Title: Master for Tonight (Book, #1)
Author: Elaine Barris
Published Date: October 10, 2013
Genre: Paranormal Vampire Erotica
***THIS BOOK WAS GIVEN TO ME IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEW***
While feeding in the slums of the city, he is interrupted by a woman. Mesmerized, he extracts his fangs from his meal and follows her home. Instantly obsessed, he watches her nightly. Nights turn to months. His desire for her becomes overwhelming. Though fearing the wrath of a vicious Maker who turned him against his will, Julian decides to give Kate the most erotic night of her life, and then walk away.
Kate Collins is an average woman in her late-30’s, plagued by panic attacks. Sent home by her boss at the shelter, she prepares to have a night of relaxation…until her doorbell rings.
Julian Montfort is the most beautiful and masculine man she has ever seen. He exudes ‘maleness’ from his entire body—that certain quality some men have in their DNA that makes a woman recognize her femininity…her ‘womanness.’ That part of her that is soft, malleable, and made to accept him. Drawn to him despite his unconventional arrival, Kate must answer his question: “Can you allow yourself this indulgence? It’s just one night.”
Deeply sensual and erotic, Master for Tonight is a contemporary vampire romance which goes beyond the burning physical attraction between Julian and Kate, telling a tale of two people drawn together under incomprehensible circumstances, and their fight to be together against all odds.
***Contains Graphic Sex, Strong Language and Adult Situations. Not for young readers***
I have read a lot of vampire books and I am always interested in a new take on the genre. This managed to feel fresh although in retrospect I have read similar ideas before and at times this did border on being a little predictable for me, but then when you read pretty much everything out there on the subject I suppose this is to be expected.
This is basically straight up dark, vampire erotica. Well written although I can see that it definitely wouldn’t be everybody’s cup of tea. The title gives the perfect clue that some dominance issues are to prevail and who better to provide them than a vampire.
To be honest I found the female protagonist a little annoying, but she played her part well. I found myself more interested in the maker, Evangeline and am extremely glad that her story isn’t over yet. I could have done WITHOUT the massive cliffhanger at the end though. That to me is a very annoying trait in writing lately as if the authors feel compelled to have it there to set up their next book.
That was an unnecessary hook with this book as the writing was done well enough that I would definitely be interested in seeing where the story went without the annoying wait.
A definite recommend for anyone looking for a quick, erotic, vampire based read.
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