Title: Blood Mate
Nicole has been happily married to big shot attorney, Dominic Rose for ten years, but soon after their anniversary he grows cold—as if she doesn’t exist. Meanwhile, another man has been pursuing her far too intently for comfort.
August Corinth is a six-hundred-year-old vampire, cursed to kill and suffer the pain of his victims each night until he can find the one woman who can resist his thrall, his blood mate. Once he’s found her, there are no lines he won’t cross to claim the promised salvation even if it means taking away everything and everyone she loves.
Disclaimer: This is a work of fiction, and the author does not endorse or condone any of this book’s content in a real world setting. This work is intended for an emotionally mature, adult audience.
Author: Kitty Thomas
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/30529483-tabula-rasa, Surrender, Persephone
Published: January 30th 2014
Genres: Dark Erotica
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This wasn’t quite your normal Kitty book and yet it was. I think the main difference here was I just didn’t like Nicole. Normally the female lead is a likable character that eventually finds herself in a Stockholm Syndrome situation. This time around it wasn’t. Her persistent want for her husband I found eventually grating. As well normally the male MC is very dark and sinister. Instead I found myself feeling empathy for August. Cursed to kill, suffer the pain of his victims and he finally finds the one woman who can spare him the pain.
What really drew me in and me riveted was the unique psychological twist Ms. Thomas injected into Blood Mates. The disorientation and confusions were simply FABULOUS! I won’t go into details because frankly it would spoil the book for others. But let me just say, it’s very different than her previous titles and that I simple LOVED it.
I would like to make one minor suggestion for new Kitty readers. If you’re looking to pop you Kitty cherry, read a few of her other titles first, then come back to Blood Mate. That way you can get a sense of contrast between her other works and this book. Anyone who is a Kitty Thomas fan will thoroughly enjoy Blood Mates and I do recommend reading this.