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From a kinky brat to a vampire's perfect blood slave. Keats's education starts tonight!Keats may have reluctantly agreed to admit that vampires are fantasy and not reality. And he may have promised his friend that he would stop searching for them. But people who merely think they are vampires are still fair game for a fun night out.Leland has been resisting the temptationFrom a kinky brat to a vampire's perfect blood slave. Keats's education starts tonight!Keats may have reluctantly agreed to admit that vampires are fantasy and not reality. And he may have promised his friend that he would stop searching for them. But people who merely think they are vampires are still fair game for a fun night out.Leland has been resisting the temptation to bite his friend for months, but when he sees Keats wander calmly into the middle of a Halloween feeding frenzy, he no longer has a choice. He has to claim Keats as a private blood slave before he ends up becoming the community property of his clan.Everything rests on his ability to convince his clan he can bring the bratty submissive to heel. It's going to be very long night......

Title : Blood Slave
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ISBN : 9781907280320
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Number of Pages : 47 Pages
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Blood Slave Reviews

  • Emma Sea
    2019-01-19 07:54

    *banging head against wall* why, why, why doesn't Dare write more full-length books? Keats is utterly adorable. Leland is adorably bewildered. Sexy, hot, just completely yummy. How I wish for a full-length story about the two of them.

  • Sunny
    2019-02-16 15:05

    I think any review I wrote for a Kim Dare short story would say the same thing...wonderful characters, so much showing, perfectly chosen words, and way too short!In Blood Slave, all that holds true, but I'll add more since Kim is our Author of the Month and we take that very seriously here at BMBR. :DKeats was a brat. An adorable brat I couldn't resist. Keats looked just a tiny bit repentant—like a puppy that had been caught chewing a slipper and now regretted displeasing his master. On Halloween, he attended a gathering of vampires and their blood donors, believing it was just a group of people playing pretend. Luckily, his friend Leland happened to be at the gathering and stepped in to protect him. The world building was a bit thin there, and I didn't understand all the rules/paperwork for blood slaves, but it didn't bother me for long as I got caught up in the relationship dynamics between Leland and Keats.Leland was a vampire who was attracted to Keats but, until that point, had been hesitating over making a move, concerned about Keats' reaction to Leland being a vampire. Seeing the other vampires around Keats caused him to step up fast, though, and step up he did, in a very possessive manner. He would have preferred a different way to reveal the truth, but Keats handled it well, only challenging Leland when he didn't appreciate certain aspects of vampire culture. Leland got a little flustered by those challenges, but managed to deal with Keats. I liked how he was also willing to listen to Keats and adjust to his expectations and limits, appreciating the difference from normal vampire/human relationships.Their interactions were sweet, humorous, and hot. Even though I wanted more, I'm very happy with this addition to my Kim Dare collection.Side notes:Keats had very nice fantasies...about Leland, and about cages :)While Keats didn't appreciate some aspects of vampire culture, he definitely appreciated the biting, and so did I ;)Note: A copy of this book was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.Review previously posted on

  • Lily
    2019-02-11 13:06

    "Overall I found this to be an engaging story. Keats and Leland are well written and the progress of their relationship was fun to read. The sex scenes are hot and the promise of a happy future for them makes this a truly enjoyable story. Fans of Kim Dare will not want to miss reading her latest story."My complete review is posted at Rainbow Reviews.

  • Ale Rivero
    2019-01-26 09:13

    En esta historia me ha gustado bastante el contexto, aunque los personajes, Leland y Keats, no me terminaron de convencer hasta el mismo final de la historia.Me gustó la imagen de los vampiros en clanes con esclavos de sangre, y más me gustó al final la individualidad de Leland respecto a su especie, y también me dio un poco de penita por el trabajo que le da Keats para poder dominarlo, son una pareja divertida. Recomendable.

  • JenMcJ
    2019-01-31 15:15

    I don't know if I am completely objective anymore about Kim Dare books. I always love them. The law of averages would mean that at least some of them would have to be average or *heaven forbid* below average but to me, they never are. That is why I question my objectivity. I think I'm like Pavlov's dog. Conditioned to react favorably to a Kim Dare novel like a dinner bell. I think I might even salivate a little when I see the title on the website. Either way, I loved this story too. The brattyness of Keats is perfect and easy to visualize. This time we get a little switch because Leland, the vampire Dom, has as much to learn about his sub/slave as bratty Keats has to teach him about human interaction. Vampire rules only count when other vampires are around...right? And big full body rewards come to little submissives that know the difference and toe that line.

