Friday, April 28, 2017

A Bloody Legacy by Lily Luchesi

34236072This review was written by: B and C
Received: Ebook from Author
Date of Publication: April 27, 2017
Pages: 40
Stars: 4/5

Official Summary:

Give in to the darkness within.

Rebecca Renfield and her best friend Johanna Seward are reopening an old sanatorium to start their psychology practice when Bec discovers old recordings from a John Seward pertaining to someone with her surname.  What she finds in the recordings are unnerving, but their new-shift doctor promises to provide the distraction Bec needs.

Victoria Draconis is a mysterious, beautiful woman who opens doors into levels of pain, pleasure, and submission that Bec had never imagined existed.

My Thoughts:
"Will you walk into my parlour?" said the Spider to the Fly,
'Tis the prettiest little parlour that ever you did spy;
The way into my parlour is up a winding stair,
And I've a many curious things to show when you are there." 
~Mary Howitt

Lily Luchesi has once again come out with a highly enjoyable read stamped with her signature supernatural mark but with a twist! Her audience once again gets a strong, alluring, sexy female vampire who isn't afraid to bite, but this time around we have a dominatrix vampire (Victoria) who becomes interested in a female psychologist named Rebecca.  A Bloody Legacy is a healthy mixture of mystery, F/F (erotic) romance, BDSM, and horror.

"You're a, uh...bondage girl?" I asked.
"Dominatrix," she corrected.  "And whether you know it or not, you are a perfect submissive."

What really brings this book together, though, we believe is the extremely atmospheric setting.  An old but recently renovated asylum with creepy patient files and an odd history?  SIGN US UP!  Plus, the spider and the fly concept held up throughout this novella brilliantly.  

We're not quite sure what it is about Luchesi's LGBT+ couples, but we love them!  Whether it's Brighton and Mark (Can we call ourselves their biggest fans?! SERIOUSLY.  NO JOKE.) or Victoria and Bec, she always does them so well and with justice.  The chemistry and flirtations are always on point and sizzling hot, especially in A Bloody Legacy.  (Be ready for some very intense, succulent scenes!)  You can't help but want to know more about the couples and delve into their relationship in greater detail.  It's great to see Luchesi explore a new genre (femdomme) and expand her horizons, too.  Plus, the references to current pop culture in A Bloody Legacy made us smile so hard (as always!) each time, particularly the one about Pok√©mon Go.  

(Sorry.  We lack self-control.) 

In the end, A Bloody Legacy is a quick, satisfying, sexy read with a dark, rather creepy ending that was more than fitting.  There are some surprising twists for such a quick story, which made A Bloody Legacy even more pleasurable and exciting than one might originally expect going into a forty page novella. (Never doubt Luchesi's skills!)  We loved the female Dracula-esque vibes.  Luchesi has a talent for creating strong, commanding females in her works, too, that are just so kick ass and make you want to go up to the person nearest you and say, "I'm so proud to be a woman."  Plus, in a world where culture tends to glorify and correlate beauty with a small dress size, it's utterly refreshing to see gorgeous, curvy women in Luchesi's works.  Can we get a standing ovation, please?

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