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A Hinky Taste Of You
     

A Hinky Taste Of You

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by Jennifer Stevenson
 

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Hel became an energy vampire at seventeen and reduced her first lover to ashes. Forty years later, she still looks seventeen. Hel's life is teaching hyperactive boys, roller derby, and worrying about paying her mother's hospital bills.
Nick Jones, federal anti-magic cop, has a secret, too. Magic turns him on, to his shame. This makes it hard for Nick when he's

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Hel became an energy vampire at seventeen and reduced her first lover to ashes. Forty years later, she still looks seventeen. Hel's life is teaching hyperactive boys, roller derby, and worrying about paying her mother's hospital bills.
Nick Jones, federal anti-magic cop, has a secret, too. Magic turns him on, to his shame. This makes it hard for Nick when he's assigned to recruit Hel's help with a case.
Nick feels guilty for his attraction to a teenager. Hel adores Nick's yummy energy. If he learns she's a vampire, he'll send her to Hinky Guantanamo.
But can they keep their hands off each other?

Editorial Reviews

Amazon - Melissa Craig
"...a fun quirky vampire paranormal romance ... Have a good laugh, a cry, a flutter of nerves waiting in anticipation, with the problems they have to face. Read this hot, steamy, sexy book and meet these horny Characters."
Amazon - Rebecca Jaxon
"an enjoyable fun quick read.... This story takes place in the same world as her Brass Bed series, but because the characters are totally different, it won't hurt to read this one out of order. If you haven't read anything else by Jennifer Stevenson yet, I would recommend this one as a good introduction."
Amazon - Squeak "The Dragon Mother"
"This is my first book by this author and I really enjoyed it... I enjoyed all the roller derby action and the cool names the girls had given themselves. I especially enjoyed all the names for the different moves the girls would put on people."
Amazon - Nicole Matos
"I finished Taste of You and I loved it! I immediately kindled the Stagehands one to read next–very impressed!"
Amazon - Elaine McCarthy "ECM"
"I have been waiting eagerly, impatiently, hungrily for Stevenson's next book in the Hinky Chicago world and A Taste of You does not disappoint. I bought it one afternoon last weekend, read it that night without putting it down, and now... I'm waiting again. I can't get enough of this world. ... Stevenson's Hinky Chicago owes nothing to any existing magic-touched world. It's the freshest and most creative concept imaginable... and the most convincing.

Not only that, the writing is intelligent

Product Details

BN ID:
2940151286671
Publisher:
Book View Cafe
Publication date:
10/01/2013
Series:
Hinky Chicago , #5
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
1,042,828
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Jennifer Stevenson skated roller derby in her fifties as Flash Hottie, but she never got as good at it as Jewel. She's thrilled to live in a city with twelve leagues, including two WFTDA leagues, a USARS league, a men's league, and a junior league. Find Jennifer on Facebook as JenniferStevensonAuthor.

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A Hinky Taste Of You 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Pinki 30 days ago
A bit of a surprise in the Hinky series. This one was actually a story on Helan Vittle, who turns out to be pretty hinky herself. Our regulars (Jewel, Randy, and Clay) are off on vacation, while this tale takes place. Loved it! You'll, of course, see some of the Derby girls. But there are also new characters. Sex is not as steamy as the previous books, but I didn't expect it to be the same as this is a completely different character. Still interesting, still funny, and still has me hooked. A definite "need to read". I voluntarily reviewed an advanced copy of this book. This is my honest review.
KEKimbriel More than 1 year ago
Not “Category” Fantasy Or Romance I really enjoyed this book by Stevenson, but I’ll be firm here – the cover, designed to match the Brass Bed books? Not right. This is not a romance, and not a comedy, although there is love and a lot of humor in the book. But there’s also dark power, pain and despair, scary and strong magic, and a deeply sensual look at the mind of someone with morals who has survived as an energy vampire for decades – and now she’s hanging on by her psychic fingernails. Hel Nagzy disintegrated her first boyfriend at 17, and decades later, she can’t even risk petting her cat. Teaching ADHD and autistic kids and competing in roller derby keep her (mostly) fed and sane. But Hel wants more – she wants a real life, she wants a way out of her aging, alcoholic mother’s massive medical bills, and she wants to love and be loved. She’s surviving in a strange, alternate world where the cops of Chicago are pretending that things are normal while entire parts of major world cities are disappearing into magical no-man’s-lands. Then the Feds find out she’s been reading New Age web sites, looking for people researching the current weird upshift in magic. Nick, an anti-magic cop, shows up. They need her help flushing out a magical threat, though they don’t seem to know what she is. The cop has his own problems, plus the presence of magic arouses him, and he thinks Hel must be underage, which is making him feel lousy about his attraction to her. What is going on is not quite what you’re probably expecting, the hints of how magic is working are intriguing, and yes, the ending is hopeful. So – A Taste of You is enjoyable, well done, magical, truly romantic in numerous ways, and worth reading! But if you’re looking for category anything, it’s probably not your cup of tea. Recommended!
rebreader More than 1 year ago
A Taste Of You is an adventure-filled book set in the same universe as Jennifer Stevenson¿s Brass Bed series but featuring different characters. A roller derby skating, magically created energy vampire and a magic-fearing federal agent are thrown together as they come upon a power-mad, crazy man who seeks to be made immortal and all powerful. I greatly enjoyed the characters and the twists and turns, and I think this is a great read.