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- Publisher: Excessica (November 20, 2015)
- Publication Date: November 20, 2015
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- Language: English
- ASIN: B016X3YAPI
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Indentured Freedom: Owned by the Vampire (Dark Underbelly Book 2) Kindle Edition
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Indentured Freedom, like its predecessor novellas from the paranormal worlds of Ms. Blevins' imagination, *are* erotic; make no mistake, and may push your comfort zone. But the characters, to whom readers have previously been introduced, are not without deep merit. These particular novella interludes may not be the ultimate HEA for these particular characters, but they do serve as invaluable connect-the-dots to coming events in the series while nurturing characteristic development of a particular supernatural species.
And then there are the characters themselves. Gavin is a powerful, and blessedly, an unapologetic vampire. His purpose is his Master, his power and his "people". In this amazing world, these traits are innate with the powerful, supernatural beings. By definition, they are going to be...more. But there is also heart and soul in this man, and a reader does not have to read between the lines to find it. Even in the events with Teresa/Bambi/Queenie, he seeks to discover the essence of "her" and to entreat her informed consent for the life to which she may be committing herself. She may not be the potential mate to which even Gavin refers in the story, but she is not a "nothing" to him either, and I personally sense whatever Teresa discovers in herself over the course of her servitude, will completely reform her life and her role in it. And the architect of that change will have been Gavin.
Teresa herself may be down enough to be at rock bottom, but she is in *no* way, out. From the beginning of her encounter with Gavin to her ultimate decision, she is given the unvarnished truth and the Freedom to make her own decision. She seeks and accepts advice from protectors within the RTMC, and from The Abbott himself. I do not believe it ever crosses Ms. Blevins' considered imagination, to create a wimpy, indecisive female character and Teresa is no exception, despite her position within the hierarchy.
Nope. This most definitely does not fit my personal bill for dark erotica. It *does* fit my bill for a character rich tie-in to elements of the main series. It does fit my bill for providing reader-insights into the characteristics of the vampire species within an amazingly constructed and highly involved supernatural world, and quite uniquely, does so in a manner that avoids distracting but essential narrative were it in a series novel. Instead we come to understand character motivations in a rich, stand-alone story. Infinitely more satisfying this way.
And finally, it does fit my bill for a warm/fuzzy. Not that these two in particular find a personal HEA together. But because you know that they both ultimately will. Because you know that there is a good being inside who *will* find their personal fulfillment but will be true to their nature in the doing. And because you know that the journey for both of them is going to be over-the-top wild and imaginative, and because you just can't NOT be there to watch it happen!
So. Is it erotic? Most assuredly, but its not my definition of erotiCA.
Is it dark? Its unapologetic. But its true and honest and in full consideration of both characters and of who/what they are by nature.
For me, as always, it moved the story lines along and developed potential for future stories along the way. But mostly, it just enriched this world in which a reader so easily becomes submerged, and for a short time, took me there. Hook, line and sinker.
I breathed her scent in as I removed my black leather pants and black silk shirt.
Okay, so maybe it’s a little cliché for a vampire, but I don’t give a sh@@. Synthetic fabrics drive me crazy, and I’m not a cotton kinda guy.
"Centuries upon centuries of life had taught me the value of a life was largely appraised by tallying the number of people who loved them. There were nuances, of course, mostly assessed by how many people also loved those people, and how many people were dependent on them."
"Showing affection to someone you don’t have feelings for, and yet want in your life, can be tricky."
I doubt I will re-read this short story. I always look forward to, pre-order when possible, new works by this author.
This was a pretty good book it was no romance it was dark erotica and I loved reading it. Gavin is a thousand year old vampire who is second in command to The Abbott. He goes to the Rolling Thunder Motorcycle Club to have sex and feed from a prostitute he went looking for Belinda when she was busy when he see's Teresa he has to have her. Teresa is a she-wolf who has been through a lot she was used an abused by her former Alpha and his friends she came to the club looking for work and although they had Randall talk to her she decided not to join his pack. Gavin realized that Teresa was trained to handle the things that he likes to do so he makes her in offer to stay with him for a week he wants her to be his slave. The sex scenes in this book were hot and dark Gavin was very hard on Teresa this book had m/m and menage scenes and loved reading about it all. Gavin makes her an offer for long term commitment to him and when she leaves him she will be rich and will be able to take care of herself. This book was well written with no errors in grammar or spelling. I am looking forward to reading more book in this series.
In this book we learn more about Teresa's past and why she was running away from her old Alpha. There were something that I liked about Gavin, I guess the main on would be that he wanted to help Teresa be "more" then what others saw her as...now I cannot go into what that is because it would give a lot away, but just know that no-one really looked into her mind and saw everything until Gavin.
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