Autumn is here. In my head, I’m painting pictures of us all snuggled up on the sofa with something hot to drink and a good book to help us escape the whining wind outside. The reality is not getting any sleep because the kids are coughing through the night and being covered in snot because they use me as a living tissue.
In an attempt to place myself in that romantic picture of a book, a steaming cup, and a cosy sofa I went looking for a vampire story. Yes, vamps are very autumny. But, since reality once again made itself known, I realised I’d better pick something short if I’m ever going to finish it. I was browsing Amazon when I spotted Thirsting for More by Claire Cray in the ‘Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought’ section.
I recognised Claire Cray’s name, I’ve read her before, and before I knew what I was doing I pressed the buy button. The book is free so don’t worry, I didn’t impulse buy books for my food money.
Thirsting for More is about Cal, who has been a vampire for seven years, and Ira who has been one since the 1940s. It’s a short, sexy tale about love and misunderstandings. I wouldn’t have minded a little less sex and a little more vampy stuff but hey, still a great little story worth every minute invested in it.
Cal’s seven years as a vampire haven’t been so bad. After being turned by a horny immortal he never saw again, he got used to things pretty quick. The aphrodisiac venom has been an unexpected perk, keeping him supplied with beautiful boys who double as meals.
There’s just one thorn in his side: for this entire seven years, Cal has suffered a painful unrequited crush on the vampire Ira. Cool, narcissistic, and loudly straight, Ira drifts in and out of his life as he pleases, soaking up Cal’s attention when he’s around and then leaving him alone with his hopeless desires.
After Ira’s latest departure, Cal has decided to get over him for good. But now Ira’s back with a shocking proposition that threatens to change their dynamic forever…