Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Vampire Huntress Series ... Revisited

It's no secret that I've had my share of issues with LA Banks' Vampire Huntress series. After taking a look back at the series, that I bought and read in its entirety, I miss it dearly.

The Bitten was my favorite book of the whole series while every other book paled in comparison, but still, a main complaint I have about books I've recently read was a complaint I never had about the Vampire Huntress Series.

It seems like every book I've read recently (with the exception of 1) has had erotic writing in it that made me want to vomit and die but never once did this happen while reading VH series. When I first got back to reading heavily, I decided I wanted to live in a fantasy world where the heroines looked like and the heroes looked like a past, current or future boyfriend, lol so I went with IR paranormals and urban fantasy. Upon beginning to search for books, the first one I found (which is most likely on this blog) was a disgusting display of erotic writing. It was so appalling to me that I stopped reading only about 4 pages in ... And because of that, the tone was set for every book I've read after that. I immediately decided that I wouldn't read any IR paranormals that had even the faintest bit of sex in it. I got really lucky for a while with books that weren't IR but very good and set the standard there.

By the time I'd thought about getting into LA Banks, I was against it. It seemed like for every good review, their were 2 bad ones and I just didn't want to fool with it but I did anyway. And unknowingly, even though I complained, it was one of the best decisions I'd made as far as a long and finished series goes.

So now that I've finished a series that disgusted me, I miss Carlos and Damali's love making simply because it never made me feel as though I was reading porn.

Hatsept Heat by TJ Michaels

Vampire Council of Ethics, Book 3

Well. I'm officially done with this author and this series (if their are more). I've never liked erotica and that is mainly because when I first got back to reading, I got myself an IR erotica novel by mistake and it basically grossed me out. This series was close to making me throw my Kindle out of the window. Why didnt I stop reading? Apparently I'm a glutton for punishment. I just had to know how it ended and I'm not sure if this is the last book in the series but if it is, it's definitely unfinished. Anywho ...

Lots of sex ... C*ck, p*ssy, c*ck in womb and porno lines ransacked this book and the first two as well.

I'm just rubbing my eyes right now, I can't get it together after reading this.

Shinju is a half black half japanese female who ends up being mated to Kenoe and she is a dumbass. She reminds me of a teenage girl who sneaks out of her room at night to hang out with a boy against her parents wishes. Kenoe is actually a pretty decent character who should have had a better woman. Tameth would have been a much better choice for him IMO but hey ... I don't write the books, I just waste money on them.

What made this even worse for me? They made Shinju a Seeker ... A SEEKER! I'm done ...

So disappointed ... But then again, I could have stopped reading at any time ... I just chose not to since I hadn't bought anything new. That will change tomorrow, trust me.

0 Stars
IR: Lots ...

Monday, June 6, 2011

Serati's Flame by TJ Michaels

Vampire Council of Ethics, Book 2

With book 2, we're back on the inside of the VCOE as opposed to Book 1 which spent half of it's time outside of it. This book focuses on Alaan's infatuation with Tameth and her coming to grips with a dead woman, Sher, she feels he's still pining for. There's not a lot to report in this book. We see Bix, Carin and their 2 children, Alaina and Russian, as well as more of Kenoe ... Hatsept who left home at a young age and joined the academy to become a Seeker. He is also the best friend to Tameth and she uses him to make Alaan jealous, which was successful might I add.

I felt like a lot of Tameth's feelings about Sher were justified, but also in true woman fashion, she would bring it up to Alaan and there would be a problem. Even though their troubles didn't last long, I hated she went that route in the first place considering how badass she's supposed to be. Nonetheless, she was never a woman like Xhex from BDB so what went on here fit.

My attention, throughout the whole book, was on Kenoe. First of all, I love his name. It doesn't fit a man who's pale with light blue eyes and white hair, but it's as sexy as he is and he made me damn happy.

Again, same complaints as the first VCOE book. The sex scenes were too long ... And that reminds me. We get a threesome in this book ... Alaan, Tameth and Kenoe ... Weird. I still dont fully understand why Alaan allowed it. I mean I do understand but it doesn't fit with the THIS WOMAN IS MINE type of vibe the men give out over their mates ... That really didn't fit. Not that it wasn't welcomed. It just didn't fit IMO. Anywho ... Looking forward to book 3 as Kenoe is the center of attention.

2 Stars
IR: Lots going on not dealing with Tameth/Alaan