27th Oct 2011
I really, really wanted to like this book more than I did. I mean, what’s there not to like about pretty boy vampires, screwing madly? Believe me, the book had quite a bit of that - I guess I was just expecting more from it, knowing how pleased I was with SL Publishings first release, Cethe.
Cake was just a little too over the top for me. Things were resolved too neatly. The main character was too pretty.
I think part of this stems from the book being written in first person narrative. I always feel that writing in the first person lends itself to edging into Mary-Sue territory, even if the author has no intention of going there.
Cake revolves around a legally blind, fat, nasty, computer programmer who is kidnapped by a vampire and turned into the perfect submissive, after he is caught preforming some industrial sabotage. After the vampire, Marcus, whittles our programmer into the perfect submissive (looks and all) he is given the choice of becoming a vampire, or staying a human and staying a sex toy.
Programmer-boy chooses to be a vamp, but instead of becoming Marcus’ equal. We find that he’s the last of the lost Blue Bloodline of a Royal House of vampires.
See what I mean about taking it a step too far.
That’s not to say that I didn’t enjoy this book, and won’t be buying the next one when it comes out in print - it’s just not going to be on my list of all time favorite books.
Snake has an amazing imagination, and while her books are an enjoying read, they could benefit from paring down of all the ideas that she’s trying to cram into one novel.”