Ice Man by KyAnn Waters
Publisher: Ellora’s Cave
Genre: Contemporary, Paranormal
Length: Short Story (85 pgs)
Other: BDSM, M/M
Rating: 5 Cherries
Reviewed by Fern
Feeding and sex go hand in hand when you’re a blood slave to a vampire. It’s like a drug and Rowan is hooked. With the vampire Theron, Rowan has never wanted for more than his next fix. Until he meets Brett. Brett is hot, the sex is incredible and he’s human.
Brett is looking for kinky sex when he goes to The Catacombs, an exclusive fetish club for men. Flair bartender Rowan, also known as Ice Man, is sexy and mysterious. Brett isn’t ready to complicate his life with a lover outside The Catacombs and Rowan isn’t interested in club-scene sex but coming together and giving in never felt so good.
Rowan’s dark secret could destroy everything. He must never allow Brett to learn of his symbiotic relationship with the vampire. He has to choose—tell Brett the truth or remain a blood slave. He can only hope that Brett will trust in love enough to forgive him.
As someone that’s read her fair share of paranormal erotica involving vampires, I can honestly say it takes a new spin to shock/titillate/surprise me. The genre is saturated with themes that hardly deviate from one another, so that oftentimes you feel you’re reading a rehash of the same story. For that reason alone, I have to give props to author KyAnn Waters. In Ice Man, she has crafted something provocative, fresh, and “lick your lips afterward to savor the flavor” tasty.
This is a story with facets that hit all those delicious tingly places you want when reading an emotional erotica. Every single character is one you’ll embrace, especially as you learn more about the circumstances that have brought them together. Our tortured hero, Rowan, is to die for. While his would-be lover, Brett, will snake his way into your heart. Even though they try to deny the desire for something more than night of passionate sex, you’ll sense their desperation to cleave to one another. I couldn’t wait to see how things played out between the star-crossed lovers, and Ms. KyAnn made sure to keep me on the edge of my seat. How can Rowan be with a mortal man when he’s the blood slave to a vampire that refuses to let him go? And better still, how can Rowan sever the bond between him and Theron without forfeiting his life as their existence must remain a secret? The answer just might shock you, and I won’t even try to deny it–this girl didn’t see it coming.
It should be mentioned that the vampire Theron is the character that stamped a permanent tattoo across my chest and left me clamoring for more. Ultimately, it is his sacrifice that is the most painful to bear. Talk about a secondary character that is anything but! When he appears on the page, everything else is a paltry decoration. I couldn’t get enough of the tortured and magnificent vampire, and hope to see him again in future works.
Vampire fans have to read this story, especially if you love a good M/M tale with oodles of heat and torrents of emotion. I couldn’t put Ice Man down, and as soon as I finished, I immediately placed KyAnn Waters on my must read author pile.