Saturday, October 20, 2012

Crimson Mate

Title: Crimson Mate
Author: Nikki McCoy
Publisher: Silver Publishing
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ISBN: 9781614955634
Genre: {M/M} Paranormal
Rating: 5 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Chocolate Minx 

Vampire Prince Quinn is distinctively different from the other vampires - when Quinn has amorous thoughts, his scent can create a sexual frenzy in unmated vampires, as well as shifters. Quinn discovered this when, as a young man, he barely escaped being gang raped. Now Quinn lives in fear of having a repeat of the horrible event. Shifter’s Ruler Manning realized immediately that Quinn was his mate by the appealing scent, however, instead of an introduction, Quinn ran away leaving Manning desperately trying to track him.

Crimson Mate has an extremely intriguing well-written plot. The history of the two clans and how they became enemies is almost a retelling of a spiritual creation of the world. The vampire clans chose to focus on having power in the modernized world while the shifter clans tolerated technology; they preferred to preserve the natural order of the earth as much as possible. Quinn and Manning is the key to save both clans from a destruction that would annihilate all vampires and shifters. However, neither Quinn nor Manning is aware of their history or the essential part they play in the fate of the two clans’ survival.

Nikki McCoy has created an excellent thoroughly enjoyable saga. Crimson Mate illustrates action, emotionally intense drama such as fear, past abuse, scenes of slaughter, as well as sensual intimacy and a dash of amusing dialog supplied by the secondary characters. I particularly enjoyed the variety of shifters all living together in one community, as well as their shifted forms. 

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