||World Castle Publications
||April 6, 2011
Paranormal vampire erotica...this starts with three short stories in one book.
The first trilogy of Celeste's Nites Novelettes(Claiming Celeste, Hunting Celeste, Sharing Celeste) Claiming Celeste: Jacques is hypnotized by Celeste and makes plans for her seduction. Little did he know that it would be he who would be seduced. Seduced by her love, seduced by her body and inevitably seduced by her vampiric charms. But he is not the only one to fall for her seduction; there is another with a more eternal kiss of death on his mind. Hunting Celeste: Jacques and Armand track Celeste to New Jersey in a seedy bar on the Southside. Both brothers seduce her, trying to tempt her into their protection. Celeste again leaves unable to share her dark secret with these men though they prove to be steadily wearing her resist down with their sweet words and soft touches. Sharing Celeste: Jacques let's Armand have the lead in bringing back their elusive vixen. But Celeste is proving to be a very hard negotiator in bed and out of it.
He watched her tonight like he’d watched her for the last dozen nights. She always came at the same time - at 8 pm and always wearing black. Tonight, she was wearing her black leather mini skirt with thigh high black leather boots. The black silk shirt she wore was cut into a vee to show off her nicely shaped breasts and short enough lengthwise to see her belly ring with a blue topaz stone hanging from the band. Her long auburn hair flowed freely tonight, framing her heart shaped face with wisps of delicate waves. She had the same routine of coming in, handing a twenty to the bouncer and then going to the bar for a drink. Not an alcoholic drink though, which was unusual for a woman coming into a bar night after night. No, she always ordered a virgin tequila sunrise. A fifty to the bouncer last week got him the story of why she handed the big burly biker the twenty as she walked in. It was to assure that she wouldn’t be hassled by anyone at the bar or on the dance floor. She would hand him a ten for walking her out to the car when she was finished dancing.
CELESTE'S NITES - CLARRISSA LEE MOON
4 and 3/4 star!
Ms. Moon gives us the first trilogy about Celeste Nite, a vampiress that has an ex-boyfriend stalking her. The author gives us the story in novella form, each full of rich details and steamy erotica, written in sections whereby the reader is allowed into the minds of each main character.
The First Novella is titled Claiming Celeste. Celeste is spending each night dancing alone, afraid to show any interest in a man. Her ex-boyfriend Henry stalks her, wanting her to turn him into a vampire, and has killed each lover she has chosen. Jacques watches her each night and decides he wants her to share his bed. Jacques teases Celeste on the dance floor then leaves her. This intrigues Celeste and after several nights of being teased, she forms a plan to draw out her stalker. One night when she leaves the club, Celeste allows Henry to attack her so she can kill him, but Jacques sees what is happening and rescues Celeste. Upset that her plan has gone awry Celeste grabs Jacques and goes home with him. The night is spent exploring each other in every way possible. Celeste never tells him that she is a vampire.
The Second Novella is titled Hunting Celeste. Jacques wakes up to find Celeste gone and becomes concerned about the man that attacked Celeste the night before. Jacques’ brother Armand joins him to look for Celeste after being told about the stalker. The previous night Armand had been able to watch the lovers, as the bedroom door had been open, and was interested in having Celeste as soon as his brother was finished with her. After searching all day Jacques and Armand find Celeste and take her into their limo against her wishes. What happens during the ride is beyond anything Celeste has experienced before. Jacques decides to ‘punish’ Celeste and lets his brother join in. The ride becomes very steamy and hot for all three.
The Third Novella is Sharing Celeste. After a night of delving into a new world of erotic sex and sharing a woman for the first time, the brothers wake to find they again have to search for Celeste. They are unsuccessful and finally decide to bribe a gang to lead them to Celeste. After arriving at her door, Armand tells Jacques he should be the one to talk to Celeste. Jacques agrees and Celeste is awakened by Armand. He questions why she leaves every morning, doesn't she care for them? Does she have someone else in her life? Celeste assures Armand that she cares for both men, and has no one else in her life. A compromise is reached by both: the nights will be spent with the brothers but during the day she has to leave. They seal their compromise with more hot and very steamy sex. Armand and Jacques still aren’t aware that their lover is a vampire, and Celeste isn’t told about a third brother…or that the brothers have a secret of their own.
Ms. Moon has rich detail in each novella, a way of relating the forming relationships to the reader, that draws the reader in and makes them feel each emotion and touch. There is a lot of description that keeps the reader on edge and turning pages quickly, only to go back and savor each scene.
There are small issues with the stories; one being Armand talks about a scene in the limo. What he states and what actually happens aren‘t quite the same. Secondly, in one Novella Jacques is dominant yet in the last Novella he isn’t quite as dominant and it feels out of character.
I would highly recommend this book to any friend over the age of 18 that has a strong heart and can handle the heat this trilogy emanates.
Review by Laura Wallace
Paranormal Romance Guild Team Member
Lora Leigh MOVE OVER-New Girl in Town
I had heard, along with her new Nightwolves Series which has been highly rated here at Amazon, Clarrissa Lee Moon has released a new Erotic and Paranormal Romance Novella. I was excited from what I had heard, and decided to download this for an evenings read. I was not dissappointed.
Celeste hides many secrets, the biggest secret we learned is that she is a Vampire... We find her in a bar/club dancing 'alone' nightly, leaving the club 'alone' and being watched by a rich financier who wants to seduce her....
The Three parts of this Novella are called Claiming Celeste, Hunting Celeste and Sharing Celeste. What an interesting way to divide the story line. The titles are self explanatory and should peak your interest without my giving away too much of the storyline..
Ms Moon has written the beginnings of a sensual and erotic story . I see this is the First Novella for this story. We have only learned a small part of where this story might lead. Cannot wait to read the next in the series...
Mature reading though
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