REVIEW by Becca
SERIES: FangFinder #1
AUTHOR: Lyssa Dering
PUBLISHER: Disobedient Publications
LENGTH: 95 pages
RELEASE DATE: February 2, 2017
Shameless vampire addict Eli lives from vampire den to vampire den, securing invites via the vampire/human social network FangFinder. This weekend, he’s signed up for his most extreme adventure yet, a seventy-two-hour party where a contract serves as his voluntary consent to anything the den members decide to do to him.
Strong and silent type Orion is the only member of his den without fangs, a dhampir who wears metal points on two fingers so he can give the human guests what they crave. He uses parties like this one to keep the savage side of his nature in check. When his fellow den members suggest he claim Eli for the weekend, Orion agrees, since the little human is just Orion’s type.
Orion isn’t Eli’s type, though—or so Eli believes. But the pleasure he experiences in the dhampir’s hands is more intense than anything he’s felt with a vampire. Beneath Eli’s bratty nature are secret pains that fuel his addiction. Might Orion be a match for him sexually and emotionally?
As a whole the book was ok but the character Orion is what made me like this book.
Orion tries to be the badass everyone thinks he should be but inside he is very sweet and insecure, which makes him loveable. When Eli comes to the den for his weekend, Orion thinks he will get the fill of blood and sex that he needs for a while and he can go about his business. But Eli turns the tables on him. Eli is becoming addicted to vampire blood and sex and he doesn’t think Orion will be enough for him since he is a ‘half-breed.’ His insecurities about himself and his love of submission are fueling his addiction. But Orion knows what it’s like to be insecure about himself and sets out to make it a weekend he won’t forget.
Orion hates not being a full vamp because he doesn’t have all the perks that vamps do. Some of the time it doesn’t bother him so much but he has learned to hate it because it is rubbed in his face constantly and he feels like he doesn’t measure up. When he is with Eli, Eli has issues such as panic attacks that he has to deal with and you see Orion’s character become this very soft and cuddly and nurturing being. That’s what I love about him. I know the book revolves around Eli, but it is Orion that stood out. He takes care of Eli in any way he needs, even if that means swallowing his pride and having to go get someone else to help. (Not being a full vamp, his blood doesn’t have healing properties, so after he feeds he can’t close the wound like normal vamps and it hurts.) He feels more human with Eli than ever before, but Eli has enraptured him and they both seek out a way to make Eli not need anyone else but him. You will have to read to find out how it happens 😉
If you like vamps and lots of sex this is a book for you. It’s a novella full of quirky characters and some you want to smack lol. I hope you like Orion as much as I did. He is one that is good for the soul.