From the first moment Johanna Harker read Bram Stoker’s Dracula, her life changed forever. The book unleashed an obsession with vampires that was all the more compelling for the intensely erotic dreams that filled her nights. It wasn’t long before she was consumed with thoughts of the dark creature who returned to ravish her in her dreams again and again.
Abandoning any hope of finding a flesh-and-blood man who can fulfill her, Johanna resigns herself to pouring all her energies into her demanding job by day and her enthralling fantasies by night. But when her job takes her to the fabled Carpathian Mountains of Transylvania to meet her company’s largest client, she’s suddenly overcome by the thrilling sensual promise of the secretive and demanding Cristofor Dalakis, the very man who’s been haunting her dreams.
But Cristofor, the enigmatic and formidable patriarch of the Dalakis family, is harboring a dark family secret and makes it clear he will use his every skill to seduce and possess Johanna. And as Johanna realizes that her every fantasy may come true, she also makes the haunting discovery that it may come at a terrible price.
Strong sexual content suitable for readers over 18+. This is a Paranormal Erotic Romance.
Titles in the Dalakis Passion series include: Harker’s Journey
Title: Harker’s Journey
Series: Dalakis Passion #1
Author: N.J. Walters
Genre: Erotica, Paranormal Erotic Romance
Published: March 8, 2017
Publisher: Beyond The Page Publishing
My Rating: 3.5 stars
Harker’s Journey is a sizzling hot vampire erotic experience. Johanna’s obsession with the fantasy of vampires has changed the course of her life, even if she isn’t aware of the subtle directional turns that have been made by an unseen hand for years now. Cristofor has had the lovely young woman in his sights for years. She was too young for the life he would offer her when he first discovered her location, but time and patience were things Cris had learned to cultivate over his long existence. She was his mate, his other half and he had no intention of losing her, ever. For years he came to her in dreams – until the time was right to bring her to his home.
I enjoyed Harker’s Journey for what it was… erotica in a paranormal setting.
I’ve never bought into the theory that it’s not possible to get a full story from a novella – it is possible, if the words used create that world. The lore of the vampire has always been the strong sensuous thrall that captures a woman’s senses, emotions. Call that today’s modern term of insta-love and there is no doubt that Johanna is emotionally captured by Cris or the thought of what he is. Since this is the first story in a series I’m going to go with world building for this first one and hope that the next has as much story as sex… that, for me, in erotica is the balance I look for in enjoyment factors.
I’ve enjoyed N.J Walter’s works in the past, and I’m looking forward to seeing where the Dalakis Passion series takes us.
*I received an e-ARC of this novel from the publisher via NetGalley. That does not change what I think of this story. It is my choice to leave a review giving my personal opinion about this book.*
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