3 Stars for Callum of the Drakkar Coven (Drakkar Coven #1) by Leigh Jarrett #MM #Vampires @LeighJarrett


Title: Callum of Drakkar Coven (Drakkar Coven #1)
Author Name & Publisher: Leigh Jarrett (Steambath Press)
Publication Date & Length: April 4, 2012 – 121 pgs


Laramie had grown up listening to stories regaling Lord Callum’s strength and beauty, but also warning of his ferocity and blood lust. But was it true? Were Lord Callum and his brothers really vampires? Laramie’s first glimpse of Lord Callum set his heart racing, partially out of fear, but mostly out of fascination, and Lord Callum took note of that, pleased to have found his next plaything.

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Oh man, I really wish I never agreed to read this book.  It really wasn’t my cup of tea. It should have come with a bigger warning label than “these vampires do not sparkle”. Seriously, it was so disturbing. I’m giving the author props for going there and putting a lot of gore and darkness in the story, but I had to force myself to finish it. I was like a deer caught in the headlights, I wanted to run, but I couldn’t. lol
so, if you’re not into blood exchanges (like gallons) gore, violent sex, horror, torture…this isn’t for you. This wasn’t for me. It said romance so I jumped into reading it, but…was it really romance or obsession? A twisted version of love?
I wanted to cheer for Laramie, but it was hard to. I’m all for the dark beast falling for a human, becoming gentle blah blah blah, but Callum did NOT change. Laramie had to do all the changing in the relationship. Callum wasn’t romantic nor was he merciful. He was mean, cruel and sadistic. I think I disliked Laramie more though. He let his friend die…just. like. that. And Callum killed his friend, but all he did was cry a little then jump back into bed with Callum.
I was going to give this a 1 or 2, but instead I settled with 3 stars. Not because I ended up liking the book. Nah, I HATED this couple. I gave it a 3 because the author didn’t do a horrible job in the writing. It was twisted and I think that’s what the author was aiming for. I mean, I understand that not all “romances” can be peaches and cream. Still, I’m not reading book 2. I’m staying far, far away.
Oh, and this should be labeled menage, not just MM. Maybe Poly, cause Laramie wasn’t just sleeping with Callum. Actually, in the end, I’m pretty sure they ended up in a weird menage relationship…


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Leigh Jarrett is a bestselling Canadian author of LGBTQ Romance. Queer, quirky, and passionate. Lover of antique stores, the smell of lye and oil as it turns to soap, cathedral groves, and bright colors. In her home town of Kelowna, BC, Leigh is an advocate for the LGBTQ community, celebrating their diversity, and affirming their most basic of human rights—to love and be loved.

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