Collin Foster is not having a good
week. The story heíd intended to write exposing child
prostitution had instead ended up exposing male prostitutes
and some of the noblemen who visited them. Now his friends
are dragging him off to a brothel, convinced some time with
a woman will cheer him up. Unfortunately, women have no
appeal for Collin, and he decides to escape. He ends up
sharing a cab with a most unusual, and attractive, man named
de Sonnac, with results he could never have imagined.
Written in Blood is an interesting take on
vampires. Collin is a very conflicted character. He wants
to do good using his journalism, but he canít see how his
latest story accomplished that. He is careful and
controlled, but chafes at the restrictions at times. On top
of everything else, he has to hide his desire for men from
his friends. De Sonnac is much more of a mystery. Heís
honorable in his way, and relentless when he needs to be.
Written in Blood is almost more of a suspense
story than a romance. Luisa Prieto delivers the kind of
atmospheric writing Iíve come to expect from her, by turns
sensual and spooky. Thereís a bit of romance, but itís
secondary to the main storyline (which I wonít spoil here).
The ending is hopeful, but not a glowing HEA by any means.
I donít know if Ms. Prieto intends to write a sequel, but I
hope she does. Her vampires are interesting enough to
warrant another book, and Iím dying to see what happens to
Collin and de Sonnac.