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Blurb: Andrew is a vampire from New Orleans, exiled to a tropical island in the 1800s as punishment for his human bloodlust. During a storm, a ship crashes off shore. After rescuing a sailor from the cannibals native to the land, Andrew becomes fascinated with his brilliant, beautiful new companion, Edmund.
Edmund is a British naturalist who has sailed the world seeking new species. Intrigued by creatures that might kill him, immortal Andrew is this scientist’s dream-but so is making his way back home. Edmund will fight to survive, even while wrapped in the arms of a monster.
As light touches and laughter turn to something much more passionate, the cannibals creep ever closer to Edmund. Can the ancient vampire keep his human alive long enough to escape exile and explore their newfound love, or will Andrew’s bloodlust seal his own doom?
I really enjoyed this ☺
The blurb sucked me in. I’m a ‘sucker’ (sorry!) for paranormal or historical stories and with this book I get both.
Andrew, (a vampire), has been exiled to some remote island as a punishment. He meets Edmund when he rescues the latter from a shipwreck – Edmund is the sole survivor.
As Andrew nurses Edmund back to health, he begins to look at the injured man less as sustenance, (he is a vampire after all), and more as a lust/love interest. While Edmund recovers the two men forge a friendship that turns into something more. Though it is a short story, it didn’t feel rushed – the backstory is interwoven into the current happenings, so the story feels longer than it actually is. I would have liked to know a little more about Edmund’s past, but that may come later.
This is book 1 of a trilogy but it ends with a good HFN. However, I am sufficiently hooked that I want to see what happens with Andrew and Edmund in the future.
4 stars out of 5