Reviewed by JustJen
Title: En Memoriam
Author: Tami Veldura
Genre: MM Paranormal
Length: 44 Pages
Publisher: Tami Veldura
Release Date: October 31, 2014
Available at: Amazon and Barnes & Noble
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Blurb: Paul has seen Victor before, he just can’t remember where. The rush of fear in his stomach when Victor glances his way is familiar. Paul knows the slant of his smile. There’s nothing safe here, but when Victor offers to meet over coffee, Paul is swayed by this sense of knowing. Victor’s touch feels like an old lover. His hands have been here before.
Paul is sure he once learned something Victor is trying to hide. His hair stands on end whenever Victor gives him attention, like his body reacting to danger that his mind can’t recall. He’s not sure uncovering more is a good idea but he craves what Victor might give him.
Paul wants to know why he longs for Victor’s voice. He dreams about conversations they’ve never had. He desires a darkness he’s never seen before. They met only once, but this longing is too intense. Victor is keeping secrets, Paul just can’t remember them.
Expanded from Mile High Vampire, a reader favorite flash story previously published in the collection Fanged. En Memoriam stands alone.
This was an enjoyable vampire story, with a bit of sexiness and mystery. Victor is the vampire who has gone against his nature and fed from Paul repeatedly. He erases Paul’s memory each time, but Paul begins to remember little things so that he questions what is going on.
They keep meeting, and although Paul doesn’t remember the previous meets, he begins to have feelings and thoughts of it not being the first time. His continuing sense of deja vu has him pressing Victor each time. When he finds out how long Victor has been meeting, feeding, etc. from him, he is a bit shocked. However, he gets over it pretty quick and wants to experience the sex, etc. Victor always ends up erasing his memory anyway. 😀
Eventually, Paul gets Victor to spill some more details about what’s going on, including more about Victor as a vampire, what he actually looks like and what it all means. Paul is somewhat intrigued by Victor’s true form, and gets the chance to explore it. In the end, Victor turns the tables and asks for Paul to take control and give him a vampire experience.
This was a little repetitive until Paul got to the bottom of things. It moves along pretty quickly and can easily be read in one sitting. I would have liked to have learned more about Victor and his vampiness and that it had been a bit more fleshed out, but it was still a nice afternoon delight.
Overall Impression: I liked it!
*I received a copy of this book from the author in return for a fair and honest review.*