Book Reviews

Katrdeshtr's Redemption (The Night Cat 1) by Red Haircrow at Flying With Red Haircrow

Genre Gay / Historical / Paranormal / Vampires / Fiction
Reviewed by Sally on 08-June-2011

Book Blurb

Ancient, brutal beauty, Katrdeshtr the Night Cat, Russian vampire and incorrigible mischief maker turns to old pleasures to relieve his eternal boredom, yet when his sometimes partner finds a new love, satisfaction takes on new meaning. This change of events can only end in someone's eternal death and Kat doesn't intend for it to be him!

"Moody, bored, and restless, Katrdeshtr takes pleasure in killing. He was saved from a grave illness and given the gift of eternal life by his on-again, off-again lover, Tal Trieska. Both men have endured hardships and being together for too many years has leached the passion out of their relationship.

As Kat looks to relieve his boredom, and Tal becomes enchanted with a golden-haired beauty named Evangelina, their troubles really begin."

Book Review

Agile, aloof, and prone to inflicting torturous pleasures upon his prey, Kat (Katrdeshtr) is aptly named. The years have worn away at his soul, robbing him of his love for life and, in the process, the love of his life. Centuries ago, Tal saved him from a slow and agonizing death by turning him to the darkness, and their passion has burned hot for a very long time. Any love, of course, must ebb and flow over such a long period of time, and we meet Kat during one of those ebbs. Feeling very much alone, he has embraced his darker side, taking pleasure in the violent seduction of innocent men, stealing their lives away in a moment of rapturous sexual torment. When he discovers that Tal has taken – and turned – a new lover, the pain drives Kat beyond simple recklessness.

Tal, on the other hand, has become wiser and more compassionate over time. His reluctance to feed on the mortals around him has left him pale and gaunt, more a figure of horror than eroticism. He is still very much in love with his Kat, but has distanced himself from the other vampire’s dangerous ways. Sexually, they have always been intimately compatible, but time has widened the gap between their personalities and social origins. When Tal chooses to turn the beautiful woman who has so captured his attention, giving her Kat’s place in his life, not even the older vampire can anticipate the lengths to which Kat will go to protect his claim.

The best vampire stories always have an element of the exotic to them, but it’s rare that an author is able to saturate the story so thoroughly. Red Haircrow embraces the nature of the vampire, adds in a Russian setting, and then wraps it all up in a narrative that is exotic enough to capture your attention, but which flows so well you never feel interrupted. Most of their sexual escapes are in the past, but their romance remains intact – as troubled and damaged as it may be.



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Additional Information

Format ebook
Length Short Story, 27 pages
Heat Level
Publication Date 02-December-2010
Price $0.99 ebook
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