Saturday, June 23, 2012

Bitten In the Big Easy

Femme Noir, Book One

Butterfly by Paisley Smith

Vampire Narcissa Csintalan is in a New Orleans bar, waiting on her tardy sister Elena, when she develops a raging fang-on for the bar’s sinfully sexy, butch bass player. The bite marks on the songbird’s neck put her at the top of Cissy’s must-feed list.

Butterfly Baudelaire has sworn off strays, but the blonde coming on to her has a killer pair of fangs and looks like she knows how to use ’em. Butterfly’s not banking on the bite Cissy takes out of her heart—or the fact that more than her well-spanked bottom is in danger from her vampire lover.

Gilded Cage by Delilah Devlin

Since her turning, Elena Csintalan has wrestled her inner demon on a nightly basis. She never expects her limits to be tested—until she finds herself drawn to a tawny woman whose lush curves make her eyeteeth spike. Before she knows it, she’s dangling inside an iron cage, one that’s frighteningly familiar. And the punishment she endures is oh so divine…

Despite a surprising empathy she feels for the vampire she’s captured, Cassia proceeds with her coven’s plan—drain Elena of her blood at the height of orgasm to complete a potion that will protect them from Elena’s maker. Cassia scried the darkness coming their way, and the monster has a name—the Countess Elizabeth Bathory.


I received this book from the publisher for an honest review.

What I liked:

I loved the vampire and witch combination and the way the two authors divided the book into two segments, each covering one character. The f/f erotica was very well written and absolutely engaging. The plot twists were epic and the characters and dialogue snappy and sharp. 

What I didn't:

It ended oh so soon. Thank goodness there are more coming in the series.


This novella was one you just did not want to put down. The f/f erotica was alluring and had me swiping the pages to find out what happened next. The mix of pleasure and pain was sublime. Bringing in a historical figure like Elizabeth Bathory was perfect-it added yet another dimension to the already stellar plot. The two authors pairing up to cover a character and dividing up the book into two pieces was a great idea and totally worked. 



  1. I'm thrilled you loved it! Do you have a copy of Charmed?! LOL

  2. Thanks so much for a wonderful review!


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