A Taste of Dawn

Crimson Carousel, Book Four

A Taste of Dawn is the fourth book in Aubrey Ross’s Crimson Carousel Series. I have read all of the books in this series and I love how Aubrey Ross writes. Even though the novels are short they don’t feel rushed and they leave me wishing for more. Ross’s writing style draws you in and doesn’t let you go and her vampire band, Pyrite, has members that are sexy and irresistible. I look forward to more from Aubrey Ross.


Book Blurb for A Taste of Dawn

While a stand-alone, A Taste of Dawn is best enjoyed when read in series order.

Mercedes Sevarus, the illegitimate daughter of an autocratic vampire and an alien, has been an outcast her entire life. Her only attempt at evading the rules designed to “protect” her ended disastrously. Now she lives her life as a veritable prisoner, music her only retreat. Desperate enough to barter her creativity for a few hours of tenderness, she reaches out to Eric King.

When Eric, the acclaimed songwriter for the rock band Pyrite, gets writer’s block, someone emails him the first verse of a song. The message is simple. “If you want the rest, you must spend one night in my bed.” The song is brilliant, achingly poetic, and so similar in style to Eric’s own work he knows no one will suspect he didn’t write it. But is he really willing to sleep with a stranger for the song?

Publisher’s Note: This story was previously published elsewhere and has been revised for Ellora’s Cave.

Reader Advisory: Whips and cuffs…oh my! A ménage for his pleasure and her power…oh yeah!


Night Owl Reviews May, 2010 4.75