Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Review – ‘My Wicked Vampire’ by Nina Bangs



Blurb

The Castle of Dark Dreams has it all: nightly fantasies, a homicidal goddess, and a hot vampire. 

Cinn expects the fantasies. After all, the Castle is one of the attractions in a theme park for people who want to act out their hidden desires. The naked vampire chained to the wall of the dungeon seems a bit much, though. Sure, he’s breathtaking. If he didn’t scare her witless, he could absolutely fuel a thousand fantasies. But dreams of sexy vampires will have to wait, because a ticked off goddess is searching for her. Why?

Dacian is a vampire with anger issues. Not a great combination. He has come to the Castle of Dark Dreams to search for his brother. Instead, he meets Cinn. She’s a distraction he doesn’t need. But then, love would always be a complication in his violent existence.

Both Cinn and Dacian have powerful enemies. It only makes sense that they join forces to fight them. She soon learns that getting close to the most dangerously sensual man she’s ever met brings its own risks. Because even a woman with a name that conjures up images of forbidden pleasure has a lot to learn from…

Review

In the fourth book of the Castle of Dark Dreams series, Cinnamon (Cinn) Airmid is the botanist who created Sweetie Pie and Jessica, plants who thrive off sexual energy. Hired to create more plants for the Live the Fantasy theme park, everything is going good for her until she meets the insane, enraged vampire chained in the dungeon.
Dacian is a vampire and has spent centuries running from Stephan, his sadistic maker. With both Cinn and his brother Taurin to protect, Dacian will do anything to free himself from Stephan’s clutches once and for all.
This novel seems to directly follow the novella, Hot Summer Bites, and should be read together. Since I haven’t read the novella, I was often confused when reading this book. The theme park and some of the characters from the previous full-length books have gone through some big changes, and there were few explanations as to why.
I couldn’t connect with either the H/h. While I enjoyed the romance and them falling in love, they seemed more interested in having sex, eating, and sleeping while their friends fought the bad guy. Their lack of action just didn’t seem right to me.
3 Stars

Disclaimer – I won a print copy of this book in a contest and volunteered to review it. I am not paid or compensated in any way, shape, or form for this honest review. I will not change or alter this review for any reason unless at my discretion.