Serenity Snow
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Evernight Publishing
Release Date
January 2016
Book 1 of Midnight Jewels
LGBTQ, Paranormal Romance, Vamps & Shifters Romance

Sapphire Diamond is on top of the world. She's the star of a killer collection and has just been promoted to head designer of Red Silk. However, her life is about to be turned upside down by bat shifter traffickers.

Cassia Sol is part macho protector but all vampire bat shifter. The second she catches the scent of her mate, her bat wants to claim Sapphire, but Cassia is unwilling to make that big a leap from strangers to lovers.

As passion turns to affection, Cassia's mate claims her. That bond ensures the brown bat traffickers will have to fight the Midnight Agency, not just Cassia, to get to Sapphire. Blood ties run soul deep and sisterhood is forever.

Book Review by Breann (reviewer)
Dec 14, 2015   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
164 people found the following review helpful
I thought I'd read all paranormal possibilities, until I came across this vampire bat shifter romance.

Cassia, who is a vampire bat shifter, met her mate, Sapphire. They have some fun together, but Sapphire was unsure of the whole mate business at first.

There was a group of bat shifters that were abducting what were called "gem witches". There's something special about them that the bat shifter race needed, so a group of them were trafficking the witches. Cassia and Sapphire found themselves caught up in the mess.

The paranormal plot was interesting. I've never read about a bat shifter, let alone a vampire bat shifter. There was all kinds of lore wrapped up in this short story. It was borderline too much for a story so short, but overall I liked the plot and world-building.

Since Cassia was a dominant female bat shifter, she had a "stamen". She essentially had a penis. Which was fine, but when I pick up a F/F book, I'm expecting to read some hot sex scenes full of lady parts. Most of the sex scenes read like a M/F romance. They were hot, just not what I was expecting. Other than the sex, I didn't feel much from Cassia and Sapphire as a couple. They jumped from acquaintances to mates pretty quick and I didn't find their romance particularly believable.

SAPPHIRE was an interesting take on shifters and the plot was good, but the romance a little too underdeveloped for me.
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