Scarlet Heat

Scarlet Heat

by Evangeline Anderson

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Overview

Scarlet Heat is a plus length novel, over 100,000 words long about vampires, werewolves, and witches. Not to mention sex. Lots and lots of steamy sex. It also contains chapter two of Shadowed, Brides of the Kindred 8 coming soon.

Taylor is a vampire—but she doesn’t want to be. Turned against her will by her sadistic mistress, Celeste, she has been living a miserable life of bondage and abuse for the past six years. Finally, through the help of her best friend Addison, Taylor is rescued but she can’t relax for long. In order to save her from an even worse fate, she is married off to Victor—a very reluctant groom who just happens to be a werewolf.

Victor doesn’t want to be responsible for the fledgling vampire, no matter how beautiful she is. Especially when he finds out he is the only one he can drink from. But aside from the strange arousal that overtakes him every time she sinks her dainty fangs into his throat, he has other problems to deal with…and a very big secret to hide.

Their marriage of convenience is only supposed to last for three months but Victor and Taylor finds themselves drawn together by more than the vows they took. But as their attraction grows, so does something else. Inside Taylor, something is changing. She begins to have physical cravings she has never had before, insatiable appetites that only Victor can satisfy.

Will she succumb to the madness growing within her or can Victor save her from the Scarlet Heat?

Product Details

BN ID: 2940044479616
Publisher: Evangeline Anderson
Publication date: 04/16/2013
Series: Born to Darkness Series , #2
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 175,927
File size: 648 KB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Evangeline Anderson is the USA Today Best Selling Author of the Brides of the Kindred and Born to Darkness series. She is thirty-something and lives in Florida with a husband, a son, and two cats. She had been writing erotic fiction for her own gratification for a number of years before it occurred to her to try and get paid for it. To her delight, she found that it was actually possible to get money for having a dirty mind and she has been writing paranormal and Sci-fi erotica steadily ever since. You can find her online at her website www.evangelineanderson.com Come visit for some free reads. Or, to be the first to find out about new books, join her newsletter. http://evangelineanderson.us9.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=29b467eebf0af968606782cef&id=2df94ec8cd

