Dark Velvet by Lisa Carlisle
Link to buy Dark Velvet (new adult paranormal romance): Chateau Seductions
Story Rating: 4 out of 5
Grad student Savannah Evans is thrilled to be accepted as a resident to a prestigious art colony. Where else would she be able to focus on her craft of writing poetry in a setting like that of the medieval-styled castle? The remote New England island is a respite from her hectic city life. When she meets her benefactor, a mysterious French sculptor, her expectations for carefree days writing near the ocean are distracted by unprofessional fantasies about her sponsor.
Antoine Chevalier built Les Beaux Arts on DeRoche Island to bring purpose back to an existence that has lost meaning. He’s wandered the earth for decades and finds solace in returning to art. When Savannah applies for a residency, something about her words touches him. After her arrival, a physical attraction grows between them, which he struggles against. She deserves more than someone of his kind.
Antoine proposes they become lovers during her stay. But the situation turns complicated when Savannah discovers his secret. She had suspicions about his identity, but finds the truth overwhelming. Consumed by her desire for Antoine and faced with a tough decision, she is blind to the danger that has arrived at DeRoche Island.
If you like your sex mixed with vampires this book delivers. The books jumps almost straight into steamy scenes with a nice build up. Add to that a story of mystical creatures and intrigue and you get fast paced and exciting action. I enjoyed the romance, hot sex and the ending. My only complaint is that it could have been longer. This is a story that could be continued.
Reviewed by Foxy Loxy