Carnal Sacrifice by Angelika Helsing
Published by Samhain Publishing on January 26th 2016
Genres: Erotica, Paranormal
To lift a curse, she must survive an orgy of pleasure.
Delaney Jones dedicates her life to the Peace Corps—up at dawn, work past dusk. Ona mountain overlooking the Sacred Valley in Peru, she’s thousands of miles away from the real reason she fled her home. Her stepbrother, rock god Jaden Seavers. But half a world isn’t far enough to outrun the strange, erotic visions of him that disturb her dreams. When she unexpectedly encounters Jaden on a desolate Peruvian road, their mutual hunger is stronger than ever.
In the uncontrollable rush of desire, Jaden can no longer hide the truth. He is a vampire—and he’s not alone. Many of his kind have come to Peru to take part in a ritual that will make them mortal. All they need is a vessel strong enough to withstand the power of five vampires gone wild with an unholy craving. And when the eruption of lust is over, survive to fill the emptiness of the one man who loves her more than life itself…
Warning: Contains the ultimate battle between sex and death. An orgy of pleasure so sinful, so forbidden, readers might need a week to recover. If you get lightheaded, remember to put your head between your knees.
I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book.
This review will be spoilery: proceed with caution.
Let me start this with a joke I heard when I was in 6th grade that I feel will be the perfect test to see if you can read this book or not:
Dracula walks into a bar. The bartender asks what will he have, as they carry an ample selection of blood types to choose from.
Dracula asks for a cup of hot water.
“Hot water?” asks the bartender surprised. To which Dracula answers: “Yes, I’m in the mood for tea and I have a plumpy tampon right here.”
If you can read this and think “that is so gross but still kind of disgustingly humorous” then yes, you might make it past the first chapter of Carnal Sacrifice.
If you’ve determined you’ve got what it takes to read this book, let’s get right into it. This is a paranormal step-brother romance that starts weirdly with our h, Delaney, working as a kind of medical person in a small village in the middle of a mountain in Peru. All around the village strange things have been happening, mainly that exsanguinated carcasses of small animals have been showing up all around.
The first sexy scene is a dream of Delaney’s which I’m sure will be the mark of you DNFing this book or making it to the end. It plays more like a memory starring her stepbrother Jaden who comes into her bedroom to make her come and then drink her blood moon. Yes, this is our first clue into Jaden’s paranormalcy, as he goes downtown while she is in her period and drinks it up like she is a fountain of pure water. G-R-O-S-S. We now can safely assume Jaden is a vampire… the alternative is too disgusting to even consider.
Coming back to our story, while Delaney is in the middle of nowhere, Jaden and his mother (her step-mother) come to Peru. Weird accidents happen and Delaney gets stranded with an apparently sick Jaden in a temple. When night comes, Jaden is up and about as if nothing is the matter (the second clue he is a vampire, he was unconscious during the day). The passion they’ve always felt for each other is stronger than ever so they end up doing it on the altar of the temple. It turns out this was one of those Incan human sacrificial places, and by the end of their orgasmic tryst they are covered in blood that came from the stone. Right now, if you’re wide-eyed thinking “WTF???”, that was my reaction too.
Well, by the name of the book and the blurb, this is clearly a smutfest. And on that front it delivers. The plot goes that Jaden and some fellows vampires are sick of their bloodlust and want to be rid of it. This can be accomplished through a ritual involving FIVE vampires (the hottest and most accomplished in the sex department ones), the chosen one – a female who’ll be the vessel and conduit to all the virgin maidens who had been sacrificed by the Incas priests, allowing their spirits to experience all the joys of life they’d been denied (AKA: sex) and in exchange they’ll leave the vampires involved in the ritual (not just those five but all the others that go to the temple and participate in some way we are never really told about) will stop craving blood and they’ll age as humans.
Jaden’s been having issues with the ritual because he is actually in love with Delaney, and sharing her is tough, but he must take one for the team if he has a chance of having a life with her, so he starts by conditioning her to… you know… get fucked by a lot of vampires at the same time.
Mingled with all the preparation sex going on (MF, MFMM, DP, domination, bondage… you name it, it’s here 😉 Jaden’s vampire mom is set against the ritual and her baby becoming non-vampiric so magic things happen… at this point really, I’m JFI-ing this read. I thought it was interesting that the Incas’ human sacrifices were used as the motive for all the kinky fuckery going around.
So, if you’re looking for a smutfest with a creative excuse for all the sex and you don’t mind being mildly grossed out, then you might want to give this book a try… just don’t say I didn’t warn you.
Sparkles’ Rating: 2.5 Thoroughly-grossed-out but Smutty Stars
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