Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Dusty Pages Review: Vampire: Desire of Blood

Royce Bellamy is over one thousand years old. He’s a vampire. He’s also part of an elite force with the New York City Police Department and he’s faced with a dilemma. His current lover is pushing him to turn her, she’s one of the cities’ top ADA’s.
Royce already has three vampire beauties running around the world, who owe their immortality to him, did he need another?
His current human lover, Beth Ann has taken hold of him in a way he never expected. Vampires weren’t supposed to fall in love. But was it love? He’d find out soon enough.
Meet Lucinda, Magenta and Dahlia his three children. Royce has released them; it is after all the twenty-first century. One will fall in love with a warlock, one a jackal and one with a shape-shifter. Will any of them find redemption? Or will their desire always be of blood

I've not read anything from this author before. It was a very short novella taking me less than a half hours to read. I started off liking Royce but by the end I'd lost my interest in him. The whole book seems like a series of flash backs to introduce the stars of the next couple of books - all of which I found I couldn't care less about.

Nothing really happens in the book. The main conflict is between Royce and his new lover Beth Ann who wants to be a vampire. The ending was a bit of a forced HEA - as after being adamant that he doesn't want to turn her, he caves betraying his stance far too easily for my liking.

There are some love scenes in this book. Although they are tactfully done, they seem a little formulaic to me. They go - head for him, he returns the favour and then they have sex. And of course all male vampires have to come twice in order to be fully sated in this universe (for the ladies pleasure) -rolls my eyes- I won't be reading the next ones because as I said there wasn't anything about his children that really made me want to know more about them.

I give this

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