“I Was a
Vampire Wedding Planner”
owns a vampire wedding planning business, which has found
its niche with her very special clientele. She has worked
hard to reach her goals. So when gorgeous master vampire
Renaldi D’Aria approaches her on behalf of the happy couple
to help with all the details, Jade uses her job to keep him
at arm’s length. Renaldi refuses to take no for an answer.
Why should he resist a beautiful woman that is attracted to
him? He will do everything in his power to overcome her
insecurities and to convince her that they belong together.
weddings, passion and vampires abound, love is sure to
follow. “I Was a Vampire Wedding Planner” spotlights
hot-to-trot vampire hunk Renaldi who set out to dazzle with
Italian old world charm. I’m grateful to him because Jade
irritated me with her body image issues sometimes. The best
thing about this story is that he forces her to overcome her
self-hatred and to see the beautiful, desirable woman inside
and out. The bedroom scene is enough to level a dozen city
Slayer Squad Agent Katya Stern is hot on the trail of a
vampire murderer. Her investigation takes her to Crimson
Hungers, a club that caters to the daylight challenged.
Katya’s gift is that she’s able to track energy signatures.
It’s also part of the reason she stumbles into a
metaphysical incident temporarily binding her to owner Rex
Fontainebleau. What follows is an insanely volatile
attraction topped with amazing sex. Although the
circumstances aren’t permanent, is it just wishful thinking
for a slayer and master vampire to aim for something more
once the preternatural juices dry out?
reference an old Depeche Mode tune, “I just can’t get
enough” of Katya and Rex. Dynamic, hip, and smart from the
moment they first take center stage. I was willingly led
around by their charisma and magically delicious antics.
The pulse point of the plot fades a bit because the plug is
yanked a little early, yet this daring duo keep the
narrative alive. Oh, be still my beating heart. “Crimson
Hungers” is the age-old story of hardworking good girl meets
naughty hot vamp boy; something you don’t want to miss.
Phaedra is forced to get a job because her spending expenses
on clothes, jewelry and trips to the spa are rapidly
depleting the royal treasury. As future Queen of the Fey
territory of Texas, she must learn the meaning of sacrifice
and discipline. With zero experience, Phaedra finds work
in the vampire district working as a waitress at Black
Pearl. Black Pearl is owned by master vampire Vance, an
elite Dom, and the answer to every submissive fantasy that
Phaedra has ever conjured up in her mind. And then some.
Phaedra falls short on not mixing business with pleasure.
Let’s face it. In a place like Black Pearl serving up Alpha
hunk a la Vance, I would have marched into the manuscript to
knock some sense into her. As X-rated and sexually graphic
as the scenes are in Black Pearl, the
narrative holds true to all the deeply romantic overtones
threading throughout each segment. Vance is powerful and
quite old but his ability to feel deeply for others makes
him a top notch Dom and partner for Phaedra, who’s just
downright adorable. Who could resist bubble-gum pink hair?
Or want to?
Texas Squad Slayer turned rogue, Cameron Zane, despises
vampires. He’s carrying around painful memories and loads
of anger against the bloodsuckers, but desperate times call
for desperate measures. He takes on the assignment as
personal body guard to Eden Lockhart, future vampire
empress. It’s his duty to protect her from the psycho
that’s stalking her. The real question is who’s going
protect her luscious body from him? Cameron is deranged
with desire and he’s willing to break his own rules to get a
piece of Eden.
installment brings it all full circle in “Virgin Vampire
Vixen”, featuring two lost lonely souls who are basically
misfits in the human and vampire worlds. Eden and Cameron
are way too feisty and likeable for a pity party. I was
anxious to see them come together, and the fun part is
watching their story unfold. Tempers and passions run high
from the time they first meet, so grab the popcorn and
expect a pleasantly bumpy ride.
I Was a Vampire Wedding Planner may be a
catchy (and totally cute kitschy) title, but the contents
are bursting at the seams with love, lust and action. The
collection is vampire supernatural romance at its finest set
against Alecia Monaco’s tumultuous paranormal world. A word
to the wise would be to snatch this series up. You’ll get a
royal fang bang for your buck and hours of gritty-urban,
sexy reading goodness.