Tuesday, February 14, 2017

The Sebastian Chronicles (Entire Series Review) by T. L. Travis

31364092Received: Ebooks from Author
Initial Publication Date of Books: Aug. 2016 - Jan. 2017
Pages Each: Around 30 
Overall Rating: 4/5

Official Summary:
The Sebastian Chronicles is a series of 5 Erotic Paranormal Novelettes that will take you through each century since Sebastian Benoit's Vampiric inception.

In book one, you learn why his maker Isabel chose him to be her mate.  

Isabel stalked Sebastian even going so far as to watch him satisfy his lovers.  He had a death wish, one that an angry husband would surely have carried out had Isabel not turned him in time.

Sebastian's hatred for Isabel overshadows the gift she's given him, causing her to doubt her decision.  Will he ever learn to love her as much as much as she loves him?

My Thoughts on the Series:
I've fallen in love with the concept of immortal bloodsuckers ever since watching Interview With a Vampire, and I've never been able to get my fill of them since.  Sebastian, though, is a great character who can easily satisfy his audience in more ways than one with his dashing good looks and enticing allure that would leave anyone with a brain standing senseless with their jaw dropped to the ground and a puddle of drool at their feet.  He's one fine specimen after all!  I loved seeing his romantic endeavors throughout the centuries and was more than a little excited to see where he would visit next each time he picked up his roots and left for a new home.

Each book was more hot and sensual than the last.  And by hot, I mean that they were hot!

Everyone and their grandmother who reads these will be like:

And afterwards, you may be like Blanche over here:

My favorite part about the Sebastian Chronicles, which I truly appreciated, was how vampires were individuals who took on partners of the same and opposite sex, finding love in people no matter their gender.  These vampires were progressive!  I also really liked how I could actually sit down and read one of these books (and the entire series!) in a single sitting!  I can't even remember the last time that happened.  (It was probably the twelfth of never to be exact.)  Plus, there were many rich and even rustic settings that allowed the imagination to dream up perfect backdrops.  (I adored New Orleans the most.)  T. L. Travis does a great job setting up new scenes and packing a satisfying story into such a small amount of space.

Sebastian wasn't all about carnal desires, though.  He's a man of substance and ultimately longs to find true love after centuries of relationships, believing in it with his whole heart.  His search for it leads to some dead ends, but if you stick around long enough, you may just find out what happens next!  If you do, you'll be in for a steamy, intense ride full of moments that leave you stunned in their shear sexiness!

Break Down of the Books:


My Thoughts:
I found it so amusing that Sebastian was the town's heartthrob among the women before he became a vampire.  (I can only imagine the poor husbands!)  It was also enjoyable how the reader gets to see Sebastian learn about vampiric ways and do basic training in this first installment, setting up essential rules that creatures of the night should follow without getting too complicated or boring with the details.  Then seeing Sebastian fall hard for the first time with Isabel (so steamy!) only to have the ending that we did, left me begging to read the next installment ASAP.  


Official Summary:
In book two My Servant, My Lover, Sebastian embarks upon a forbidden romance with a member of his staff in Isabel's home.  This cardinal rule was one Isabel was adamant it never be broken and with good reason.  But is the crime worth the potential punishment?

My Thoughts: 
This book was even more sensual than the first one, and I didn't even think that was possible!  Hold onto your socks folks because the sexiness is being amped up to dangerous levels!

What I loved most about the second installment was how T. L. Travis introduced the concept that vampires were capable of loving both genders.  (I'm team Lorenzo all the way!)


Official Summary:
In book three, our beloved vampire Sebastian has found himself in 19th century New Orleans, a vibrant town in the midst of rebuilding after the war.

Sebastian's insatiable sexual appetite gets him into some precarious positions.  Positions that will leave you wanting more.

My Thoughts:
I loved the rich environment of New Orleans.  It's in this installment that we get to see a side to Sebastian that hasn't been too heavily explored until now: his generous, caring side.  I won't spoil too much, but there are multiple occasions when he melts your heart.  (And Lorenzo comes back!)


Official Summary:
In book four, Prohibition Inhibitions, our beloved vampire Sebastian has found himself in 20th century Chicago, a town at war with itself.

He shows his true colors to the local crime families, and they in turn stay out of his business.  This book ties up many loose ends for Sebastian, finally allowing closure.  But will he ever find true love, does it even exist?

My Thoughts:
Deciding to start a new lucrative business in Chicago, we are able to be introduced to a new character Nadia, who is able to bring a freshness to the story and more steamy moments!  Sebastian has still been unable to find true love, though, as Isabel is still sometimes on his mind.  This installment was another great, quick, satisfying read that eagerly leads to the final conclusion.

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Official Summary:
Bree Emerson is fed up with the singles scene losers.  Three pump chumps just weren't getting the job done.

Having left last night's lame ass mistake passed out in the hotel room, she decided it was time to embark upon a new erotic journey, one that will finally fulfill her sexual needs.

Unbeknownst to Bree, her Eros was already stalking her and the devious things he had planned would be beyond his wildest dreams.  But will they both be able to walk away when playtime is over?

My Thoughts:
This was yet another fun addition to the Sebastian Chronicles and kept pace with the rest of the series.  Along the way, women will swoon over the deliciousness of Sebastian's entire being and wish that they were a part of his story!  I would highly recommend this to someone looking for a quick, hot, erotic story that dives into the wilder side of people . . .  and vampires!