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Lustful Torment

5 Nymphs

Title: Lustful Torment

Author: Annie Alvarez

Publisher: eXtasy Books

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ISBN: 978-1-55487-501-6

Genre: {F/F}, Paranormal, BDSM

Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Satyr Vael

When Izzy, the half-witch ‘wife’ of the Hightower Clan’s new matriarch, Tamara, turns her back on their relationship, Tamara is driven to acts of desperation. Tamara desperately wants Izzy back, but it’s going to take quite a bit to get her. Not only does she want Izzy as her sub, she wants--needs--Izzy’s heart and soul, as well.

Wow! Out of all the Hightower books, Lustful Torment is, by far, my favorite. Why? Probably because it’s told through Tamara’s POV. I love reading her, knowing her intimate thoughts and just how much she loves Izzy, despite the harsh exterior she holds like a cloak around herself.

There are many scenes that show a new side of Tamara--a softer side, if you can believe it. But the loves scenes… damn. The best lesbian scenes I’ve read! If you’ve enjoyed the Hightower books, do not miss this one!

Cheating Death

4 Nymphs

Title: Cheating Death

Author: Annie Alvarez

Publisher: Extasy Books

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ISBN: 978-1-55487-302-9

Genre: Vampire/Lesbian/Lesbian Ménage

Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Satyr Vael

Izzy and Tamara are settling in together, their love passionate as always. But as things usually are with the Hightowers, nothing is guaranteed or simple. When Tamara’s sister Kaley does something unforgivable, it leaves Tamara with a precarious decision to make – one that will change Izzy, and their lives together, forever.

Now Izzy’s dealing with much more than a vampire girlfriend, and her new life is threatening everything – from the fragile status of their relationship, to Izzy’s very sanity. They have to find a solution and fast, or the fallout will be disastrous.

Cheating Death is book two in the Hightower series and a direct sequel to For the Love of Blood. This one had me from the get-go and the action rarely let up. The characters (not just Izzy and Tamara) were very well-written and fleshed out, and the love scenes were incredibly hot.

The plot revolves around Izzy’s new… life and, as such, you’re left holding on for dear life as she spirals out of control. There were several times when I wondered how in the world she’d ever get out of the trouble she managed to find herself in, but that was part of the appeal. Cheating Death has a lot of depth and I greatly enjoyed this installment. Given how it ended, I’m eagerly looking forward to the next book.

For The Love Of Blood: The Hightower Introduction

3 Nymphs

Title: For the Love of Blood: The Hightower Introduction

Author: Annie Alvarez

Publisher: Extasy Books

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ISBN: 978-1-55487-265-7

Genre: Paranormal/Vampire/GLBT (f/f)

Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Satyr Vael

After being tossed around from foster home to foster home, Izzy is finally making her way in the world as a half-witch. She finds work in a center that provides donors to vampires – a place for both vampires and humans to do so safely. While there, she finds herself drawn to Tamara Hightower, sister of the center’s owner. Tamara is feared by everyone, but Izzy can’t shake the lust she holds for the dominating vamp.

Izzy quickly proves that she’s not the type who submits willingly and in so doing, she catches Tamara’s eye as well. They settle into a love affair, but things become complicated when Tamara’s mother, Lady Hightower, summons them both. A war is brewing, and it seems it’s closer than any of them think.

For the Love of Blood: The Hightower Introduction is book one in what I assume will be a series. The love scenes between Tamara and Izzy are hot and well done, especially the scene with the pearls. Both women are strong and three-dimensional.

The plot seems a bit shallow but overall, it held my interest. I look forward to the next book in this series.