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Review: Vitality by Crysta Levere (2019)

Heat Factor: A somewhat detached but urgent sexual obsession

Character Chemistry: He wants to exsanguinate her and she has a serious penchant for self-harm

Plot: If you can figure that out, I give you all the props

Overall:

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Review: Undead and Unwed by MaryJanice Davidson (2004)

Undead, Book 1

Heat Factor: There is some kinky stuff.

Character Chemistry: “You are so annoying! I am attracted to you and angry about it.” 

Plot: Betsy turns 30, gets fired, dies, and then rises as the Vampire Queen. Let’s just say she’s having a rough week. 

Overall: Fun and fluffy, with a couple of laugh out loud moments. Perfect escapism.

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Review: Happy Hour at Casa Dracula by Marta Acosta (2013)

Casa Dracula, Book #1

Heat Factor: There’s some kinky blood drinking stuff going on between the heroine and…not the hero.

Character Chemistry: I had such high hopes!

Plot: I don’t even know what to tell you

Overall: Not smut. But fun!

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Review: Vampire Mine by Kerrelyn Sparks (2011)

Love at Stake, Book 10

Heat Factor: Smoldering, but watch out for Hellfire. 

Character Chemistry: Cosmic insta sparks.

Plot: Fallen angel tries to get back into heaven by helping some good vampires defeat an evil vampire. Learns about love in the process. But specific sexual love, not the general anonymous love for humanity that all angels experience.  

Overall: A romance novel that is also a meditation on faith and free will.

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Review: A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness (2011)

All Souls Trilogy, Book 1

Heat Factor: Heavy petting occurs, but I’m not convinced it’s sexy

Character Chemistry: Nah

Plot: Paranormal romance meets The DaVinci Code meets magic coming of age novel where a witch learns to control her powers

Overall: I finished this only through sheer stubbornness

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