  • mlady_rebecca
    2019-01-30 13:54

    I've been complaining lately about sex heavy books where I just found myself wanting more plot. I lied. Apparently I just needed mind-blowing sex as opposed to mediocre "are they done yet?" sex. *fans self* In this book, the sex was sizzling. Hell, the entire book was erotically charged. Love that. Don't even need much in the way of actual sex when that charge is so potent. Yum.What could be better - vampires, D/s, and hot guys making out?This was short, but in a perfect taste of heaven way. If there are sequels out there, I'll jump on them, but there was a sense of completeness here. I don't know, maybe more would have broken the spell.Plotwise, a young reporter named Keats is investigating of a cult of what he believes are crazies who fancy themselves vampires. He doesn't realize, he's in the midst of clan of actual vampires, who are all eying him as their next meal ticket. Leland finds his friend parading round naked unknowingly having offered himself to the whole clan. Both to protect him, and to further his own fantasies, Leland manhandles and collars Keats, claiming him as his own personal blood slave. Keats is thrilled to find out Leland is gay, and kinky, and interested. The vampire part, on the other hand, may take some getting used to.Leland and his fellow vamps are how I like my vampires, sexy but in a petting a wild animal sort of way. Compelling, yet dangerous.And Keats is a perfect little smart ass. Probably my most crush worthy type, both in real life, and in fiction. Loved this.

  • Jimmy Hanson
    2019-02-05 15:16

    Not exactly sure why I liked this one, since it was kind of random, had few explanations, and little to no character development.Maybe because I like Kim Dare's writing, and because Leland was admirable in his exasperated/fond/protective mien. Keats had the potential to be another interesting character, if he hadn't flip-flopped so often. At first he was the excited, naive little man who was willing to walk around a room naked because he thought everyone else there were only PRETENDING to be vampires [um... what?:]. Then he came across as being intrigued by the thought of being a sub to his friend, but who had little to no experience in 'the scene'. Then, when it came down to playing the part and later, all of a sudden he was the expert on dom/sub relationships and behavior??Not to mention, Leland actually made his friend stay at the party, with all of these hungry vampires out to try and claim him, with no explanation. Why didn't they just leave then? And in the last scene, it becomes obvious the dom/sub situation would become permanent 24/7 ... which is a heavy decision, so why do both Keats and Leland automatically decide, after having been completely ignorant of each other's 'secret kinks' for years, that the master/slave stance would continue even in private?And yet, I liked it. It was entertaining despite the flaws, and Kim Dare does a wonderful job. This was a short that I wish very much had been longer, with more in-depth searching and a few more answers mixed in.

  • Chris
    2019-01-17 10:50

    Good kinky paranormal m/m romance about a vampire who doesn't realize that humans can offer submission without being broken to do so.

  • Jason Bradley
    2019-02-02 13:09

    a dominant vampire and his submissive human. mmmmm!

  • Serena Yates
    2019-01-18 15:52

    I really liked this story. It starts out as a somewhat unusual D/s situation between a vampire and a human.Leland and Keats have been best friends for a while, with Leland resisting any advances for fear of subjecting Keats to a type of submission the vampire isn't sure the human is ready for. Keats has been secretly fantasizing about Leland topping him. When push comes to shove, Keats is forced to act like a submissive in public. But he has certain ideas about how their relationship works, and I loved the way he ends up helping Leland "see the light".

  • Beck
    2019-02-11 13:53

    I like Kim Dare's books. The BDSM is almost gentle (oxymoron I know). There is always a love connection between Dom & sub. The HEA's are satisfying. Blood Slave is no exception. There is an extra spiciness to this one tho' because Keats is just so naughty. Normally the subs depicted are either scared witless or 'natural' subs. This brattyness was refreshing & fun to read. As with most of Kim's books tho' I would have to say that this one is too short...that is usually the only 'complaint' I have about her work.

  • Betryal
    2019-02-12 08:08

    Keats has to be one of the most annoying, pushiest and most mouthy bottom I've read about and as pesty as he sounds you can truly fall for the bratskie. Excellent story and and utterly interesting and very amusing short read.

  • Maria
    2019-01-31 13:48

    Whether it's 40 pages or 400, in this case it's 40, Kim Dare knows how to weave an engaging, interesting story. The sexy vamp parts are an added bonus. The woman doesn't miss a beat. I just wish it were longer. Highly recommended.

  • Marsha Spence
    2019-02-15 08:02

    This was very good. Keats made me laugh out loud. Some of his lines were just hysterical and he was a mess! Great story!

