Mirabella's Mardi Gras Menage
by Louisa Bacio
75 page ebook
Erotica - Paranormal, Menage Romance
Publisher: Ravenous Romance
Natalie Gibson's Review
The blurb kind of says it all. This is a short erotic piece set in New Orleans at Mardi Gras complete with a vampire, two very sexy ladies who want him, and the Voodoo priestess who wants to keep them apart. I was intrigued enough to select it from our review submissions pile. That in itself is quite an accomplishment. This is part of a series but it stands well enough on its own. The lore is nothing we aren't familiar with.
Mirabella is overprotected and sheltered. She's an adult but has very little experience under her belt (pun intended). Marguerite is a take charge woman who knows what she wants. She wants Nick, until she meets Mirabella and then she wants both.
The story isn't long. Marguerite comes to Mirabella's aunt's shop to get love help snagging Nick. Weird guy creeps Marguerite out at work and Nick walks her home to find Mirabella waiting for both of them. Then, there's a few chapters of menage sex, a little back story, a reveal, climax, and more sex. Menage is difficult to write. With two 'his' or two 'hers' the pronouns can get a little confusing. There were a few times this could have been clearer. If you are looking for a menage erotic short, give this a chance, you might like it. If you are looking for a vampire erotic read, you might be disappointed with the minor part blood plays in this.
I enjoyed it but had some issues with Mirabella's character. She is supposed to be a virgin. First times are awkward. Her first is with a man and another woman. She was anxious, which is to be expected, and then she says stuff no virgin would say. She worries when they try something a bit kinky if they are already bored of her but that issue was never addressed. She abandons the only family she knows without really discussing her reservations with her supposed mates. Menage romance can be believeable but this dynamic felt a little lacking.
I will say again that I enjoyed this short story for what it was. I am always looking for an excuse to read about vampires and menage. Throw them together in the melting pot known as NOLA, and I'll bite. I give this one 3.5 satin pillows and 5 candle flames.
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