Banpaia by A.J. Llewellyn and D.J. Manly was definitely not one of my favorite books. Even though I have enjoyed books from both of these authors I just felt that this story fell way short of their usual on the mark stories.

Feng Li is a young Asian man living in Chinatown. He lives at home with a drunk of a mother and a father who has no backbone. Chinatown is covered with an eerie mist and getting thicker by the hour. Several young men have disappeared some of them when with a group of friends. There are rumors of a very old Japanese vampire out searching for his next mate on the prowl.

When Feng Li’s friend disappears he becomes more depressed and tries to take his life. Enter Banpaia the vampire wants Feng for his mate. But Feng is not sure what he wants.

Both Llewellyn and Manly are wonderful authors. And if you are into vampires you may enjoy this story.

Book Blurb for Banpaia

98 Pages

GENRE: Paranormal, GLBT (m/m), Romance, Vampire, Menage (m/m/m, m/m/m/m)

Who is spiriting away the hot young men of LA's Chinatown? Mysterious marks in the sky...the men returning, hungering for...seeking the man they call Banpaia.

WARNING: this book contains homoerotica and m?nage scenes.

Chinatown, Los Angeles. Young men are disappearing from their beds, sometimes vanishing as they cross the street with friends. The few witnesses who actually report a strange, mystical creature soon suffer memory lapses and die. Yet, the young men all return, one by one. They seem the same, but they are different.

Strange things are happening all over Chinatown, as if an odd mist enshrouds it. None of the men who disappeared can say what happened to them. Late at night, however, this legion of men, in love and lust with the one they call Banpaia, reach out for one another in the frenzy of their need. For Feng Li, a suicidal young man who feels he was saved by the legendary, centuries-old Japanese vampire, yearns for only him. For him,
there can be only one to claim his body and his heart.

Night Owl Reviews Dec, 2010 3.00