  • Saritza
    2019-01-23 09:18

    Kim Dare's novellas are always great fun! You can read one over a lunch break if you're a fast reader or as a bedtime story if you're like me and it takes you a little longer to savor a book. [Book: Blood Slave] is one of those great reads that moves fast toward a decadent climax.Summary: From a kinky brat to a vampire's perfect blood slave. Keats's education starts tonight!Keats may have reluctantly agreed to admit that vampires are fantasy and not reality. And he may have promised his friend that he would stop searching for them. But people who merely think they are vampires are still fair game for a fun night out.Leland has been resisting the temptation to bite his friend for months, but when he sees Keats wander calmly into the middle of a Halloween feeding frenzy, he no longer has a choice. He has to claim Keats as a private blood slave before he ends up becoming the community property of his clan.Everything rests on his ability to convince his clan he can bring the bratty submissive to heel. It's going to be very long night...What I liked about this book: It starts and ends with a whole lot of action and in its short prose still manages to weave a tapestry that is vivid and rich with imagery. It takes great skill to be able to incorporate so much into a short story but in the hands of a master, it seems effortless. Keats is adorable, if a little annoying in his naivete while Leland is luscious and decadent.The story seems to pick up in the middle of a plot that may be part of another book I have not read or is just explained in the summary for the reader to understand but you're not left "in the dark" about anything. The story unfolds quickly and with the perfect balance of kink, seduction and fantasy, Kim Dare takes you into a world of vampiric mastery that you want to revisit.Excerpt: “I don’t mind, really,” he rushed to reassure his friend. “We’ll go back to your place. You can tell me all about it. And who knows—the guys getting bitten seemed to like it. It wasn’t exactly the sort of sucking I had planned for our first date, but—”Leland closed his eyes.“Hey!” Keats put his hand on Leland’s cheek to soothe the pain before his lids could hide it.“That’s not the way things are between humans and vampires,” Leland said, twisting away from his touch. When he opened his eyes, the pain was gone, replaced by anger.Keats reached for him again, but Leland caught his wrist and held his hand away from him. His other hand went to the collar he’d put around Keats’ neck. “This is the way things are now. You’d best get used to it.”“So you’re kinky? I can live with kinky,” Keats said, his smile growing into a grin. “I like kinky.”Kinky was great. It was the kind of secret that Keats understood, the kind of secret he knew how to deal with. Leland was gay, and he was kinky. Keats nodded to himself. He’d found out two of his suspicions about his friend were true. The vampire thing hadn’t even been a blip on his radar, but…Leland ran his fingertips over the leather wrapped around his throat, his expression serious enough to scatter Keats’ thoughts.The collar was far too wide to be comfortable—it almost completely covered his whole damn neck, and his friend had fixed it too tightly for his personal preference. Keats decided it would be diplomatic to wait a while before he mentioned that.“It’s not kink,” Leland said. “It’s—”“Your presence is requested before the council.”Keats tried to look over Leland’s shoulder to see who was talking to them. “The council?”Tall men with broad shoulders were usually filed firmly under the label ‘hot’ in Keats’ mind, but he was willing to admit they could be bloody annoying at times. Leland turned around and stood directly in front of him, blocking his view.“Tell them I’m on my way.”“Your immediate presence.”Keats stood on tip toe, but he still couldn’t see a damn thing. He tugged at the back of Leland’s shirt, but his friend didn’t take the hint and shift out of his way. Some silent sort of message seemed to pass between Leland and the other man. Keats huffed his frustration at not being able to work out what it was from his current position.Eventually the other guy seemed to go away. Leland turned back to him. He caught hold of his arm and started walking very quickly back in the direction they came from.“Are we going?” Keats asked, as he scurried along next to his longer limbed friend. “I left my clothes in the locker room.”Leland kept a tight grip on his arm as he marched him past the door into the changing room and straight across to a wall filled with cages.Keats looked from the rows of sub-sized enclosures, to Leland and back again. “Leland? I really don’t think…” he cleared his throat. “What exactly are you doing?”“I’m putting you safely out of the way while I go and deal with this,” Leland said, opening one of the compartments on the second level up.Keats shook his head. “If you think I’m sitting around in a damn cage while all the interesting stuff happens…” he trailed off as he realised his friend was so busy fidgeting with the locks, he wasn’t listening to a word. “I said—”Leland finally turned his attention to him. He picked up Keats as if he weighed nothing and deposited him neatly in the tiny cell. Before Keats could react, the door was closed in his face.“Hey! This isn’t funny. Let me out.”Leland ignored him as he did up a bolt and slid a heavy padlock into place. Keats pushed at the metal work that sealed him into the little box.“Leland, really—let me out.”“You’re better off in there for the moment.”“Did I ever mention that I’m really claustrophobic?”Leland raised an eyebrow. “It’s amazing the facts it suddenly occurs to you to mention when you think it might help you get your own way.” He clicked the lock closed.Keats pushed irritably at the grill again. It rattled, but stayed where it was.Leland checked the lock and turned away.“Leland?” Keats called after him.The vampire turned back to him. “I’ll come back and get you when everything’s sorted out.”“When what’s sorted out?”Leland didn’t turn back again.Keats sighed and leant against one of the three solid sides of the box. Bloody typical. He found a clan of honest to God vampires, and he couldn’t find out anything about them because his current friend and potential boyfriend was one of them and would probably be really pissed off with him if he went snooping around.And now, when something even more interesting seemed about to happen, he was stuck in a boring little cubby-hole with nothing more than a collar and a flourishing erection for company.

