Published by Samhain Publishing on December 29th 2009
Genres: Fiction, Romance, Erotica, Paranormal
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Spartans do it with discipline.
Times Square on New Year’s Eve. A million partiers chanting the final seconds. This year, it’s a countdown to death.
My name is Twyla Tafel and I’ve uncovered an insane plot to unleash berserk vampires on those unsuspecting revelers. I have to stop it, armed only with my great admin skills, my useless art degree—and Nikos, a severely hot vampire who I’d love to photograph as a Spartan king roaring his muscular challenge at the Persians.
But Nikos has issues, if you know what I mean. Roadblocks in his psyche that say stop when all I want is go-go-go. See “severely hot”, above.
Although if I finally break through Nikos’s reserve, I may get more than I bargained for. He’s seriously big, seriously built, and more than just a tad dominant. Still, it’s time to push my limits and find out who I really am, so I’m willing to try…I think. I’m sure. I’m mostly sure. Until he starts stalking me with those sable bedroom eyes and long, sharp fangs—!
Let me open this review by saying that I am going to be totally honest. It’s halfway impossible to be shy and write a real review of an erotica book, so I’m not going to pretend to be shy.
Alright, with that said, this is an erotic novella about vampires. Though there is no blood-sucking or any of that typical vampire stuff, these vampires get to be super strong, and as anyone in an erotica should be, beyond hot. Although the basis of any erotic story is that someone needs to get laid at least twice (in my opinion) in the course of the story, Hughes manages to also add solid characterization of our main characters. Though this is a fairly quick read (as it should be because how long are you going to read before you explode?), there is a very clear picture of our characters as dynamic beings. We even get some back story as we are dragged from the airport to the backseat for some unbelievable foreplay into the storyline where ba vampires are doing bad vampire activities.
Around trying to stop the villain’s evil plan from being carried out our lovers, Twyla and Nikos cannot wait any longer to finally unite themselves. In a sexual scene that only gods get to experience in real life, we, the readers get to peep in on mating so hot that my Kindle screen began to fog. The best thing about it (if there can be anything better than earth-shattering orgasms) is the intense connection that seems to waft from the words of this novella.
Leaving readers with hope for a future book (and a bright future for our young [and immortal] lovers), we come to the end of this novella, hot, flustered, and satisfied for more words from this talented author in future.