Camilla Ivanov never dreamed that being kidnapped by a group of vampires would lead to the most erotic sexual encounter of her life. Vladislas is a vampire master bored with life until Camilla's blood awakens his deepest hungers. Locked together in a basement, who is the true captive?
Vampire bounty hunter Brandt has just betrayed his best friend, Camilla, to vampires. Vampiress Elisa gives herself to Brandt in payment for awakening her master, Vladislas—but will Brandt take much more than her body from her?
Closing her eyes, she stood naked before him and tilted her head to one side, inner fortitude keeping her still. She sensed his nearness, his arousing scent like that of warm amber. His hand brushed one of her locks of braided vampire fangs back from her face. His thumb caressed her bottom lip before his breath whispered over her mouth.
He smelled so delicious.
The light touch of his lips against her brought her eyes open to watch as kissed her with the gentlest of brushes. His tongue flicked out to tease the corner of her mouth. Enjoying the skim of his tongue against her lips, she leaned up toward him, her body softening against his.
He leaned down a bit to trail his tongue along a path from her collarbone to her ear. She noticed that he took special care that his fangs didn't once brush her skin. His hands encased her hips as he went down to one knee.
Camilla swallowed, licking her lip in anticipation when his warm breath brushed the curls at the apex of her thighs. She watched him in silence despite the burning sexual need screaming inside her. The urge to curl her fingers in his thick dark hair had her fisting her hands at her sides. She needed to keep some sense of self-control.
Reviewer: Claudia Rhyes
Camilla and Brandt are vampire bounty hunters. Camilla has a secret within her blood that Brandt won’t tell her about. Brandt’s family adopted her when she was thirteen when her parents abandoned her, and Camilla worries it is because of whatever she has in her blood. When vampires kidnap her and throw her in a dungeon with one of their own, Camilla knows she doesn’t have long to live. Two different species, fighting to survive, at odds with each other. They must lean on one another to survive and find a way to escape.
I couldn’t really get into this story. At first I thought I had jumped into the middle of an ongoing series. I’m not sure if this story is part of a series, but it read like one. There was too much detail in it, especially given the fact it was only thirty-five pages long. There were two parts, Camillia’s story and then Brandt’s story.
There were several inconsistencies throughout the story that just confused me. One, Camilla is a vampire bounty hunter, even has fangs braided in her hair. When she is thrown into a cell with another vampire, Vladislas, she knows she is going to be dinner, but despite her background of killing his species, she finds herself having sex with him. Of course, he reveals what the secret of her blood is, and although I won’t divulge what it is so not to spoil future readers, I thought she gave into him much too easily. She kills vampires for a living, but here she is, acquainted with him for less than an hour, and she is giving herself to him in every way? I just found it odd. The same goes for Brandt and Elisa, although I won’t go into that because I don’t want to spoil the story.
She also spares the life of a vampire that kidnapped her because her conscious kicked in? I also didn’t know why Vladislas was even in the cell to begin with. When they escaped he tore the door right off the hinges and killed everyone in his path. Why didn’t he do that to begin with? I know he was weak from blood loss, but he is a Master vampire. The whole thing was just too scattered for my taste. There was lots of gore, steamy sex, and violence, which I am sure will not disappoint readers.
Tasting Camilla would be a really great story if it was expanded into a novel, but as a short, short story, I think there is way too much detail and too many inconsistencies. I was disappointed in this one, and thought I would really like it. Hopefully the author will look into making this longer. I know I would definitely read it if she did!
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