Emigh Bennett is a Victorian-era vampire living in the modern world. She owns a used book shop, and her favorite activity is people watching from her window. One day during a particularly violent windstorm, she witnesses a young woman fall in traffic. Immediately she rushes to her aid. This is when she meets Anise.
Anise is the proprietress of a little home business called ‘Everything Anise’ where she creates bespoke perfume and lingerie. As Emigh gets to know Anise, she discovers she is somewhat of a dual personality – half vivacious vixen, half innocent angel. Although Emigh is deeply attracted to Anise, she knows it is futile as one day Anise will learn the truth about her.
Everything Anise is Natalie-Nicole Bates first foray into Lesbian Romance, and she pulls it off flawlessly. Although one of the central characters is a vampire, Emigh is not the usual garden variety vamp who seeks out people to feed from. She subsists nicely on her own, but she is also extremely lonely since her business partner moved away.
Although this story is short, it is hauntingly beautiful. The plot is fresh; the characters sublime. I highly recommend Everything Anise.
A Victorian-era vampire living in the modern world, Emigh Bennett’s favorite activity is watching people from the window of her little bookshop. When she spots a woman nearly killed on the street outside her shop, she rushes to her rescue, and she meets Anise.
The proprietress of a little home business called “Everything Anise”, Anise crafts one-of-a-kind perfumes all with a touch of her namesake spice, all with the power to intoxicate and delight the senses. She is smart, sexy, beautiful, and happens to be a little bit different.
Although Anise is everything Emigh could ever ask for and more, she can’t quite figure her out. Anise possesses the duality of an innocent angel and a vivacious vixen. Even if Emigh can ever peel away the multi layers of Anise to uncover the truth beneath, what will happen when she finally reveals the truth about herself?