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  1. says:

    given the terrifying craze for anonymous back alley sodomy among heterosexual women it is perfectly understandable why a publisher of gay male erotic romances might be so diligent in its duty to promote safer sex practices as to insist that a five hundred year old vampire should take care to roll on a condom for the purposes of fucking a man in the ass while drinking his bloodanything else would be irresponsible


  2. says:

    15 starsDear Deep DesireThe MF romance abusive men and heroines that love them anyway and keep coming back for called; they want their plot backI should probably give this book only 1 star but something about it kept me reading so I guess I have to give it props for that much Honestly though I sort of hated this story Adin is a self important art dealer who meets Donte a centuries old vampire on a plane They have a uicky that may or may not be considered dub con followed by some VERY dub con ish encounters I'm going to put it right out there Donte is an asshole Not only does he assert over and over again that he is a predator and that Adin is simply prey to him but he displays a pattern of neglect and manipulation that NO ONE is going to convince me is even close to love Adin is a dishrag who trusts Donte though he really shouldn't It is abundantly apparent that Donte's first priority is his true love and long dead lover Auselmo Donte proves this time and time again throughout the storyHow this book can be considered a romance between Adin and Donte is beyond me While the vampire world is sort of cool and I enjoyed meeting Adin's sister and friends I didn't get the whole deal with the book Why did everyone want it so badly? Just because it was Donte's? It was a bit bizarre All in all I found the relationship between Donte and Adin to be abusive and far fetched and though the plot was exciting nothing could really redeem the story for me Copy provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review


  3. says:

    Vampire story now FREE on 2020 08 26


  4. says:

    FYI this is a revised version of this book Samhain seems to be keeping it under wraps for some reason I'm liking the writhing naked bodies on the old cover


  5. says:

    35One of the most compelling parts of this book for me was the love story of Donte and Auselmo I found the journal entries both beautiful and tragic and I could see why Donte fought hard to retrieve that last physical tie to his first and best loveAlthough I enjoyed the world created here I found the vampire world building a bit light with the focus on the manuscript but given that it’s the first book I’m looking forward to that being explored in depth laterI couldn’t help but feel bad for Adin here The poor man dealt with uite a lot in this read with several brushes with death and had his world view shift uite sharply I hope that in future reads he’s not as sad and beaten down He’s a good man and I enjoyed his friendship with Edward uite a bit and would actually love to read the story of how Edward and Tuan met There were other strong secondary characters as well that made this a nicely layered read This was definitely a sexy read with a lot of action but uite melancholy with the peppered journal entries I won’t say it ended on a high note but rather a hopeful one I’m looking forward to reading the other booksCopy provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review


  6. says:

    I've given this a B for narration and a B for content at AudioGalsRomances featuring vampires aren’t ones I gravitate towards but the audio of the Deep series was recommended to me by Kathleen here on Goodreads and as I’ve enjoyed books by ZA Maxfield in the past and I’d seen the series crop up in the Audible Romance Package I picked it up On the whole that was a good decision and I was engaged and entertained throughout all three books in spite of some inconsistencies in the plots and issues with the narration in book two in particularDeep Desire opens as Dr Adin Tredeger an authority on antiue erotica is flying home to San Francisco following the purchase of a very rare manuscript on behalf of his university Notturno a five hundred year old journal that details the forbidden love affair between an Italian nobleman and his male lover is the find of Adin’s career and he is determined to keep it safe some instinct telling him to pack it in his luggage rather than in his carry on for the journey homeYou can read the rest of this review at AudioGals


  7. says:

    I want to say fews words It's my first ZA Maxfield book and certainly will not be the last one She is a marvelous writerIf you are searching an erotic MM books this book will disappoint you It's sexy but tamed to be classified as erotic On the contrary if you are searching for a first approach on MM world this books is perfectThe paranormal romance is interesting and the writer sytile will keep your attention I enjoy the writing as I appreciated the humor In my view it's a terrific book and I can't give less than 4 starsUrfortunately maybe this book could be shorter It's a little boring the few 30 final pages and maybe the drama of the fight for the love was exaggerated That's why I'm giving 4 not 5 starsEnjoy the reading and thank you for reading my review image error


