Tuesday, 10 January 2017

Desired: Stella (Blood Courtesans) by Monica La Porta #Review #5Stars @momilp @AuthorMFox


Welcome to the world of Blood Courtesans. Where Vampires are real, and blood is a commodity.
Once upon a time, I was a princess, a real one, but my life is no fairy tale. My parents died in a tragic accident; my aunt Flora, the woman who raised me as her own, is gone too. Now, I'm losing my ancestral home.
I'm desperate. Tomorrow, I'll be homeless and completely alone for the first time in my life. If only there was a way to earn what I need in a month... Maybe there is—become a blood courtesan and sell myself to a rich and powerful vampire.
Time has run out, and I have a decision to make.
The Vampire Blood Courtesans: It’s not supposed to be about love… until it is.
The Blood Courtesans project is a multi-author series set in the world created by Michelle Fox.


Kat's rating: 5 of 5 stars
**Desired: Stella (Blood Courtesans)* I voluntarily reviewed this book, I gained no monetary incentives nor was I specifically requested to review the book, these are my honest ramblings and I hope you enjoy reading them - kat***
Well this was a quick read, I started at lunch time (30 minutes) then completed the book tonight, couldn't put it down. I have read 2 other stories from this series, one being Escape: Flora and the second of that series Freedom: Flora Both are great, the rest of this series is going on my TBR list, I have one more to read next which I hope is as good as the ones I have just read.
So what did I think to Stella's book? - Italy, Vampires and Artists (Great Combination!)... well Monica La Porta has captured me as a fan with her other books that were based in Rome (A serious bucket list destination for me) and since its the other side of the world I will have to be content in visiting it via Ms. La Porta's books.
Stella was an easy character to like, an artist who has fallen on hard times (both things I have experience at!) Italy has a lot of history, the monarchy has been disbanded but the bloodlines continue, some prosper and some do not, Stella is at the end of the line, about to be kicked out of her ancestral home, because it is in dire need of repair, and she has no money to pay for it to be repaired... Unless she becomes a blood courtesan, and although she is very wary she puts herself up for Auction.
The Winner of her Auction? Well he was a Vampire that although Ancient, had not lost his humanity and I loved his honourable personality. You will see why I came to this conclusion when you read the book, but I do not want to give anything away.
The book has action, suspense and romance, everything to give the reader an escape into a HEA. I hope that there will be more about Stella and her Vampire.

Author Bio

Monica La Porta landed in Seattle several years ago. Despite popular feelings about the Northwest weather, she finds the mist and the rain the perfect conditions to write. find out more at https://monicalaporta.com/

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