  • Elisa Rolle
    2019-02-14 08:59

    As often in a Kim Dare’s story, this is a funny and light intake on the D/s world. Due to the gothic cover, that is a common cover for these vampire novellas by Total-e-Bound, at first I didn’t understand if it was an historical or contemporary setting: Leland has cornered his best friend Keats and collared him; in few words we understand first, that Keats is a brat and second, that Leland is a vampire. Other than being a brat, Keats is also a magnet for trouble, and he managed to volunteer for being a blood donor for a vampire secret society without knowing what he was really signing into. Of course when Leland, one of the vampires, recognizes Keats among the blood donor, his only choice is to claim him as blood slave, some sort of submissive for a vampire Master, but also the only way to avoid for Keats to be common property of all the vampires in the place. Now you would expect that Leland’s choice was dangerous, maybe that he had to face a fight with another powerful vampire to claim the exclusive property of Keats… and instead he has to sign some “bloody” and above all boring paperwork. All of that for the pleasure to have Keats as his blood slave, at least he will have all the power upon the little brat… or so he thinks, pity he has not asked before Keats’s opinion on the matter. Keats has no problem to be Leland’s blood slave, the discovery of Leland being gay is way more important than the one of him being a vampire; but Keats knows that if being a submissive means he has some rules to respect, also being a Master means that Leland has to properly take care of him, and if Leland doesn’t know that, well, Keats is more than happy to explain those rules. In the end I don’t know if it’s Leland who gained a blood slave, or if instead, it’s Keats who reached his original purpose. In a way or the other, Keats for sure ends in a more than comfortable situation, one that well fit him. On the other hand, I think Leland will discover that being Keats’s Master is not an easy task, and he will have to have handful of patience, not to teach Keats how to behave, that is an impossible task, but to please him in everything… I’m not exactly sure who the Master is and who is the slave between them. Again Kim Dare has a fresh and funny way to look into the D/s relationship, probably helped by the young age of her characters; and even when she adds the vampire factor, nevertheless the story is light, both in weight than in atmosphere, this is everything other than a dark gothic story.

  • Carole
    2019-01-27 09:15

    It's always a red-letter day for me when a new Kim Dare book comes out, and Blood Slave is no exception. Blood Slave is a little bit of a departure for Kim -- into the world of dominant vampires, who take submission a step farther by requiring their submissives to be a source of blood as well. Leland finds his sexy friend Keats right in the middle of a Halloween vampire clan feeding frenzy and immediately claims him as his blood slave to keep him from being a chew toy for all the other vamps. Unfortunately, Keats is (a) not sure he believes in vampires and (b) not sure Leland is gay, and he isn't going to submit without straightening out at least those two points. And he'd really like a more comfortable collar, and... and... Leland has a brat to deal with.This sexy romp is full of Kim Dare's edgy humor and erotic imaginings. I loved it! I only wish it had been longer!!!

  • Honey
    2019-01-27 14:57

    As a story of BDSM between a vampire and a human I really enjoyed it. The characters were both strong and the world they lived in had potential. I didn't actually think Keats was a brat, as submissive as he was (which I doubted at times, at least outside the bedroom) he was no pushover and had no problem in establishing his boundaries. I smiled a lot at Leland's confusion at Keats' antics and wish we'd gotten more of a background on their friendship before Leland was forced to collar Keats at the vampire gathering.

