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Monday, March 28, 2011

The Turning Kiss by Eden Bradley

The Turning Kiss by Eden Bradley
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Genre: Paranormal, Contemporary
Length: Short Story (60 pgs)
Other: M/M, F/M/M, Ménage, Multiple Partners, Anal Play, Spanking, bdsm,
Rating: 5 cherries
Review by: Sweet Pea

They have nothing to lose…except the one gift they never expected to find.

Midnight Playground, Book 3

Ilana escaped a life of sex slavery, using her extraordinary beauty to survive among the few remaining wealthy humans in London. But she has higher aspirations. For two years she has haunted the BDSM dungeons of the Midnight Playground, hungering for The Turning Kiss—that deep drink that will make her one of them. An immortal vampire.

Turned out onto the streets of Edinburgh as a child, Calam’s tortured path led him to a job at the club, where he also engages in exotic and dangerous sex play with its clientele. Craving, like Ilana, the eternal escape of the Turning Kiss.

Ilana is undeniably drawn to the beautiful Scotsman, but she has no time to waste; the club takes no one over thirty. When a sinfully compelling vampire pair brings them together for an unusual foursome, she and Calam are shocked to discover it isn’t the vampires they crave, it’s the tenderness and emotion they feel for each other.

After years of seeking to feel something, anything, other than the pain of the past, the ultimate gift is within Ilana’s reach. Yet the cost—leaving her heart behind with a mortal—could be more than she can bear.

Sometimes what we wish for the most isn’t always what our destiny has in store for us. Ilana had a horrible childhood and was determined to make up for it by seeking the turning kiss and living centuries to forget. But as much time as she spent in the Midnight Playground, not once had she been offered anything more then a night of sensual pleasure. Once she spotted Calam, she is forced to rethink her lease on life while sharing herself with two lustful vampires and one sinfully sexy human.

Calam didn’t have an easy childhood either but the one thing that kept him sane was the love of working at Midnight Playground. Many a vampire had graced his bed and a few even wormed their way into his heart but none held a candle to Ilana. With each touch of her silken skin and each erotic interlude with the two sinfully sexy vampires, Konstantine and Luka, he can’t help but rethink everything.

Calam is a man after my own heart. He is both sinfully sexy and loyal to a fault which makes him all that much more appealing. Ilana is a woman with shadows. But she isn’t afraid to push herself to the limits. Her actions show the great depth in her character. I loved Konstantine and Luka. The way they interacted with Calam and Ilyna was phenomenal for vampires. They care deeply and it reflects greatly in their actions through the end.

Where do I even start with this book and how amazing it was? Not only were the characters well rounded but the story was deliciously written to where you couldn’t help but turn the pages to read more. The ending was both delightful and surprising. I didn’t see it coming but I was happy when it did. I have read each and every one of the books in this series and with each one Ms. Bradley makes me look forward to the next.

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