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Friday, August 27, 2010

Blood Curse by Mychael Black

Blood Curse by Mychael Black
Publisher: AudioMinx
Genre: Contemporary, Paranormal, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Suspense/Mystery
Length: Novella (1 hour 11 minutes read time)
Other: M/M, anal sex
Rating: 4.5 cherries
Reviewed by Tiger Lily

Jason Summerfield has finally found the man of his dreams — Greek vampire Julian Kristados, and together, they’re enjoying life in Julian’s mansion on the outskirts of Atlanta, Georgia. Jason’s still going strong with his metal band, Firestarter, and they’re developing a big following throughout the area. Along with the fame, though, Jason has also garnered the attention of a stalker.

When the stalker’s attentions turn mysterious and potentially deadly, Julian seeks the advice of a friend, fellow vampire Gabriel Walsh. They discover the truth behind the stalker, but will they get to Jason in time to save him from forced repayment of an ancestor’s debt?

Life’s never dull when you have the power of fire at your fingertips. Throw in the element of a vampire lover and you have the makings of a Mychael Black story. But this one? It’s also got a great little mystery woven into the plot. Now you indeed have a Mychael Black short story.

As soon as I got the choice, I had to have this audio book. I’ve followed the exploits of Jason, Julian, Jesse and Gabriel and needed to see the latest situation. I knew it would be a hot story and I wasn’t disappointed. I felt like I was right there in the throes of the crowd, dancing along with the roaring tunes, deafened by the music and practically blinded by the pyrotechnics. Being that this was an audio book, I could even feel the rumble of Julian’s voice each time he spoke to Jason. I loved it.

As this is told from Jason’s POV, I didn’t get much of a glimpse into Julian’s thought process, but I think it worked well. There were plot twists that too many POV changes might have complicated the story unnecessarily. I could still feel the tension in Jason as he dealt with the gifts from his mystery person and the passion for Julian when he and Jason made love.

Another thing that made this story stand out for me was the introduction of Gabriel. I loved him in other stories and was pleased to see how he fit into the little band of misfits. Plus, these are characters I don’t want to let go of.

If you want a story that will melt your speakers and leave you begging for more, then you need to get a copy of Blood Curse. I give this book 4.5 cherries.

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