Blood on Tap by Riley Long _ Blog Tour & Review

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Blood On Tap By Riley Long

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What’s a retired rockstar vamp to do in a quaint, quiet English town?
Buy the only pub, make it a vampire haven, and flirt incessantly with my one and only employee, of course.

I hate everything about my new boss.
His face. His arrogant smile.
The way he acts like he knows everything.
I hate him so much I just want to… kiss him? What the hell?

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He grinned at me again, his smile light and genuine.


“You have paint on your face.” He gestured towards his cheekbone.

I raised my eyebrows and swiped at my own cheekbone immediately. “Is it gone?”

Drew chuckled. “It’s probably mostly dry by now. You just made it worse.” He picked up a rag and took it to the tap to dampen it. As he moved around, his muscles worked smoothly. The lines of his back shifted and my gaze dropped to the swell of his—no. I shook my head. What had come over me? Why was I thinking about Drew’s ass, of all things? He was insufferable, a typical guy, a typical vampire, and here I was, watching him.

He returned with a damp rag and wiped my cheek with it, pressing into my face slightly with his fingertips to remove the paint. His other hand went to my waist to steady himself, to hold me in place while he washed my face. The warmth of his touch startled me. The softness of his fingertips as they dug into my muscle made me ache with longing. We were so close only a breath separated us. If either of us leaned forward even the slightest bit, we could have pressed our bodies together and…

“There you go,” Drew murmured, so close to my face that I held my breath. “Better.”

I leaned in, closing the gap between us, and pressed my mouth to Drew’s. He inhaled sharply in surprise but his lips softened and parted, his tongue slipping out to meet mine. I hadn’t kissed anyone in so long, so many years, but it came naturally. I opened to him slowly and the gentleness almost brought tears to my eyes. Drew’s hand moved to my waist to tug me in gently. The space between our bodies evaporated as Drew pulled me close, my chest constricting as he did. My hands brushed the back of Drew’s neck and I gripped him tightly.

We kissed for long minutes, never going farther than that, just moving our lips and tongues slowly together, getting to know one another. I felt Drew’s hard length pressing against my groin and mine mirrored his, aching for more. The kiss, though, was languid, almost sleepy, nothing rushed or hurried about it.

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About the Author:

Riley Long is a wife and mother living a quiet life in Virginia, with her husband, son, and one goofy pit bull. She passes her evenings writing, reading, and watching bad television (or not so bad television). For fun, Riley participates in NaNoWriMo, GISH, and reads with her book club, the BAMFs. She likes things with silly acronyms. The craziest thing Riley has ever done involves whipped cream and hugs. Riley writes sweet and sexy romance, with a special place in her heart for hipsters and musicians.

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[I received a digital arc for an honest review]
Blood on Tap by Riley Long introduces the town of Middle Brierly in England where Drew is starting over again after the end of his musical career. As a long lived vampire he is bored and decides to buy a bar in the small English town to keep himself occupied. He goes into the bar and comes across a grumpy Viking bartender vampire who doesn’t want to give him the time of day. Nova has lived in Middle Brierly for one hundred years and is living a peaceful solitary life. He doesn’t want the bar he works in to change and doesn’t want to deal with Drew and his clan. Drew doesn’t plan on giving up so easily and lures Nova into helping refurbish the bar. They share their histories with each other and end up finding more reasons to be together. But their history comes screaming back into their lives and threaten their newly found happiness. Will they be able to overcome the past or will it ruin their futures. 
Drew and Nova are two very different vampires. Drew lives a more outrageous lifestyle having just left a famous rock band and is now looking to open his own bleeder bar. Nova has chosen a solitary life with his dog and being a bartender at a human bar. When their lives become interconnected Drew immediately feels the draw to Nova while it takes time for Nova to get over his preconceived notions about Drew and vampires as a whole. Once he opens himself up to the idea of a relationship with Drew he can’t help but adore him and want to spend all their time together. The intimate scenes are steamy while you still can tell they feel so safe. 
For the first time in many years, I felt truly safe in the arms of another vampire, and I held Nova close, almost unable to let him go.” 
I was so excited when I read this was going to be a vampire MM novel set in England. I love books set in England and was so ready for some British vampire goodness. I did not get this. I did not get any slang or references besides the town and London. This was seriously disappointing and I felt like this story could have taken place in America just in any small town set outside of a major city. I also feel that this book should have been considered the second book in a series because the author has another book about Drew’s clanmates Eli and Charlie. 
3 stars for a book that had a lot of potential but left me yearning for more. n

—-Written by Kaitlin—-

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