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Addicted to the Bite by Leigh Wilder: Frodo’s Review

Addicted to the Bite

Summary From GoodreadsAddicted to the Bite

After one night of passion with Damian, Jamie-boy has decided pursuing a relationship with the vampire is better than committing suicide. Damian, master vampire of the city of New Franklin, PA, has a lot on his plate. A mysterious vampire is dumping drained bodies in public places all over town, and werewolf cop Detective Julie Nova is on his back about it. He doesn’t have time to deal with over-eager Jamie-boy.

Jamie-boy is determined to get what he wants–sex and pain–but to look elsewhere could mean death.

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Leigh Wilder’s latest book in the Deadly Liaisons series, Bloodlines, just released so make sure to go get it here!

I really love this series! Jamie-boy and Damian make such a cute couple and Wilder’s writing is just to die for. The love that Jamie quickly develops for Damian is so sweet and innocent, yet deep and passionate and that it gives him a desire to live is just beautiful. Oh and Damian? He’s such a softie despite all the fronts he puts up regarding his growing feelings toward Jamie-boy, combine that with him being an old vampire and it’s almost too much cuteness to bear, but I ❤ it so!

This series, for me at least, is Wilder’s crowning achievement. It’s novella length (~13,000 words) but it is longer than her other pieces which are closer to 3,500-5,000 words. This allows for more storyline and in this series she excels at it. I love the characters as I mentioned earlier and the plot Wilder goes with in this novella is stellar. Putting Jamie-boy in danger to get a reaction out of Damian is classic, but Wilder executes it with such expertise that it doesn’t feel like an old trope at all.

As I’ve said countless times, Wilder is best when it comes to the sex scenes and she doesn’t disappoint in Addicted to the Bite. The chemistry between Damian and Jamie-boy is fantastic. The combination of Jamie-boy’s innocence and Damian’s experience and slight Dom tendencies allows each to have some new experiences and the results are more than satisfying. The only complaint I would have is that it was such a short scene and it left me wanting more, so much more. Though I suppose that is what book 3 is for!

Damian has this inner conflict going over if he wants to continue being with Jamie-boy but whether it is the latter’s intense desire or Damian’s lack of willpower I am glad they can’t stay apart. This is one of my favorite M/M couplings I’ve ever had the pleasure of coming across and I can’t wait to read Club Midnight, book three in the series! I definitely recommend this series to anyone, they are quick reads with surprisingly intense and intriguing plots as well as some steamy goodness, what’s not to like? Thanks as always for reading! ^.^

Goodreads 2013 Reading Challenge #118/200

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Review: Drain Me Dry by Leigh Wilder

Drain Me Dry

Summary From Goodreads

19 year old Jamie has had it with living. He has a terrible job, no friends, and his home life is unbearable. He wants to end it all, but is too frightened to slit his own wrists. Instead he goes to The Victorian, a seedy underground blood den for vampires and their groupies, where he hopes to find an angel of death to end it all for him. Instead he finds Damian, who has much sexier things on his mind than death. Will Jamie succeed in his plan of suicide by vampire, or will he get an unexpected HEA?

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Warning: The following book contains mature content and erotic situations.

It’s time for another edition of Frodo’s Hobbit Sized Reviews! This is where I write a review in the time I have before I go to work or before I go to bed. Short and sweet just like 2nd breakfast!

I hadn’t realized it had been 2 whole months since a Hobbit Sized Review, wow! Well the style fits perfectly for this short piece. Jamie is a bit of a whiner as the MC, but he’s someone you can sympathize with because of his home situation. You may not root for Jamie, but he may be too innocent in the end for you to care. As for Damian? Insert sexy older male vampire model here please! Damian is your typical gorgeous vampire, a seasoned pro in the bedroom, and with an apparent soft spot for the innocent and the suffering. You can’t not like him.

The only complaint I have is the transition from Jamie’s suicide plan to his time with Damian is a bit rough. It’s minor and it isn’t glaring, but noticeable. Wilder excels once you move from the dialogue and over to  the intimate scenes. While Drain Me Dry is a short piece, Wilder will have no problem getting you all hot and bothered and aching (pun intended) for more. It’s sexy, it is playful and Damian is everything you could want in a sexy vampire. Once you’ve drained yourself dry from reading the story you’ll be right back for more of Wilder’s fantastic writing. Trust me, you won’t be disappointed.

Goodreads 2013 Reading Challenge: 107/200; Mount TBR Challenge #61/150; 2013 TBR Pile #61/50

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