Dracula's Kiss

1 Night Stand Series

SUMMARY:

Cathela's Office Halloween Ball is a complete bust. She spills out her Dracula's Bride costume, and her vamp fetish chases away her boyfriend. Only redeeming feature to the night? Necking multiple shots of Dracula's Kiss-a lush Black Cherry Vodka cocktail-and an interlude with a gorgeous man dressed Gary Oldman style.

No one comes close to satisfying Alec Murray's needs until he meets Cathela during some lame-ass party for bankers. One taste of her blood, sweet yet darkly dangerous, he knows she's perfect for him.

A night of goth bondage is planned for one. For the other, a night of sexual control is a must. A perfect fit. Alec is compelled to reveal his true nature, but can their relationship survive his dark secret?

TEASER:

"Have ye been naughty? Do I need tae teach ye a lesson and lock ye up?" A voice penetrated the darkness around her, shattering her little game of pretend cat and mouse. She spun to see who'd followed her. Not wanting to be caught in a drunken state, she prayed it was a stranger. But in the same moment, she hoped for someone she knew who wished her no harm. No one would hear me scream for help.

FIRST LINE:

A chill caught Cathela and sent shivers down her spine. She wiggled her shoulders to shake off the cold before moving through the entrance of Slains Castle. Unable to control her wonderment that Bram Stoker might have crossed this very path while writing Dracula, she lingered to savor the experience and placed her hand on the stone doorframe of the sixteenth century structure.

PLOT:

Dracula's kiss - a sweet and spicy Halloween treat for lovers of paranormal romance! This unique twist on vampire romance was an absolute delicious and sexy read. I loved the unique approach to the characters and their story. The author used true-to-life fetishes some people crave and added a paranormal twist allowing the reader to live out a fantasy through the characters. And what better time to channel your inner Queen of Darkness than at Halloween. And this is exactly what Cathela did with her own Prince of Darkness, Alec Murray. Given the short length of the story the author jam packed it with a lot of emotion and self-discovery. I enjoyed discovering the more adventurous Cathela as she came to accept she was not meant to be suppressed and controlled like a piece of arm candy for some man that didn't understand her darker needs. It was refreshing to see a heroine strong enough to stand up for herself and take charge of what she wanted, even if scared of what might be waiting in the dark. Dracula's Kiss is a well rounded novella that left me satisfied and in the mood for the upcoming celebration of Halloween.

SETTING:

Dracula's Kiss begins in Slains Castle located in Scotland, the exact ruins connected to Bram Stoker's Dracula...a perfect place to fulfill a vampire fantasy. Then we move on to Cruden Bay where more than just a fantasy comes to life!

WRITING:

JoAnne Kenrick writes with passion and excitement. She brings her characters to life through lavish attention to emotions and character. She weaved a tale that entranced my imagination leaving me wanting more. I can't wait to dive into her next story to see what awaits me there!

CHARACTERS:

Cathela is a mortal woman that has been living a lie for to long. She was not meant to be cooped up in a stuffy office day in and day out hiding her true inner Queen of Darkness. She has needs and as her Office Halloween Ball unfolds into a night filled with a mystery man decked out to fulfill her secret fantasies we get to see this realization come to light for her. It was enjoyable to see Cathela realize what would make her happy and take the necessary steps in order to obtain her desires which start with one Dracula's Kiss.

Alec Murray, a true creature of the night, is the perfect fit for Cathela and has a Scottish accent that you know would sound just as sexy in person. He is the very fantasy Cathela can only dream about. Pulled to her side like intended mates, Alec shows his true nature - a man needing to show Cathela just how special she is. Both incredibly sexy, both consumed with desire, both scared of the passion tying them together.

LAST THOUGHTS:

JoAnne Kenrick knows how to write a satisfying vampire read! This is my first book or novella from this author but it will not be the last!


Book Blurb for Dracula's Kiss

Cathela's Office Halloween Ball is a complete bust. She spills out of her Dracula's Bride costume, and her vamp fetish chases away her boyfriend. Only redeeming feature to the night? Necking multiple shots of Dracula's Kiss--a lush Black Cherry Vodka cocktail--and an interlude with a gorgeous man dressed Gary Oldman style.

No one comes close to satisfying Alec Murray's needs until he meets Cathela during some lame-ass party for bankers. One taste of her blood, sweet yet darkly dangerous, he knows she's perfect for him.

A night of goth bondage is planned for one. For the other, a night of sexual control is a must. A perfect fit. Alec is compelled to reveal his true nature but can their relationship survive his dark secret?


Night Owl Reviews Nov, 2011 4.50