The Seduction of Phaeton Black

Phaeton Black, Paranormal Investigator

Phaeton Black is Scotland Yard’s secret weapon against paranormal activity and his new assignment is to discover the identity of a female vampire that has been hunting the citizens among the streets of London. One night, he runs into America Jones, who is on the run from pirates and Phaeton enlists her to help him in his investigation to bring down this destructive vampire nest. America possesses powers of her own and hopefully they can stop this deadly foe before one of them becomes the vampire’s next victim.

Phaeton is definitely a charmer in this book. He lives beneath a bordello where he is well known amongst the ladies for his sexual prowess and is employed on occasion by the Scotland Yard when they are faced with an enemy of a supernatural nature. I could definitely picture Colin Farrell as Phaeton while reading this book and I could see the attraction. In the beginning of this book, I had a problem with his character because he came across as arrogant, slightly deviant and seemed more interested in sex than actually investigating the vampire case. By the end, Phaeton grew on me and I liked that even though he had his faults, he was very loyal and provided for the people that he cared about most.

America Jones, on the other hand, was a very beautiful woman that had a chance meeting with Phaeton while investigating the pirates that had destroyed her father’s shipping company and left her destitute. My only complaint with her character was that I felt as though I didn’t get to know her character very well. She wasn’t as real to me as Phaeton and I’m hoping that will change in the future books of the series.

I liked the storyline of The Seduction of Phaeton Black where he was investigating a female vampire hunting the citizens of London, but the story itself could have been brought more to the forefront instead of just being background for Phaeton’s exploits. The sex scenes in this book were so hot and steamy that they actually bordered on erotica which was a little distracting because at times I forgot what type of book I was actually reading.

I love Jillian Stone’s work and I would encourage everyone to read this book because it holds a lot of potential. I’m looking forward to reading the next in the series to learn more about America and seeing where Ms. Stone goes in the continuing adventures of Phaeton Black.

Book Blurb for The Seduction of Phaeton Black

Phaeton Black is Scotland Yard's secret weapon against things that go bump in the night. His gifts as a paranormal investigator are as legendary as his skills as a lover. But when he's asked to hunt down a fanged femme fatale who drains her victims of blood, he walks right into the arms of the most dangerous woman he's ever known...Miss America Jones is not the vampiric killer he's been staking out - but she may be just what Phaeton needs to crack the case. As the daughter of a Cajun witch, she possesses uncanny powers. A fearless fighter, she can handle anything from Egyptian mummies to Jack the Ripper. But when an ancient evil is unleashed, she could be Phaeton's only salvation...or ultimate sacrifice.

Night Owl Reviews Jul, 2012 4.00