"an interesting tale that shouldn't be missed"
Vicki Aragon's grandfather used to tell her stories about
other beings that walked among them, werewolf, vampires,
daywalkers, and ghosts, but she had thought they were
Halloween stories to entertain her. The real monsters are
the ones that try to pass themselves off as human. Her
brother-in-law is one such person. She is convinced that
he murdered her sister, but there is no proof. Her
grandmother another, who has never been kind, but
manipulative with motives that aren't even clear to
Vicki. She wants out of the life, but must bide her time.
Carter Vaggio is not human and condemned by his own kind.
He is destined to live with heartache forever, but then he
meets Vicki at the Masquerade Ball. He doesn't understand
the allure, the longing since she is nothing but a spoiled
socialite, or so he thinks. He knows she wants him too,
but will she be able to accept what he is?
As Halloween nears, the time where other beings can
communicate with humans, clues are revealed to Vicki
concerning her sister's death. She must decide whom she
can trust for her life may depend on it.
Portrait of Seduction is an interesting tale that
shouldn't be missed. My only regret is that it leaves you
wanting so much more. Carter Vaggio could have a novel
all to his own. She only hints about her secondary
characters' past: a werewolf, who is the executioner for
the Alliance of Others, a witch that is living in
Manhattan , and the interesting grandfather with his
hidden books. This story has all the ingredients for a
full-length novel, but then maybe Ms. Chase is planning on
a sequel to let us in on the chapters of the other
character's lives. I look forward to seeing more of Ms.
Michelle Nutt, author
Reviewed by Karen Michelle Nutt
Posted October 30, 2006
Four hundred years ago vampire Carter Vaggio was sentenced to 1000 days in the sunlight. He burned repeatedly but didn’t die.
Now he’s a famous artist, hired to paint heiress Victoria Aragon’s portrait. When he meets her she is a balm for his soul. But she’s been led to believe that witches and vampires are myths. This Halloween everything will change.
She’s intent on seduction. He just wants to win her heart. But what will happen when she finds out that ghosts, witches, werewolves, and shape shifters are “alive” and well in Manhattan? And that she just slept with a vampire…