Books 1-3 of the Captive series.
Blood slave. Captured, taken from her beloved family and woods, Aria's biggest fear is not the imminent death facing her but that she will be chosen as a blood slave for a member of the ruling vampire race.
©2012 Erica Stevens (P)2015 Podium Publishing
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If there was less inner commentary, It would be more interesting. The narrator wasn't bad but a lot of the men in the story sounded more feminine the the women
Less inner commentary
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I am writing this review for the readers who have sensibilities similar to my own.
This book starts off okay but once the protagonist meets the vampire, the book starts to turn into a straight romance novel. I am starting to get bored, however, I am only three hours into book one, and there is still time for action suspense and/or intrigue, so I am holding onto my patience to see what develops.
It all comes to an abrupt end for me when I find out in chapter nine that the vampire is 952 years old, and the heroine is 17. The vampire decided to asks her age because he realizes that she is young and innocent, and not yet a woman. However a few sentences later he is kissing her and his sexual desire for her has him fighting to stay in control, and then he mentions she is the most provocative woman he has ever known... REALLY!!! I have no respect for a 952 year old desperately falling for and lusting after a teenage girl. 952 is really old and that equals a lot of life experience. During that time he has to have known zillions of women, yet he loses his head over a 17 year old. I felt sickened and just kept thinking he is taking gross advantage of a child. Furthermore I feel the author by writing this book is condoning pedophilia. I don't see how the readers were able to continue the series after this discovery.
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