"an inspiring story of love and passion"

Ten long years after her rape, Joy Smith has decided to have a Sex Surrogate. The only man she is willing to trust to help is her best friend and vampire Raphael. If anyone could help her with her intimacy issues it is the man who had her heart even at her tender age of burgeoning womanhood.. But how could she be intimate with him and keep her emotional distance? The only thing Joy knew for certain was that Raphael was her only hope of getting on with her life and being able to be sexually free of her demons.

Raphael is not only a vampire but owns the most exclusive BDSM club in New York. He has always had a possessive streak when it came to Joy and 9 years ago had left New York before he took her as his own. Now after a year of being back she is on his doorstep asking for his help. But can he keep his word to her and help her, then let her go when all he wants is a lifetime with her?

Come along on a journey with Raphael and Joy as she learns to trust again but knows at the end she will lose the only man that she has ever loved. Can Raphael keep his heart out of the lessons and let Joy go on to have a full life with a human? Or will these two finally get what they have both yearned for, each other and a soul mate.

Of Blood and Orchids is the second novel I have had the honor of reviewing for Ms. Wilson. This inspiring story of love and passion gives you all you could ever want in a paranormal romance. Once you start reading it, you find you can't put it down until the story is complete. Ms. Wilson is a very talented writer, which comes out in her stories. Of Blood and Orchids is a short story but is just as wonderful as a full length novel. It draws you in deeper with every intimate lesson between Raphael and Joy; so much so that you can almost feel like you are in the same room witnessing Raphael setting Joy free of her demons and fear of being physically intimate with a man, watching this Orchid bloom. I am looking forward to my next novel from Ms. Wilson's creative mind. If you do not get this novel and her first one (On Crimson Wings) then you are missing out on some very talented work and wonderful entertainment.

Posted July 13, 2006

Reviewed by Debbie Roush
Posted November 19, 2006


Joanne 'Joy' Smith wants to be happy, successful and loving lifeís physical pleasures, but how can she when her innocence was savagely taken away.

Raphael DíOnofrio works hard and plays hard. He has no need for long-term relationships or human attachments, but when Joy asks for his help he canít refuse her. When he investigates her attack will it end their friendship and kill what they are trying hard to avoid? Or will he learn that exposing his heart is worth any risk?

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Of Blood and Orchids
(Crimson Wings: Book 2)
by K. R. Wilson

eXtasy Books
October 1, 2005
ISBN #1554105854
EAN #9781554105854
145 pages
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