Turn to me, Natalie. His mental call to her was dangerous, of course. Dangerous for him. Dangerous for her, too, but she was in danger, anyway. Look at me now. Her gaze traveled slowly upward. With every moment, physical awareness stretched tauter between them. Her eyes wandered over Julian's face, over his slashing dark brows, down the ridge of his aquiline nose to his chiseled mouth.
"You're our angel!" The ballerina smiled. The vampire smiled back. She explained, "An angel is someone who makes an extremely generous donation to demonstrate his or her love for the ballet." "I do love the ballet," Julian told Natalie fervently, his shadowed eyes fixed on her breasts. Their firm swells strained against the sweat-soaked fabric; buttons were undone to the moist hollow between them. God. He didn't have to kill her right away, did he?
Sorry, but this is one dark and depressing Vampire story..... the images of tarantula sized spiders weaving webs around drugged people waiting to be viciously slaughtered and drunk from in 'the blood room' just didn't do it for me. Nor did the Master Vampire's manipulation and obsession over a ballet dancer - one who he was forever fantasizing about ripping into her throat, having sex and devouring her. There was never any chance of her being changed as it was forbidden and, because she had witnessed something awful, he always planned on murdering her.... nothing romantic there. And he tried to convince her he was human by lying and deceiving her whilst killing off her friends.
Told from dual POV's, the language was often too flowery, there was other slow nasty 'drainings' and murders, Vampires that could change into Werewolves, mild sex, confusing bits and weird supernatural happenings. Games where humans were put into tunnels and hunted by gleeful bloodthirsty drooling vampires until they were all brutally slaughtered. And not even a good narrator couldn't save this one for me.
Worth a credit? I got this on sale at $9.97 but even that was too much, I wouldn't recommend it or suggest listening to it if it was free.... so NO, IMO, not creditworthy.... and I'll be asking for a refund.
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Naima Haviland has written a dark paranormal story. I was surprised at how much I enjoyed this story. Its the first book in this new series. The story is both paranormal romance and thriller, with parts of pure horror. Its also a really dark erotic story. Naima has created some likeable characters but Julian is a little insane at times. He's a master vampire that has loyalties of upholding vampire laws. He's found himself obsessed on a human woman, not to KILL her even though he is honor bound to do just that, kill her but he can't seam to do this.
This story is one rollercoaster ride between Julian and Natalie. Natalie finds she is sexually drawn to Julian. Natalie has problems with her memory about a certain event and can't remember any details about that time. She becomes fixated on recovering her memories.
Paul Heitsch has done another great job with connecting me to a story. I love listening to him as he tells a story. He makes it easy for me to understand the story. I especially love the way he makes each story he does apart of him. He puts a special touch on each story, like giving each character their own identifiable accent so you know who's speaking as you listen to him. I find it easy to bond with certain characters from Paul's performance. I find myself living the story in ways as I listen to him tell it. He really does a wonderful job and he's extremely talented. He has a special gift and it shows as you listen to him narrate a story. I highly recommend this story, especially if you like dark paranormal fantasy stories.
What made the experience of listening to Bloodroom the most enjoyable?
Wow what a story, horror, infatuation, lust the list just goes on, it has everything, and it was all brought about by a chance encounter between Julian Mouret and ballet dancers Natalie Heyward, and Andrew.
Encounters happen all the time, I can hear you say, well this is true, however, Julian is not an ordinary man, he is a master vampire and he’s caught during a feeding frenzy by Natalie and Andrew.
Julian retaliates and after being attacked Andrew, is in hospital, and has no memory of the incident, however Natalie despite being chased and attacked is left alive by Julian, who finds himself unable to kill her.
Natalie’s mind has blocked out the event for her own sanity, but for how long?
Julian realises that for the sake of the vampire nation it is imperative that he kills her, so he seeks her out, however there’s so much sexual chemistry between them that their relationship soon becomes obsessive on both sides.
Meanwhile Andrew insists that he is being attacked by a woman with fangs.
What does Paul Heitsch bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
Well exciting isn’t the word for this audiobook, Paul Heitsch strong yet warm voice is perfect for the narration of this steamy, dark fantasy and complements beautifully the author’s great story and characters.
Any additional comments?
An action packed thoroughly enjoyable audiobook.
Any additional comments?
This was another vampire book, nothing exceptionally great or unique but entertaining enough to keep me company during my long trip.