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Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Forever Yours by Lexie Davis



Forever Yours by Lexie Davis
Publisher: Total E-Bound
Genre: Paranormal, Fantasy
Length: Short Story(35 pgs)
Other: M/M, Anal Sex
Rating: 3 Cherries
Review by Eglantine

The secrets they shared could bind them together forever...or tear them apart indefinitely.

Two years ago, Brock's single goal was to rid the world of the creatures that haunt the night as one of the most reliable vampire slayers in the world. But problems arise after a night of passion with a vampire named Dakota he couldn't seem to get enough of.

Later, Brock's current case turns personal and Dakota is the only one who can help him. They'd helped each other over the years, paying in sex and carnal deeds, but this time Dakota requested more - a lifetime together - something Brock wasn't sure he could agree to.

The secrets they share bring out a dark side of the world in which they live, and soon the two men find themselves engulfed in a war with their own kind. They have to trust each other to survive. Can they put away their stubborn pride and look past their lust to see that possibly, their love is meant to last forever?

Lexie Davis creates an interesting conflict in her short story Forever Yours. While the idea is not new, having been explored in such books as Jeaniene Frost’s Huntress series among others, there’s still a lot of life in the idea of hunter and hunted falling in love. In this offering, however, the protagonists are both male. Some aspects of homophobia come into play, though to my mind the motivations for the taboo on vampires to be gay is not explored at all. Though the story is perhaps too short for it to go there, the fact remains that it leaves the reader with questions which might have been better answered. This could be explained by the fact that the title seems to be part of a series.

While the characters were appealing and sexy, I felt the story developed with some jerks. Descriptions could, in some places, have been richer, I felt uninvolved with some of the scenes. It didn’t engage me as easily and fully as I would have liked. The sex scenes were nice, but here again (I’ve had the same problem with a few recent stories) I have to ask whether the story deserves the classification of erotica. Probably, but it’s on the lower end of the heat scale. Either that or I need some serious therapy.

Editing is always a question where e-books are concerned: in this case, Total E-Bound has done a great job, and should be commended for this. There was some odd use of language here and there, but nothing to make my inner editor have fainting fits. All in all not a bad job.

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