Vampire Seduction (Real Men of Othercross #1)
He’s accused of a crime he didn’t commit and she’s determined to get him off… in more ways than one. The vamp life sure as hell ain’t the glam life. Just ask Alena Falkov. One day she’ll be a full-fledged attorney, but for now, she’s stuck working her fangs off at a thankless job while she attends Othercross University’s esteemed law school. Of course she might not have the job for long if she can’t be on time, but when a vampire catches the scent of her Beloved—her one true soul mate—in the hallways of the courthouse, no one could blame her for tracking him down. Now if only he wasn't the defendant... and by all accounts, guilty. Or is he?

Vampire Seduction (Real Men of Othercross #1) Details

TitleVampire Seduction (Real Men of Othercross #1)
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseJan 9th, 2020
PublisherReal Men Romance
Rating
GenreFantasy, Paranormal, Vampires, Romance, Shapeshifters, Paranormal Romance

Vampire Seduction (Real Men of Othercross #1) Review

  • Angie
    January 1, 1970
    An interesting spin on vampire "mates"As is the case with novellas, I wish there was more of Alena and Luca than what we got as I enjoyed their short and beloved story! There is definitely some instalove happening as the entire story takes place in just a few hours, but I really enjoyed this different spin on fated mates. I do see myself continuing this series and reading other novels by these authors.
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  • Treena
    January 1, 1970
    I’ve been calling books this short novellitas because, imo, they’re even shorter than the usual novella. Anyway, this was my first story by these two authors and I really liked it! Though it was super short and I would’ve wanted more closure, it was still a super fun, insta-love PNR novellita.
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  • Marta Cox
    January 1, 1970
    Three and a halfThis was incredibly short but nevertheless packed a whole lot in. Alena is a relatively young Vampire studying Law whilst working for the paranormal judiciary system. She realises that an incredibly inept lawyer is about to defend a client and sets out to help but what she discovers in the courtroom is corruption and most amazing of all her fated beloved '!I quite liked this but seriously wish it had been longer. Alena was a cunning and clever character who certainly knew her own Three and a halfThis was incredibly short but nevertheless packed a whole lot in. Alena is a relatively young Vampire studying Law whilst working for the paranormal judiciary system. She realises that an incredibly inept lawyer is about to defend a client and sets out to help but what she discovers in the courtroom is corruption and most amazing of all her fated beloved '!I quite liked this but seriously wish it had been longer. Alena was a cunning and clever character who certainly knew her own mind. Luca the accused is a powerful, sexy Italian Vampire who was written as a little old fashioned but he clearly was ready to adore the female that fate had given him . There's a fun element here too because this couple come from rival clans so expect a lot of posturing oh and I particularly enjoyed what the Werewolf did but to find out more you really need to read this story.This voluntary take is of an advanced copy and my thoughts and comments are honest and I believe fair
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  • Sarah Reads
    January 1, 1970
    Celia Kyle always brings new twists and turns when she starts a new series and (Real Men of Othercross #1 series is no different. I cannot wait to dive into more characters. I just hope we get to know the others better in the books to come. This book has all the snark, funny lines you would expect it to. It always has a hint of mystery and keeps us guessing throughout the story. It will also pull you into the other character's worlds and have you wanting more of them by the time the book ended. Celia Kyle always brings new twists and turns when she starts a new series and (Real Men of Othercross #1 series is no different. I cannot wait to dive into more characters. I just hope we get to know the others better in the books to come. This book has all the snark, funny lines you would expect it to. It always has a hint of mystery and keeps us guessing throughout the story. It will also pull you into the other character's worlds and have you wanting more of them by the time the book ended. This book takes place in the courthouse from start to finish. It does not give us enough time to really get to know Alena Falkov or Luca Ravenna. I loved them both and needed more from them.Deep down I feel like there was so much more these two wanted to share with us. The book was short and just about the time you would start to get attached to them it was over.
