Monday, July 12, 2010

The Blood of Love

Title: The Blood of Love
Author: Victor J. Banis
Publisher: ManLoveRomance Books
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ISBN: 978-1-60820-155-6
Genre: {M/M}, Fantasy
Rating: 4.5 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Critter Nymph

You would think that, after living as long as he has, Jonathon would know not to fall in love with a human. As a result of dealing with a past flame, Jonathon meets, and soon falls for, the sexy young Nate. It’s anyone’s guess what will happen to the two men, once the rest of the Amorinii find out.

Author Victor J. Banis takes a popular theme, vampires, and gives it a twist in his latest release, The Blood of Love. By introducing a new group of vampires who need cum rather than blood to survive, the author opens up a whole new world on what can, at times, be an overdone concept. These new vampires are the Amorinii and, for the most part, finding ‘food’ is not an issue but every so often, one of the Amorinii falls in love and that’s when the problems start. Unfortunately for Jonathon, he is the Amorinii that falls and the author does not make this an easy journey for either Jonathon or Nate. The story is fast paced and the passion between these two is hot. There are enough twists and turns to keep this story fresh and leave the readers wanting more. With a wonderful cast of secondary characters, this is one story that calls for a sequel.

As a bonus, the author has included a short story entitled The Hungry Heart. This story is told in such a way that the reader will, at times, be left guessing. As this story of two men out on a lonely night craving someone to call their own progresses, the reader will be drawn in only to reach a shocking conclusion. While I am not a huge fan of short stories, I loved this one and was, in no way, ready to see it end.

1 comment:

Victor J. Banis said...

Thanks for your very kind review of The Blood of Love. I tend to agree with you about the whole vampire genre, so when I was asked to think about a vampire novel, I needed something different, and my friend Nowell Briscoe gave me this idea - and so were born the Amorinii, complete with classical legend.

Thanks again,
Victor J. Banis