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DEVOUR ME
LYDIA PARKS
ISBN#: 978-0-7582-3800-9
September 2009
Kensington/Aphrodisia
119 East 40th Street, New York, NY 10018
Trade Paperback
$13.95
304 Pages
Paranormal Erotic Romance (2 Novellas)
Rating: 3 Cups

Dark Obsession

Star Reid is a vagabond. She is an orphan and was raised in foster care. She is on the run from her ex-boyfriend Jones. He has mob ties and she left with his flash drive.

Benjamin Bartlett was once a sea captain, but his ship and crew were lost and so was his mortal life. He mostly keeps to himself in his magnificent mansion by the sea.

Four travellers are stranded outside of Captain Bartlett’s mansion. He gives them shelter reluctantly, but is drawn to one of the women, Star, who seems different from her three friends.

Though I found the relationships between the four travellers to be a bit creepy, I liked the author’s depiction of the growing relationship between Benjamin and Star. I enjoyed the love scenes between the two of them, much better than the group thing going between the four “friends”. Benjamin’s story is very interesting and Cassandra will produce ambivalent feelings in most readers.

Blood Lust

Dr. Nicole Stephenson is an archaeologist obsessed with finding a legendary talisman. Though she has been in relationships before, no man has ever satisfied her. Her work seems to be her only passion.

Christopher Marsh is a vampire. He has been searching for years for the talisman that will make him mortal again. He never wanted this existence, especially now that he has met Nicole. He is obsessed with her.

Christopher Marsh has many memories and many regrets in over three centuries of existence, but he misses walking in daylight the most. Beautiful archaeologist Nicole Stephenson is his best chance at finding the talisman that will make that possible. Unfortunately, he is not the only one seeking the talisman or Nicole.

This is my favorite of the two stories. I enjoyed the flashbacks into Christopher’s past and that of his maker now rival Max. Nicole is a strong and sympathetic character and I enjoyed their love story as much as the sex scenes. Max is not so sympathetic, but Christopher would not be the vampire he is without him.

The author has paired these two stories well. They are of similar types but not too much alike. Both have good plots and strong characters, with subplots that involve the history of the vampire and their maker. There are many erotic scenes in both stories mostly involving multiple partners. These scenes are very well written and quite inventive.

Maura
Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance & More

 

 

 

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