Thursday, July 14, 2011

Review: Vampire Bites by Katie Salidas

Vampire Bites by Katie Salidas
(three novellas in one book)

*I received this book (digital copy) in exchange for an honest review and participation in the blog tour.  The blog tour is being hosted by The Bookish Snob Tours.

Amazon Product Description:
Enjoy three novella-length stories of love, lust, and vampire bites.

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 about the three stories in general:  
I enjoyed the characters.  In each story the characters have deep, meaningful relationships with each other in some way and look out for one another.  I found the author's ability to create strong characters to be the fuel for each story.  What I found most impressive was that each story was unique and contained a well developed story line ~ the reader isn't left with the feeling that something was missing.  The only downside is that you are left wanting more....more stories, more information about the characters...  They are so well done that you really aren't ready to move on when the story ends.

The House of Immortal Pleasure was my favorite, if I had to choose one.  I found myself falling for Connor and his desire for freedom, but fell in love with him when he decides he has to help Daphne replace her bad memories.  The romantic in me couldn't resist the ending to this one. 

With characters like this ~ I am hooked, I will always be a Katie Salidas reader!!!

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