Drop dead gorgeous alive, Matt Brenner has never lacked for feminine attention. Undead, he’s even more potent. Immortality would be stellar if only he accepted his life as a vampire. Matt and fellow vamp Richard Hiatt created a BDSM empire catering to Vampire/Doms and willing donor/subs who trade sexual ecstasy for blood. The clubs have made Matt’s existence manageable, if uninspired.
Inspiration comes in the form of Catherine Temple.
Matt’s made it a rule not to get emotionally involved with human women, and he sticks to it. Cat is the woman who can entice him to break all the rules. When Matt is introduced to a controversial drug that allows him a human lifetime with Cat, it’s too exquisite to resist.
Powerful elements of the vampire nation are against it, and though Matt tries to protect Cat, love must be stronger than death.
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Blood Rising By Amber Anthony Five of five stars Between the cover and the title it is clear this will be an erotic vampire romance. Prefacing the book is Matt Brenner’s Edicts for the Undead, which explains, fang in cheek, how a vampire survives in the mortal world. This should be a clue, he might not follow his own rules. This story is set in present day Los Angeles and told in third person. Vampire meets mortal, Vampire crushes hard on mortal. Vampire sends mortal away, lest he be tempted to go down a complicated path. Vampire’s sire arrives with the opportunity of his immortal life. Vampire grabs the gusto, only to be plagued at every step of what his ideal life should be (or so he thought). Set across several continents, immortal criminal elements strive to keep from securing his desired relationship. I was thoroughly turned on by Matt Brenner and his friend, Richard Hiatt. Their friendship is not just business, they’re willing to die to set the undead world right. The erotic portions of the book drive the dramatically conflicted story line. Matt Brenner is built totally for a woman’s satisfaction, mortal or immortal. His sense of humor and charm only enhance his impossibly good looks. His heart is set on totally satisfying his mortal lover’s every fantasy. Catherine Temple is indomitable. When she’s faced with an obstruction, she cleverly goes around, under or through it to get what she wants. Although she is impossibly beautiful, her ability to hold her own in an undead world is inspiring, just in case I ever meet a vampire. I read this non-stop. It’s perfect to keep by the bed for influencing dreams AND reality. When I heard Richard Hiatt will have his story told in BLOOD EMERALD (January, 2018) I flipped. I cannot wait.
Matt first came to Cat's aid when she was being harassed by a would be boyfriend he finds himself strangely attracted to her as a human, for if there was one rule vampires must remember it is "Never get involved with human females, they are too fragile" until one day he had to saved her life during a bank holdup. Their relationship was one of mixed emotions as Cat fell more in love with Matt and he with her. This was a story full of suspense and deep emotional trauma as the lovers become more involved and the danger to Cat grows. I loved this book, there was great depth in the story and the characterisation was excellent, the storyline twists unexpected and dramatic before the ending which led to the next book. This book however can easily be read alone. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
as a human, he didn't lack for attention but as a vampire, it is even worse. they all want him. he is not so sure about being a vampire. he never gets close to humans until he sees her and he wants to be with her as a human man. there is a drug which could help him but the vampires are against it. can love conquer all? will he take the drug? will she change for him? see what they will decide I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
What a great read. A vampire romance with BDSM elements that is very well written, Great world building and complex characters add to an interesting story. Matt and Cat's attraction is deep and powerful. Their chemistry is very hot and the love between them sweet, touching and spicy. A plot that offers plenty of drama, suspense, danger and passion. An excellent, enjoyable read.
Wow... where do I begin? If a vampire is going to pick a mortal to break all his rules, Catherine Temple is one lucky girl. I'm swept away with the scope of the story, even if you subtracted the scorchingly sensual sex, the mystery and action and adventure would be a page turner. Get it for the cover and the the story will draw you in.