Review

Review: Dark Slayer by Christine Feehan (2009)

The Dark, Book 17

Heat Factor: They don’t bone until the 75% mark, but before that there’s a lot of womb clenching

Character Chemistry: Soulmates, but also, he’s the only man in an uber-alpha society who truly appreciates Ivory’s badassery

Plot: We must destroy the evil mage!

Overall: It wasn’t bad, but I won’t be reading books 1-16 of the series

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Review: Hunting the Hunter by Shiloh Walker (2006)

The Hunters, Book 8

Heat Factor: She’s a fucking Surprise Virgin

Character Chemistry: Fate keeps bringing them together. Or something. 

Plot: She is a vampire who hunts vampires. He is a human who hunts vampires. 

Overall: DNF at 30% after the first sex scene

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Review: A Hunger Like No Other by Kresley Cole (2006)

All three of the Smut Reporters read A Hunger Like No Other. Erin and Ingrid loved it, but Holly was a little meh on the whole thing. Which means it’s time for a Dueling Review!

Immortals After Dark, Book 1

Let’s start by each giving our metric for rating the book:

Erin

Heat Factor: There was a point I told my husband to stop talking to me because I was in the middle of some hot, bitey werewolf/vampire sex

Character Chemistry: For the first few chapters I was extremely concerned by his anger and her cluelessness, but they turned it around.

Plot: Innocent, sheltered vampire tames powerful, fierce werewolf

Overall: Hahaha, Yaaaaaaas!

Holly:

Heat Factor: Never accept a blow job from a vampire. 

Character Chemistry: “I hate you! But you’re my mate! I am so confused!”

Plot: Uh, all the magical creatures are being forced into confrontation so that they can kill each other off. And that means that this werewolf finally finds his mate and she’s a vampire and he hates vampires. And that’s just chapter 1! 

Overall: This book was well-executed, but epic paranormal romances are so not my jam. 

Ingrid

Heat Factor: I really can’t deny the steam factor in this one.

Character Chemistry: It went from “Omg these guys need therapy. Separately.” to “They’re going to have 10 babies and I love it so much” in pages. PAGES.

Plot: Ok, well…she’s really green about the fangs and he’s got some centuries of torture issues going on and then they turn it all around and heads come off and furniture gets broken but like, in a hot way.

Overall: I had a few spots where I was like, oh no I don’t know if this is going to work, but then it was extremely diverting and I ended up really liking it.

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Review: Venom by Dee Garcia (2019)

Rosewood Realm, Book 1

Heat Factor: Kinky blood stuff, plus both protagonists bone secondary characters. Plus incest.

Character Chemistry: A rebound situation if there ever was one.

Plot: Captain Hook is a vampire who is obsessed with Tinksley Bell. Tink is in love with Peter Pan. When Peter leaves and Tink is depressed, Hook helps her recover and also embrace her inner darkness. 

Overall: I don’t even know what to tell you.

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Review: Immortal Born by Lynsay Sands (2019)

Argeneau Series, Book #30

Heat Factor: Excepting that they have to stay joined for a half hour, it’s not super sexy

Character Chemistry: A little bit of fated mates, so we’re so-so here 

Plot: Immortal flies in to meet his maybe life mate, is embroiled in all her problems with other rogue immortals

Overall: I was so delighted by the Argeneaux that I am gutted that this book relies on a homophobic characterization

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