Author: K.L. Hiers
Publisher: Stormy Nights Publications
Publication Dates: January 17, 2020
Length: 398 pages
Reviewed by Nikki
He was taught to hate them. He trained to hunt them. Now one of them has claimed him.
For Obadiah Snod, nothing could be more shameful than surrendering to the bond of a vampire, let alone Francis Temple, the very one he has been pursuing. But the situation is dire and both of their fates hang in the balance. Trapped in a collapsed tunnel, Obe sees no choice except to give the handsome immortal the pleasure he requires to awaken his full strength and save their lives.
He can tell himself he didn't enjoy it. He can pretend their shared climax wasn't by far the most electrifying thing he has ever experienced. He can even try to drive such impure thoughts from his mind with the pain of the lash. None of it will change the fact that he belongs to Francis now.
Perhaps he has committed a mortal sin... but Francis is going to make sure it wasn't his last one.
Publisher's Note: Mortal Sins includes spankings and sexual scenes. If such material offends you, please don't buy this book.
I don’t care what anyone says—vampires are making a comeback!
Mortal Sins is a great example of how you can take a common theme like vampire vs vampire hunter and make it interesting and new. I’m a huge sucker for enemies-to-lovers and paranormal, so I knew I had to give this one a try, even though Hiers was a new-to-me author.
Overall, I found Obe and Frankie’s story to be a very interesting and intense book. Hiers worked hard to put her own twist on vampire lore and the idea of an order of vampire hunters.
You found out very quickly that hunting vampires isn’t something Obe chose. He’d been basically brainwashed his whole life to be obedient to the Order, never questioning anything they said, and believing them when they said vampires were monsters. I think Hiers did a good job handling Obe’s realization that was all crap.
I really liked that Frankie, even though he was hundreds of years old, wasn’t the normal growly, I’m-so-serious-because-I’m-immortal vampire. He knew how to have fun and enjoy life and was able to teach poor, sheltered Obe how to do those things.
I will say, I found the name “Snod” distracting, especially during the beginning. (That’s how Obadiah refers to himself in his POV.) It kept pulling me out of the story, but I eventually got used to it.
All in all, Mortal Sins is a different and interesting take on a story that’s been told numerous times. Definitely worth checking out if you’re a fan of hot vampires and the humans who just can’t get enough of them.
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