Saturday, August 20, 2011

Review: Tasting Thanatos by Shona Husk

Tasting Thanatos by Shona Husk

Publisher: Ellora's Cave
Genre: Paranormal Romance

Heat Rating: 3



Etienne, sometimes known as Thanatos, wants to feel again. Anything—pain, pleasure, hunger, thirst. He lost all sensation after being tortured during the French Revolution. His quest has led to a love of body piercing and delivers him into the hands of lovely but aloof fellow Vampire Maria.

Maria avoids her kind, and represses the urge to drink the blood of her lovers. The first time she bit, she killed, and she’s terrified of making the same mistake again. Instead she finds satisfaction through piercing. Until Etienne lays down a challenge—make me feel.

He wants her to take him in every way, to mark his soul. And to do that, Maria must embrace every part of her vampire nature.

Reader Advisory: This lusty vamp couple has a taste for blood and sex, sometimes mixed together. Bloodplay, piercings and very hot sex found within!

Lorien's Review

After a deadly tragedy, Maria refrains from drinking the blood of her lovers. She’s been pretending to be human and ignoring her Vampire instinct through the satisfaction of piercing. That is until Etienne walks into her shop and changes her forever.

Tortured not to feel any sensation for over two hundred years, Etienne craves for more than anything to feel his lover’s touch. The only thing he finds peace is in his rock music as Thanatos. With his fascination for body piercing, he ends up getting tempted by the only woman who refuses her vampire nature.

Tasting Thanatos is a gripping, dark erotic paranormal romance. The couple’s desire and conflict comes through every page. The pair is well-matched and it makes the sex scenes so incredible and raw. While I found myself wishing the ending was longer, I thoroughly enjoyed the plot and characters. If you’re looking for a different kind of vampire story filled with anguish and emotion, I recommend that you pick this book up right away.

4 1/2 Tea Cups!

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