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  • 07/2015
  • B010Y6TAZA
  • 297 pages
  • $3.99
Alicia Rayn
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Blood Bond
Alicia Rayn, author

Adult; Romance; (Market)

Roxanna Collins is a Vegas singer waiting for her big break. She’s alone, broke, and uncertain where her future lies. 

When a vampire from 1815 brings her back in time, she thinks she’s lost her mind…or is stuck in a coma back in her shabby apartment. But she manages to get something she didn’t have in Vegas – a full-time singing gig. Granted, it’s at a marginally disreputable gentlemen’s club, but at least she’s standing on her own two feet and not in jail or shacked up with the first tall, dark, and brooding vampire who walks into her hallucination, right? So what if he’s Darren Andrew Highmore, Earl of Richmond…

Her request for a piano player lands her in the company of the very proper, very innocent, Phillip Branham, who can’t decide whether he should be polite, disapproving, or…in love with her.

Phillip is an angel, and he's there for Roxanna when Darren isn't. Darren is dangerous, but he knows all Roxanna's secrets.

One man loves her and would never hurt her, the other hurts her in ways she's come to need but says he's incapable of love. Must Roxanna choose or can she have them both?

A menage time-travel romance.

Quarter Finalist

Plot/Idea: 10 out of 10
Originality: 9 out of 10
Prose: 8 out of 10
Character/Execution: 9 out of 10
Overall: 9.00 out of 10

Assessment:

This compelling relationship story is an original twist on the vampire, time travel and ménage tropes in which Roxanna Collins, an independent modern woman is thrust back into 1815 England to unknowingly connect with domineering magical vampire Lord Darren Highmore. Their pain-and-pleasure relationship is upended by the genuine love of the sexually innocent minor aristocrat Phillip Branham. The engaging characters, delightful dialogue, and dramatic twists makes the novel soar despite the mild erotic scenes, too many secondary storylines and occasionally too modern feel to be believable as 1815.

Date Submitted: July 13, 2016

Reviews
Rayn (Black-Winged Tuesday) layers a sexy surface over some deep emotional questions in this time-travel vampire romance. When 21st-century Vegas singer Roxana Collins is transported back to Regency-era London by vampire Darren Highmore, she pretty quickly decides that it sucks—literally. Roxana has to learn to negotiate the social mores and economic realities of the time as well as her powerful attraction to Darren. Their delicious chemistry takes off when they discover the natural alliance between Roxana’s self-injury fetish and Darren’s need to feed on human blood. But even as Roxana learns to share her darker sexual nature with Darren, she falls for the innocent Phillip Branham, the aristocratic and indebted piano player who reluctantly accompanies Roxana’s scandalous nightly performances in a London gentleman’s club. Roxana is caught between two unsatisfying options: returning to a hollow life in her own time, or remaining in a society where she can have love and passion but no freedom. This tension suffuses her touching and cautious sexual exploration with Phillip and her ecstatic experiences with Darren. The story is funny where appropriate, intense where necessary, and full of heart throughout. (BookLife)
Formats
Ebook Details
  • 07/2015
  • B010Y6TAZA
  • 297 pages
  • $3.99

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