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  • Anne Dwyer
    January 1, 1970
    Alena is working at her job when she scents her mate - the one person who can complete her for the rest of her undead life. But when she finds him in the courthouse, she finds him being accused of murder, and represented by someone she knows is useless. Can she get to the truth and have Kuca freed? As soon as he scents her, Luca knows what she is to him - but it seems that he will have to wait out his sentence before he can claim her. Alena isnt standing for that once she realises that he is Alena is working at her job when she scents her mate - the one person who can complete her for the rest of her undead life. But when she finds him in the courthouse, she finds him being accused of murder, and represented by someone she knows is useless. Can she get to the truth and have Kuca freed? As soon as he scents her, Luca knows what she is to him - but it seems that he will have to wait out his sentence before he can claim her. Alena isnt standing for that once she realises that he is innocent and being set up by a member of her clan. Kelly is a witch - and she can help - but at what price? I loved it and am looking forward to more of this series!I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
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  • Darcy Smith
    January 1, 1970
    I loved this story. It was my first book by Celia Kyle & Marina Maddix. The story was unique and so intriguing. It pulls you in and doesn’t let go. I loved the mix of humor and drama throughout the story. Yes, it is a quick read but it is extremely well written. The characters are beautifully developed and their personalities are felt throughout the story. It is most definitely worth reading and doesn’t disappoint.I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving I loved this story. It was my first book by Celia Kyle & Marina Maddix. The story was unique and so intriguing. It pulls you in and doesn’t let go. I loved the mix of humor and drama throughout the story. Yes, it is a quick read but it is extremely well written. The characters are beautifully developed and their personalities are felt throughout the story. It is most definitely worth reading and doesn’t disappoint.I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
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  • Melinda Kaye
    January 1, 1970
    Paranormal Fun!This was more of a short story, but it was a bunch of fun! A vampire law student tries to save an unsuspecting defendant from from a bad lawyer, and ends up finding her immortal mate. This world has vampires, shifters, and witches, and the ensuing antics between them all are entertaining, as is watching the H&h come together for their HEA!
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  • Denise
    January 1, 1970
    Really entertaining new series by two of my favourite authors. Vampires what is not to love. Deep, Dark and Seductive is what Luca Ravenna is and he has just met his beloved in a courtroom full of paranormals some of whom would like nothing better than to lock him away for the next 100 years. Alena Falkov was just trying to ensure her colleague did not stuff up his case which by rights he should not have had when the mate bond sealed into place. Alena decided she had not waited this long to have Really entertaining new series by two of my favourite authors. Vampires what is not to love. Deep, Dark and Seductive is what Luca Ravenna is and he has just met his beloved in a courtroom full of paranormals some of whom would like nothing better than to lock him away for the next 100 years. Alena Falkov was just trying to ensure her colleague did not stuff up his case which by rights he should not have had when the mate bond sealed into place. Alena decided she had not waited this long to have him imprisoned for however long the court deemed suitable without a fair trail. She would do her best even though the odds were stacked against her. Luckily she is owed a big favour from a very talented witch and one truth spell should work wonders to ensure his acquittal. In hind site it may have been better to have only focused on the accusers not on the judges. Things are about to heat up in this courtroom with unexpected consequences. Thank you to Celia Kyle and Marina Maddix for the thoroughly enjoyable review copy. Loved this book so much I also purchased a copy for my library. Going off to read the next book. Can't wait.
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  • Emily Lindsey
    January 1, 1970
    A fast, fun read!Celia Kyle never disappoints me. This book is perfect to read before bedtime, with a quick pace, a nicely developed plot and characters that come alive on the page even though they are technically dead.
  • Shirley Linn
    January 1, 1970
    Intriguing Storyline. This is a fast-paced, entertaining read. It had wonderful characters and an intriguing storyline. It was a short read that packed a punch.
  • Lisa Book Stacks
    January 1, 1970
    VampireShe a vampire law student and he's a solider for a rivial vampire clan who needs her . But she is his beloved and mates will do anything to protect each other.
