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Thursday, May 27, 2010

A Taste of Midnight by Aubrey Ross

A Taste of Midnight by Aubrey Ross
Publisher: Ellora’s Cave
Genre: Paranormal, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Suspense/Mystery
Length: Short Story (75 pgs)
Other: M/F, M/F/M, Ménage, Voyeurism, Anal Sex
Rating: 4 cherries
Reviewed by Tiger Lily

Brenna Skyler, Mistress Air, chooses ambition over love. To become an Elemental, the most exalted position among the Unseleighe Sidhe, Brenna has to end her scandalous affair with Phillip Noir, a vampire. Although she never stops loving him, she is resolute in her decision, until now. A vampire is preying on Dark Elf females. And it takes a vampire to track a vampire…

Phillip is thrilled when Brenna comes crawling back to him. He’s not used to playing the jilted lover, yet he’s never forgotten the only woman who ever really touched his heart. He doesn’t mind destroying a rogue vampire—it’s the right thing to do—but Brenna needs a lesson in humility. She’ll pay for her callous rejection with her supple body. And they will both enjoy her punishment!

Want a story that will keep you locked in for the duration? Then you need to read A Taste of Midnight.

There is a lot going on in this short story. When I read the blurb, I had a notion formed of what I was getting into. Let me tell you, the blurb doesn’t scratch the surface. Ms. Ross’s story is a conglomeration of a lifetime and is spread out over a large period of time. There were moments when I wasn’t sure how many years had passed and the setting was a tad fuzzy, but it wasn’t enough to detract. What took away from the story a bit for me was the different species of characters contained within the plot. It was hard to keep them straight and to remember who was who.

Still, I liked the story.

Brenna, though a bit snobby at times, was an interesting heroine. She knew what she wanted, but wasn’t at all sure how to be herself which many readers can identify with. She’s not perfect and she makes mistakes that she thinks are the right choices. I liked that about her.

I liked Phillip better as he moved through the story. Yes, there was a moment when he wasn’t my favorite character, but I understood his choices and respected his decisions. I loved the brooding, tattooed man better anyway. I felt like I got to know him better later in the story.

If you want a story that had a scintillating ending you won’t see coming, then you need to read A Taste of Midnight. I give it 4 cherries.

1 comment:

Cyndi Friberg said...

Tiger Lily,

Thanks for reviewing A TASTE OF MIDNIGHT. I'm glad you enjoyed the story and I appreciate your comments.

Take care,