Monday, June 10, 2013

Phantom Desires review

Phantom Desires

It's official: I am addicted to Bianca D'Arc's Brotherhood of Blood series. Phantom Desires is the third erotic novella in this series and features Dimitri - who we met in Rare Vintage - and Carly who we met in One and Only. The set up of Dimitri and Carly getting together was pretty clear in the first two books but I liked that D'Arc moved the action away from the others so it felt a little different.

The main characters in Phantom Desires were as interesting and enjoyable as the couples in the previous two books but it seemed like the relationship wasn't as fully developed and the ending felt quite rushed which was frustrating. Also, despite having two friends who had recently been turned and who had vampire mates, Carly never called them to talk like any normal woman would do with any relationship. It seemed less than realistic but I suspect D'Arc had to be very careful on her word count since this is a novella. Unfortunately, I think that kind of extra scene would have helped the story a great deal. I did like the introduction of Jason the werewolf and his pack mates a great deal and am looking forward to reading more about them.

Phantom Desires is a decent addition to the Brotherhood of Blood series but was not my favorite. I am looking forward to the next story which I believe is a full length novel instead of a novella.


This time, the creature under the basement is real. And dead sexy.

Computer expert Carly is tired, burned out and ready to downgrade her hectic lifestyle to something simpler. Her solution-pull up stakes and move to an old farm house in the middle of Wyoming. Her new house is full of old-time charm, and it comes with an unexpected surprise. Dmitri Belakov.

Dmitri, a Master Vampire, had an agreement with the former owners of the house to let him live peacefully beneath it in his hidden lair. Now there's a new owner, and he may have to risk revealing his presence to negotiate a new contract. He moves cautiously because if she won't deal, he'll have to kill her once she knows his secret. Carly's mind is unusually hard to influence, but he makes inroads when she is asleep.

Their shared dreams are more erotic than he ever expected, firing a hunger within him to know her feel and taste in the flesh. But doing so risks far too much. Even if Carly can't deny the attraction arcing between them, loving him will force her to make a choice. An eternity in darkness with him-or life in the sun without him.

Warning: This book contains graphic language, explicit sex, very naughty dreamwalking and passionate neck biting.

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