Crimson Debt by Evangeline Anderson

Crimson Debt: Book 1 in the Born to Darkness series
Title: Crimson Debt
Author: Evangeline Anderson
Rating: 5 Stars
Source: Bought


Addison Godwin is a Non-Glam—one of the one in ten thousand humans who is immune to vampire glamour and mind tricks. Her gift enables her to work as an Auditor, enforcing the law that vampires and humans keep their distance from each other except in a purely non-physical way. The law is necessary because when a vampire tries to have sex with a human their blood-lust combines with their sexual appetite and the result looks like road kill.

Alec Corbin is a Four Star Master Vampire with piercing blue eyes and intentions to get Addison into his bed. He promises he can be gentle but Addison has seen way too many vamp/human crime scenes to go for that. She has no interest in the six foot four hunk of sexy vampire man candy, even if he is supernaturally hot.

But just because she Audits (and sometimes executes) vampires for a living, doesn’t mean she hates them all. Her best friend, Taylor, was turned against her will. Now, living as a slave to one of the crueler Master vamps in town, she leads a miserable existence and Addison is helpless to save her within the confines of the law.

Things come to a head when the Vampire Inquisitor comes to town and Taylor is given to him as a sex slave. When Addison sees her best friend tortured, beaten, and burned with silver she knows she has to do something—even if it means teaming up with Corbin and paying the Crimson Debt.

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My Thoughts
A thrilling start to a brand new series!

The plot is nicely paced and I love how the author gives just enough info to keep me wanting more without actually giving everything away at the beginning. There is never a dull moment in this book and I was constantly surprised at the new twists and turns.

I really liked the way she wrote these vampires. They are not the watered down versions that can sometimes be found in the younger genres, but neither are they the mindless killing machines of horror stories. Similarly to humans there are those that are bad. Many of them are cold, calculating, and only interested in doing what they want and when they want it. However, they are capable of feeling love and even if a little overbearing our vampire Alec Corbin is a good man who only wishes to love Addison if she will only let him.

Addison is a kickass woman who isn’t interested in vampires or so she thinks. I love her spirit and how no matter how tough things get she doesn’t back down.  She is also very caring and protective. Her best friend Taylor was turned into a vampire against her will and afterward even her own parents abandoned her, but not Addison.

The heat level of this story was red hot, but not in your face. Like most of her stories the author made the romance between these two filled with tension that built with tantalizing scenes that finally reaches its climax near the end of the book. So there was no insta love the characters had a time to get to know one another and build trust instead of juts leaping in head first which I really liked.

Addison’s best friend Taylor was an amazing woman as well. I really felt for her and knew she must be a strong woman to be able to withstand the horrors she’d been through. I really can’t wait for her story and hope she gets her happy ending as well!

My favorite quote from the book was by Alec and was definitely swoon worthy!

I am standing on one side of the chasm, holding out my hand to you, yet you refuse to reach for me” - Alec

This is a seductive story that will leave you begging for more!