Review: Red Queen by Aurelia T. Evans

April 14, 2015 Review 0

Review: Red Queen by Aurelia T. Evans

No man rules the Red Queen.

In her Court, a black market organization that specializes in magical artifacts and antiquities, Eden Farrow rules with an iron fist and a steel-boned red corset.

Some of her employees want her to transition into more traditional criminal commerce, but Eden—also known as the Red Queen for her ruthlessness and the Queen of Hearts for her uncanny ability to steal the hearts of men after one night in bed with her—refuses to budge. She prefers a cleaner, nobler kind of illegal activity.

She’s also a vampire with a taste for the gothic and theatrical, and she’s used to getting her way.

All that changes when another vampire and his werewolf companion invade her territory. She brings Antony and Luca in, preparing to torture them mercilessly before forcing them to submit to her bite.

But they aren’t like other men.

Reader Advisory: This book contains scenes of blood, gore, violence, horror, sexually charged fighting, non-consensual bondage and threat of sexual assault, as well as a non-sexual MM D/s pairing

Title: Red Queen
Author: Aurelia T. Evans
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Cry Wolf, Intervention
Published by Totally Bound
Source: Author
Published: April 10, 2015
Genres: Erotic Paranormal Romance
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Purchase your copy: Visit the Author's Website

Stars: three-stars
Flames: four-flames
Bailey Bradford

Eden is the Red Queen. She runs her organization with a iron fist and bows to no one. But a when a vampire named Anthony and his werewolf companion, Luca, invade her territory all bets are off. No man rules the Red Queen but Anthony and Luca aren’t other men.
In general I liked the story. Great concept about having a female vampire in charge, a little BDSM, a battle and hot sex. That was all good it’s just that I have mixed feeling about the characters themselves. Eden as a Domme and a Queen, she’s great. I just couldn’t adjust to her playing the submissive when she is purported to being so ruthlessness. Anthony is great as a vamp and as a Dom however, personality-wise I found him kinda smarmy. Luca is a interesting character – A natural submissive werewolf. Ummm… I think I’ve watched Underworld one too many times to buy into the concept but who am I to judge. I did find him to be the most interesting of the three. The sex between them is hot, and the battles they have with each other and against Eden’s betrayers are action packed. My brain just didn’t want to suspend reality of how I was perceiving the characters against their action.

This isn’t my first book by author Aurelia Evans and in general, I do enjoy her story telling. Things about her books that I struggle with are on my own part and have nothing to do with the author’s writing. I know fans of hers will enjoy this book.

 

Red Queen

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