Monday, June 23, 2014

FOR THE BITE OF IT by Viki Lyn & Vina Grey

Book One of the Orbus Arcana Series
ViVi Publishing
March 20th, 2014
Paranormal M/M, Vampires
Reviewed by Dawn (
Obtained by Author
4 Hearts

A vampire, a cupcake and a cop. What do all these things have in common? Well the world of the Orbus Arcana. Meet Vincent, the prince and heir to the vampire king and in his second year of punishment working as a cupcake baker. Working and just living from day to day, it all changes the minute a car barrels into his shop with a dead guy in it. When Vincent meets human cop John Reeder, sparks fly but Vincent is bound to the rules of not telling anyone what he is. John is attracted to Vincent but for this closeted cop, it will take more than sparks to get him to open up to the sexy baker. Can a romance survive as secrets are exposed and love finds itself in the crossfire?

I got to admit authors Viki Lyn and Vina Grey deliver a sexy tale filled with smoldering vampires, cupcakes and a simmering sexual tension that leaves you in the end wanting to jump your significant other’s bones. The authors do a wonderful job in creating a world that draws the reader in, keeps them captivated and eager for more when the last page is read. The story flows nicely though it does have a few things that left me wondering if the scenes in the beginning were just fillers (John and Vincent’s occupations for example are only mentioned a hand full of times and you never see them doing their jobs so to speak after meeting one another).

Meet Vincent and John. Vincent is a century’s old and powerful vampire who was exiled and now runs a cupcake bakery. John is a closeted cop who finds himself attracted to Vincent. A mystery, secrets and powerful sexual tension will keep the reader on the edge of their seat until the very end. I got to admit; I loved how John flummoxed Vincent and kept him on his toes. These two dance around one another, falling in and out of bed with abandon even as the secrets that Vincent holds will either break these two apart or bring them together. Only time will tell on that aspect of the story. These two characters dance and weave around one another with the grace of a dancer, letting the reader see one thing even as another scene is playing out in the background. I loved how these two main characters interact with one another and I can foresee the fireworks that will ensure after John finds out Vincent’s secrets. The secondary characters keep the story flowing nicely and were as well written as John and Vincent were.

FOR THE BITE OF IT is just the beginning of a new series from authors Viki Lyn and Vina Grey. I really liked how they fleshed out the background of the main characters and it gave the story more depth as well. Humor, sexy scenes and more abound within the story and I can attest I am eager for book two now. If you enjoy a different take on vampires and love cupcakes as well as cops, then get ready FOR THE BITE OF IT and settle in for one smoking hot ride. Now the question is can Vincent keep John and learn that some secrets need to be told or else the trust one has with someone is broken.

This is an objective review and not an endorsement

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