  • Tory
    2019-02-09 12:58

    You can’t help liking the characters & the whole vampire/blood slave angle was great.As to Dom/Sub – I’m very new to this theme & have had a few reservations in some of the books I’ve recently read. However, I had no such qualms with this as it was not hardcore & it just seemed to fitA very enjoyable short story & I will be reading more from this author in the future

  • Cole Riann
    2019-02-03 12:14

    2.5 starsOverall, an okay story. The dialogue was engaging and of course the sex was hot, something that Kim Dare always does well. I just hate when I feel like an issue could be resolved by just a simple conversation, but isn't. I can see that that isn't the point here -- instead, it's a game of testing limits between the two characters. Still, I just never really got into it.

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    2019-01-22 08:10


  • Bookwatcher
    2019-02-15 12:52

    Short and veeeeeery HOT BDSM story!Another 5 stars to Kim Dare!

  • Joelle
    2019-02-03 12:59

    Claimed by the vampI really enjoyed this book. Keats was just as much of a brat as Leland said but I loved that about him. And he's got quite a backbone to go after what he wanted in Leland. Leland didn't stand a chance. A great short story!

  • The UHQ Nasanta
    2019-01-27 11:56

    3 - 3.5 starsI can't seem to sort my feelings about this little story. YES, I liked:Keats - He was funny, sincere, and a bossy human sub. I liked how he was clever enough to get what he wanted and to serve Leland's interests as well. I really, really liked how he refused to let Leland walk all over him. He was a great character if a bit naive, silly and occasionally stupid? in a TSTL sort of way, but maybe that attitude of his in wherever Leland found him was him just trusting Leland to take care of matters.The humor - What's not to like about humor? It's rather understated which makes it all the more entertaining in a not very obviously humorous story. Sex - was pretty hot.Well, I DIDN'T like so much:World-building - minimal. But still enough to give an idea of how the vampire clan thing worked although it didn't seem like much beyond blood and sex. Not enough substance for the mind, just the body. (view spoiler)[After Leland drank from Keats and Keats was dizzy, I kept expecting Leland to offer Keats something to drink, like juice. Isn't that what they do at blood drives? But no, Keats had to ask for a glass of water after he was tucked into his bed...on the floor.(hide spoiler)]Sex - a little too much crammed into 40 pagesRelationship - development is nil. (view spoiler)[Friends-to-lovers-I've-loved-you-since-I-first-saw-you trope. (hide spoiler)]["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>

  • Nessa
    2019-02-07 10:50

    Short But sweet. This was a short fun read and it involves roommates, Leland and Keats with Leland being a vampire who's been fighting not to bite his human roommate, Keats. After Keats wonders into his cult thinking that the vampires are fake wannabes, Leland has to take ownership of him so that the other vampires don't bite him. I thought that Keats was so adorable. :D Even when they got home he continued to be the submissive, but as he told Leland, it's because he chose to. I love how he kept calling him "sir". That was too cute. I wish that there was a bit more but overall it was a well written, riveting, little book.

  • Cynthia
    2019-02-02 15:57

    I enjoyed this story about a brat who finds himself at a blood club with real vampires. He had thought there was no such thing but surprise. His best friend, Leland, is there and can't resist the temptation to claim him. It's cute but short. I thought the story could have been expanded and that's why it's isn't rated higher.

  • M.E.
    2019-01-24 15:49

    It's really really strange for me to give such short reads high marks. Because I almost feel like it's cheating on the longer novels. Anyway, this was a cute, fun read. It had sex and biting, and love. And hidden feelings, and whatnot. It was able to move quick enough but also slow enough to feel good and enjoy the characters. Just going to show what a talented author Kim Dare is.

  • Read-A-Book Everyday Reviews!!!
    2019-01-25 08:13

    This book was only 2 dollars and some change on my Nook, so I said hey, what the heck. Bleh. I didn't like it that much bc it was only 131 pages and it was extremely rushed. They turned into submissive / dominant like super fast and then all the sudden they love each other, and i am not feeling hardly any chemistry at all, it's kind of like reading a play or something.

  • Serena
    2019-01-21 15:03

    My Rating System:* couldn't finish, ** wouldn't recommend, *** would recommend, **** would read again, ***** have read again.I enjoyed the characters, and their world and hope I get the chance to read the story again and/or to read more within the series.

  • Timeforme
    2019-02-13 10:06

    This is an enjoyable short story. While the plot line is similar to many of the vamp books I've read in the past, the writing is very good and the characters are well done.