Title: Crimson Thrall
Author: Aubrey Ross
Publisher: Ellora’s Cave
Website of Publisher: http://www.ellorascave.com
Genre: Vampire/Light Bondage
Publication date: May 2008
Having given up her ballet career, Eden Keller is surprised when Chad walks into her studio and asks her to help his sister Chantel prepare for a large gala by giving her waltz lessons. Of course, the fact that he’s premiered in Eden’s dreams for the past two years doesn’t help.
Chad Demarko has plans for Eden and he doesn’t intend them to be temporary. Being both vampire and Dom he figures he’s got a while to convince her to stay with him, uh, just as soon as he convinces her not to run screaming when he tells her what he is.
I like a man who knows what he wants and isn’t afraid to go for it; but I love a woman who isn’t afraid to stand up to just such a man. This had it all: passion, tenderness, strength—of both character and will—while it also had humor and was a rollicking good read.