Brazen (Channeling Morpheus, #6)by Published 07 Feb 2012
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It’s a sultry July night, and Wild Bill is content. It’s deliciously warm outside, the fireworks are about to start, a whole pint of freshly-tapped blood is on the menu, and his boyfriend hasn’t murdered anyone in months.
Too bad Bill’s contentment isn’t shared by Michael, who’s tired of his own lack of experience. He hints that a new lover in their bed might broaden his horizons. Their first encounter might have been a threesome, but it certainly didn’t end well for the third participant.
Even now, Bill can’t seem to shake the memory of the hickory stake protruding from the chest of his old nemesis. Lust wars with guilt as Wild Bill tries to figure out how to bury his past, once and for all.
Brazen (Channeling Morpheus, #6) Reviews
Hit it Bradley Cooper! Yeah, throw this crap away!
How can it go from the best of the series (previous book) to this crap?!
This was the worst threesome I have ever read, and that's saying a lot coming from me. I usually like them if they are well done. This.was.not! I have now painfully discovered that threesomes can be a hit or miss. This definitely was a miss. Gah! It came so suddenly, it was awkward and...and... Gah! I shiver to shake the bad feeling it left me with.
The other books have been good, so this felt so totally unneccesary.
At the end of the story is a Author's note about the story she talks about how Wild Bill and Michael gets "emotional mileage" from their "little romp with Damien"....*gag*
I have never read a note from the author explaining the reasons for a threesome afterwards.
If the author feels it necessary to explain, why the hell did she even write one? That even made it worse.
I'm going to completely ignore this fluke and pretend it never happened. Although "the cut" it made in me is still fresh, bleeding and hurting... pun intended...
Next, please. That better be good.
Totally in sync with Marco on this book. His review here.
Yes, Brazen shed light on the regret and guilt Wild Bill feels during his "confession" - and don't get me wrong, that was totally fascinating.
But Brazen also had Wild Bill & Mikey taking part in a threeseome.
By far the worse or the series just blah!
Explosives, Threesomes, and Confessions...
Mikey and me, we were living in our own little vacuum of blood and sex and vampire love.Well, book six in the Channeling Morpheus series certainly started out with a bang - that is to say, a fourth of July fireworks display and a bit of public sex...
Bill holds the POV of this story and he's become a little more introspective as the series continues. He really is a fabulous character, and it's always a pleasure to get into his brain.
Michael is settling into his life of an Almost-Vampire. He and Wild Bill work as a team to wrangle goth kids willing to donate a pint for Bill's dinner. It seems as though Michael has traded his satchel of stakes and roofies for a phlebotomy kit.
Michael and Wild Bill have gotten quite comfortable - traveling across the county in their van, fucking like bunnies, and hiding from daylight... So Michael suggests a threesome, and given that he and Wild Bill are loath to spread the Vamp virus around, good ol' Mikey suggests they pull another set of fangs into their bed. The target: Damien. Yes, that Damien, the vampire that Wild Bill went all territorial hiss-fest on in book two, Vertigo.
As threesomes go - and I happen to be a connoisseur of these things - it was pretty fucking awkward.
Michael was over-eager,
Bill was over-protective,
and poor Damien was fairly certain he wouldn't survive the hookup.
I was worried for Damien's safety as well. It wasn't a jealousy thing, more like a Damien-can't-keep-his-mouth-shut- thing. The Vamp had a million questions about Michael's acquired immunity to the virus and he wouldn't freakin' shut up about it. Poor Mikey isn't exactly talkative about his condition...
Anyway, incredibly awkward gothy hookups aside, Wild Bill has some pretty incredible moments during this story, not the least of which occurs when he waders into a confessional and ponders the threesome that began this whole adventure... Michael, Wild Bill, and Ambrose Grey in the first Channeling Morpheus book. That hookup was spark that ignited the relationship between Bill and Michael, and it was the last night on Earth for Ambrose Grey...
Yes, there's been a lot of bloodshed in this series, but I have a feeling that our favorite couple are turning a new leaf. Looks like there might be a little "If we can't beat 'em, educate 'em" on the horizon.
Read all my Reviews in this Series:
01.0 - Payback - Read my Review Here.
02.0 - Vertigo - Read my Review Here.
03.0 - Manikin - Read my Review Here.
03.1 - Heaven Sent - Read my Review Here.
04.0 - Tainted - Read my Review Here.
05.0 - Rebirth - Read my Review Here.
06.0 - Brazen - You're reading it!
07.0 - Snare - Read my Review Here.
08.0 - Fluid - Read my Review Here.
09.0 - Swarm - Read my Review Here.
10.0 - Elixir - Read my Review Here.
10.1 - Jackpot - Read my Review Here.
10.2 - Canine - Read my Review Here.
1-5 - Channeling Morpheus for Scary Mary - Read my Review Here.
6-10 - A Bitter Taste of Sweet Oblivion - Read my Review Here.
***I read this book as part of the Bitter Taste of Sweet Oblivion box set which was provided to me by the author in exchange for an honest review***
This first book of the Sweet Oblivion series is the continuation of the Channeling Morpheus series: there are the same main characters, the vampire Wild Bill and the human Goth Michael, and they're still traveling the country in their van. They are also on a mission to educate people and vampires on how to prevent the transmission of vampirism.
In this book Wild Bill is the narrator and he is really Michael-smitten. The way he looks at him shows how much he is in love with Michael, he is so taken by him that he accepts Michael's idea of bringing another vampire in their bed.
Wild Bill is over-protective toward Michael, and I'm afraid he is almost losing his personality. He seems an unwilling passenger in Michael's journey to something no one knows yet (this time it was a sex experiment, but at the end of the book it hints at something far more sinister).
The short story doesn't communicate a cozy feeling, but there are still moments of revelation of Wild Bill's feelings and this is what makes it impossible for me to put these books down.