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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Mirror, Mirror: Mine for Keeps by Kate Hill

Mirror, Mirror: Mine for Keeps by Kate Hill
Publisher: Changeling Press
Genre: Contemp, Paranormal, Sci-fi/fantasy, Historical
Length: Short Story (24 pgs)
Other: M/M, anal sex
Rating: 4 cherries
Reviewed by Nymphaea

Ricky, a modern-day vampire, visits the singles resort on the anniversary of his meeting with his deceased lover, Simon. The elevator mirror shows him a medieval landscape with a handsome knight riding toward him from the distance. Overcome by the surprise of seeing his lover again, he tumbles through the mirror and into the past where he and Simon share a night of exquisite sex. Ricky has the chance to prevent his lover from entering an affair with the insane vampire who eventually destroys him, but will Simon choose a gentle school teacher over a vampire warrior?

Can you get a second chance at a first, fulfilling love? With the Mirror, anything is possible.

This is my first read by Kate Hill. It won't be the last. I was drawn to the characters from the first page. I needed to know what would happen next and how Ms. Hill would handle it. I wasn't disappointed. The words literally flowed and snagged me at the same time. I had to know more.

The story is told from Ricky's point of view, but I got a pretty good idea of Simon the man. And I liked what I read. Ricky is...he's difficult to understand at first. He might not be the most attractive, well-built, or even strongest man, but he's got a heart the size of Texas. I could understand his timidness and why he felt that way. Ms. Hill wrote him, not as a victim, but as a survior and that was really important. Sure, there were times when I thought he acted a little too sad and unsure, but as the story went on I rooted for him. I wanted to see him get his heart's desire.

If you're looking for a quick, hot read, then you need to read Mirror, Mirror: Mine for Keeps.. It's a good read.

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