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Friday, April 12, 2013

Review: Seduce by Felicity Heaton

Title: Seduce
Series: Vampire Erotic Theater Romance #3
Author: Felicity Heaton
Published: June 2012, Dark Rose Publishing
Format: EBook provided for review
Tour: No

Bloodlust runs in his veins, a dark master waiting for the day it will reign over him. Now a woman with a pure soul and wicked intentions has him in her sights and is determined to crack the ice around his heart, and she might save or damn him.

Antoine stands apart from the world around him, a dangerous and broken soul who must maintain rigid control at all times or risk his dark addiction finally seizing hold of him. The shadows of his past haunt him and he sees his bleak future each night when his brother wakes screaming, his blood addiction turning him savage. He cannot allow himself to feel, but when Sera walks into Vampirerotique, the erotic theatre he runs with three other vampires, to audition, she awakens dangerous desires in him—hungers that could spell the end of both of them.

Sera has wanted Antoine since the night she first saw the gorgeous aristocrat vampire. She can’t ignore the deep carnal hunger he stirs in her or the ache to know the heat of his touch. With the help of her sire, an ex-performer at Vampirerotique, she sets in motion a game of seduction, one designed to thaw the ice in Antoine’s veins and make him burn for her.

When Sera discovers the shocking truth about his past and the darkness that lurks within him, will she be strong enough to seize his heart with both hands and win him forever or will she lose him to the ghosts that still haunt him?

Seduce is the third book in the Vampirerotique series and whoa! It definitely packs a punch. Here we get a closer look at Antoine, who we all know is Snow’s brother, and Sera, a relatively new vampire who definitely has a thing for Antoine.

“For the first time in three centuries, he needed to surrender a fraction of control so he could lose himself in this woman.”

Ok, I’m going to start with Antoine, because it is no secret how much I love my leading men. Antoine is very old, and he has the weight of the world on his shoulders. He’s tasked himself with “curing” snow, and is his watcher and protector. Seeing as Snow can fly out of control with no warning, this is quite a big task. Antoine has not left himself room in his life for anything but the theatre and Snow. I feel badly for this man who appears to be so cold and detached. But as they say, it only takes the love of a good woman to change a man forever. I think Antoine is one of my favorites out of this series, just because he has closed himself off to such a degree that when Sera comes along, he is helpless to fall for her. And who wouldn’t? The woman is superb.

And Sera… she auditions for a spot in the show just so she can get closer to Antoine. Her sire, Elizabeth, thinks it’s a foolish idea, but coaches her anyway. Sera is deliciously creative, both in her determination to get near Antoine, and after they pair up. I love this woman!!! She is fun and intelligent, and she does not give up – ever. Not on Antoine, not on others (who shall remain nameless to prevent spoilers). Her audition sparks something in Antoine that he never expected – desire. And let me tell you, that desire was white hot sexy. I love that Sera is strong and confident outwardly, even when she feels the opposite inwardly. I believe that is what true courage is. She sees what she wants, and she goes after it.

And a little bit about Snow… we all love him. I wear a bracelet I got from Felicity daily proclaiming I will happily be a donor for Snow. He does not disappoint in this story, and I love how we get to learn a little bit more about him little by little. There is so much more than meets the eye, this man has hidden depths we can’t even grasp yet. He was nearly a show stealer in this book, and my heart goes out to him multiple times.   His book is coming up, so I am anxiously waiting for that.

My final thoughts on this story? It was excellent. The writing was terrific with a nice flow. It grabbed me right away and didn’t let go until the very end. I did feel a little bit rushed at the end with the appearance of another character. Their introduction was a bit glossed over. I wonder if this is because they will be featured later? I don’t know. But the book is hot. There are some kinky elements in this one that will set you on fire in all the good ways. Sera and Antoine are a couple that I’d love to read about even more in the future.

Have you read this book, or any of the books from this series? What did you think? Do you have a favorite?

And while you are on my site, you may as well go enter my swag giveaway. Inside the package is one of the black band bracelets I spoke of in my review! You can enter that HERE.

 BiographyFelicity Heaton writes passionate paranormal romance books as Felicity Heaton and F E Heaton. In her books she creates detailed worlds, twisting plots, mind-blowing action, intense emotion and heart-stopping romances with leading men that vary from dark deadly vampires to sexy shape-shifters and wicked werewolves, to sinful angels and hot demons! If you're a fan of paranormal romance authors Lara Adrian, J R Ward, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Gena Showalter and Christine Feehan then you will enjoy her books too. If you love your angels a little dark and wicked, Felicity Heaton’s best selling Her Angel series is for you. If you like strong, powerful, and dark vampires then try the Vampires Realm series she writes as F E Heaton or any of her stand alone vampire romance books she writes as Felicity Heaton. Or if you’re looking for vampire romances that are sinful, passionate and erotic then try Felicity Heaton’s new Vampire Erotic Theatre series. In 2011, five of her six paranormal romance books received Top Pick awards from Night Owl Reviews, Forbidden Blood was nominated as Best PNR Vampire Romance 2011 at The Romance Reviews, and many of her releases received five star reviews from numerous websites. In 2012, she received the GraveTells Author of the Year Award and her vampire romance novel, Heart of Darkness, was selected as a 2013 Epic Ebook Awards finalist in the paranormal romance category. 
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