Victoria Tyler is investigating a vampire serial killer
thatís been preying on human women in the Collins Bay area.
The last vampire she wants to turn to for help in tracking
down the killer is Michael, club owner and the enforcer of
the vampire Mafiaís cosca. Victoriaís position is
dangerous because she is an unclaimed human that knows that
vampires exist, plus she almost killed Michael. To catch
the murderer, Victoria must surrender her body and will to
Michael to infiltrate their dark world. Itís a struggle to
keep her heart from betraying her. Victoria is a woman
carrying the painful scars of betrayal. Michael will need
to fight every step of the way to win her love and trust
while keeping her safe.
Cameron has generated a shadowy underworld of sex, blood and
intrigue with two very strong-willed and passionate
characters that keep the action on the edge. The
terminology, rituals and laws of Michaelís world is
riveting. I was fascinated by the hot-blooded power
struggle between Victoria and Michael, their sensuous and
sordid history, and the consequences of their choices and
bond. The best part is that the brutality is balanced out
by deep love and fierce protectiveness. The vampire social
structure seemed labyrinth at times; I needed to grasp a
thread here and there to find my way back into the plot.
Although the jargon added authenticity to the setting, it
certainly kept me on my toes.
Blood and Sex, Volume 1: Michael races from
page to page, bursting with loads of sexual tension, steamy
sex, vile villains, Machiavellian schemes and paranormal
thrills. The supporting characters such as Jonas and Jude
are delightful while bringing to mind vamps from Laurell K.
Hamiltonís Anita Blake series but all in a complimentary
good way since Ms. Cameron adds a fresh twist to her vamps.
And like the Anita Blake series, thereís a fair share of
graphic violence. All and all, this novel carries its own
weight without comparisons and will do quite well as a
preternatural crime series.