Friday, January 28, 2011

Phantasmagoric Feast

Title: Phantasmagoric Feast
Author: Kate Steele
Publisher: Changeling Press
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ISBN: 978-1-60521-562-4
Genre: {M/M} Vampires
Rating: 5 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Chocolate Minx

Toby Heaton is passed over for a promotion at his advertising job. His boss said that Toby didn’t have the flair to sell his great ideas to the clients. Now Toby is on a mission to show his co-workers just how audacious he can be. After a few cocktails to settle his nerves, Toby walks across the street into the Mausoleum, a bar owned and operated by vampires. However, Toby’s undertaking to feed a big bad vampire changes when bartender Demetrios offers Toby an evening of pleasure, instead.

Phantasmagoric Feast is the first book in the Feasts of Fortune series. The intriguing plot is well written, with a dash of humor, in addition to a hint of drama. The in-depth description pulls the reader into the setting. The characters are believable. Toby is a human with an unassuming amiable personality. On the other hand, he has an exploratory temperament as well. Toby possesses an extraordinarily unique advantage over most humans that De finds incredibly appealing. Charismatic, in addition to being soothingly self-assured, De is the personification of sensuality, every gesture towards Toby is seductive, as well as being emotionally, genuine.

The secondary characters are fascinating with splendid interaction illustrated. The exquisite love scenes inspire vibrant mental images, along with physical reactions. Kate Steele has created a spectacular saga that I thoroughly enjoyed. I look forward to the next episode.

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