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Scarlet Heat 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 29 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This story grabbed me from the beginning and wouldn't let me stop! I like the characters and switching between their viewpoints. Can't wait to start book 3 and see how the story continues.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Scarlet Heat (Born into Darkness-Book#2) is basically a story of marriage (or in this case, bonding) of convenience.  A blood bond for 3 months is performed between our H/H so the heroine can get protection from other vampires.  At first the pacing seemed slow, but it was just to develop the characters, foreshadowing, and build the sexual tension.  That build-up made the last half of the book believable and a fast-paced roller-coaster ride until the end.  Could. Not. Put. It. Down. Taylor’s character – her biggest conflict is moving past her past physical/emotional abuse suffered at the hands at her maker/mistress, Celeste.  Ms. Anderson has a lot of experience writing characters with abusive pasts (Pursued Brides of Kindred #6 ripped my heart out!), but she applies a delicate touch to Taylor’s backstory and the extent of this abuse is hinted sporadically throughout the story.  I’m kinda glad that Ms. Anderson didn’t describe this in too much detail, because I think we (the readers) wanted Taylor to heal and have her HEA. Victor’s character – he’s an outcast from his were-kind and since he has grown up as a werewolf, he understands the conflict between werewolves and vampires. While Taylor doesn’t think too much about their forbidden and taboo bonding, it’s through Victor that we understand how other werewolves and vampires find their relationship abhorrent.  Even though he’s been rejected by werewolves (and his own family!), he is willing to take a chance on their relationship. I was moved by crunchy outer shell and his gooey center.  While he may have been (initially) motivated to protect Taylor by paying off a money debt to another vampire, he quickly grew to see beyond their convenient bonding. Things that I liked: I liked hearing from Victor’s point-of-view and Ms. Anderson alternated between Taylor’s and Victor’s POV from chapter-to-chapter.  I also enjoyed the ending, because I felt the ending had a deeper and stronger resolution than Book#1. Taylor’s newfound powers enable her to go back to school and finish her degree and Victor has Taylor - someone who accepts and loves him for his curse (and some physical distance from the were pack). Things that I was weary of: 1) Sometimes authors use interpersonal misunderstandings to drive the conflict of a book and I’m always weary of it, because if they can’t talk things through when they’re just starting a relationship, then, I have doubts about their HEA.  However, the ‘misunderstanding’ in Scarlet Heat was believable, used quickly and effectively, and moved the plot along to the surprise climax and conclusion. 2) And even though I liked the POV switching, I wanted to make sure that we heard from the ‘best’ POV – meaning from the character with the most at stake (the most to win or lose) in a scene. Again, Ms. Anderson did not disappoint. 3) The villain, Celeste – most of the villain’s that Ms. Anderson writes are so unabashedly evil, they’re one-dimensional.  However, I did admire Celeste’s plan to bring Taylor and Victor together. When Celeste monologued about her manipulation in fulfilling the prophesy, I was shocked that she could think past her all-consuming psychopathology. Celeste’s planning surprised me and I liked her more for it.  Her hubris is ridiculed by the warlock, Shadowlock (which I thought was funny), but this just showed the reader how one-dimension Celeste really is. Shadowlock was also introduced in Book #2 and his irreverent and humorous voice made me admire him and hopes he gets his own story.  I want to learn more about that mysterious obscuring spell he uses so people can’t see his face. Who is he? I can’t wait for the next book in the series, Ruby Shadows.  Gwendolyn seemed like a woman who is trying to do her best in a difficult situation by skirting on the wrong side of dark magic in order to survive and support her grandmother while plotting revenge against a past wrong.  Her eventual downfall was hinted at in Book 1 and described in Book #2, so I can’t wait to read how she and her demon, Laish, will be forced to work together in Book #3. Since she showed him the ‘exit door’ at the end of Book#2, I eagerly anticipate their reunion.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have always thought E. Anderson's works a cut above because they actually depict, whether they be  human or paranormal beings, a realistic  and authentic love story.  I enjoyed Scarlet Heat immensely.  The characters actually, gasp, got to know one another, even with the always present underlying sexual tension that Anderson injects into her stories.  They both had needs, but a chemistry between them. I am always hesitant to purchase erotica that involves any kind of vampire or werewolf.  This novel waylaid all of those fears.  As always Anderson delivers a erotic punch that cannot be denied.  Bravo!  Another work of art.  I didn't think any of her work could top Pleasure Planet!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Liked it even more than the first one.
CrissTee More than 1 year ago
Evangeline did it again served up the hot scenes, great charecters, amazing storyline. This book had me hooked from beginning to end. Couldn't and didn't put it down until I was done. So far in the Born To Darkness Series this is my favorite which is unusual I'm usually the Vampire Girl can't wait to read the short story Dessert which revisits Victor (Werewolf) and Taylor (Vampire) then Ruby Shadows. Evangeline had me crying at some points with the abuse Taylor went through in Crimson Debt and Taylor continuing to deal with it. I only give 5 stars when I will reread a book or Series and so far this series has been great! Check this series out but also check some of her other series/books out Evangeline has a great way with creating these Paranormal SciFi worlds.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awesome read
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It stands out from other paranormal romances its different in a good way excited for more
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A great great read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this story. Will probably read scarlet heat which is the next book.
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I thought it would be good reading all these reviews but.......not really.
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*An absolutely enjoyable read...
Karry_Birnley More than 1 year ago
I loved this book! It has all the unexpected awesomeness that I've come to expect from Evangeline Anderson! I just knew Victor and Taylor's book was going to be great from start to finish, and I was right! The storyline was all that. I was desperate to start reading after Addison's book. From page one it had me hooked. Now I'm just as desperate to start Gwendolyn's book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved it 300+pgs of sexy hot romance! I couldnt put it down.
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weewaa More than 1 year ago
for a 900 + page book it was a very fast read it left me wanting more....
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Great book you get the perspective of both of the main characters, keeps you sucked into the story!!!!