I just finished the book Haunted by Your Soul today which is the sequel to My Heart is Within You by Marguerite Labbe.
The first book is about this ancient vampire named Kristair who is looking for a vessel. He finds Jacob at a football game and stalks him for months before getting the courage to meet him. Although Jacob knew what game was being played and he played along wanting Kristair just as much.
At the end of My Heart is Within You, Kristair dies. In this sequel he has ascended but that doesn’t stop him from wanting to be with Jacob. He finds a way to be with him even though he is a ghost.
These 2 novels have been my very first gay novels that I have ever read and I just loved them. They were heavy on the sex scenes in both books (yes, a spirit and a human found a way lol) and I was just fine with it.
What’s funny is that the author is a married woman with a son. You would never think that a straight married woman would have those gay sexual thoughts in her head but there you have it. I was aroused by a straight woman. Be lucky because that is the first and last time you will ever hear me say that.
What drew me to these books out of the hundreds or thousands of gay e-books out there was one word. Vampire. My main search was Vampire because I’ve always wanted to read a gay vampire story and this was perfect.
The way Mrs. Labbe writes her version of vampires was perfect for me. I love vampires and what makes me love them is that every writer adds something new to the vampire mythology which keeps me on my toes because I never know what new rule will apply. In her vision, ancient vampires have some special powers like walking through walls and mental telepathy despite the distance, magic heart, memory and soul transplants. You name it, this vampire can do it. It also gives younglings the ability to do their own tricks like disappear completely from view.
I won’t reveal to anyone how this one ends, you’ll have to see for yourself. I will be buying the final book in the trilogy the first week of October and reading it towards the end of the first week once I’ve finished reading the 2nd Sookie Stackhouse novel.
The final book is called Our Sacred Balance which from what I understand, Kristair is now human. No longer a vampire he has no way of defending himself since he doesn’t have the super powers he had in the first novel and all the power he had given to Jacob is all but gone. The vampires are after these two helpless humans. I can’t wait to find out what happens in the conclusion of that story. For some odd reason I wish that it wasn’t the last of their story. I wish it wasn’t a trilogy at all.