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Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Vampire Delights on Polar Nights by Jude Stephens

Vampire Delights on Polar Nights by Jude Stephens
Publisher: Solstice Publishing
Genre: Contemporary, Paranormal
Length: Short Story (122 pgs)
Other: M/F
Rating: 3.5 cherries
Reviewed by Stephanotis

On a small frozen island in the Antarctica, stands a structure committed to ensuring a future for the earth’s population, a place for countries to store seeds in case of world disaster. Far below the precious seeds lies another place, one where a clandestine organization holds eight captured vampires.

Nicholas Patroclus is a twelve hundred year old vampire and responsible for saving seven other vampires being held in a region that is every vampire’s worse nightmare. Soon the two and a half month long polar nights will descend upon them and he and the other vampires will perish. Breaking vampire code, Nicholas tells his captors what they need to survive. Sexual release.

Karen Walls is a Commander with a global agency that is dedicated to saving the world and has never questioned an assignment. Not even when it requires her to oversee eight of her colleagues who’ve volunteered to sexually service eight possibly dangerous vampires.

Eight vampires, eight women come together with dangerous secrets and explosive desires. During the long, sensuous polar nights their beliefs and values will be forever shattered when they give in to passionate delights.

Karen is a commander with the United Global Agency and is sent to work on the Global Seed Project where vampires are also being housed. Polar nights are deadly for the vampires and the only way for them to survive is to have sexual release so women are brought in to satisfy them.

This story had a great premise and the setting that was very unique even for a paranormal story. I liked Karen and also the head vampire, Nicholas. At opening of the story they were well described and I anticipated getting to know them better. However, what made the story significantly less enjoyable for me was all the vampires were paired with various women and each of their stories and sexual adventures were described one after the other. Although each couple's story was well described and we're given insight into the characters, there were just too many of them in this short read for me to identify with or become invested in.

I did like the ending. The dialogue for all the characters was natural sounding and the author did a good job with creating the atmosphere. She painted a realistic picture of what it's like to be in a cold atmosphere and locked in with no way out. It's a short easy read, but if you're looking for more romance with your paranormal fix, I don't think this one's for you as it's more sex than emotion.

Even so, if you like hot erotic paranormal stories with plenty of sex, this one could be a good pick for you. I give it 3.5 cherries.

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