Deadly Inheritance by Jayelle Drewry

Deadly Inheritance by Jayelle Drewry
Publisher: Liquid Silver Books
Genre: Contemporary, Paranormal
Length: Short (58 pages)
Other: M/F
Rating: 5 cherries
Review by: Tiger Lily

Locked away. Hidden. Caged. Starved and driven to the brink of madness, Ivan Harker is the prisoner of a madman. It is in the dark of his prison that he learns patience and feeds his need for revenge.

Gabrielle Murray dreaded returning to her deceased stepfather’s mansion, yet there she must stay until the estate is settled. Wandering the vaults beneath the estate, she hears a man call for help. Pushing aside the stone door of an ancient crypt, she thought to save a life, not lose her own.

Bloodlust and hunger drives Ivan to attack. Reluctant gratitude and remorse cause him to do the unthinkable–share his immortal blood. If she lives … he’ll be back.

He’s cursed to a life of eternal damnation because of the choices made by his ancestors. She’s inherited a house she doesn’t want because she’s the last member of her family. What happens when these two souls meet? Read Deadly Inheritance and find out!

Ms. Drewry writes an exciting short story filled with connections to the non-fiction world. But the story is told in such a fashion that the reader comes away interested and curious, rather than bored. Her characters are strong individuals thrown together due to circumstances they cannot control and have to make the best of. I like her modern day twist on the vampire theme.

One of the parts of the story that really held my attention was Ivan’s pacing. He got to know Gabrielle. Their strolls through the country to visit landmarks and churches were a unique means to get the characters together.

I also enjoyed the mega-hot kiss at the club. You could feel the steam of their passion in Ms. Drewry’s storytelling. Very hot.

If you want a sizzling short story filled with vampires, sex, and a shred of vampire history, then Deadly Inheritance is the novella for you. I give this one 5 cherries.

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