Sunday, December 14, 2014

Big, Bad Vampire by Olivia Black

Big, Bad Vampire (MM)Title:Big, Bad Vampire
Series:Silver Bullet, 2
Author:Olivia Black
Genre and Pairing:Paranormal and M/M (oral and anal sex, light bondage, spanking)
Word Count:21,355
Reviewer Name: Luna
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Publisher Blurb
Jayden Channing is a twenty-two-year-old college student. He’s also a virgin. After almost a full year of trying to sneak into the pack’s club, Silver Bullet, his older brother and Alpha gives in. Finally able to drink and dance, Jayden embarks on an exciting new world. Everything changes that first night though. He senses his mate, an ancient vampire who is heavily into BDSM.
Andrew Porter has been alive for almost two hundred years. He’s had his fill of wild nights. While at the club, Silver Bullet, he gets into an intense scene, completely focused on the other man. It’s nothing unusual for him, just another normal night. During the scene, he’s interrupted by a young shifter and yells at the young man.
Weeks later, hungry and weak, Andrew’s friends convince him that he’s met his True Match. Now, he needs to find the man and drink before it’s too late.

I enjoyed Big, Bad Vampire by Olivia Black.  In the second installment of the Silver Bullet series we meet young Jayden.  And when I say young, I mean not only young but inexperienced and a bit na├»ve.  For Jayden the skies the limit and he is finally allowed to let his hair down, so to speak.  So who would expect him to find his mate his first night out with the “big boys?”  I think Ms. Black did a wonderful job with Jayden’s character.  He finds his mate and tries to understand what Andrew needs and what he finds scares him to death.  I could empathize with Jayden and understood his fears.  Ms. Black laid it out in such a way that I never once thought Jayden was being unreasonable or overly dramatic.  I have read plenty of books to know that is not an easy balance.  And then she gave us Andrew.  Andrew is ancient.  At first I thought it was an odd pairing, but as this story unfolded, I could see why they would fit.  Andrew’s needs were intense and once Jayden began to understand the bdsm dynamic you could see where his lack of knowledge blended well with Andrew’s desires.  Other than gleaning too much information from unreliable sources, Jayden’s innocence was a good foil for Andrew.  I loved how Ms. Black managed to move past Jayden’s fears and make Andrew a bit more likeable.  He was so stuck in his ways and used to not having to bend, that it was nice to see his willingness to put Jayden’s needs above his own. 
I thoroughly enjoyed this story and look forward to seeing more patrons of the Silver Bullet find their happily ever after.

                           Four Twinkling Stars 

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