Title: A Vampire’s Claim
Series: Mates of Nethermore, # 1
Author: Jordan Ashton
Genre: Paranormal / Vampires / Shape-Shifters
Length: Novella (85 pages)
Publisher: Siren Publishing, Inc. (May 30th 2015)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥ 3 Hearts
Blurb: Vincent Ambers hasn’t seen the outside world in months thanks to the Draco vampire clan that have kept him and his brother captive. When he finally escapes, he runs into a handsome stranger named Mason Pride who offers him his help to save his brother. But after all the evil Vincent’s seen in this new dystopian world, he’s afraid to trust him and let him into his heart.
Mason Pride is a wolf shifter who slays vampires in his spare time along with his brothers. When he comes across a cute, frightened man named Vincent Ambers who looks like a vampire, drinks blood like a vampire, but who doesn’t quite act or smell like one, he’s not only intrigued, he’s also smitten. Although his brothers want to kill Vincent, all Mason wants to do is hold him in his arms and protect him.
When Mason and Vincent head to the Draco lair to save Vincent’s brother, they get caught in a complex web of love and danger, because although Vincent claims he isn’t a vampire, he isn’t quite human either. Can Mason make Vincent trust him and open his heart to the everlasting love that exists between them, while protecting him from the vampire clan that wants him back alive or undead?
Product Link: http://www.bookstrand.com/a-vampires-claim
Review: The world as we know it has been turned into a dystopian due to a man-made virus that killed two-thirds of the world population, including livestock. After the collapse of the world many things that were only myths have risen and now cause issues for the left over population.
Vincent and his brother Warren have been prisoner of vampire clan Draco. They were captured and the rest of their family killed. Unbeknownst to them they are being used as an experiment by the vampires. To what end is not yet explained.
Mason and his brothers have been hunting vampires for years. His older brother captures Vincent and brings him back in hopes of getting information on the Draco clan. He then plans to kill Vincent. However Mason and Vincent are drawn to each other and start to form a bond.
The way they jump into sex and are declaring their love after only knowing each other two days or less made gave me a bit of whiplash. It was bam, sex, bam instant love. Although I will grant that the sex was decently done. However some of the dialogue left much to be desired. Things like “Vincent was bringing out the sex god in him!” were a bit much for me.
The book ends abruptly and leaves many unresolved issues. Not everything is explained fully and I feel like there are holes in the plot. I am not sure if that was done on purpose and will later be filled in or what.
I am hesitantly giving this a three heart rating since I have never read the author before. I think the theme and overall storyline are interesting enough and I will see what happens in the next book.
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