  • Rebecca Grove
    January 1, 1970
    Alena is a vampire law student and works assisting lawyers in her clan. When she finds out their worst lawyer is assigned to a serious case, she rushes over to help their client. She is shocked to find out the defendant client is her beloved. She has to save Luca from being framed by her own clan. This is a great short story. I received this book in return for giving my honest review.
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  • Stephanie Smith
    January 1, 1970
    This was a great fun and feisty start to a new Celia Kyle and Marina Maddox series. This is a great premise and set up and I can’t wait for more books in this series of vampires, witches and weres.This first book focuses on two vampires, but whilst it is a short novella, we get an understanding of Othercross, the university and judicial system; as well as some of the vampire clans.This is a great story and the only complaint would be that I want more... more about the characters and their lives This was a great fun and feisty start to a new Celia Kyle and Marina Maddox series. This is a great premise and set up and I can’t wait for more books in this series of vampires, witches and weres.This first book focuses on two vampires, but whilst it is a short novella, we get an understanding of Othercross, the university and judicial system; as well as some of the vampire clans.This is a great story and the only complaint would be that I want more... more about the characters and their lives (but the bonus chapter available online was great to give me some of that), more about Othercross and all the other vampires, witches and weres living there - I guess that will need to wait for future books!!I voluntarily reviewed an advanced copy of this book.
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  • Lory
    January 1, 1970
    Enjoyable and entertaining readThis was a very enjoyable and entertaining read and a interesting spin on vampire mates. My only issued was that it was incredibly short. But also for such a short read it did pack a punch I just wanted more of Luca and Alena story. Overall a good read got straight to action add-in some steamy romance to keep you hook from beginning to end. Looking forward to seeing what else is in store for this series.
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  • Lisa Bing
    January 1, 1970
    Well written fast paced romance between vampires in this fun readThis was a really fun intro to a new series by these two fab authors :) It's a lunch time kind of read but don't let it's length fool you - it's full of action, steam and politics for just one courtroom case. Imagine finding your fated mate, or beloved for vamps, in a courtroom fiasco you're trying to salvage. That's what's on Alena's plate when she strides into room 8 but she gets so much more than she expected. Grab this one to Well written fast paced romance between vampires in this fun readThis was a really fun intro to a new series by these two fab authors :) It's a lunch time kind of read but don't let it's length fool you - it's full of action, steam and politics for just one courtroom case. Imagine finding your fated mate, or beloved for vamps, in a courtroom fiasco you're trying to salvage. That's what's on Alena's plate when she strides into room 8 but she gets so much more than she expected. Grab this one to see how vampire chemistry sizzles off the pages with a dash of magic thrown in to keep things hopping :)
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  • Lexee Toste
    January 1, 1970
    I absolutely loved this story!! It was a quick read that gets right into the action pretty quickly. I loved the introduction to this world and the characters. We get to meet both our main characters quickly and Alena is immediately in the thick of it as she tries to figure out a way to help her beloved, that she just met, avoid the frame job that he has been caught in. I loved Alena!! She is a smart women and I loved the way that she didn't back down and kept right on fighting the situation. I I absolutely loved this story!! It was a quick read that gets right into the action pretty quickly. I loved the introduction to this world and the characters. We get to meet both our main characters quickly and Alena is immediately in the thick of it as she tries to figure out a way to help her beloved, that she just met, avoid the frame job that he has been caught in. I loved Alena!! She is a smart women and I loved the way that she didn't back down and kept right on fighting the situation. I am super excited to see what comes next in this new series!!! I would have loved the story to have been longer, just so I could have gotten more of the characters, but it was done really well. Nothing felt rushed within the writing of the story. The action moving quickly made sense as it was a frame job that they were trying to complete and get away with as quickly as possible. I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book.
