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Monday, June 7, 2010

Possession by Rosalie Stanton

Possession by Rosalie Stanton
Publisher: Loose Id LLC
Genre: Contemporary, Paranormal
Length: Short Story (69 pgs)
Other: M/F, Forced Seduction
Rating: 3 cherries
Reviewed by Peppermint

Arianna is a demon hunter who isolates herself from society. Over the past few months she has become increasingly dependent on her uncertain alliance with Kade, a vampire informant who literally stepped out of the shadows and into her life.

On the night of a rumored attack from a group of demons, called Eros, who feed off passion for sustenance, Arianna meets with Kade to plan a counterattack before the demons can strike. However, upon retreating to Kade’s apartment for supplies, both Arianna and Kade are overwhelmed with a sudden rush of passion. Their bodies refuse to obey their minds, and before they can stop themselves, they are engaged in endless rounds of lovemaking. Lost to pleasure even as their minds fight sensation and each other, Kade surrenders to his love for Arianna, and tries to convince her he is what she’s needed all along.

Sometimes, possession is mutual.

Arianna thought she would never have sex again, especially with the enemy. She had sworn her life to destroying all the creatures that went bump in the night after her parent’s murder. So when she found herself forced into the arms of a vampire and unable to control her body's actions she though nothing could be worse.

I found Kade’s character very intriguing. I liked the subtle things the author did to let you know more about him, like the brief glimpses into his emotions when he let his guard down or the way he taunted Arianna because he knew that was what she expected from him. Whatever Arianna needed in that moment he was more than willing to give her, even one mind-blowing orgasm after another.

For me the only conflict that seemed to work was Arianna’s internal conflict. Although I enjoyed the effect of the Eros I would like to have seen more about how she destroyed them. Also the conflict between Kade and Arianna did not work for me. I couldn't believe Arianna didn't realize that Kade had deeper feelings for her, since it was obvious to me as a reader from the way he behaved. I think she should have recognized his feels as well as her own.

This story was sexual from start to finish. The physical connection between these two almost never ended. Personally I would have liked to have seen more variations of the type of sex, maybe have the characters step out into something a bit more daring. Still, the fact that the beginning of the sexual encounter was forced by the Eros pheromones was most likely kinky enough for many folks.

Between the well-developed male lead and more sex than the average girl can handle, this story made for a good, hot and interesting read.

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