Arthur has made his
existence as a vampire bearable for over three hundred years by
immersing himself in blood and debauchery. Aboard an airship gala, he
meets Avalon, an aspiring vampire slayer who sparks fire into Arthur’s
shriveled heart. Together they try to solve the mystery of several
horrendous murders on the dark streets of London. Cultures clash and
pressures rise in this sexy Steampunk Romance.
Arthur should have been the King of England but instead he died. Only
his destiny wasn't to stay dead, no, fate chose an entirely different
path entirely, that of a vampire. 300 years later Arthur is still
carousing his way around London until he meets Avalon at a gala abroad a
fancy airship and is immersed in memories of his beloved Catherine. She
pays him little attention and he observes that she seems to have a
hidden agenda. A ghastly string of murders occur with the press crying
vampire, and further investigation reveals that Avalon, and her "friend"
Victor, may very well be hunting for the vampire responsible.
Great opening that sets the scene for a world you could only imagine,
with airships, bloodletting devices, vampire detectors, and brothels,
Avalon Revisited is an erotic alternate history that includes one very
spoiled vampire prowling the dance halls of England, preying on the fine
ladies of society.
The devil is in the details which in this case made the pacing at the
beginning a bit slower than I expected, but once the mystery of murder
was brought in and Arthur applied himself to seducing Avalon you
appreciated the time spent learning about each character. I would have
preferred a less spoiled version of the depraved and cavalier Arthur
because at the beginning he came across like the brother he despised,
and that made it hard to like him, which I suspect was quite intentional on the author's part, and his behavior was very true
to men of that time period. Eventually Arthur grows on you (it doesn't take long) and as a
reader of paranormal romance I found his transformation in the name of
love to be well done, indeed. From about midway on events move rather
quickly with a few surprises added to the mix, and although one twist
was picked up on rather quickly, I thought the ending was just what I
I'll definitely add Avalon Revamped to my reading list!