Stranger Than Fiction by Silvia Violet
Publisher: Changeling Press
Genre: Contemporary, Paranormal
Length: Short Story (23 pgs)
Rating: 3.5 Cherries
Reviewed by Poppy
Vivian's characters have often talked to her in the past, but never like this. Niall, the vampire hero of her current story, is invading her dreams and pestering her every waking minute to finish his story. He feels so real that she begins to wonder if she's losing her mind. After an amazing, erotic dream, she wakes with bite marks on her neck. Has locking herself away with only her stories for company finally driven her mad or could Niall possibly be real?
What a fun premise! An author who literally speaks to her character in her mind. And, even better, it's a character who feeds her an entire novel, line by line. If only it was that simple!
Vivian is pretty sure she’s going crazy. Not only is she talking to Niall, the sexy vampire protagonist of her latest novel, but she’s also having sex with him. Could something that real be a figment of her imagination?
I enjoyed reading about Vivian and Niall (oh, Niall of the sexy voice and strong, paranormal hands). Poor Vivian... she thinks she’s going crazy, but finally just gives in and enjoys her insanity. And, whoo! Some enjoyment! She lets herself go and have what she thinks is imaginary sex with a very skilled, super hot vampire. Mmmmm...
Niall was almost overwhelmingly dominant and strong. He was incredibly persuasive and able to get Vivian to do pretty much anything he wanted her to, the most important of which was to write his story. His hunger for her, though, on several levels is very clear. Palpable. He needs her and won’t take no for an answer, even when she’s determined to try to regain what sanity she has left.
The sex scenes were hot and numerous, though not as filled with sensory description as I might have liked. The acts were well-described, but felt a bit distant to me. I would have like to have more idea of exactly what Vivian was feeling, because holy cow was Niall smoking hot! I wish I could have felt every shiver, every tingle...what I wouldn’t have given to be wearing Vivian’s skin. Yum.
Still, I enjoyed this book and read it in one quick bite, never even contemplating putting it down. It sounds as though there might be a sequel, and that could be very, very interesting. Don’t worry, though. We get a happy, satisfying ending in this sexy short story.