Best-selling erotica author, Adina LaCroix lives a fairly charmed, normal life. Born a Vampire , Adina is forever 21. She is successful, beautiful and wealthy, the envy of women and the object of desire for men. Her days are occupied with more human pursuits such as writing and avoiding unwanted phone calls from her publisher and her mother. With nightfall, however, her Vampire nature takes over and her hunt for blood and sex consume her.
Wanting to keep her conscience clean, she refuses to kill her prey, usually men with dark secrets. Instead, she uses the gift of mind control to implant permanent fears into her victim’s minds, ones so horrific that they will live in fear of death if they continue their evil ways. It was her way of doing the world a favor.
After her divorce from Michael Diamante, one of the most power-hungry and evil vampires in the world, Adina has remained single. Threats of permanent death from Michael have made her hesitant to find a mate. However, rumors have begun circulating around plans the Elders, the governing body of Vampires, have in store for her.
Plagued by a recurring nightmare, Adina begins a quest for answers. The only problem, instead of finding what she has been looking for; Adina is faced with more questions. Questions in the form of two men, Caleb Locke and Xander Stark.
One man holds promises of undying love and passion while the other holds the key to unlocking her secrets, and maybe even her heart.
Thread One, Adina Falling, is the first novella in the Threads of Fate Series.
Adina is a Jewish vampire, and a writer of erotica (Melissa, do you want to be a vampire?). She’s got a psycho-ex, a determined matchmaking mama, & a sex drive that would probably wear out a vibrator & whew, will you enjoy the ride, & become a little (lot) jealous!
She picks up only the scourge on society. She doesn’t kill, though. She sucks & fucks, & then let’s a clean-up crew do whatever to send them on their merry way, but not before she plants a thought in their heads to make them better people. She deserves a medal, or a bottle of wine, or something.
Seeing as this is a first in a series, you know it pissed me off. Whatever, I did this to myself, knowing how much I hate cliffhangers. I really enjoyed ¾ of this book. It was the end that turned me off a little. It was fabulous until it turned cheese-tastic. Again, that’s on me. I’ve grown a little cynical to the love at first sight in books, especially when you fuck everyone else like crazy. I get that it’s their nature, but the attitude change was so abrupt that I almost got whiplash. Caleb better be worth it.
I have no doubt that it will get better with the next book (& you better fucking believe that I’m going to read the next book.) But if she takes too long to put it out there I’m going to be pissed. (You hear me, Melissa? Pissed, I tell you!-Yeah, I’ve followed her on FB for years, so I feel I have the right to yell at her. 😉
Let’s get to ratings, shall we??
Cover art: 3.5-She’s pretty.
Plot/Characters: 4.5-I really, really enjoyed the story, but I can’t take it to a 5 because of whiplash. (I should sue!)
Writing/Pacing: 4.5-It was great until the whiplash.
Swoon Factor: 3-3.5-It’s getting there, but not in this book. My guess is maybe in the next one?
Steam Factor: 5-Whew! Just OMFG. I want Melissa to tell me bedtime stories, so I can have sweet dreams…
Melissa used to tell everyone she was going to be a writer when she grew up. Well, she is suddenly a grown up and it looks like she was telling the truth.
Living in a modern-day “Yours, Mine and Ours” household, Melissa is the biological mother of 3 children and the full-time stepmother to her husbands 2 children. On some days, she may even be considered “evil”…and not just as the stepmother!
With a strange vampire fascination since she was young, it was only natural that Melissa began writing stories about the Paranormal.
She is currently co-authoring a Paranormal Romance trilogy with fellow writer Nicole Andrews Moore called “The Dark Redemption Series”. Book 1 is due out in June 2013.
And because she has so much free time on her hands, Melissa is also working on a YA Paranormal Series, the first book “Hallows Haven” will be available late summer.