Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Dangerous Dance by Samantha Cayto

What lurks in the dark is not always a monster. Sometimes it’s your deepest desire.

Long ago, Val made the decision to stick by his captain against mutinous shipmates. He has spent a millennium on Earth protecting humans as a matter of honor. He also made the fatal mistake of falling in love with a human boy who died trying to birth Val’s son. He’s sworn to never open himself up to such pain and guilt again.

Mackie was forced to run away from his family to save himself from their homophobia and abuse. He learned to live by his wits and the sale of his body. He’s reinvented himself as a brat with a need to be dominated and tamed. He thought he’d found the perfect man in Val, only to discover he had given his heart to a vampire—one that pushed him away when an ancient, hidden war reignited.

As Val and his cohorts battle with their old crew members, he tries to keep Mackie at a distance from the danger and his heart. But Mackie will not be sidelined as either a soldier or a lover. He is waging a war of his own to win Val back.

The next chapter in the alien war is heating up. A deadly drug is flooding Boston, threatening to turn the city into a battleground. Val and the others need help, and one bratty twink might be the best weapon they have. He may also be the key to unlocking Val’s heart and giving him back the happiness he lost.

Reader advisory: This book contains scenes of drug use and sexual abuse.

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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

Samantha Cayto is my go-to guilty pleasure catnip. Dangerous Dance is the second installment in the Alien Blood Wars series but can easily be read as a standalone with little to no confusion. However, I do suggest starting at book one, Blood Dance, as it gives more world-building and background and relationship lead-in.

Mackie is a go-go dancer at the club the alien vampires use as their headquarters of operation and home. There's a war on the horizon with Dracul, which built over the course of the previous book.

Val was Mackie's lover, dominant, and protector, but he's pushed the boy away the entire time, leaving emotional distance after hurting over the loss of his previous partner, who died during childbirth. This lends the yummy deliciousness known as push-pull, will they or won't they romance.

What was a bit more surprising is the BDSM within the novel, which wasn't as prevalent in the previous installment. The power-exchange between Val and Mackie felt organic and real, shown in a light to be able to educate and remove misconceptions, while adding to their overall relationship. These sessions were filled with steam and heat, but also an undeniable intimacy.

The world-building is just skirting the surface, with the relationship building more of the focus. Alien vampires, which also includes Mpreg (a bratty grown male is the only proof, as this aspect is mentioned but not shown).

Even though it's not my favorite to read, we do get points of view outside of the main couple, from Dracul and the detective.

I highly recommend to those looking for a quick and steamy, addictive fangy read, and can't wait to get my hands on whatever the author writes next.

Also Available in the Alien Blood Wars Series

Book 1
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B&N  ~  Google Play  ~  iTunes  ~  Kobo
Pride Publishing

For reviews & more info, check out our Blood Dance post.

Samantha Cayto is a Boston-area native who practices as a business lawyer by day while writing erotic romance at night—the steamier the better. She likes to push the envelope when it comes to writing about passion and is delighted other women agree that guy-on-guy sex is the hottest ever.

She lives a typical suburban life with her husband, three kids and four dogs. Her children don't understand why they can't read what she writes, but her husband is always willing to lend her a hand—and anything else—when she needs to choreograph a scene.

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Dangerous Dance (Alien Blood Wars #2) by Samantha Cayto to read and review.

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