Reviewer: Harriet Klausner -
"The Yearning" by Hannah Howell. In Scotland, for over four centuries the males of Clan MacCordy seek blood for nourishment as they walk the night. By 1435 Alpin MacCordy lives with the curse, but also must marry for needed money. However, Lady Sophie Hay fires up a different thirst, making him wonder if love can conquer the curse.
"Bitten" by Lynsay Sands. When her ship goes down from the storm Emily Wentworth Collins nearly drowns, but Keeran MacKay saves her from the sea. The reclusive nightwalker offers her shelter. Though in some ways his castle feels like a cage, Emily finds the vampire's kiss quite enticing.
"Stranger in the Night" by Sara Blayne. Though a male occupation, Georgina Thornberry relishes digs for ancient treasures as the antiquities fascinate her. While working at a ruin, she meets enigmatic Julius Lathrop. One glance and they just about fall in love but will their embrace lead to his moon-darkened world or her sun shining realm?
"The Awakening" by Kate Huntington. In 1814 Thalia Layton rushes to Lancaster to nurture her beloved ailing Aunt Cordelia. At her relative's estate she meets Cordelia's strange companion who introduces Thalia to the dark side of love.
These four vampire romance novellas are a treat as each contains a strong bite of a plot starring delectable lead male vampires and charming innocent females. The story lines are cleverly designed so that the audience embraces the four immortals and desire replacing the women they cherish.
FOUR STORIES AND FOUR GOOD WRITERS. I LIKED THIS BOOK,IT IS OLD WORLD VAMPS.
The Yearning by Hannah Howell
Bitten by Lynsay Sands
Stranger in the Night by Sara Blayne
The Awakening by Kate Huntington
surrender to the kiss of the vampire. 4 short stories, the yearning, bitten, stranger in the night, and the awakening
Four great steamy vampire romance stories. Well, most are great, the third one is a little iffy, but ok.
Stories about Vampires and the women they meet.
I really enjoyed this book and all the stories within. I just wish they could have been a little longer.
All in all, not a bad read if you like vampire stories. Nice mix of variety with the story lines.
With the exception of Lynsay Sands, I really thought this book was just ok. I really hated Sara Blayne's story and skimmed it...the idea was good but the writing was difficult. I am all about easy to read books---extensive introspection and description is not my thing. If you like that sort of thing, this is the book for you.