"a vampire romance with a new twist"
Former detective Malcolm Blackmon awakens as a newly made
vampire to find that his first meal isn't who she's
supposed to be. Instead of the donor his vampire parents
were bringing, his first bite is a ballerina in the wrong
place at the right time. Now that he's had a taste of her
he can't get her out of his thoughts, or his non-beating
heart. Risking the wrath of his new family, Malcolm
continues to woo her from afar.
Emily Kagan, spends one night in a cemetery helping her
younger brother with a school project and what does it get
her? A bite on the neck from a tall dark stranger and
invisible erotic visits from him there after. What is it
about this young woman that has made her irresistible to
Malcolm? Could it be something of her family's heritage? Is
it real or a fantasy?
Mia Cherish and Jacqueline Quaid come together to write a
vampire romance with a new twist. Although it is a very
good story, the writing seems stilted at the beginning,
flowing better as you get deeper. There really isn't a good
conflict to get your blood pumping, but the story itself is
entertaining. If you just want a love story with no
adventure, this would be it. This story would do well as a
short story in an anthology.
Reviewed by Alicia Crider
Posted April 25, 2009
Vampirism was a cool gig. He just wasn't sure he wanted it.
Malcolm Blackmon had nothing against vampires. He just wasn't sure he wanted to be one. A crime scene gone bad and mortal injury forced the Australian transplant into a hasty decision, accepting a vampire friend's adoption. His new family welcomed him with promises of a wonderful life free of his responsibilities as an undercover cop. Early retirement, no money worries and pretty donors catering to his appetites for blood and pleasure? Not bad. Hunting down New Orleans criminal low-life for blood and sport... He'd get used to it.
He'd manage all right if he could just get past Emily Kagan. Mistaken for his donor when Malcolm first rose, her lush dancer's body filled his arms while her sweet kisses and sweeter blood flooded Malcolm's senses. Since then, nothing has smelled, tasted or felt the same. His vampire family warns him his fixation is a danger--Emily's taste has been amplified in his memories due to the stress of his first hunger when he rose. But it's so much more to Malcolm. His spirit lingers with Emily during the day, flirting, seducing, protecting. Loving. Can Malcolm control his vampirism and keep nice with his family while the family patriarch researches more of Emily's unique origins and the wonderful connection Malcolm is destined to share with the love he never found in life?
Genre: Romance, Paranormal, Contemporary, Angel, Vampire