocolate.
When not living up to her pen name, Lilly is a single mom who loves reading and writing, dabbling in art and loving and caring for her two daughters. She loves romance and the freedom erotic fantasy provides her imagination. She loves the chilling moments in her novels as much as the steaming hot interludes. Her stories are an escape and a release, and she hopes that they can give you that power, too.