Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Title: Blackened
Author: Christina Jade Loren
Publisher: Breathless Press
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ISBN: 978-1-926771-46-5
Genre: Erotic Paranormal, M/M
Pages: 22/ EBook
Reviewed by Nicola Ormerod
Rating 4
The two main characters are Damien and Nathan. Both are vampires  and very much in love, but it seems to Damien that Nathan perhaps is not being totally faithful. As well as feeling guilty for feeding from humans, he is dealing with the fact that his maker and lover, is possibly cheating on him. After a row, Damien finds a letter to Nathan from another man, and it would appear his suspicions are correct.
This was a fabulous little read. It was actually the first Male on Male erotica I have ever read and while the sex scenes were not particularly a turn on for me, I found I enjoyed reading them. This short story is an ideal bath-time read. Blackened has a really good story line packed into it without the reader feeling, as though they are taking too much in at once, like with some short stories. Some really good emotional torment with Damien, too. There is only one sex scene which I think works out really well and gives the story an even mix of romance and plot, and the sex scene itself is descriptive yet not crude. Overall I give this short story a well deserved 4 stars.