My rating: 3.5 of 5!
Published: the 12th of May 2018
Written by: Yumoyori Wilson
Series: Bloody Desires
Length: 172 pages
Source: Free copy generously provided by the author.
Disclaimer: I was lucky enough to receive a free copy of this book, in exchange for my honest review. However, please note that all opinions and views are my own.
When seduction runs in your veins, what better way to use it than to make yourself a billionaire?
I never wanted to be the lone succubus-vampire hybrid in the overpopulated city of New York. In fact, I would have been fine with being a vampire, seriously.
You see, mama dearest had a one time fling, got preggos and gave birth to little old me. As much as she wanted to win the best mother award, she couldn’t ignore her succubus ways for long, hopping from man to man while I was stuck at home, vowing to never be like her. She finally settled with my stepdad…he’s another matter altogether.
Now, I use my powers of seduction to maintain my business: Last Resort. Your best friend bailed for your double date? I got you. Your maid of honor got food poisoning? Say no more. You need me to take your place at the NYC champion pole dancing competition? Pay me extra and I’ll get you first place.
I didn’t think my next gig as a substitute secretary would lead me to one of the four richest entrepreneurs in NYC – or that I’d come to meet his three contemporaries at a later date. Did I mention he was a hot sexy vampire who was able to resist my charms long enough to strike up an actual conversation? Extra brownie points there.
But a forbidden connection introduces trouble and confusion, leaving me as a prime target.
Will I be able to seduce my way out of this? Or will the seduction in my blood turn sour?
Seduce My Blood is a NEW, Paranormal REVERSE HAREM SERIES that will leave you begging for more.
This is one of the few times where a book left me feeling really confused. The first chapter was amazing. It hooked me right away and took me through an emotional roller coaster filled with dread, angst and a burning wish to know more. What happened to make someone die in that way… and more importantly: did she really die? Well, none of those questions are answered. Instead Yumoyori takes us back to the beginning, after showing readers the end. Or rather – what I think could be the end. But hopefully not!
After the strong start readers gets transported six months back in time, where we meet the powerful vampire and succubus hybrid – with magical powers, Anastasia (or Sia). She lives in NYC with her best friend, Alexander where she runs her hugely successful company Last Resort. After returning home from a pole dancing event she’s offered a lucrative private secretary position, for one of the most successful businessmen in NYC. Liam is a powerful and good looking vampire. Outside of business he’s sweet, thoughtful and very into Anastasia. During business hours even Hell’s Kitchen seems like a more pleasant alternative. The attraction is mutual and instant. So intense that Sia and Alexander speculates that Liam could be her mate. Busy working for the boss from hell, Sia just about forgets everything and everyone in her life, which leaves Alexander very much as an outsider. Through the book both Liam and Sia mentions that Alexander is welcome to join them, but it doesn’t really feel real. Especially not when Sia doesn’t really take the time to be with him, let alone notice him when he’s in the same room as her.
Though, Seduce My Blood is heavy on the paranormal, it’s very different from any other books I’ve read by the author. The ominous start to the book is hard to shake, and at the moment I’m still undecided as to whether or not that is a good thing. Because it left me unable to enjoy the good times in the book, because I kept waiting for the inevitable doom. The characters are both typical and interesting. I’m keen to learn more about both Alexander and Sia, and especially Liam’s family. I also have my suspicions about Pixie (or Pix), a stray little ball of fur, who seems to be more than “just” a cat. But nothing is revealed – yet.
I am glad that I’m only reading this series now, after it’s completed. Because with two huge cliffhangers, I don’t think I could stand to wait months for the next book in the series.
Have you read this book? How do you feel about books that starts with death, and then leaves you on multiple cliffhangers? Let’s talk in the comments!