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Remember the Blood by Vicki Pettersson

Overview
The Mammoth Book of Vampire Romance

Title: Remember the Blood
Author: Vicki Pettersson
In: The Mammoth Book of Vampire Romance (Trisha Telep)
Rating Out of 5: 4.5 (Amazing, but not quite perfect)
My Bookshelves: Vampires
Pace: Fast
Format: Short story
Publisher: Robinson
Year: 2008
5th sentence, 74th page: And while the scream is gratifying, it’s the scent of his elixir, fouled though it is, that causes her appetite to rear.

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Synopsis

Ina and Alexander are meant for each other, but what will they do to keep their immortal romance alive?

Thoughts

I struggled with this short story. I absolutely loved it, but I found it quite sick and twisted, and thus a little more difficult to deal with. Actually, I finished this story going… huh and a little bit eeeeew. Not quite the way I normally finish a romance story.

I have read a few of Pettersson’s stories now, and one of the things that I often love about her writing is the fact that it is never quite what I expect and it always leaves me feeling entertained and bemused. This short story, featuring a couple that will literally sacrifice anything to have their immortality together certainly left me feeling a little perplexed. It took a new spin on vampirism and what must be sacrificed for immortality. A new take on the ways in which we keep our love and romance alive in a long-term relationship. Although, not a way in which I would ever suggest keeping romance alive if you have a conscience…

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