Friday, January 6, 2012

Taste Me by Tamara Hogan

Scarlet, lead singer for the rock band Scarlet's Web and a siren who channels emotion through song, has been on a grueling non-stop year-long concert tour. She's exhausted, she's not eating or sleeping, and she's emotionally stripped bare, so the last thing she needs is having to deal with incubus and former lover Lukas Sebastiani. Unfortunately, Lukas' company is heading up security for her homecoming concert. As the daughter of a Council member, Scarlet could be a target.

Lukas hasn't been able to get Scarlet off his mind and out of his dreams. Their one night together haunts him. Lukas is able to taste emotions and energy, and Scarlet's mandarin champagne fizz makes his head buzz and sends his hormones out of control. Being this close to her may just drive him mad, because he absolutely cannot have her ever again.

Hogan has built a unique world in Taste Me. Though the paranormal archetypes are present (vampires, werewolves, etc.), the main characters are the lesser known incubi, succubi, sirens, and such. The plot is filled with sexual tension and suspense, both primary and secondary characters are well-developed, and the writing is witty and expressive. I highly recommend this novel for fans of paranormal romance and romantic suspense genres.

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