Review: Bloodlust Denied by Christina Phillips

November 5, 2015 Review 0

Review: Bloodlust Denied by Christina Phillips

Tired of the thin-blooded aristocrats in 1815 London, Alexius yearns for better sport. He is drawn to a dark-haired seductress who shows no fear and refuses to obey his commands. Entranced by such novelty, he denies his bloodlust and decides to keep her to warm his bed.

Immortal vampire hunter Morana has never mistaken her prey before, but the dark stranger mesmerizes her, enticing her to forget everything but the dangerous pleasure she finds in his arms.

Neither one can deny the pull of the other, but there is something beyond the lust—a recognition neither can put a name to. The past and present collide and unless they discover the truth behind the lies, Death will triumph once more.

Title: Bloodlust Denied
Author: Christina Phillips
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Hold Me Until Forever, Hooked, Payback
Published by Phoenix 18 Publishing
Source: Publisher
Published: August 6, 2015
Genres: Erotic Paranormal Romance
Pages: 124
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Stars: four-stars
Flames: four-flames

So, I have to admit that this story is a bit of a puzzle: characters are not well explained, and the frequent switches with Alexius from “thousands of years” to the “hundreds of years with the earldom” left me confused: the final switch flipped with the portrait in dress most common to ancient Greece. Morana’s story wasn’t fully explained nor was her power detailed or explained until the end: and her first encounter with Alexius is confusing for someone meant to be a skilled vampire hunter.

All that aside, I wanted to figure out what was going on and why the two had such fiery chemistry: their sex scenes (and they were frequent) leapt off the pages to tickle and entice in all the right places like a giant steam bath. The push/pull of the characters, their complete confusion about their attraction and their own thoughts added a level of enjoyment to the story: I wasn’t the only one confused. Strangely enough, I still really enjoyed it, despite the confusion. There was a reasonably satisfactory conclusion for the major characters in the story, and enough open-ended questions to spin another tale for either their backstory or their futures.

I received an eBook from the publisher for purpose of honest review for the Jeep Diva. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.

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