Title: Bewitch (Vampire Erotic Theatre Romance Series #5)
Author: Felicity E. Heaton
Source: Requested Review
Genre: Erotic Paranormal Romance - Vampires, Witches, Incubuses
Length: Novel - 64000 words
Release Date: January 19th 2013
Reviewed by Ollie
A vampire with a past stained with blood and a soul tainted with darkness, he is perfect in his self-control, never surrendering to his darkest desires. Now a beautiful witch in the shadowy fae underworld threatens to reawaken long denied hungers and tempts him with carnal pleasure.
Payne despises the incubus side of his mixed genes and refuses to give it free rein, but when the wickedly sexy Elissa offers him a possible way to help a friend, he finds it difficult to resist paying the price, even if it will be his undoing—one night of passion at her command.
Elissa is a witch down on her luck until Payne comes crashing into her life. The dangerously handsome male is the key to fulfilling a promise she made, but he is also forbidden, and surrendering to the wildfire passion he stirs within her means risking ruin and death.
When one incredible night of fulfilling their deepest fantasies leads to more than just a pathway to keeping a promise and saving a friend, will they be able to overcome the barriers that stand between them and forever?
I have been following the Vampire Erotic Theatre Romance series by Felicity E. Heaton since book 1 and I am never disappointed in the care that the author takes in describing in detail the interactions between the lead characters. In Bewitch the author give another fantastic story surrounding love, redemption, and most of all forgiveness.
Payne is half-vampire, half-incubus and he has never accepted his incubus side for some reason which we discover in the novel. I have to say I loved Payne. He has this bad boy vibe going on, but underneath the tough exterior is really a lost soul trying to find a place to fit in and a need to be loved. I was surprised learn about his history and the reason for his self-loathing which made me want to hug him, hold him and make him mine. It amazed me at times that he couldn't see how gorgeous he was not only on the outside, but also on the inside. He just couldn't see himself desirable only as an abomination unworthy of being loved. Oh Payne I love you!
Elissa on the other hand has her own share of pain, but she manages to tackle through obstacles in front of her to achieve her goals. I found Elissa to be a very spirited young witch who wouldn't back down from a challenge and what was right which made her a likable character. Though her doubts clouded her thinking at times she was able to get past them and see the truth: despite the dangers she couldn't stop herself from falling for Payne. I liked Elissa as she was exactly what Payne needed, a kind soul able to push him to where he needed to go in his journey of self-discovery without being very confrontational.
Together these two really burned up the pages, not only with hot steamy sexy scenes, but also with undeniable passion that neither could ignore. The love, the redemption and the forgiveness that was rewarded to each of them pulled at my heart-string and made me love how these two developed a deep understanding and connection for each other.
Now for all those Snow fans out there (including myself) we got a brief glimpse of him in this book, but what you see will make you ache for him and for his own happily ever after. However, you don't have to wait long as the next book in the series is Snow's and I know because of his tortured past it is going to be a tearjeaker. Don't miss out reading this book as you will be in for a delightful treat with a beautiful vampire/incubus willing to fight his basic urges to find out if he can have happiness in the arms of a witch.
Links to purchase the book:
Amazon Kindle: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00B1U7SN0/
Amazon Kindle UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00B1U7SN0/
It is out in paperback too: