Author: Devon Rhodes
Publisher: Totally Bound
Cover Artist: Natalie Winters
Rating: 4 of 5 Stars
Publication Date: 10/26/2009
Length: Short Story (<15K)
Genre: Gay Fiction, M/M Romance, Paranormal
Book one in the Vampires & Mages & Werewolves Oh My! Series Valerian stole Raine’s blood, his magic…and his heart. What’s a vampire to do when every day is the same old dull quest for blood? Head to Maui, of course. But before Valerian can hit the beach, he needs to get rid of the sultry mage seducing him in his sleep. She may have fooled his subconscious, but he doesn’t need a mate complicating his life. Imagine Val’s shock when he finds out she’s a he, yet still has the power to arouse him beyond anything he’d ever imagined. Raine faints at the sight of blood and isn’t looking forward to being a vamp’s chew toy. Still, family duty calls, and Valerian turns out to be the hottest, and most powerful, male on two legs. Raine is crushed when the sexy vamp of his dreams runs from their rough play in horror. But his pride can’t stand in the way when Valerian accidently steals his magic along with his blood. Now, with time running out, Raine needs to seduce him one last time to even up the score, and maybe this time, they’ll exchange more than blood and power. Magic is in the air, and sometimes love only needs a little nudge.
This story was a great start to what looks to be a fun series. Raine and Val were great together and I loved their humorously sarcastic and sassy banter. This story was short but it was full of good stuff. The world building was not too heavy handed, it was just enough to pique my interest and leave me wanting to know more. There was a lot of backstory and set-up, but it was done in the context of the current action, so it was seamless and not an info dump. This was very much an insta-love because it was designed as fated mates. It worked and I liked it. The men were HOT together yet funny and lighthearted. I can’t wait to read book 2.
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