Reviewed by Sandra Scholes
Powerful vampires are all the rage these days, take Nayara and Ryan, these are two of the most powerful there is, full of anger and warring ability, but they are on a mission that could mean life or death for their species and the humans. These are the leaders of the Chronometric Preservation Agency, though it has been a long time since vampires cohabited with humans, two hundred years spans the amount of time since he and Ryan went back in time and killed Salathiel, their former lover to stop a terrible catastrophe that was about to happen. World Assembly Member Cael Stelios wants to do the cruellest thing - making humans into vampires, making them his allies for one reason and one reason only - they will join him in the battle against the PSI, and Gabriel their insane leader.
Cael has his own problem to deal with though, he is a human and even though he is a sexy guy to look at and has all the charm a snake would be proud of, he can't always get what he wants. He has his heart set on having Nayara and Ryan, whether for political reasons or sexual and he is the sort of man who will stop at nothing to get what he wants...even his darkest desires.
This is Tracy Cooper-Posey's 41st novel, is book two in the Beloved Time series, with book one being Bannockburn Binding. As far as I can see it reads like a true heart-breaker in more ways than one. The cover image looks like it was taken straight off a Boris Vallejo painting, and seems as though it has plenty of tongue in cheek humour. It doesn't, but what it does have are a lot of separate genres that meld into one whole novel, a part of a series that gives a great deal to the reader. Trying to mix the vampire genre is hard at best with erotica, paranormal and the possibility of gay romance and ménage.
Vampires in this universe are accepted members of society, the old vision of snarling bloodsuckers is gone, but there is someone who could shatter what Nayara and Ryan have been trying to accomplish for years. This is as erotic as it can get with the love making between the two sensual men in this story coming to the fore. I liked this futuristic setting and the characters in it, and it is the sort of story that would work perfectly as a movie. There is the deep space setting and the sensually realised characters as well as the antagonist that make it immersive.