  8. says:

    20 StarsAdin Tredeger is an antiue document expert university professor and erotic book collector One day Adin comes across a five hundred year old homoerotic journal and it's the find of his career Donte Fedelta is a five hundred year old vampire He authored the manuscript now in Adin's possession and he wants it back The journal is the story of the love of his life Auselmo wherein Donte poured out his heart and soul Thus Adin and Donte begin an adversarial and dangerous dance around the manuscript But Adin soon realizes that he's no than a gnat in a war amongst titans Ugh This book was really frustrating for me As a love story between Donte and Auselmo it worked; as a love story between Donte and Adin not so much I think this is true for a couple of reasons Donte and Adin started out as a one off in the mile high club They basically had a string of sexual encounters while engaging in some good natured banter about the book Adin being a lowly human and Donte being at the apex of the food chain There was never anything than that between them Sure Donte marked Adin but that was it There was never anything close to the outpouring of love that Donte had for Auselmo So it wasn't surprising that Donte didn't come for Adin when the chips were down That's fine but don't try to sell me a love story on such a premise It's one thing that Adin pales in comparison to Auselmo but if Donte is not even willing to engage not hurt or kill mind you Auselmo's son when Adin's life is on the line well frankly that pretty much disavowed me of any notion of a LOVE affairAdin's attempt to wait it out for Donte and his flippant attitude towards Donte's betrayal fell flat for me because Adin was a wimp at the start It would be one thing if he was self confident self assured and went after what he wanted with singular determination But no There were points that his insecurities and confusion over Donte made him TSTL cue dance club debacle So when he kept professing his love for Donte despite repeatedly being rejected he didn't come across as strong and determined To me he was acting like a door mat It's no wonder that the ending was an anticlimactic meh It felt like Donte was settling for Adin and that is sooooo NOT my notion of romanticBottom line an underwhelming vampire tale; I'm a ZAM fan but I don't know that I'll be continuing with this series


  9. says:

    Overall I thought this was a pretty fun read I never got a chance to read the first edition Notturno so was happy to read it in this re released version with a new titlecoverpublisherI think my fave character is the limo drivervampire slayer though


  10. says:

    35 StarsReviewI'm not really sure how I feel about this book I didn't think there was much necessarily wrong with it if you don't mind a bit of vampire romance tropey ness but I kind of had a hard time focusing on it although I suspect that might've had to do with the audio than the story and I wasn't feeling great when I listened to thisI admit I might've noticed or been bothered by certain things had I been paying closer attention Like some of Donte's uestionable behaviors and the sex scene right in the beginning in which Donte slipped into the airplane bathroom with Aden and Aden just had sex with this complete stranger But I just kind of felt like It's vampires shrug And it's not entirely unbelievable that someone who has had nameless sex with strangers before Aden would do that especially if Donte did have some sort of vampiric glamourAnyway I liked the idea behind the story a professor who studies historic erotica getting his hands on an old journal that turns out to be Donte's which is what brings the two men into each others' paths And there was the past love story of Donte and Auselmo woven into the present day romance The vampires had a couple uniue abilities like being able to make humans feel physical sensations that weren't actually there The biting was sexy The characters could've been developed but I can accept that to a certain extent when it's the first book in a series I actually appreciated that the author didn't make Donte too perfect of a love interest that he had some longstanding values he held over the value of a human life I don't expect vampires to always act as a human would And in regard to the journal it was only right that he be the one to have it since it was literally his so I couldn't blame him for doing certain things to get it back I'm not sure how much I really felt the romantic connection between the characters but I wasn't completely not feeling it eitherAs for the audiobook the narrator Caleb Dickinson wasn't bad other than not always being great at accents but I think that was of a problem in later books which I've already read by the time I'm getting this posted He sounded natural enough and it was usually easy to tell characters apart My issues though were that he had a super deep voice and slightly flat way of talking that caused me to kind of zone out sometimes and his voice didn't match how I would've imagined Aden but that's obviously subjectiveOverall this book wasn't bad just not a stand out either But it held enough potential to make me willing to give the next book a tryRecommended ForAnyone who likes MM vampire romance with some relationship and morality struggles Original Review Metaphors and Moonlight


