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Bloody Balmy (eBook)
Bloody Balmy eBook Cover,
written by Anna Voo
|Publisher||Amazon Digital Services|
|Publication date||June 13, 2015|
|Preceded by||Bloody Discovery|
|Followed by||Vampire Lust|
Bloody Balmy is an eBook written by Anna Voo. It is the sixth work in the Bloody Anastasia series by this author. In this work the character Anastasia is part-Succubus.
- Title: Bloody Balmy
- Author: Anna Voo
- Published By: Amazon Digital Services
- Length: 32 Pages
- Format: eBook
- ASIN: B00ZMN08RA
- Publishing Date: June 13, 2015
Other Works in this Series on SuccuWiki
Anastasia Dames, sexy escort for sale to some of the wealthiest men in the world, is on vacation.
Not a personal trip, however - Anastasia has been invited out to a private island by Valen, one of her closest clients. Valen isn’t just incredibly wealthy; he has a paranormal, almost supernatural taste for Anastasia’s blood! And she’s more than willing to share her lifeblood with him - as long as the vampire is naked and claiming her body at the same time…
A week on a private island sounds great - but Anastasia knows that this handsome, dark, powerful man is going to make it mindblowing…
The following review was originally published by Tera on her Blog, A Succubi's Tale on September 6, 2016
Anastasia is a call girl who’s clients are rich, powerful, and, occasionally, a vampire as well. Falling into their world she discovers something surprising about herself, and something about those around her as well.
The series mainly has a focus on vampires and vampire erotica with some minor plot arcs appearing here and there as the series progresses. There’s more time spent on the erotica than character development as a whole, and being so it tends to push a lot of opportunities for exploring Anastasia herself to the side very often.
Anastasia discovers at one point in the series she is a succubus and then that entire plot arc vanishes into nothing as the rush towards more erotica comes and Anastasia with it. There is one other character that appears who is called a succubus, at least partly, but they are male, and so that bothered me as well. However, in that part of the series, when they are together, there is some interesting moments, some explanation about how things work, and that I did like.
The problem is that happens in the fourth and fifth works of the series and only fleetingly so. To that point really no explanation is given about Anastasia and why she can do the things she can, or why so many are smitten with her. I felt like this was a lost plot thread, or something that was dropped in at the last moment to explain things as simply as possible.
The erotica comes with a lot of vampire feeding and blood, which didn’t do anything for me. There is very little actual moments of Anastasia being a succubus, really the only moment she really used her powers the most was against the other “part-succubus” she encountered and even that wasn’t so much heat as it was a question of who would have the upper hand in things.
The writing overall is good, but I found the erotic heat to be quite low for me, again, this mainly because it wasn’t a succubus series after all. Anastasia herself is interesting to a point, but the focus on the erotica over her character much of the time made it hard to connect with her and want to see what happened next.
I would have liked more discovery about Anastasia being a succubus, more time spent actually learning about what she can do. Being the focus of the series, it makes some sense to have her character develop and change over time, but that didn’t really happen. Sex alone isn’t a story. It can be the heat or the match to start the heat, but it cannot burn alone.
For the series as a whole, I’ll give it two pitchforks out of five.
Lots of vampires, lots of sex, there’s even some plot and character development. There just is far too little succubi in the work overall, and even when Anastasia learns what she is, that plot really doesn’t go anywhere which was disappointing.