Reviewed by Morgan
Title: Vampires, Demons, and Priests, Oh My!
Author: Charlie Richards
Series: A Loving Nip #11
Genre: MM Paranormal
Length: 89 Pages
Publisher: Extasy Books
Release Date: November 18, 2016
Available at: Amazon and Barnes & Noble
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Blurb: Just a little Love Bite: Accepting your past, for good or ill, is key to moving forward.
As a demon, Belial has existed for millennia. Having missed his first chance at bonding with his amina a thousand years before, and with his second thousand years of service coming to a close, he’s keen to seek out that special someone. He needs to bond with that one key person, binding hi to the mortal plane and freeing him from the Horseman of War’s service. Before seeking that special person out, Belial heads up one last mission to incite a skirmish between a vampire coven and a group of humans. To his surprise, he scents his amina at the vampire coven about to be attacked. Belial comes face to face with the blood-crazed vampire Gabriel…who Belial learns was tortured and experimented on by the very humans set to attack the coven. For the first time in his life, Belial joins a side. While he might save the coven, can he figure out a way to save his own amina…giving them both a chance at a future?
Review: Gabriel is a vampire driven mad by bloodlust. He was tortured by scientists and drained of his blood until all he knows is thirst for blood. He’s killed indiscriminately as a result.
Belial is one of the demons of the Horseman of War (remember this track from Book 5, Balthazar and Peter?). He’s just about 2000 years old- he missed his first crack at an anima and now he’s almost ready to lose his second if he can’t pull Gabriel back from the edge.
This was very cleverly done. Charlie showed us how Belial was able to do the “impossible” in a way that makes sense and is “believable” in a paranormal way.
I like the four steps required to bond and the way Belial got the ball rolling.
The angst felt real and not manufactured, and the bonding was actually as easy as it should be between two people who recognize their soul-mates.
This was fun! A great addition to the series.
Overall Impression: I loved it
*I received a copy of this book from the publisher in return for a fair and honest review.*