Title: Vampire Lords of Blacknall: Trinity
Author: Shirl Anders
Genre: Paranormal, Historical Eroticism
Publisher: Allure Books
Release Date: April, 2012
Acquired: ARC from Netgalley.com
Date Finished: 12/1/13
Four brothers. All turned vampires by the same evil Sire. They are the Lords of Blacknall, in this century. Trinity is the second oldest and while starting to investigate the murder of women on London’s east side, he suddenly feels a woman in danger. Why her? And why does this one woman’s blood set his thirst on fire. Can Trinity save Lady Beth from the monster that hunts her? Can he even protect her from his own wicked urges, wanting to devour her?
Lady Beth Winslow never stays home in the evenings. She fears her despicable stepbrother. Then a monster stalks her in the dark woods and she cannot tell beast from savior.
FOR ADULTS ONLY!!
This was a very interesting read for me as it definitely was not like most of the books I read. I generally stay away from any book in the romance genre. The interesting thing is that I’m not entirely sure if this would even fall into the romance category. It would fall more into the erotic category! I received this from Netgalley and I guess I should have done a bit more research before jumping into it, but the description sounded really good and not at all erotic.
Trinity Blacknall is one of four vampire brothers, Church, Trinity, Christian & Baptiste. They are true brothers who were all turned by their wicked step-father. You do not get much of their back-story, so I’m assuming there are more books to come. The Blacknalls do not feed directly from humans and they try to keep the rest of the London vampire population in line. They are the neighborhood enforcers of a sort. One night, as Trinity is investigating some murders, he feels a jolt through his body and knows instantly there is a woman in danger as she is being hunted by something. He has no idea who this woman is or why he can feel her fear from a distance. His hunt for the woman immediately ensues. Upon finding her Trinity is struck by how badly he wants her. (And yes, that has multiple meanings!) The rest of the book is spent figuring out why he is drawn to her and solving the mystery of who was hunting her.
The plot was quick. It had a good creep factor which the bad guy, Fanton, racheted up greatly! There were several “Oh no he didn’t!” moments. It was a little predictable in a couple of spots, but overall it wasn’t too bad. The “bad guys” were really bad, the “good guys” were a bit more complex with a lot of flaws. I personally like flawed good guys. It makes them much more interesting. Lady Beth, the main female character, was an interesting mix of spunk and vulnerability. I think a lot of people would see her as a damsel in distress, but she had a lot of nerve when it came to Trinity. She wasn’t completely spineless so she didn’t aggravate me too bad. This is a historical novel so don’t expect present day if you decide to give it a shot.
Overall the book was good. (Apparent from my 4 star rating.) It was a wild ride. There was a lot of action, and when there wasn’t action, there was sex. Needless to say, it definitely holds your attention. If you don’t mind a lot of eroticism in your paranormal reading, this book will definitely entertain. If you can’t handle reading the word “shaft” without cringing, stay far, far away!
I’d like to give a shout out to Netgalley.com, Allure Books and Shirl Anders for giving me the opportunity to read and review this ARC.