Sandra Ashton is a witch who suddenly finds herself dating three vampires. So, what do you do when you've got three immortal beings professing their undying or is that undead love for you? You agree to what they like to call, 'joint custody' Book Description.
Sandra Ashton is a witch living and working with her sister and grandmother in a small town. Out at a nightclub one evening she is attacked by a werewolf and rescued by an attractive vampire named Navarre. With her consent he drinks from her after, having intended the werewolf as his supper. He's attracted to her and she to him and they meet later unintentionally when she is out with her sister back at the club.
Someone is murdering local people and using a strange dark magic ritual. It looks as though vampires are involved and the new local police chief suspects Navarre, and Sandra gets drawn in as she is able to provide him with an alibi for the evening.
The story expands to include other yummy vampires and shape shifters as well as Sandra’s' witch family. There's a welcome cameo appearance of Lilith Mercury from the novels of the same name. Being a great fan of those it was good to “meet” up with Lilith and I've love to see this work expanded into a series to run alongside those. The characters in both would mesh well together I think and I feel this novel would work well as a series – I haven't checked and maybe Tracey has done this although I didn't notice a connection with other works when I was checking her lists. Back to this book, more murders arise and there is a small conflict when the local police chief who is attracted to Sandra discovers she is alibi again and then for a second vampire Nicholas who she becomes romantically involved with. His world will really crash when he finds out about Robert :) Sandra becomes closely involved in the murders and Navarre feels her and her family are potentially in danger and takes steps to protect them.
I enjoyed this book, its less in-depth that the Lilith Mercury novels (which I really Love :) ) and feels lighter, and it's an easy to follow book for those just looking to while away a few hours without too much involvement. Personally I like books to get my teeth into ( yep – I'm a sucker for the vamp puns too!) so although this was really well written and edited and had fully dimensional, paranormal characters, a decent plot, plenty of scorching hot, (xxx) well written sex scenes the actual story itself wasn't quite deep enough to rate a five star for me, but for those looking for a lighter read it may well be one. We all like different things and I'm rating with my personal preferences in mind.
Warning about the sex scenes; Tracey writes them very well, seductively and erotically without being icky and slimy or so embarrassingly coy (no laving of mounds or mentions of rigid poles or rods here thankfully) as so often happens, but they are very explicit and involve multiple partners so if that offends you don't read this.
It’s on ebook at 454 KB for £1.94 Stars; as I said earlier it’s a four star for me. Great story and characters but just a little too “light” for me
4 Stars! Reviewed by Midnight Ruby
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