Wednesday, February 23, 2011

REVIEW: Pleasures Untold by Lisa Sanchez


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Pleasures Untold by Lisa Sanchez
The Hanaford Park series
Publisher: Omnific Publishing

Pub Date: February 8, 2011 
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Reading Level: Adult
Paperback: 191 pages
ISBN: 1-936305-59-3


Hell hath no fury like a witch done wrong. Pissed off and packing an arsenal of witchy mojo, Martha is on the warpath. Determined to avenge the murder of her mother and grandmother, her mission is simple: kill every vampire, demon and underworld bastard she comes across, because one of those hell beasts might be the monster that stole her childhood from her. But when a sexy Latin vamp literally falls from the sky, saving her from becoming an undead Happy Meal, she has no choice but to reassess everything she thinks she knows.

Xan is an anomaly --a vampire born, not turned. A powerful warlock who walks in daylight, Xan spends his days, and nights, watching over Martha, protecting her from Lucian, the blood-sucking monstrosity whose sole mission in death is to drain her dry. Undeniable attraction and the promise of pleasures untold draw the two lovers into a frustrating dance of one step forward, two steps back. When Lucian throws down a deadly ultimatum, Martha is forced to choose between relying on her own mystical woo woo to save the lives of her stolen friends or succumbing to the lure of dark, voodoo magic. Xan and Martha must work together to save those closest to her and put an end to Lucian's reign of terror before it's too late. (Summary from publisher’s website.)

 My Review:

We met Martha in Eve of Samhain as a secondary character. In Pleasures Untold she takes the forefront, and boy am I glad we get to know her better. This goth-dressing, vampire hunting witch has a lot going on and a major secret she’s guarding.

With the appearance of Xan, things start to get a bit complicated. The gorgeous Latin bartender saves her, but in the process reveals the fact that he’s a vampire, a very powerful vampire. There is much more than meets the eye to Xan, and Martha must battle her growing attraction towards him against her hatred of vampires. Could she really have a guardian vampire? Is there such thing as a good vampire?

As if this isn’t enough, there is a sudden rise in attacks in the area. Something big is on the rise, and it’s effecting everyone and will soon hit Martha very close to home.

Martha and Xan are wonderful main characters to follow and their chemistry is, well it’s just hot! Martha’s roommate Jessica plays a large part again in this novel, and there’s a new addition named Taylor. The two girls add in a lot of comedic touches along with a sense of normalcy every now and then to the chaotic supernatural world.

Pleasures Untold was a fast read, with characters that I’ve grown to love and hope to learn more about. There are times that some of the symbolism, metaphors, and language detracted from the story, yet other times they are very entertaining. Overall a great adult read!

My Rating:



*Review copy provided by publisher for an honest review*


The Hanaford Park series:

  1. Eve of Samhain
  2. Pleasures Untold


Find Lisa Sanchez around the web:

Website I Blog I Twitter I Facebook I Goodreads I Eve of Samhain Website I EoS Facebook Page


For a chance to be one of two winners of ebooks both Eve of Samhain & Pleasures Untold, check out my stop on the Pleasures Untold Blog Tour + Giveaway.


Kristina said...

I'm intrigued by the summary, the video and your review, but in truth a little thrown off by the 3/5 rating, you liked it, but not in love. What was is your favorite thing about the book?

Amanda Leigh said...

I enjoyed it. I will continue reading the series if there's more, because I do like the characters. Just at times some of the writing or imagery would cause me to disconnect a bit from the story, thus the 3/5 rating, but it's still a fun read.

Larissa {Larissa's Bookish Life} said...

Nice review hon! I did give up around half way through book 1 =/ but Im glad you liked it =D

Vivien said...

Great review. I'm interested to see where this goes.