Review: Tasting Thanatos by Shona Husk

Tasting ThanatosTasting Thanatos by Shona Husk
Release Date: May 27, 2011
Publisher:  Ellora’s Cave
Pages: 62
Source:  ebook provided by the publisher



Etienne, sometimes known as Thanatos, wants to feel again. Anything-pain, pleasure, hunger, thirst. He lost all sensation after being tortured during the French Revolution. His quest has led to a love of body piercing and delivers him into the hands of lovely but aloof fellow Vampire Maria.

Maria avoids her kind, and represses the urge to drink the blood of her lovers. The first time she bit, she killed, and she’s terrified of making the same mistake again. Instead she finds satisfaction through piercing. Until Etienne lays down a challenge-make me feel.

He wants her to take him in every way, to mark his soul. And to do that, Maria must embrace every part of her vampire nature.


Review: Tasting Thanatos is a very dark vampire read. It’s a little different than your regular vampire reads.

I’m a little undecided on how I like this book. Sometimes I could get into it and sometimes I couldn’t. So I guess I could take it by spells.

Has some pretty good sex scenes, but at times it’s pretty rough. Just to feel they would draw blood and do whatever to cause pain. I liked how their experiences were sorta the same.

Both Etienne and Maria came from backgrounds were being vampires was used against them and tortured because of it. Etienne just shut himself off to not feel anything because he was in so much pain. Maria liked to watch people be in pain when she pierced them, all because she wouldn’t bite people and drink their blood.

Both had to be able to trust again so they could start their healing process. Maria had to learn to to suck blood without killing because she was never showed how to pierce someone with her fangs and not kill them. Etienne just wants to learn to be able to feel again.

So I liked how the author showed them at their weakest and showed the whole process of them being able to trust each other enough to be complete and to fall in love with each other.

So when you read this book I will warn you it’s not your average vampire read. Brings you out of your safe zone and into a world of rough sex, piercings, and pain.