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Posted March 19, 2012 by The Captain in Top Reads
 
 

Review: Crave (Vampire Erotic Theatre #2) By Felicity Heaton


TLDR Recap:

She’s hot and on the run from her pack. He’s room temperature everywhere but his pants. They meet in a nightclub where Callum very quickly stakes his claim on Kristina’s forbidden fruit. Werewolves and vampires are not supposed to mix, in fact they’re supposed to hate each other. But there’s just something about her baby that makes him want to give it to her….. And since her milkshake is bringing all the boys to the yard he better move fast.  (I gotta give this a five outta five on the sex!) Overall, Crave is a GraveTells Must Read!

  • Title: Crave
  • Series:Vampire Erotic Theatre
  • Author: Felicity Heaton
  • Prominent Characters: Kristina, Callum
  • Recommended Reader Age: 18+
  • Sexual Content Level: This is erotica, and contains all the naughty sex and language that the moniker implies. Oh yeah, it’s hot, heavy, and sweaty…..

*** This review is SPOILER-FREE! Read on with confidence! ***

Thoughts:

After reading Covet (book one in this series) I wondered if Ms. Heaton could top the heat and eroticism with her follow up novella. Holy crap she did. The Vampire Erotic Theater series mixes danger, passion, unabashedly hot sex, and treats the supernatural creatures with less of a brush to paint them as simply humans with extra specials. There’s an undercurrent of the monstrous in these books that you’ll catch if you’re reading carefully enough. Although that might be tough cause you’ll be squirming in your seat from arousal. 😀

Many people reading these books may think that they’d want to visit Vampirerotique. I gotta put a big N.O. on that notion. If you read carefully around the sex and danger for the main couple, you’ll realize these vampires and werewolves are predators. They treat humans as food. Even when they’re part of the show. I found it refreshing that Ms. Heaton approaches them this way. We’ve all gotten used to reading the “good” vampires and shifters as simply humans who are a little more advanced psychically or physically than the rest of us. It lends a creep factor and authenticity and danger element that I found enjoyable, a little frightening, and ultimately titillating.

Kristina and Callum together are a powder keg of potential for inventive sex and an underlying fear that they may not get their HEA after all. Although, of course they conquer the bad guys and speed off into the night on a twist that is foreshadowed from chapter one – and it feels that much more satisfying because of it. 🙂

I’ve also got to give a shout out for a sex scene that surpassed the hotness of Chapter 32 from the Night Huntress series and came close to the achievement a certain scene in Joey W. Hill’s Vampire Queen Series (It’s in book 2 I believe). With the hot rawness of two lovers who trust each other utterly, some sex toys, and authenticity not only in the act but the trepidation of exploring new territory, I had to read that scene more than once. I might even admit to reading it more than three times. I loves me some well written smut, mmmkay?

Memorable Quotes:

I do love a man who knows what he wants and doesn’t beat around the bush getting it……

“I don’t have a hard-on for your species…just you.” Callum moved faster than she could evade, catching the wrist of the hand she held the cocktail stick in, pulling it away from her lips and claiming them for his own.

Let’s introduce ourselves, and talk about what’s really important in our lives…..

“Kristina,” she breathed and he grinned sexily.

“Now I know what to call you when I lose myself in you.” Oh, Heavens, that sounded so hot and husked in his deep voice as he stared at her with hungry eyes that promised he wouldn’t let her go until he had satisfied the passion bouncing between them. Kristina grabbed his tie, yanked him to her and pressed a brief hard kiss to his lips.

She smiled wickedly. “Mister, you’ll be screaming it by the time I’m done with you.”

If you liked Crave of the Vampire Erotic Theater Series…

Definitely get your hands on book one in the series, Covet. There’s forbidden romance, a sexy girl in charge bondage scene, hot vampires, danger, really hot sex, and you’ll love the outcome. It also introduces the enigmatic Snow, who makes another appearance in this book. He’s got some serious mojo going on and I hope Felicity has some plans for him. She must. He’s got damaged anti-hero super scary powerful guy with a heart written all over him. Even if he seems to maybe need some anti-psychotics.

I’d also check out the Vampire Queen Series for sex that’ll melt your panties (it shows up more in book 2), exploring unconventional sexual relationships, positions, sex toys….well, just about anything that crazy vanilla bean sexaholics would faint over.

Final Thoughts:

I loved this book. I’m thrilled to have been given the opportunity to read and review it. I’m going to pimp Felicity Heaton and her Vampire Erotic Theater series every chance I get. I really really liked that the vampires and weres are predators that eat people – and not always in the sex way. It just lent a feel of authenticity to them, and gave different spice and flavor to the characters. If you like erotica, you’re going to really get your socks rocked with this series. Thanks for the stories, Felicity!

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*This book was originally reviewed for and posted on authorjenniferjames.com.  GT thanks The Captain for sharing it with us!

Rating: Crave

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The Captain

 
When not in pursuit of two small children, a sausage shaped black lab, workaholic husband, crazed hermit crab, bachelor's degree, Jensen Ackles, or editors, I spend time writing and reading PNR/UF as fast as my overtaxed eyes and fingers can read and type. I'm busily writing a series with plenty of Smex Beam deployment and the occasional short story. I am susceptible to bribes involving chocolate, peanut butter, and interesting combinations of the two.