to On the Edge, a vampire-friendly club, hoping to pick up a
vampire. She’s always been curious about sex with a vampire,
and being bitten. At the club, she meets the vampire Anando,
who takes her to his home for the night. Will it be a
one-night stand, or more?
vampires, so I figured I would love Out of the Box.
The vampire club was a cool setting to begin the story in, and
I could identify with Virginia’s curiosity. The sex scene was
well written, and I liked Kallysten’s style. Even so, while I
thought the story was okay, I didn’t love it. The whole thing
was framed as a letter to “Lady Aphrodite.” Maybe I was just
overanalyzing, but that bugged me because I had no clue if the
Lady in question was really the goddess Aphrodite or more of a
diary-type device. That particular aspect was never
explained. The story was also in first-person, which made
Anando’s character not as developed as I would have liked.
Yes, he was a sexy vampire, but by the end, I felt like I
didn’t know much more than that. I wasn’t big on the ending
either, although there was the possibility of happiness in the
future for Anando and Virginia. Perhaps the next installment
of Out of the Box will give me a more satisfying
of a series, but stands alone*