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Blood From A Stone: A lesbian vampire romance (English Edition) Kindle版
Framed for arson by her police officer ex-boyfriend, she finds herself answering an odd online advertisement: Seeking to buy blood. $50 per 10ml. No time wasters.
With nothing to lose and no money to her name, Lark meets with a mysterious and wealthy woman with a taste for human blood. Thea Sokolova offers to double the payment if their transaction turns sexual, and Lark finds herself drawn into an arrangement that quickly becomes much more than she ever imagined.
However, as the past catches up with Lark, she realizes Thea may be far stranger than she ever imagined…
BLOOD FROM A STONE is a lesbian vampire romance novella. It’s weird, heart-warming, occasionally funny, and quite explicitly sexual. Intended for 18+ audiences.
- ASIN : B07ZWMX735
- 発売日 : 2019/10/31
- 言語 : 英語
- ファイルサイズ : 231 KB
- 同時に利用できる端末数 : 無制限
- Text-to-Speech（テキスト読み上げ機能） : 有効
- X-Ray : 有効にされていません
- Word Wise : 有効
- 本の長さ : 78ページ
Lark has broken up with her cheating boyfriend, a police officer called Andrew, and finds herself on the streets, living in shelters, with only the change in her pocket after he frames her for arson. Totally desperate, Lark replies to an advert for a blood donor and meets Thea, a mysterious and very attractive woman, who, it turns out, is a vampire.
A very piquant love story ensues. The sexy bits are sexy, but they’re not gratuitous as the love that develops between the women is very real.
I cared about Lark and felt real concern for Thea on the Ferris wheel. I was so pleased with how Andrew’s story concluded. A stunning piece of work. Looking forward to reading more from Rose Madon.
I remember once being told that the draw of works like DRACULA was the understated BDSM element. You have a powerful immortal who cannot be resisted. That’s a great premise for any BDSM work.
That said, my favorite aspect to BLOOD FROM A STONE was how the author was every bit as subtle as Stoker but we still watched love push our heroine into the service of a dominant, who...but that’d be a spoiler.
Its also interesting to watch as we find this vampire isn’t a glittering creation of modern teenage angst but a classical monster who feeds on blood, can’t cross running water, and fears the sun.
The whole review boils down to this:
Fantastic Lesbian Sex from the physical and psychological and romantic angles and a great story.
I have to say I enjoyed watching the relationship develop between the two. Though, Lark's instances of borderline stupidity can sometimes be distracting. She is saved as a character by naturally having a warm heart. I would have liked our vampire to have been fleshed out a bit. For instance, her life is an utter mystery except for the fact that she is extremely rich. She has this sharp, demanding personality up until towards the end...then there is a softness that is almost unbelievable.
All in all I hope to see more of the two, or at least some kind of prequel.
I say "for what it's worth" because this is only the third romance novel I've ever read (if you count Nora Robert's "The Circle Trilogy" as a single book, and I do). I downloaded "Blood from a Stone" on a whim because it was being offered free at the time (that's no longer the case, I believe, and justifiably so).
What a total (pleasant) surprise! I got to the first instance where the sexy vampire should do the stereotypical sexy vampire thing (i.e., punch the "problem" to bits/throw a jealous temper tantrum because love interest isn't absorbed only with vampire). And holy crap, that didn't happen. Instead I got two actual reasonably well-rounded characters, weaknesses and all—my (albeit limited) experience with romance novels is that this kind of balance and humanity is pretty rare. There was even some well-executed integration of folklore and weird pop culture events, little gems to find in (again, unexpectedly for me) a romance.
The plot is simple and tight (that's a GREAT thing). Well constructed. Obviously there's ample sexy bits in it, and I'm still blushing, so yeah, A+ on sexy bits. I did bump into a few typos, but hey: my understanding is that this is an indie author. I'm not going to be a gremlin about niggles when the content is lovely and unique, otherwise polished, and somehow both touching and hawt. Glad to have stumbled into a talented writer.