Successful Boston based magazine editor Vivienne Starr never expected to find her old high-school flame, Roger "RJ" Bloodstock, at her 20 year high-school reunion. The handsome young man who had stolen her heart at seventeen vanished after graduation without a word of explanation, leaving her heartbroken and hesitant to ever become involved with another man again. But when RJ materializes at the affair, looking exactly as she remembered him twenty years ago, her life begins to spin out of control.
Meanwhile, charming, forty-three year old widower and father of two, Daniel Dillon, arrives at her office for an interview for the magazines advertising department. Instantly the two hit it off and are wildly attracted to each other and begin a passionate affair.
Knowing every time she meets up with RJ it makes her ill, Vivienne tries to resist his powerful charm, but her pity for him soon brings him closer to her as he continues to drain her of her blood and good health.
Daniel is at his wits end trying to keep all those around him safe from harm, doling out necklaces with crosses on them in some vain hope it will keep the demon away. But he soon finds out he is powerless to help Vivian and keep her safe, until one fateful night when a confrontation is inevitable.
Will Daniel manage to conquer RJ and save all his loved ones from the dangerous fiend, or will RJ claim his lost love, Vivienne, and bring back the connection he lost in his youth?
In a deadly game, it’s the Vampire who has all the advantages in the night.
Vampire Nights by G.A. Hauser
Publisher: Phaze Books
Genre: Contemporary, Holiday, Paranormal
Length: Full Length (221 pgs)
Other: M/F, M/M, Review by Magnolia
What would you do if you went to your high school reunion and came face to face with the man who broke your heart by leaving town without a word? Vivienne Starr is about to find out that the years since high school and all the success in the world can’t mend a broken heart, and all it takes is one kiss to bring back all the old feelings.
RJ is just as handsome as he was in high school and now he’s determined to rekindle the romance between him and Viv, but her boyfriend, Dan, has other ideas.
In this somewhat complicated story of love and betrayal, the author uses a story we all know very well: young love lost and the one who got away, but she also gives it an ironic and fascinating twist by turning this love story into a new kind of vampire tale.
G.A. Hauser is one of the best M/M authors I’ve ever read and I have always enjoyed her past works. I enjoyed Vampire Nights and it’s twist on the vampire tale though I didn’t find it as riveting as some of her other books. For those who enjoy vamp stories and M/M liaisons as well as M/F romance, this is the book you’ve been waiting for.