Always partial to a little Vampire action, I thought this would be a short sexy read and I was right. However, I was misled by the cover, which is so cheesy in all the wrong ways that I thought I was getting a tongue in cheek read, but this was not the case.
Author: A.J. Llewellyn & D.J.Manly
Publisher: AMBER QUILL PRESS
My Rating: 4 of 5 stars
From the Publisher:
It’s tough being a vampire. For one thing, there’s so much time on your hands. And for another, being undead for centuries means that you meet way too many stupid people…
Socrates Delis, since he has to be awake at night, wonders why he shouldn’t make better use of his time. So to ease his loneliness and hopefully meet a more educated group of people, he enrolls in night school at UCLA’s extension courses and quickly finds that poetry isn’t the only thing on the agenda. Somebody is killing off young gay men around town, and students are nervous. And by the way, didn’t Socrates swear off love? So why’s he finding himself attracted to his hot, human teacher?
Devin Gold loves his work. The great poets are his favorites to share with his English lit students, and while teaching, his life often seems just about perfect. But holy heck, his crazy Uncle Vince just blew into town and has even invaded Devin’s night classes, disrupting his life. Uncle Vince and Devin’s mom think they’re vampire hunters. Devin knows there’s no such thing, and has lived with the shame of their insanity all his life. Now his uncle swears that LA, even night school, is swarming with fangers.
How can Devin keep his sudden attraction to his handsome new student, Socrates, a secret? He’s not sure, but he has to try, especially since his obsessive uncle will undoubtedly insist that Socrates is a vampire. It’s tough being a sane human in La La Land…
This was quite a nice read in fact the plot line was such that it could easily (well as easily as a novel ever is to write!) have carried a full length novel. We have handsome vampires, the age old what shall I do with all my immortal time, ancient feuds and sex. I think that pretty much covers it. I have to say the sex scenes are very erotic and we have the obligatory threeway and tiny bit of voyeurism. However, the Publisher’s Blurb is wrong, as it is not young gay men who are being killed off it is the reverse really, as it is female prostitutes and this is an important fact to the plot as a whole. In addition the blurb is a synopsis for story elements, which are never fully developed because of the novella length.
As I said, at the start of this review, Night School Vampire is a nice, short, sexy read and as that I enjoyed it. I must mention one thing, which soured things a little, right near the end of the story. We are at the climax of the totally consensual, loving and exciting threesome when the narrative says,
Lucky and Devin took turns raping him with the dildo…
There are only a few words, which will immediately throw me out of a hot sex scene, but ‘raping’ is one of them. It wasn’t even the correct terminology to use in this situation. A shame.
I would like to thank Amber Quill Press for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.
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