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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Eva's Last Dance by Teal Ceagh

Eva’s Last Dance by Teal Ceagh
Publisher: Ellora’s Cave
Genre: Action/Adventure, Contemporary, Paranormal, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Suspense/Mystery
Length: Short Story (40 pgs)
Other: BDSM, M/F, Anal play, Toys
Rating: 4 cherries
Reviewed by Tiger Lily

Nearly one hundred years after their last dance together, Eva’s long-lost love Edward makes contact again. Eva, now a lonely vampire, can’t resist falling into his arms and under his erotic spell. She’ll do anything he asks of her…

Until the spell is rudely interrupted by Ryan, a demon hunter on the trail of an incubus. He seduces Eva with a searing night of dance and passion—and attempts to avert the disaster that hovers over the delicate, beguiling creature.

What if you could have that one dance with the man who made you burn? Would you take it? Or would you run the other way? I’d suggest reading Eva’s Last Dance to find out more.

Teal Ceagh is a new-to-me-author, but this story was one I’ll recommend to all my friends. From the outset, I was intrigued with this story. I like vampire tales and one where virginity is so important is a new twist on the old standard. I was drawn in from page one and fully involved.

I liked Eva’s character. She’s trusting and meek in the form of a woman who could rip a man’s throat out with her bare hands. I liked that she held onto her humanity at a time when a vampire can lose everything so fast.

Ryan is an intriguing man. He’s a demon hunter and though I got to see things through his eyes, I wasn’t totally sure about him. As a hero, he’s a great guy, but I had a hard time seeing his romantic side for the most part. Yes, he was romantic, but he also seemed a bit...stiff. I liked him well enough, but I wanted more of him—more of his side.

The thing that tripped me up about this story, was the jump in time. I liked the plot device—using memories to tell a situation. But, that being said, I felt like I was seeing the action, rather than experiencing it. The action happened, but it didn’t really come alive to me like it could have.

Still, the ending was great and satisfied me. If you want a read that’s not the norm and totally engaging, then you need to read Eva’s Last Dance. I give it 4 cherries.

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