Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Review: Vampire Bites by Katie Salidas

Vampire BitesVampire Bites
by Katie Salidas
Kindle Edition
Published April 18th 2011 by Rising Sign Books
Courtesy of author & The Bookish Snob Promotions

                                                                                               House of Immortal Pleasures: Blindfolded, and kidnapped by her friends, Daphne is whisked away to the famed, House of Immortal Pleasures, a Vampire-run Brothel in Pahrump, Nevada. Sometimes the only way to mend a broken heart is to get back in the saddle. At least that is how Daphne's friends see it. And since Daphne isn't showing any signs of letting that happen, they take it into their own hands. With a few shots of liquid courage, a pat on the ass, and a donated gold card, Daphne is unwillingly sent to meet her creature of the night, Connor.                                                               Karma & Melodies: Ten years after she was stolen from the mortal world, Kendra runs into the man she had always loved. But she's not longer a human and he's a popular musician on tour with his band. Can they find a way to make love work?                                                        Halloween Fantasies: Touted as the sexiest party of the year, the annual Halloween Fantasy Ball is the one place a girl can let loose and succumb to her wildest fantasies. Disguised as a sexy vampire huntress, Sasha captures the attention of Dante, a real life creature of the night. And this sexy vampire has a few fantasies to share. These stories contain consensual sexual situations and strong language. Adult readers only.

My Thoughts:

Vampire Bites is a fun little anthology to sink your teeth into, consisting of three separate novellas featuring sexy vampires, rock stars and fantasies come to life.

In the first story, House of Immortal Pleasures, we meet Daphne who cannot seem to move forward after her break-up six months ago. When her friends get tired of seeing her mope around so long, they kidnap her and take her to a brothel run by vampires where your every sexual desire can be fulfilled. Unwilling at first she meets the seductive Connor who makes her forget her past heartbreak and opens her to more pleasure then she ever thought possible.
I loved Connor’s character in this story, his background was heartbreaking but he still has hope and honor and with it he teaches Daphne to love again. This made a heartwarming story with a beautiful end.

Karma & Melodies is a little darker of a tale but no less romantic with Kendra escaping her vampire master after ten years in his control to attend a concert of her first and only love. When Kendra is inadvertently injured though and almost drains Marcus as a result, she must bond him to her to save his life but doing so may have put him and his band mates at even greater risk. When Kendra’s evil and manipulative master comes searching for her he not on takes his anger out on her but on Marcus as well. Is the love they’ve shared from a distance for over a decade stronger than the vampires mind control he has over them?
This is a story of true love superseding the test of time. Dark with plenty of action and sexual tension, this plot interested me at the begging but as it started moving along the main characters lost their appeal for me and their relationship lacked realism.

In the final tale, Halloween Fantasies, Sasha attends a Halloween party as a vampire slayer only to meet up with the darkly charming Dante, a real vampire. Her secret fantasies come true when she takes him up to her room for a night to remember.  
A captivating tale of sex and seduction, Halloween Fantasies was definitely the hottest story of the bunch and my favorite. I was immersed in the story and its characters, craving for more by the end.

Three unique stories with plenty of romance, Vampire Bites was a good, quick read and a great introduction to new-to-me author Katie Salidas.

*Contains light erotica with a flaming hot m/f/m scene. 

Rating: 3.5 - A good read

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