Monday, October 25, 2010

Now I Could Drink Hot Blood


Title: Now I Could Drink Hot Blood
Author: AR Moler
Publisher: Torquere Press
Publisher URL: http://www.torquerebooks.com/
ISBN: 978-1-61040-071-8
Genre: {M/M} {M/F} Paranormal
Rating: 3 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Chocolate Minx

Special Investigative Services agents John Benchley and his lover, and partner, Evan Garrett team up with a psychic assigned to the FBI, Dr. Gabrielle Dichenz. The victims have had their throats torn out plus all of the blood left behind catches fire in sunlight. These are not your usual homicide cases.

Now I Could Drink Hot Blood is a follow up story to And Hell Itself Breathes Out. The plot is well-written. The setting is Washington, D.C. The characters are creditable. John Benchley is head of SIS and his team investigates killings committed by non-human creatures. John is obsessed with solving cases so he has little time for a personal life. John’s relationship with Evan is a necessary connection. John employs sex as emotional comfort with Evan. I got the impression John’s sexual contact with Gabrielle is more a means to rebuild her self-esteem. Evan has the capacity to help John preserve his sanity. Evan is the stabilizer of the team. Evan’s compassion for others has a soothing impact on everyone he touches. Gabrielle has troubles with an abusive lover; nevertheless she continues to stay in that relationship until John insists on taking legal action against Gabrielle’s psychopath boyfriend. AR Moler has created an interesting storyline. I enjoyed the investigative details of Now I Could Drink Hot Blood.

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