The Nightlife: New York by Travis Luedke

Nightlife new yorkAaron Pilan’s life is forever changed when he’s shot trying to rescue a drop-dead gorgeous woman on the streets of New York. Aaron is thrust into the shocking world of vampiric slavery when Michelle shares her blood to save his life. 

Michelle’s existence as a solitary vampire is also altered when she accepts this naive young man into her life. Bound by her blood, Aaron is subject to her authority. He walks a tightrope of strictly controlled feeding regiments and intense sexual adventures while catering to the neurotic control-freak tendencies of his new master. She vows to eliminate him if he proves too difficult to control.

This is the first book I’ve ever read of Travis Luedke and I was honestly very impressed and pleasantly surprised!  I received his book for free via Amazon.com and knowing what I know now, it’s definitely worth the recommended list price of .99, if not more. This book is 177 pages long, and it kept me craving more the whole way through.

 The Review:

Michelle is a sultry vampire vixen who makes her money being an escort.  She had a sadistic Master for years and she harbors a deep seeded hate for all men.  To her they’re all capable of being cruel to women and it’s inevitable they all will be. Even at her most powerful, she was still a victim to abuse and she’s hell bent on NEVER being in that situation ever again.

Aaron is one of the “good guys” and unfortunately, to many women, that equals doormat. His ex-girlfriend Delia is one of those women. Aaron has had a rough life. His father died when he was younger and his mother all but abandoned him to hunt for a new husband. He has a best friend/roommate Kyle and Aaron feels even Kyle sometimes uses him.  He just doesn’t feel like he fits into this world. Until he meets Michelle…

The moment he exited Bemichis, fate conspired to place two opposing and dangerous forces in his path ; the timing so impeccably perfect, one could argue divine intervention.

The first party, a vision so remarkable, so drop dead gorgeous, she seemed surreal against the backdrop of grainy darkness and gloom of the concrete-asphalt streets. Aaron’s world blurred out of focus. This sparkling gem of a five-foot blonde -bomb package complete with cliché black cocktail dress and fuck me pumps was the only thing to remain distinct in his vision. As she locked an unblinking gaze on him, nothing else existed in his universe. Nothing mattered beyond this fabulous woman gliding towards him with supreme grace and poise.

Michelle meets Aaron as he’s getting off his shift at “Bemichis” an italian restaurant.  They immediately feel an attraction for each other, but then some corrupt cops pull up. There is a scuffle and Aaron is shot by one of the cops and goes down, bleeding to death.  Michelle knocks out the cops and rushes Aaron to her apartment. She’s completely torn between saving him and in her mind, saving herself. The other catch is, once Aaron is turned, he will be her slave. Whatever she tells him to do, he MUST do. Despite her hate for her own Master, Michelle is torn between the fear of being just like him and creating a monster just like him . As Aaron is fading away, she chooses to save him and so begins the relationship of the master and her slave.

This story isn’t a simple vampire, master/slave, story.  No this is about so much more and that’s what I loved most about this book! We go along for the ride as Michelle and Aaron both face their fears, come to terms with who they are, who they want to be and what their relationship really means to each other and themselves.

And have I mentioned the rip roaring, wall busting, sex?!?!  Oh my goodness!  I found myself panting quite a few times! But first, Michelle had to teach him…and damn did she teach him!

Breathing heavily with a glazed smile on her face, Michelle hauled him over to the side, rolling with him. He ending up on top with her legs locked around him in a professional wrestler’s hold. She bit him for a moment allowing the magic of her venom to engorge his arousal. He grew a full size erection inside of her within seconds. Without speaking a word she instructed him in a series of motions through their psychic bond. She taught him all the different angles and methods of intimacy from this position. She showed him exactly where she wanted it, how fast, how hard, and rewarded him with little squeals and grunts as he hit her spot. Her educational series took them through another mutual mind-numbing orgasm punctuated by episodes of mutual biting. They screwed until he could take no more.

“Please…let’s give it a rest…it hurts,” he admitted sheepishly…

Phew! Is it hot in here!??  And that’s just a little taste of it!

Oh and I have to admit…I hated Delia.  You’ll find out why and when you read the part where Michelle has a little “chat” with her, you’ll be thinking two things…

“Who the hell thinks up that crazy shit!?” *cough cough cough* Travis Luedke

and

“Who the hell thought up that awesome shit!?” *clap clap clap* Travis Luedke

It’s totally sadistic…yet so amazingly unique.  I’ve never read something like that before and I was torn between “WTF! Noooo!!” and “OMG…Dooo iiiiit!!”  I would love to know other people’s thoughts on that scene. It just blew my mind…but in a really great way!  I love to be surprised and I was! Especially to my reaction to it!

I just really liked the uniqueness of this book.  It isn’t your average vampire novel, yet it’s still familiar.  I also thought(sorry for the stereotyping) since a man was writing it, the sex scenes would be oh, somewhat one sided? They weren’t and I was happily proven wrong.  Travis Luedke has a superb talent for getting into both women’s and men’s heads whether it be for sex or the taste for revenge we sometimes get towards the ex.

Can’t wait to get my hands on the rest of this series! 😀 I rated this book based on the uniqueness, craziness and all around awesomeness.

~Robin


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