"Full of characters both terrifying and tremendous, and a romance that is both epic and electrifying!"
Reviewed by Miranda Owen
Posted August 4, 2017
Romance Erotica Sensual | Romance Paranormal
THE LOST VAMPIRE is book 5 in Kate Baxter's Last True
Vampire series. Instead of the familiar setting of
sunny LA, this story takes place in Seattle. Vampire Saeed
Almasi is consumed with the visions he's having of who he
believes is his fated mate. In order to win his mate, Saeed
has to play a game of cat and mouse with a mage who acts
like a wannabe gangster. Kate Baxter balances the urgency
and action with the character-driven storytelling.
Cerys Bain is an enaid dwyn who can see souls. After being
betrayed by her sister, she is the slave and soulless
assassin for a mage. Her gift has been perverted and she is
now commanded to steal the souls of others. When Saeed
finally meets up with Cerys, he is heartbroken at her sense
of hopelessness. From Cerys' point of view, there is a
cruelty about the hope that Saeed offers her and a distrust
of his talk about being tethered to him. She wonders if
being tethered to Saeed would just be exchanging one
enslavement for another. I like the way Saeed can empathize
with Cerys, and how his actions are based on what is best
for her and them rather than just what's best for him. The
sexual encounters between Cerys and Saeed are extremely
erotic, and also signify freedom and hope for Cerys.
This book is chock full of fascinating secondary characters
to obsess over. Series wild cards Ian Gregor and Christian
Whelan back to befuddle readers with their mercenary ways
and varying levels of naughtiness. Ian is the more
traditional bad guy, but Kate Baxter gives him a few
interesting layers to his normally cold-blooded personality.
Christian's relationship with Siobhan heats up a bit in
this installment. A bean sidhe named Breanne and her consort
Fallon get caught in the crosshairs as Cerys and Saeed fight
for her freedom. With Saeed fleeing his coven to find his
mate, fellow vamp Sasha starts living a vampire version of
SEX IN THE CITY.
THE LOST VAMPIRE is full of characters both terrifying and
tremendous, and a romance that is both epic and
electrifying. Breanne and Fallon are now added to my
ever-growing list of supporting characters I want to see
more of in future books. I eagerly await Kate Baxter's next
Soul mate—or tragic fate?
Once one of the oldest dhampirs in existence, Saeed now
faces a treacherously uncertain future as a vampire. He
believes that the only thing that can restore his position
within his coven and tether his lost soul is the
flame-haired fae who is destined to be his mate.
Cerys Bain is a soul thief. She is feared by those who dwell
in the supernatural realm—and hopelessly bound to the
ruthless mage Rinieri de Rege. The raw, sensual vampire who
enters her world is both a threat and an intoxicating
temptation: No one has ever made Cerys feel the way Saeed
does. But to claim their fate as soulmates, Saeed must first
find a way to free Cerys from Rin. Is their desire worth the
risk of certain destruction—and eternal doom?
What do you think about this review?
1 comment posted.
Re: Full of characters both terrifying and tremendous, and a romance that is both epic and electrifying!
It makes want to read the book asap,especially if the rest of
the books would have this level of aspects. Wilma Salas
(Wilma Salas 6:44am August 7)
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