Lotus Petals (The Books of Blood and Fire #1)
Genre: F/F, Paranormal Romance
Aijyn, human slave to a ruthless vampire Lord, would never dare do anything to incur his wrath. Then, she fell in love…with his bride. Rhiannon Donovan, daughter to the vampire Queen, would rather die than be made a bride to a demon lord. Aijyn, courtesan to the undead Daimyo of Kansai, can think of nothing more horrifying than his promise of eternal life. In the halls of the Blood Lotus Temple, the two women struggle against the chains of their fate, and find a solace in each other that could mean freedom for them both…or cost each of them their lives.
My Review: 4/5 Stars
Aijyn, will do anything for her Master and Lord. She even wants to become like him. Until she meets Rhiannon and falls in love with her. The only thing is, Rhiannon is intended for Daimyo of Kansai. This demon is ruthless as they come. He only wants Rhiannon so that he can rule both kingdom and will stop at nothing to get what he wants.
There is so much, betrayl and lies, it’s not even funny. Then I didn’t get Rhiannon’s relationship with Solva. One minute it seemed like they liked each other, then the next like they hated each other. Aijyn didn’t want to defy her master, but the heart wants what the hearts wants.
It was a very fast read, mainly told from Aijyn point of view. Well written and attention grabbing. The sex scenes were tasteful, but kinky. Though it sounded like there will be a next book, I hope there is. I want to see Solva fall because that is one cruel woman.
I am an author of paranormal and supernatural fiction, both romantic/erotic and non-erotic. My influences include authors such as Stephen King, JK Rowling, Jennifer Roberson, Jim Butcher, Kresley Cole and Charlaine Harris. I also love the “Mammoth Book” anthologies in erotica, and other anthologies put out by such houses as Cleiss Press, when I am in the mood for something steamier or looking to gain some new perspective in erotic storytelling. Almost everything I write also takes a strong influence from music, particularly Florence +The Machine, Lady Gaga, Sarah Brightman and Nightwish.
Besides writing, I am an avid fan of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Dr. Who, as well as animated series including Rin; Daughters of Mnenosyne, Claymore and Queen’s Blade. Yes, even Queen’s Blade. I draw and paint, predominantly in watercolor and/or acrylic, and have recently picked up Photoshop again and am re-familiarizing myself with it’s nifty capabilities. I am fur-mommy to four cat children and one dog too smart for his own good, and I am happily married to a wonderfully supportive husband.
*** An ARC copy was given to me for a honest review.