Thank you to Mocha Memoirs Press Publisher for an ARC for an honest review. Let’s get into the review
Welcome to The Oubliette.
Cali Barrows has had it with love. After wasting three years with the man she thought was the love of her life, she finds out that he’s been sleeping with his boss. Broken-hearted and bored, Cali’s life had become a string of TV dinners and tawdry romance novels. She wondered where her life was going until she followed the mysterious stranger through the red door and enters a world that few would ever know existed.
The Oubliette is a safe haven for all those creatures that go bump in the night. They cater to a very particular clientele and only those who seek it out may find the red door leading into a dark paradise of otherworldly delights. Together with her vampire hosts, André and Leo, Cali becomes a matchmaker for the undead and unwittingly gets herself into all sorts of mischief, all the while slipping into a decadent world where every sensual desire is fulfilled.
Kim’s Review 3.5 Stars
I do love paranormal romance, it’s a genre that I respect a lot especially the writers. It takes a lot to build an out-of -this- world, world, that’s realistic, and also tell a believable story in the ‘make believe’ world. I was drawn to this story due to the cover, and the blurb. It felt almost mysterious to me and drew me in. It’s a well written story, and was an enjoyable story to read. I did like the characters and found them engaging. In all honestly for me while it was enjoyable to read, and the make believe was believable and great, I found that the steam level and sex was a little over written and a bit too long. I love steamy stories and I am a big erotica fan, this is the first time I have felt as a reader it was too much for me, or overdone. I had to skip over some of it and continue the story.
That said, I feel it’s worth a read if you like paranormal stories, you don’t have a problem with homosexual sex, high amounts of steam and erotica, and don’t mind if a steamy scene is very over written and detailed, a good few pages long to read! Overall, I recommend it for true vampire story lovers who also are fans of high heat level erotica. 3.5 stars from me.