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  • Jackie
    January 1, 1970
    I enjoyed this quick read, even though it's a Novella, which normally I avoid. The insta-love was believable in the paranormal romance story way, since both main characters are vampires. I did like the characters, though I would have likes a bit more for them, and the Capulet/Montague type -Romeo & Juliet swing of things was neat. There's not really a true HEA, but there is a soft ending, you just don't know more than they are on their way to a life together as fated mates. I will probably I enjoyed this quick read, even though it's a Novella, which normally I avoid. The insta-love was believable in the paranormal romance story way, since both main characters are vampires. I did like the characters, though I would have likes a bit more for them, and the Capulet/Montague type -Romeo & Juliet swing of things was neat. There's not really a true HEA, but there is a soft ending, you just don't know more than they are on their way to a life together as fated mates. I will probably pick up the next book in the series at some point when I'm looking for a quick read.
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  • Vivian Chrisman
    January 1, 1970
    Welcome to OthercrossOnce again these two talented authors have come together to bring us one wonderful story. It also happens to be the start of a new series. Know what that means? Yep hot stories to come!! While this seemed to be a little shorter than normal (I was able to devour it in one sitting), there's a lot of "punch" packed into the pages. *I received an Advance Reader's Copy of this book which I am voluntarily reviewing*
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  • Kim
    January 1, 1970
    I haven’t loved reading a vampire story more than Vampire Seduction! I don’t normally cheer for the fangs. I loved Alena! She is brilliant, takes charge, and knows she is forever (literally) doomed at her current position in life (undead?). Luca and his stream of Italian words bursting with hawt looks, along with his willingness to accept his punishment. This was a really short story for how much action, steam and plot was thrown into one courtroom case. I appreciate that it really couldn’t have I haven’t loved reading a vampire story more than Vampire Seduction! I don’t normally cheer for the fangs. I loved Alena! She is brilliant, takes charge, and knows she is forever (literally) doomed at her current position in life (undead?). Luca and his stream of Italian words bursting with hawt looks, along with his willingness to accept his punishment. This was a really short story for how much action, steam and plot was thrown into one courtroom case. I appreciate that it really couldn’t have been dragged out more into a longer story, but I sure hope to see more of Alena and Luca in later stories.
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  • Monica
    January 1, 1970
    Really enjoyed this fast pace story. It was soo fast and I dont mean just the book. Their mating was super duper fast but extenuating circumstances but I wont spoil it. I really loved it. Luca and Alena were perfect. She's not willing to lose him once she found him. She will get to the bottom of this case because she refuses to let him rot.
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  • Petula
    January 1, 1970
    Alena Falkov is a vampire but that doesn't mean she doesn't gave to work for a living. She is training to be an attorney. It looks like this latest case will be a turning point for her.Luca Ravenna is on trial for a crime he didn't comit. With the court stacked against him it looks like he's heaed for a cell.A very fast paced courtroom drama, with that bit of paranormal extra.Good fun. Alena Falkov is a vampire but that doesn't mean she doesn't gave to work for a living. She is training to be an attorney.  It looks like this latest case will be a turning point for her.  Luca Ravenna is on trial for a crime he didn't comit.  With the court stacked against him it looks like he's heaed for a cell.  A very fast paced courtroom drama,  with that bit of paranormal extra.  Good fun.  
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  • Chrystal_K
    January 1, 1970
    Ooh! This was a great start to a new series/world created by Celia Kyle and Marina Maddix. It was short, sweet and sexy. Luca was a growly, centuries old, sexy vamp who was the fated mate - beloved - of Alena. She’s a young vamp but feisty. I’m really looking forward to more stories set in the Othercross.
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  • Alisa
    January 1, 1970
    I couldn't help but laugh at all the fun character banter, antics, and steamy quickie. Luca and Alena both got a big surprise during his trial. I loved the dialogue and the introduction to the characters living in Othercross. My only complaint was that the book was short and that is only because I enjoyed Luca and Alena so much. I still felt like I got a full story and wanted to see what else is happening in Othercross. These authors never disappoint and have the best collaborations. I I couldn't help but laugh at all the fun character banter, antics, and steamy quickie. Luca and Alena both got a big surprise during his trial. I loved the dialogue and the introduction to the characters living in Othercross. My only complaint was that the book was short and that is only because I enjoyed Luca and Alena so much. I still felt like I got a full story and wanted to see what else is happening in Othercross. These authors never disappoint and have the best collaborations. I definitely recommend checking out this new series.
