Cursed Ever After
The SEXY erotica prequel to the Eternal Vampire Series by A.C. James captivates with vignettes into the backstory behind each character…
Ruler – [Arie]
Arie is having a bad night but what else is new? When vampires deal with demons nothing less can be expected. He heads to the Hellfire Club to report back to his sexy boss, Tessa Green, anticipating that she’ll be less than satisfied with the details of his night. Instead he finds a hot new hire waiting in her office. Alone in the office, she offers him an intriguing opportunity to improvise.
Bound – [Luna]
Luna is always tied up in difficult situations. Obsessed with someone she can never have. From the moment Luna first met Victoria, she knew she was different–hot, dangerous, and unlike anyone she’s ever known. Luna can’t stop thinking about her. Can’t stop fantasizing about her. Can’t stop craving the one thing she knows she can never have. The one she wants–the vampire she wants abstains from blood and sex.
To distract her from her obsession, Luna begs Tessa to find an appropriate diversion. Bound and gagged in her dungeon at the Hellfire Club (HFC), Luna gets an unexpected visit from a sibling that leaves her feeling conflicted and heartbroken. Arie steps in when Luna is vulnerable. Is there more to this hot alpha vamp than his hard-ass facade?
Burned – [Victoria]
Victoria has a sordid past and this macabre tale is woven with lies, blood, betrayal, and vengeance. In the far north of France in the 1700s she took care of a young girl and her ailing mother. She never planned on falling for Henri in the process–except she fell in love with the wrong man. She fell in love with a monster. Sometimes evil hits too close to home. And when you trust the wrong person you might just get burned.
Chained – [Tessa]
Tessa Green is the most famous dominatrix in Chicago and rules the notorious Hellfire Club. She also happens to be a vampire. And the senator is just another toy for her amusement. Sometimes the power and authority that comes with leadership can be a strain. He relishes her dominance, her demands, and her control. Sometimes being free happens only when chained and who better to keep his secret than Tessa.
Daeveena was always like this when she didn’t get her way. It wasn’t a surprise but that didn’t make it hurt any less. The best way to deal with her was to change the subject, preferably to bring the focus back to her. When looking up self-absorbed in a Merriam-Webster dictionary a picture of Daeveena should be displayed next to its definition.“Be careful, ok.”Daveena’s eyes softened. “Take care little sister.” She turned to leave.“Can you do me a favor?”
Daveena looked back over her shoulder with an elegantly arched brow. “What?”
Tessa would be furious if she returned to find her handiwork any other way than how she left it.
Daveena gave an impish grin. “Gladly.”
She shoved the ball gag into my mouth and secured it more roughly than necessary but I expected that from her. Daveena was pissed.
“Well I’ll see you around. Try not to do anything stupid while I’m gone.” And with that she flounced out of the room, the dungeon door swinging shut behind her.
I could have finished this in one sitting but due to the desire for variety, I let it stretch. This collection of short stories pack a lustful punch, short they may be but definitely scintillating! The characters were unpredictable and each of the major players has his/her own POV. I liked reading it and I appreciate the author’s note before one chapter that may be too sensitive a topic for other readers.
Cursed Ever After
Series: Eternal Vampires Prequel
Publisher: Swoon Worthy