Feb 16, 2015
Under His Claw
Release Date: February 7, 2015
Genre: Erotic Romance, M/F, Vampire/Shifter
Traded for a blood debt, in service to a vampire, and loaned to a shifter, Zora never thought to find pleasure…
Zora has always felt the stigma of being born to a family tainted by vampire blood. That family legacy becomes vividly real when her great-great grandfather tracks her down and trades her for a blood debt owed to the local vampire king. Zora finds a way to use her particular skill set in the vampire court and her first week goes well, until the vampire king decides she needs the comfort of a warm shifter next to her at night.
Dragon shifter Rigeck has come to see the woman his friend wants him to heat up. The shy miss surrounded by salivating potential suitors is just what he’s been looking for. Her blood will confirm if his instincts are correct. But first, he’ll taste the rest of her, for his own entertainment.
Will their one night together be enough to keep him from taking her to his lair, or will instinct win the day?
I thought that Under His Claw had a great premise and I was super excited about tackling this book! It was a little short for my tastes, and I felt like just as we started to get to the good stuff the book was over. I did like Zora and I thought that her situation was definitely unique. I’ve read PNR before, but Zora’s family dynamics were definitely unique.
I really thought that this story had the makings of a great series, but honestly it felt just a little too short to me. I really liked the dynamic between Regick and Zora, although it did seem like they moved pretty quickly at times. Obviously, that was to give us a HEA since the book was so short. I’m not sure if that’s a common theme in the ARe Alpha’s series, I would say probably not based on the fact that this author likes to write short stories, but still it was a little lacking because of that. I would give it 3 stars, because really all the pieces for a great novel/series are there it just needed to be a bit longer to give it a more authentic feel.
About the Author:
Viola Grace (aka Zenina Masters) is a Canadian sci-fi/paranormal romance writer with ambitions to keep writing for the rest of her life. She specializes in short stories because the thrill of discovery, of all those firsts, is what keeps her writing.
A writer who crafts a story that catches you up, whirls you around and sets you down with a smile on your face is all she endeavors to be. She prefers to leave the drama to those who are better suited to it, and always goes for the cheap laugh.
Listening to readers has gotten her this far, and with her 300th short story looming before the end of 2014, she will continue to listen in the future.
Happy Reading Everyone!