"Hunger Aroused" by Dee Carney is full of hot and smoky sex and a dash of suspense as it traverses 3 days of a vampire’s transition from mortal to vampire.
Ms. Carney has penned a novel that is pure sexual delight in nature. The novel is more of an interlude in the day of the life of an executioner and his prey, as opposed to a complex novel with numerous plot twists and turns culminating in a dramatic climax. "Hunger Aroused” may be less robust than other novels, but what it does it does so well; there is vampiric sex in abundance, life and death situations and a budding romantic courtship that clearly is the crux of the novel.
Level headed nurse, Jasmine is about to undergo a transition that will change her life forever. While the novel's plot is very much centered on Jasmine transition and the role that Corin will play, the novel does make a point in displaying its character development of Jasmine; her plucky exterior, her rational resolve to weather the storm set upon her, all display the depth of her character.
Corin, the executioner to the vampire council has lived a hard life that has shaped him into the unflinching persona that Jasmine first encounters. I love how the novel re-tells the story of his transition and the atrocities that he endured. As each revelation into his past surfaces, a wealth of sympathy for the man he was is sure to compel a reader to root for the couple's deliverance.
As previously noted, the novel's limited plot development does hinder the overall story-line a bit, but I believe the novel was intended to be an entertaining tale full of sexual frenzy; which it does succeed in providing in abundance.
If you are looking for sexual antics and erotic fun, look no further, “Hunger Aroused" is all these things and more. I highly recommend it.
Jasmine is sick in bed when a sexy stranger breaks in and reveals she's suffering an irreversible case of vampirism. And because her turning wasn't approved by the Council, he must kill her once the transition is complete. In the meantime, the executioner offers to ease her torment with chocolate, hot peppers or sexual release. Fortunately for them both, Jasmine's kitchen is bare...
Corin's honor demands he do his duty, but he cannot execute the lovely woman while any part of her humanity remains. He must also find—and kill—her sire. Jasmine denies ever having contact with a vampire, causing Corin to question the justice of his orders. Sensing his hesitation, the Council dispatches another executioner, forcing the pair to make a run for it.
Every hour they spend together—every sensual encounter they share—finds them growing closer. Now Corin will have to choose: kill the woman he loves, or go against everything he believes to set her free.