Intoxication by Dena De Paulo

Intoxication by Dena De Paulo
Addicted to Fang Book 1
Publisher: Ravenous Romance
Genre: Contemporary, Paranormal
Length: Full Length (164 Pgs)
Other: M/F, M/F/M, F/F, Anal Play
Rating: 4 Stars
Reviewed by Honeysuckle

Telepath and succubus-in-training Ella Hustad’s fate changes the day she discovers her survival hinges on the slip of a vampire’s fang. It’s a sensation that both terrifies her and excites. Accepting Dominic Sebastian, the vampire governor of the eastern quadrant, as her savior might work for her body but she’s not sure if the rest of her is up to the challenge. His blissfully silent mind, his metallic gaze and the feel of his fangs is all she’ll ever need… but is it what she wants?

While on the hunt to save an unregistered active blood benefactor, Dominic falls under the hypnotic charm of Ella’s blood. But that’s not the only attraction. Desire, explosive and unrestrained, forges an unexpected bond between them. When another vampire wants Ella dead, Dominic must find a way to protect her or risk losing the one woman who can satisfy all of his fantasies.

What’s a girl got to do to get a little attention around here? Apparently, having the blood of a benefactor and the powers of a succubus will more than do the trick. Ella has both attributes covered in spades and lucky for her, her soul mate is the vampire who finds her before she explodes. Yep, explodes! After a benefactor is “activated” they have a very short window of time in which to either relieve the pressure by donating blood or having sex…lots and lots of sex! That’s where Dominic comes in but don’t worry, he’s more than up to the task of protecting this very special benefactor.

The whole idea of benefactors and succubae, as well as the rolls they play in the vampire community, was new to me and it quickly caught and kept my attention. Ella is just coming into her powers and doesn’t quite have the control she needs just yet. The results are stimulating to say the least.

The chemistry and attraction between Ella and Dominic is pretty hot but that’s not the whole story. Someone is secretly inducing unregistered benefactors but not for the benefit of everyone. It doesn’t take the good guys long to figure out who it is but I was very impressed with how they deal with those who don’t follow the vampire protocol.

I was a little disappointed to note some editing issues but the story was interesting enough to keep my reading to satisfying end of Ella and Dominic’s story. It’s not the last we’ll hear of them, though, I’m sure.

This is obviously an ongoing story and Ms. De Paulao set up the sequel with several delicious teasers. If you think you’ve read everything there is to know about vampires, Addicted to Fang may surprise you.

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