Cursed Ever After, by A. C. James is a short novel that drew me in with a fascinating cover. Once I began reading it seemed that this was a look into a much larger novel. The characters had neat little tidbits about them that intrigued me, but once I got into the story it skipped to another character and another scene. The setting was nothing new, an underground dungeon, but the fact that not all knew what happened there added the fun risk factor. The point of view changed within scenes and kind of jarred me out of the story completely. At the end of the novel I kept turning the pages looking for more because it seemed abrupt. While the sex scenes were done quite well, they weren't enough to carry this story for me. I believe had it been longer and more fully developed I would have enjoyed it more thoroughly. I will read another story by this author, if available, because I saw a lot of promise.
DOMINATE YOUR DESIRES WITH FOUR EROTIC SHORT STORIES.
RULER [ARIE] Arie is having a bad night but what else is new? When vampires deal with demons nothing less can be expected. He heads to the Hellfire Club to report back to his sexy boss, Tessa Green, anticipating that she'll be less than satisfied with the details of his night. Instead he finds a hot new hire waiting in her office. Alone in the office, she offers him an intriguing opportunity to improvise. Will he take the bait?
BOUND [LUNA] Luna is always tied up in difficult situations. Obsessed with someone she can never have. From the moment Luna first met Victoria, she knew she was different--hot, dangerous, and unlike anyone she's ever known. Luna can't stop thinking about her. Can't stop fantasizing about her. Can't stop craving the one thing she knows she can never have. The one she wants--the vampire she wants abstains from blood and sex.
To distract her from her obsession, Luna begs Tessa to find an appropriate diversion. Bound and gagged in her dungeon at the Hellfire Club (HFC), Luna gets an unexpected visit from a sibling that leaves her feeling conflicted and heartbroken. Arie steps in when Luna is vulnerable. Is there more to this hot alpha vamp than his hard-ass facade?
BURNED [VICTORIA] Victoria has a sordid past and this macabre tale is woven with lies, blood, betrayal, and vengeance. In the far north of France in the 1700s she took care of a young girl and her ailing mother. She never planned on falling for Henri in the process--except she fell in love with the wrong man. She fell in love with a monster. Sometimes evil hits too close to home. And when you trust the wrong person you might just get burned.
CHAINED [TESSA] Tessa Green is the most famous dominatrix in Chicago and rules the notorious Hellfire Club. She also happens to be a vampire. And the senator is just another toy for her amusement. Sometimes the power and authority that comes with leadership can be a strain. He relishes her dominance, her demands, and her control. Sometimes being free happens only when chained and who better to keep his secret than Tessa. Or is she really keeping his secret?
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