Ruler. Arie is having a bad night but what else is new? When vampires deal with demons nothing less can be expected. He heads to the Hellfire Club to report back to his sexy boss, Tessa Green, anticipating that she'll be less than satisfied with the details of his night. Instead he finds a hot new hire waiting in her office. Alone in the office, she offers him an intriguing opportunity to improvise.
Bound. Luna is always tied up in difficult situations, obsessed with someone she can never have. From the moment Luna first met Victoria, she knew she was different - hot, dangerous, and unlike anyone she's ever known. Luna can't stop thinking about her. Can't stop fantasizing about her. Can't stop craving the one thing she knows she can never have. The one she wants - the vampire she wants abstains from blood and sex. To distract her from her obsession, Luna begs Tessa to find an appropriate diversion. Bound and gagged in her dungeon at the Hellfire Club (HFC), Luna gets an unexpected visit from a sibling that leaves her feeling conflicted and heartbroken. Arie steps in when Luna is vulnerable. Is there more to this hot alpha vamp than his hard-ass facade?
Burned. Victoria has a sordid past and this macabre tale is woven with lies, blood, betrayal, and vengeance. In the far north of France in the 1700s, she took care of a young girl and her ailing mother. She never planned on falling for Henri in the process - except she fell in love with the wrong man. She fell in love with a monster. Sometimes evil hits too close to home, and when you trust the wrong person you might just get burned.
What disappointed you about Cursed Ever After: Four Erotic Paranormal Short Stories?
It was supposed to be set in a BDSM club for Paranormals. I expected the sex to be all that is implied by that! It wasn't! Didn't even come close!
Would you ever listen to anything by A.C. James again?
Did Mike Paine do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?
If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Cursed Ever After: Four Erotic Paranormal Short Stories?
95% of the book.
Any additional comments?
Erotic stories set in a BDSM club for Paranormals should be pretty intense, featuring dominant, rough, hot sex w/all the accoutrements you'd expect w/BDSM.'Ruler' The 1st story was ONLY FOREPLAY, not actual SEX. Included Vampires but No Blood drinking! And that was probably the best of the lot. 'Bound' featured bondage only in the sense that the story opens with the main figure left laying in bed a long time after being tied up. (Nothing erotic about that, seemed more like a punishment than something done to excite.) Most of the story is a long conversation between 2 sisters about some family issue. Hello! This is supposed to be an erotic story, not a prime time soap opera. Then a Vamp guy comes in, unties her & has gentle sweet sex w/her. Again, no blood exchange. W.T.F.!!!!!! This is supposed to be a paranormal BDSM club!'Burned' was a story of how the club owner became a Vampire. Long, long ago, she's a governess having sex w/the married lord (white-bread he does her from behind sex - again, no BDSM & in this case, no Hellfire Club even!), gets caught in the act by her charge. Gets denounced by the lord. He locks her up, then comes back & has sex w/her again in the same exact way as before except she doesn't enjoy 'the rape' this time. Then she's being burned at the stake & get this - she gets rescued by a Vampire!!! (Fire & Vamps - how often do they mix?? Stretching the vamp mythology a bit here aren't we!!!) This story has absolutely nothing to do w/the supposed theme.I kept waiting for it to get better & it only got worse! There was more lesbian romance/longing going on than anything else. The kinkiest thing was some weird thing with pencils & elastics used on nipples as part of the 1st stories foreplay. I wasn't even sure how it was done. I'm not even sure what the 4th story was about, but I guarantee it was no better than the 3 mentioned here.No spanking benches, no flogging, no anal, no St. Andrew's Crosses, no 'scenes', no Doms/Subs, no nipple clamps, butt plugs, Dp's, two-fer's or anything.This is a prime example of what I call 'bait & switch' or false advertising. A romance writer trying to cash in on the '50 Shade's popularity (& even that isn't really BDSM - it's pretty lame) by saying it's set in a BDSM Club but in reality it's all bark & no bite.