Book Reviews

Reclaiming (Immortal Ink 1) by Sean Michael

Genre Gay / Paranormal / Vampires / Erotic Romance / BDSM
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 10-November-2021

Book Blurb

Beau thought Aaron was dead to him… Imagine his surprise when his former lover slinks into his tattoo shop.


Eight months ago, vampire Beaudelaire Delacourte had it all. As a tattoo artist, he used his special ink and spells to permanently tattoo other immortals and spent countless hours feeding and indulging in BDSM with his human lover, Aaron. Then he asked to turn Aaron so his lover could join him permanently, but Aaron refused, not willing to give up his humanity. Since then, Beau has kept his head down and stayed in his shop, only interacting with his clients who all come for his special brand of ink.

 

When Aaron shows up on his doorstep, half-dead and apologizing, Beau is shocked to learn that his boy was turned at the local vampire club by Stephan, another vampire. Not only was Aaron turned, but his chest was torn open, his fangs were broken and he was left in an alley to die. Spurred by the need to see Beau one last time, Aaron has been hiding in an abandoned building until he found the strength to make it to Beau’s shop.

 

Beau takes his boy in again, promising that Aaron will earn his place back in Beau’s bed, and vowing that he will take revenge on Stephan. Unbeknownst to Beau, Aaron is only the first in a long line of humans who Stephan has created then turned out to fend for themselves. As Beau discovers that this is only one of the old rules that Stephan has broken, he and Aaron are drawn into a web of intrigue that can only end in someone’s death.

 

 

First edition published by Pride Publishing, September 2016.

 

Book Review

A vampire who owns a tattoo shop and has invented ink that is permanent on any immortal’s skin – no matter how fast they heal – is an intriguing idea. Beau is making a good living using his talents, but he is unhappy. The man he loves, a young human called Aaron, refused to be turned because he didn’t want to be a vampire and ran away. Beau has not gotten over him in the months since then, so when Aaron appears one day, half-dead and asking for forgiveness, Beau is shocked. But as he finds out what has happened and how Aaron has suffered, he gets angry. And an angry vampire does not bode well – not even for another vampire.

This is a world where vampires live in a rigid hierarchy and have more rules than sounds comfortable. Beau has always been one to follow the code of conduct he was taught and believes in, so to find out that someone called Stephen, a much younger vampire than Beau, has violated pretty much all the rules that govern decent vampire society makes him furious. But first he has to make sure that Aaron gets healthy again and remembers that Beau is his Master. And, with both of them being vampires, Beau pulls no punches in his efforts to show Aaron who is in charge.

Aaron is scared, exhausted, and all he wants is to see his true Master one more time. Stephen may have turned him, but that does not make him Aaron’s master, no matter how insistent the bast*rd is. Aaron knows he was stupid to visit the man’s club without protection, but he wanted to apologize to Beau and did not know where else to find him. Now he will do anything, take any punishment, to become Beau’s again. Spankings, tattoos, and piercings are only the beginning of their BDSM explorations, and no matter how much delicious pain Beau doles out, Aaron is ready for more.

If you like your BDSM on the kind of rough edge you’d expect with vampires involved, if a boy trying to get back into his Master’s good graces sounds like an interesting story line, and if you’re looking for a read full of kinky play, punishments that are enjoyed by both the Master and his boy, and a journey toward revenge that ends well for the heroes, then you will probably like this novel.  

 

 

 

 

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Additional Information

Format ebook
Length Novel, 240 pages
Heat Level
Publication Date 26-October-2021
Price $4.99 ebook
Buy Link https://www.amazon.com/Reclaiming-Sean-Michael-ebook/dp/B09J6LHRKJ