I had to read the erotic novella Rare Vintage by Bianca D'Arc immediately because of the very abrupt ending of One and Only. I *needed* to know what happened next. I suppose that's the sign of a successful series but I wouldn't want authors to start writing those kinds of endings just for that purpose!
Much like Atticus, Marc is a pretty standard vampire character for a romance novel. That doesn't make him less interesting or intriguing but anyone who has read vampire romance novels and hears "Master vampire" will immediately conjure up a pretty accurate picture of Marc's personality.
Kelly was pretty much the perfect foil for Marc. She's smart, stubborn, and independent but also nurturing. As Lissa's best friend and a human who knows what he is, Marc can get closer to her than he could to any other woman. It's pretty clear to the reader that Kelly is Marc's One but it's reasonable that a centuries old vampire would be wary of hoping for that elusive connection after such a long time.
I enjoyed meeting Dimitri and the set up for his story with another of Lissa's friends and am looking forward to reading more of this series. I would definitely recommend the Brotherhood of Blood series to anyone who enjoys short erotic vampire stories. Both One and Only and Rare Vintage have been fun to read.
She would give her life to save his, but can he save her from himself?
As the new Gal Friday at Atticus Maxwell-s winery, Kelly is grateful for the much-needed job, and delighted to be working with her best friend Lissa. What she doesn-t need is the exasperation brought on by Marc LaTour-s constant flirting. Yet she can-t deny she is drawn to the mysterious, unsettling Master vampire.
After six hundreds years of searching, Marc has resigned himself to the fact that he-ll never find his One. Kelly is under Atticus and Lissa-s protection, and therefore off limits. Yet the desire to possess her is too strong to resist. Curiosity leads to lust-and the surprising discovery that they indeed could be destined mates.
But a dark cloud hangs heavy over them. A rival vampire has challenged Marc for leadership-a challenge that involves a fight to the death. The cost of survival could forever poison any hope for a future together, but if they can both pass the final test, they could find love that will last for eternity.
Warning: This book contains graphic language, hot neck biting, outrageous flirting and undeniable lust.