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Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Blood and Roses by Aislinn Kerry. In this world, love can put you on the wrong end of a stake… The last thing Arjen wants is a vampire in his bed. All he asks for is a bed, shelter, and a meal before bedtime. Vampires are shallow, fickle creatures, and Maikel could never truly love another—could he? Get A Copy. Published November 10th by Samhain Publishing, Ltd. More Details Other Editions 3. Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
To ask other readers questions about Blood and Roses , please sign up. Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 3. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Start your review of Blood and Roses. Oct 18, Staceyr rated it it was amazing. I was completely enthralled by this jaded journey to love, an unabashed view of the noir side of life and love.
No soft,flowery romance here. I enjoyed the unpredictability of this aloof vampire and contemptuous male prostitute, characters whose very different lives become surprisingly similar by comparison, their vulnerability slowly revealed as they forge an unlikely bond.
View all 4 comments. I think it's the first story I've read by this author. It was interesting. Maikel is not the ordinary vampire in the sense that he's not all powerful. He has a reputation, he is coveted, but in a very superficial way. Arjen works in a brothel and is not seduced in the least, proving himself a challenge for the vampire.
Their encounters are not really sexual at the beginning, Maikel asks to be fed and Arjen agrees for a fee. The vampire bite is also painful and not enthralling at all. Slowly their I think it's the first story I've read by this author.
Slowly their relationship becomes different. It's as if they're not able to tell what they really need to the other. The frustration leads do a deep dissatisfaction for them both, but it's the ground to make their relationship evolve. The romanticism was satisfying, but the introspection not to much. It's a beautiful story though.
Samhain: what's with those ads? Feb 03, Wren rated it it was amazing Shelves: m-m , paranormal , historical-fiction. Arjen is a prostitute in Amsterdam. Not sure of the time period. Vampires are a given in this society. Maikel is a vampire who comes to the brothel and selects Arjen, but all he wants is to feed and have a safe place to sleep for the night.
This becomes a weekly event. This is b Arjen is a prostitute in Amsterdam. This is beautifully written, emotionally stirring. No extraneous detail, intensely focused. Loved it. Jan 15, Karen K rated it it was amazing Shelves: gay-vampires , gay-historical , gay-romance , gay-drama , gay-faves , gay-tear-jerkers , ebook-owned , gay-paranormal. Everything about it was just passionate; the characters, the setting, the writing style so calm but at the same time, keeping me on edge for what would happen next.
Even the indifference shown from one character to the other at various parts of the book was moving and emotional. Arjen is a sensuous man without even having to try; sensuous and beautiful and so needy in ways he doesn't even realize until Maikel walks into his life. He worked himself into my heart very quickly, and I yearned and worried right along with him. Maikel is quirky and fun and passionate right from the beginning, baiting Arjen just to get a rise out of him, but in reality, he was just as needy and for need of the same thing.
I appreciated that the attraction wasn't instant or even spontaneous, but grew over time and even continued to grow when the characters were apart. The only fault I have with the story is the length. I would have loved to have seen how things transpired through Maikel's eyes and also, what will become of the lovely vampire and his beautiful lover.
I look forward to reading more of this author's work. Apr 18, Janna rated it liked it Shelves: m-m , paranormal. This is an enjoyable, touching and somewhat different vampire story which is set in historical Amsterdam. It's not a full-length novel but more like a longer short story 47 pdf pages and as such it's hardly a fully plotted tale with well-rounded characters, but for its length the heroes are very engaging and the plot is really entertai This is an enjoyable, touching and somewhat different vampire story which is set in historical Amsterdam.
It's not a full-length novel but more like a longer short story 47 pdf pages and as such it's hardly a fully plotted tale with well-rounded characters, but for its length the heroes are very engaging and the plot is really entertaining. Jan 12, Maygirl7 rated it really liked it Shelves: m-m. The writing creates a sense of distance from the characters which normally is a bad thing.
In this instance it worked quite well for me. The distance I felt from the characters, I think, underlined Arjen's desire to distance himself from Maikel. It wasn't completely clear why Maikel felt the need to disappear from Amsterdam, and the resolution between Arjen and Maikel was a bit too quick to be completely believable.
Otherwise, a good, solid read. Oct 01, Camilla rated it liked it Shelves: kindle. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. A short story about a male whore prossi, who gets bought by a male vampire. The story is about their relationship, and how it starts from the whore's prossi's hate for the vamp, to them being in love..
Yeah, I guess, that's really whats its about.. It's a sweet story, but its not erotica. It's just a cute short story, plain and simple. Nov 26, Bookwatcher rated it really liked it Shelves: glbt-gay , paranormal-romance , vampires.
Short but cute love story Short but cute love story Apr 02, Kasia Bacon rated it it was amazing. Really enjoyed the style of writing. Sexy and emotional. Plus a vamp. Shame it was so short. Apr 09, Danielle rated it really liked it Shelves: vampire , mm , rentboys-escorts. Normally I complain about books that are this short, but I think the length here worked to its advantage.
It's set over several months with weeks between Arjen and Mikail's encounters which made the book feel more complete. Dec 02, Elisa Rolle added it. Blood and Roses is a novella that I think will appeal to the most romantic readers.
Blood and Roses
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