Del Fantasma: Chocolate Snake Bite by Selena Illyria
Publisher: Aspen Mountain Press
Genre: Contemporary, Paranormal
Length: Short Story (88 pgs)
Other: M/F, Ménage, M/M/M/F/M, BDSM, Spanking, Anal Sex/Play
Rating: 4.5 Cherries
Reviewed by Holly
Every relationship has problems and for months now all Dale and Val have been doing is fighting. He wants it to stop. So drastic times call for drastic measures. Dale takes the Love’s Bane potion hoping that Val will be too busy lusting after him to fight with him, but sex can’t solve every problem.
Val doesn’t want part of her lover. She wants all of him, even the dark aspects of his sexual desire. She yearns for his brand but every time she brings up the subject he shuts her down. How can they communicate when he won’t open up?
Will the arrival of his brothers and a trip to the Demonic Snake court help their relationship or hurt it?
I have to admit that this is the first Del Fantasma story I have read, but if the rest are as hot as this one, I’m getting more of them.
It would seem that human males aren’t the only ones with commitment issues. Who knew demons were phobic too? Dale and Val are very much in love, but Dale refuses to take the final step, branding Val as his mate. Val wants all of Dale, but he is afraid she could be hurt, or even killed if he truly lets her see his true nature. Instead, he decides to take Love’s Bane potion, hoping it will help him stay in control.
Selena Illyria she has a knack for heating things up and keeping it hot. I love the characters in this story. Val is human, and determined to keep her man…er, demon, no matter what. She is smart, and single minded in her determination to have her way. She is also tired of the fighting and worrying, and I loved it when she got into a fight with the demoness next door over her man.
Dale is a wonderful character, the typical, not a clue male, who refuses to consider Val’s wishes and ends up having to eat his words. I loved the visit to the Demon world, and the resulting action between Dale, Val, and Dales three--count ‘em, three--hot and sexy brothers during the Sensuality Feast. The scene with Dale, Zander, Louis and Spencer all pleasuring Val is one of the hottest things I have ever read, with some very creative applications of chocolate as well.
The happy ever after is a long time coming, but yes, they do get there. If you want a super hot and sexy story to fire your imagination, this is the one for you. But be careful, these could be habit forming. I know I’m getting more Del Fantasma books, soon.