Book Reviews

The Vampire's Kiss (Vampire Chronicles 2) by Stormy Glenn at Siren Publishing

Genre Gay / Paranormal / Vampires / Interspecies / Erotic Romance
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 25-January-2018

Book Blurb

Attending the company Christmas party should have been a joyous occasion, but for Etienne LeRuelle it was just one more time when men vied for his attention because he was pretty when they had no intention of keeping him. When the head of Vaile Industries Security makes his intentions known, Etienne has to decide whether the man is serious or not, because he isn't sure he could survive the heartache if Louis just wants a one-night stand.

 

Louis Redgrave knew Etienne was his rajaaka the moment he laid eyes on the beautiful man. Fighting off a room full of drunken vampires to get to Etienne is child's play compared to trying to convince the man he wants to keep him forever.

 

If they can survive the misunderstandings between them and the never ending attacks by rogue vampires, they just might have a chance at a life they both only dreamed of.

 

Book Review

Told with the same tongue-in-cheek humor as the first book in this series, ‘The Vampire’s Kiss’ is set in the world of Vaile Industries. It’s a company run by centuries-old vampire prince Nikolas and his human personal assistant, Jon. This time the focus is on Nikolas’s three-hundred-some-year-old head of security, Louis, and his human mate, Etienne. They meet at a Christmas party and never look back – well, except for the fact that Etienne has no clue vampires exist, doesn’t know what a mate bond means, and more than one rogue vampire is out to kill them all. This sequel is a sweet romance with lots of action, betrayal, vampire politics, and an emerging theme of vampire bigots who think they are “entitled” to rule humans.

Etienne is a student who works part-time in Vaile Industry’s IT department. He has been called pretty, would love to have a partner who values him for who he is rather than what he is like in bed, and is more stubborn and self-sufficient than most vampires. He is a total firecracker and does not tolerate anyone telling him what to do – not even a vampire (who is supposed to be stronger than him), and certainly not his mate. He has more than one surprise up his sleeves when the sh*t begins to hit the fan, and I loved every moment of his cleverness, strength, and determination as he deals with the rogue vampires out to kill him, Louis, Jon, and Nikolas in that order.

Louis is an experienced vampire chief of security, has very definite ideas about what his mate should be like, and a very loyal friend to Nikolas. His perception of humans being “the weaker race” should have changed once he got to know Jon (who is not exactly a pushover), but Louis takes a little longer to absorb that lesson. I was impressed with how accepting he is of the fact that Etienne is his own man, in many ways, and how he manages to incorporate his mate’s ideas in his own world view without too many problems.

If you like humans who are able to fight their own battles even when facing seemingly stronger vampires, if you enjoy banter between men with vastly different backgrounds who have just met, yet have to figure out how to be together for the rest of their lives, and if you’re looking for an action-packed read full of battles, passion, and more than one surprise, then you will probably enjoy this novella. I definitely enjoyed reading it, and look forward to the next one – and it looks as though ‘The Vampire’s Touch” contains the pairing I am hoping for!

 

 

 

 

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Additional Information

Format ebook
Length Novella, 152/41165 words
Heat Level
Publication Date 28-December-2017
Price $4.99 ebook
Buy Link http://www.bookstrand.com/book/the-vampires-kiss