Publisher: Ellora's Cave
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Heat Rating: 2
Book one in the Darklander Lovers series.
Bidding on a masked man at an auction is all for a good cause, but what happens when he turns out to be a vampire who has the power to unleash the wild woman lying dormant inside you?
As a Darklander vampire, Mitch has spent a century living in a bleak world, but all that changes when he sees Tina. The beast living within Mitch wants to stake his claim. Mitch knows taking Tina’s virginity will change her forever, but try explaining that to a woman whose passion cannot be denied. Tina holds the key to his freedom, but Mitch will be damned forever before he turns her over as a slave for his master.
Be My Vampire Tonight is the first in what looks to be a promising new series, The Darklander Lovers Series. This is not your typical vampire story, instead it provides a new way to look at the old mythologies. This book caught me right from the first scene, three men backstage at a Bachelor Charity Auction. The witty banter and sense of comradely set the tone for the book, and hopefully the series. Be my Vampire Tonight focuses on Mitch a Darklander Vampire that is over a century old, and Tina a powerful, but all to human, psychic.
Sometimes fate just needs a little help, that's where Sasha comes in. I love Sasha, I know she's only a secondary character, but she just has so much fun parading around orchestrating everyone's love lives. I really can't wait until it's her turn to find her mate. Sasha is charge of the running the auction down to the last detail, and that includes finding the men. So while Mitch never really wanted to participate in the auction, no one really ever says no to Sasha.
Tina agreed to go to the charity auction with her friends, have a girls night out get a little wild, and hopefully finally loose her virginity. Things start to go wrong almost immediately, she bids on number 33 but ends up with number 22 (Mitch) instead. After voicing her complaint, Sasha tells her not to worry that Mitch is a much better fit for her. He very well could have been if he had not stood her up on their date. Tina and Mitch's relationship starts with one calamity after another, including the small little detail that if Mitch actually sleeps with Tina taking her virginity she will become bound to Lucifer, a slave for eternity.
Be My Vampire Tonight starts off great, the dialogue and chemistry between the characters is wonderful, but the ending felt a bit rushed. I found myself really liking the secondary characters and wanting to know their stories. I did enjoy Reene Fields take on the vampires and look forward to see what she does with wearcats and warlocks and all the rest.
3 ½ Tea Cups!