#BookReview Once Upon a Vampire by Mari Mancusi

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To say I was a huge fan of the Blood Coven novels when I was younger would be an understatement. I remember going to high school sporting events and having to sit on a bus for hours to get to our location so we could compete – so of course I would brings books by authors such as Mari Mancusi, Zac Brewer, Ellen Schreiber, and other fantastic YA novelists. I was heartbroken when the series ended and I was hoping one day Mari might come back to it.

AND GUESS WHAT?! SHE DID!!

Once Upon a Vampire is more of an adult novel than YA (although, I’m sure YA fans could pick it up and not be totally disgusted with it. This book is a great continuation).

While it might not be a direct continuation with our former leads, this book environment wise is similar. Hannah and Logan follow a similar path to our former leading ladies and their respective fellows. Rayne is a big part of this story and Jareth also appears, but they aren’t our main leads – even if Rayne takes a bigger role than expected. Magnus is also referenced, but does not make an appearance.

I was definitely hooked to this book – my book cravings had been something easy to read, sexy with a dash of fantasy, and nothing mind blowing (like Game of Thrones), so this book fit the bill. It’s super easy to read, it’s easy to fall in love with these characters and the nostalgia is perfect for any previous YA reader who was as obsessed with Mari’s work as I was.

<spoiler>My “problems” with the novel – the conversation of blood mates was brought up twice, with two different reactions. One that the mate killed herself, the other that he didn’t have one…I’m slightly confused. Maybe I read it wrong, but it really threw the story off for me.</spoiler>

The romance was a beautiful line of this story, and I loved how Mari slowly introduced it. It wasn’t just sudden, and our character’s own pasts helped make the story a little more believable. It might not be a crazy realistic scenario (a 200 page story over a few days with vampires trying to kill someone. Please let me know if you’ve experienced this before so I can edit the review…) but it fit beautifully into the story. I really loved it.

I finished this book in about half an hour, I was that obsessed and couldn’t stop reading. I didn’t want to put it down, and I can’t wait for more books by Mari!! If there are more books in this series, I would be the happiest little reviewer in the world!! I would love to see more Sunny appear, since Rayne was visible in this story…But I’m not picky. Even just another book will fill my desires for more Blood Coven novels!

And we won’t have to wait to long…Dark and Stormy Vampire is next! And of course, as per usual, Mari leaves us off with a horrible cliff hanger! I swear Mari loves to torture us readers by leaving us with cliffhangers AND making us wait for more books…

Side Notes: Mari’s description of Logan is beautiful, but my recent obsession with Gilmore Girls can only see Logan Huntzberger. It oddly fits though…

Five out of five stars.

Thank you to Mari Mancusi and our epic Read and Review team for providing me a copy of this novel!! I can’t wait for the next one!!!

 

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WICKED CHARMING Blog Tour Stop: Excerpts Galore!!

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Passionate couple foreplay at night selective coloring, kissing neck
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He’s at the top of the world.
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The problem is, Charm knows who he wants: the only girl to challenge him, while submitting as naturally as breathing.
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Nazarea Andrews (N to almost everyone) is an avid reader and tends to write the stories she wants to read. Which means she writes everything from zombies and dystopia to contemporary love stories. When not writing, she can most often be found driving her kids to practice and burning dinner while she reads, or binging watching TV shows on Netflix. N loves chocolate, wine, and coffee almost as much as she loves books, but not quite as much as she loves her kids. She lives in south Georgia with her husband, daughters, spoiled cat and overgrown dog. She is the author of World Without End series, Neverland Found, Edge of the Falls, and The University of Branton Series. Stop by her twitter (@NazareaAndrews) and tell her what fantastic book she should read next.

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WICKED CHARMING – EXCERPT

The club is alive with noise. It’s a Saturday night. In one corner, Hunter is sitting with Scarlet in his lap, scowling at the world while Wolf gets a blowjob from a submissive that looks like his brother.

I think I saw Beast here, somewhere, but I’m not in the mood to find him.

Instead, I sit in my chair, in the center of it all, up on the ridiculous dais that Mal has always used to separate us adequately from the rest, and I glare.

It’s Saturday night, I’m surrounded by more beauty and sensual deviance than I actually know what to do with, and I’m in fucking bored.

I drum my fingers on the arm of my chair, slouching a little deeper, and consider the fact that this is a recurring thing.

It might be time to tell Mal I want the weekends off.

“Sir?”

I blink and look up. A submissive is standing a few feet from my dais, his head lowered respectfully.

He’s blonde and his body is like something out of a damn dream, it’s so perfect. There’s smooth skin for miles, muscles that ripple when he fucking breathes, and legs that would look damn good wrapped around my waist while I fucked him.

He’s so pretty it’s almost funny, and even if he won’t look at me, he’s ballsy—he approached me.

Most subs won’t do that.

“What can I do for you?”

He sinks to his knees in one fluid move that’s almost impressive. I wonder if Beast trained him—his submissives are always a little too good, too polished, and somehow still too damn bratty. I grin.