Wilder Harding is a bloodhound, created by the Guild to hunt down and kill vampires on America's frontier. His enhanced abilities come with a high price: on the full moon, he becomes capable of savagery beyond telling, while the new moon brings a sexual hunger that borders on madness.
Rescuing a weapons inventor from undead kidnappers is just another assignment, though one with an added complication--keeping his hands off the man's pretty young apprentice, who insists on tagging along.
At odds with polite society, Satira's only constant has been the aging weapons inventor who treats her like a daughter. She isn't going to trust Wilder with Nathaniel's life, not when the Guild might decide the old man isn't worth saving. Besides, if there's one thing she's learned, it's that brains are more important than brawn.
As the search stretches far longer than Wilder planned, he finds himself fighting against time. If Satira is still at his side when the new moon comes, nothing will stop him from claiming her. Worse, she seems all too willing. If their passion unlocks the beast inside, no one will be safe. Not even the man they're fighting to save.
Warning: This book contains a crude, gun-slinging, vampire-hunting hero who howls at the full moon and a smart, stubborn heroine who invents mad-scientist weapons. Also included: wild frontier adventures, brothels, danger, betrayal and a good dose of wicked loving in an alternate Wild West.This is a fun erotic western paranormal with a good dash of steampunk! The interaction between Satira and Wilder is fun from the start. They both get under each other's skin and I really enjoyed they way they kept challenging each other. Wilder is also unlike other bloodhounds and respects Satira's ability with weapons and invention. He also sees her as an assest to have on his mission rather than a liability. His only problem? She really gets under his skin unlike any other female. So he keeps Satira's ire going so she doesn't worry about her mentor whom they are going to rescue.
My problems with this short novel are few. I would have liked the challenging to go on for a while longer as they got to know each other. They fell a little too fast for me but it didn't make those (kiddies, stop reading) steamy scenes any less steamy (pun intended). Their chemistry in bed was well done so it didn't feel like they fell too fast after a few wicked scenes. ;D (okay kiddies... you can start reading again)
I would have also liked to have known more about the guild who seems to have a lot of hold over both Satira's and Wilder's life. Even despite wanting more of that back story you knew enough to understand that they are a group that monitors and sanctions the making of bloodhounds and vampire hunting inventions. Perhaps that is enough for now. :)
I give this book 4 stars. It was a fun smexy steampunk western adventure. *breath* So, if you are wanting a bit more smex in your steampunk PNR, look no further.
I was given this ebook by the author for review and no compensation was given.
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