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Notturno

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For antiue document expert Adin Tredeger finding a perfectly pristine five hundred year old homoerotic journal is the highlight of a successful career He’s smart he’s cautious and he’s determi. 15 starsDear Deep DesireThe MF romance abusive men and heroines that love them anyway and keep coming back for called; they want their plot backI should probably give this book only 1 star but something about it kept me reading so I guess I have to give it props for that much Honestly though I sort of hated this story Adin is a self important art dealer who meets Donte a centuries old vampire on a plane They have a uicky that may or may not be considered dub con followed by some VERY dub con ish encounters I'm going to put it right out there Donte is an asshole Not only does he assert over and over again that he is a predator and that Adin is simply prey to him but he displays a pattern of neglect and manipulation that NO ONE is going to convince me is even close to love Adin is a dishrag who trusts Donte though he really shouldn't It is abundantly apparent that Donte's first priority is his true love and long dead lover Auselmo Donte proves this time and time again throughout the storyHow this book can be considered a romance between Adin and Donte is beyond me While the vampire world is sort of cool and I enjoyed meeting Adin's sister and friends I didn't get the whole deal with the book Why did everyone want it so badly Just because it was Donte's It was a bit bizarre All in all I found the relationship between Donte and Adin to be abusive and far fetched and though the plot was exciting nothing could really redeem the story for me Copy provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review

review Notturno

Ned keep it safeDonte Fedelta has only ever loved one man and the journal that celebrates their affair has finally resurfaced He’s not above using every trick including seduction and outright thef. FYI this is a revised version of this book Samhain seems to be keeping it under wraps for some reason I'm liking the writhing naked bodies on the old cover

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T to get it back He knows Adin’s no match for a centuries old vampire on a uestAdin Tredeger wants that journal Donte wants it back Neither man is prepared for something or someone they might want. 20 StarsAdin Tredeger is an antiue document expert university professor and erotic book collector One day Adin comes across a five hundred year old homoerotic journal and it's the find of his career Donte Fedelta is a five hundred year old vampire He authored the manuscript now in Adin's possession and he wants it back The journal is the story of the love of his life Auselmo wherein Donte poured out his heart and soul Thus Adin and Donte begin an adversarial and dangerous dance around the manuscript But Adin soon realizes that he's no than a gnat in a war amongst titans Ugh This book was really frustrating for me As a love story between Donte and Auselmo it worked; as a love story between Donte and Adin not so much I think this is true for a couple of reasons Donte and Adin started out as a one off in the mile high club They basically had a string of sexual encounters while engaging in some good natured banter about the book Adin being a lowly human and Donte being at the apex of the food chain There was never anything than that between them Sure Donte marked Adin but that was it There was never anything close to the outpouring of love that Donte had for Auselmo So it wasn't surprising that Donte didn't come for Adin when the chips were down That's fine but don't try to sell me a love story on such a premise It's one thing that Adin pales in comparison to Auselmo but if Donte is not even willing to engage not hurt or kill mind you Auselmo's son when Adin's life is on the line well frankly that pretty much disavowed me of any notion of a LOVE affairAdin's attempt to wait it out for Donte and his flippant attitude towards Donte's betrayal fell flat for me because Adin was a wimp at the start It would be one thing if he was self confident self assured and went after what he wanted with singular determination But no There were points that his insecurities and confusion over Donte made him TSTL cue dance club debacle So when he kept professing his love for Donte despite repeatedly being rejected he didn't come across as strong and determined To me he was acting like a door mat It's no wonder that the ending was an anticlimactic meh It felt like Donte was settling for Adin and that is sooooo NOT my notion of romanticBottom line an underwhelming vampire tale; I'm a ZAM fan but I don't know that I'll be continuing with this series

  • Kindle Edition
  • 217
  • Notturno
  • Z.A. Maxfield
  • English
  • 15 October 2019
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