Title: The Girl & the Vampire
Series: The Embassy #1
Author: Kira Barker
Genre: Paranormal; Erotica
Release Date: September 22nd, 2014
Rating: 3 Stars
The Embassy is a matchmaking service catering to supernatural clients, and those who would love to satisfy their curiosity. Celia is one of them. She has been fascinated by vampires since they officially came out of the coffin. Now she is looking for a lover who can fulfill all her needs, in return for donating blood in the most intimate way possible. Because these vampires? They bite.
I downloaded this novel when it was still free on Amazon. The idea of an Embassy that matches humans and paranormals was a trope that greatly interested me. I felt that the author went about it the right way, too. It could have gone poorly quickly.
At first, I almost stopped reading it. The lead Celia’s best friend Rachel was beyond obnoxious. She almost ruined it for me. Had I not read Rachel’s story first (Book #2), I probably wouldn’t have been able to finish Celia’s. The author also spent a good portion of the novella setting up the story/environment. At one point, I actually skipped ahead because all the buildup was too tedious. I also wasn’t sure I liked the male lead. Once I took the big picture into perspective, I realized his personality wasn’t as bad as it originally came off to be.
Once the action started, the novella went quickly. I didn’t realize I was close to the end until it was over. The story was not lacking, but I wanted more. The erotica scenes were pretty tasteful considering the nature of the couple (lots of biting). If you have a problem with a random hook up between strangers, then this is definitely not the story for you.