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  • Hsu Lee
    January 1, 1970
    I voluntarily offered to review this book with no obligations and my opinions are honest!This was a great book !It was just another day at court for Alena.Luca was facing life in prison.He was set up.Alena + Luca have their work cut out for them.Will they be able to prove Luca's innocence in time ?Loved the characters + the storytelling !It has all the ingredients that you need for a great book!I can't wait for the next book in this series.
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  • Raveen Vann
    January 1, 1970
    Great bookI really, really love and enjoy these authors writing and stories so much and this was no different. These two vampires are from different clans and now she must get him set free for something he is innocent of. Just could not put down once I started this and can't wait for the next book.
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  • Melissa
    January 1, 1970
    This was a great start to this off shoot of Real Men series. Alena and Luca are hot! Once the story reaches the courtroom it sparks and flies. This book opens up all new possibilities for the Real Men world. There are now vampires and witches and more. I am excited to learn where it will go. I voluntarily reviewed an advance copy of this book.
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  • Carlise
    January 1, 1970
    Wow, a trial, a claiming, and an awesome courtroom battle all at once..Luca and Alena are fated mates..too bad they he's on trial for a crime. Will she get him off of be destined to visit her mate in prison for a century of two.Loved this quick short..wished it was longer so we could see Alena and Luca together more. Their chemistry was hot. Her friend Kelly would be too funny in a story of her own.
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  • Cheryl
    January 1, 1970
    This is Luca and Alena's story . This is a fast paced quick read that you will put on your favorite list quickly just like I did ! I just love the way this author is able to pack so much in a short story ! I never give spoilers so will not add any more except to say I so cannot wait until the next one in this new series !! Well written and recommended to all !!
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  • Rowena
    January 1, 1970
    A good start to the series! I’m super excited at this newest release to a new series that doesn’t disappoint. I enjoyed this modern Romeo and Juliet like storyline with a kick butt character Alena. Her chemistry with her beloved Luca was fast, instant and steamy. With secondary characters that made for a fun read from start to finish. I can’t wait for the next story in this series that is sure to bring some good reads.
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  • Emily Pennington
    January 1, 1970
    Idealistic Alena Falkov, a vampire, wants justice for paranormals and intends to defend her clients to the best of her ability. As a student at Othercross University law school, she doesn’t think a particular murder case would be handled properly when the case was assigned to Devon Sinclair, a werewolf, who hadn’t even passed the bar yet. According to Alena, Devon had the equivalent of a store-bought degree from a no-name human school that handed out degrees to those who had lots of cash! It Idealistic Alena Falkov, a vampire, wants justice for paranormals and intends to defend her clients to the best of her ability. As a student at Othercross University law school, she doesn’t think a particular murder case would be handled properly when the case was assigned to Devon Sinclair, a werewolf, who hadn’t even passed the bar yet. According to Alena, Devon had the equivalent of a store-bought degree from a no-name human school that handed out degrees to those who had lots of cash! It wasn’t fair to the client who deserved a good lawyer. Both Alena and Ebrey Carlson, the Vampire Judiciary paralegal who told her this, realized the client would never see daylight again if Sinclair was representing him! The Triune had already been convened, so Alena headed directly to the courtroom. She would deal with her boss later about being late to work again and taking this case from Devon. Alena hurried into Courtroom 8 to request a recess and a reassignment of counsel. Taking a deep, calming breath, she didn’t expect to scent her soul mate, Luca Ravenna, who turned out to be the defendant she would have to represent in the case! When your mate can get 100 years if convicted, this is the time to give him the best defense possible! Can they prove he is not guilty? Will they get a HEA when the verdict is in?This was a fun, laugh-out-loud story that, despite its short length, kept the non-stop action moving! The main characters were terrific, showing the reader by their dialog and actions what kind of personality they have. Watch Alena in action as she demands justice for her mate!
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