This incredibly intense and edgy story showcases the talents of two fantastic authors weaving the spell that each is adept at, in a story that combines the allure of the sexy cowboy that Desiree Holt excels at describing with the dark and sometimes very sadistic world of Joey Hill’s vampire culture. Following the journey as an alpha male succumbs to the demands of a relatively new vampire female gave the sensation of being on a juggernaut that gradually builds up speed until the exciting conclusion. Be warned, there are plenty of sizzling scenes as well as several fairly gut-wrenching violent encounters but it was enlightening to watch the flowering of the relationship between these two strong individuals who make mistakes along the way yet learn to find a balance in their relationship. The correlation between Quinn’s former profession and his own experiences with Selene add an interesting twist to the unfolding power dynamics. I have long been a fan of this series but was abruptly reminded that I have been remiss in keeping up with all of the developments yet I had no trouble reading this particular tale as a stand alone story. It is my hope that these two authors will find time to collaborate on more stories as I would love to read more about the vampire contingent in Texas, not to mention follow along as Quinn continues in his training.
“Nightfall” by Joey Hill and Desiree Holt is an erotic paranormal romance set in the world described in Ms. Hill’s ‘Vampire Queen’ series. Quinn Pedraza never expects that his struggle to juggle operating a successful ranch and a struggling bar will make him desperate enough to hire a manager who looks and acts the way the alluring and mysterious Selene Torres does, but once he falls under her spell, everything in his life changes. The mystical bond he formed as a youth with a man he knows as Sam makes Quinn a bit more tolerant of some of Selene’s claims, even though he isn’t sure how much he is willing to believe, but her determined effort to push the boundaries of what he tolerates in a sexual relationship underscores the uncanny power she wields. Quinn has to decide how deep he wants to delve into Selene’s world, and whether she is worth the extreme sacrifice that is going to be required to keep her in his life.
Ranch owner Quinn Pedraza has to find someone to run the saloon he won in a bet, but more than that, he needs a woman who can handle his alpha personality...and closet submissive sexual cravings. When vampire Selene Torres arrives on the scene, he gets everything he wants-and learns what he really needs. Inside Scoop: Quinn's BDSM journey is not for the faint of heart and includes extreme sexual situations and dubious consent, as well as male/male scenes.