ARC Review “Touched by a Vampire” by Sophie Slade

Touched by a Vampire

(Eternally Yours #1)

by Sophie Slade



Published Oct 31, 2014
Stand-alone | 359 ages | Paranormal – Romantic Erotica
by Sophie Slade




(adapted from goodreads)

*Contains explicit sex and adult situations. 18+

Synopsis: Dr. Leila Reynolds is working her shift at Southside Medical Hospital in Las Vegas, Nevada, when she meets a mysterious man, Lance Steel. Although Leila is a married woman, she is enticed by this bold Renaissance man. Lance seduces her, surprising her with the most erotic weekend of her life … with a vampire. She convinces herself that it was just an affair, but she can’t get Lance—or the time they shared—out of her mind.

As owner of the Caprice Casino and the exclusive Club Moroii, Lance has more money and heartbreaking good looks than any one man deserves. He soon introduces her to an underground world that she never knew existed, fraught with sex, booze, blood … and danger.

When Leila’s life crumbles around her, Lance is there to pick up the pieces … but her connection with him has a price. Can Leila leave the past behind and become eternally his, allowing her heart—as well as her body—to be touched by a vampire?


“I was provided by Book Enthusiast Promotions with a free copy of this book so I could give an honest review.”

“When love finds you, you recognize it, commit it to memory and lock it in your heart forever. You know it in your soul. You sacrifice everything for it.”

It’s been a long time since I read a paranormal romance with plenty of juicy erotic details. Of course, it’s natural to be written like this, since vampires love to make sex as much as they love to drink blood, but it was a pleasant change for me from the contemporary romance genre for a while.

Touched by a Vampire is a love story between Leila Reynolds, a beautiful doctor from the ER section, at the Southside Medical Hospital in Las Vegas and Lance Steel, a vampire who is the owner of the Caprise casino there, plus a huge donor to the hospital Leila works for. Synopsis helps a little to put you into the story but the best way to learn what is happening between them, is to start reading the story my friends. However, it would be nice to unfold some details about the characters and what is happening into the story, don’t you think?

Leila Reynolds, is 29, married and she lives her daily life inside the hospital. Her need to save peoples lives is her number one priority, leaving her life and her marriage aside. Strong, witty, intelligent, a carring heart for others well being, she knew there would be consiquences sooner or later about the choices she made, but there was always something important to thing or do, so the thought stayed in the back of her mind every single time. When the day Leila crossed her path with Lance’s came, it was the ultimate mistake and the ultimate gift at the same time…for both of them.

“The thought of never seeing him again hurt more…and I couldn’t walk away.”

Lance Steel, the immortal vampire who came from England centuries ago, is the leader of the vampire coven and a deadly sexy man. He has all that supernatural gifts vampires have and when his eyes landed on Leila, it was his mission to seduce her and make her his. Consistent to his plan, Lance spent a weekend with Leila, showing her his real down to earth self and his sex-marathon abilities, which never get unnoticed by the way. Until, their time in cloud nine passed and the reality of what they are going to face came.

The interesting part is the aftermaths! Second half of the book is full of changes, some of them you’ll already sense either way, has more supernatural creatures involve and of course, a war couldn’t be outside from that kind of story. There’s drama, no one trust no one and blood is everywhere.

Meeting Sophia’s Slade writing skills, for the first time, it wouldn’t be fair to make a comment about it because I won’t be objectively correct. That’s why I’m going to review only the way the story develops. I liked much more the second half of “Touched by a Vampire”. Athough, the first half was a get to know each other first, it was plane and, I believe, it needed something to make it a little more interesting. The witty conversations Leila has with Rosa (her right hand nurse) and the scenes with Lance plus the sex scenes with him, were the only things that keeped me continue. Didn’t understand the reason why her husbant was nowhere and unknown. Second half, however, was captivating. The storyturns, the hunting, the secrets that came out and finally the battle, have given a great atmosphere to this paranormal story, leaving me with a nice feeling after I finish it. Of course, there are three more books, Leila and Lance have to share with us, so I’m counting that there would be much more intrigue than the first one. After all, I haven’t said if Leila stayed human or not in the end of this book, have I?

Now, haven’t reading many paranormal books, I wish one day there would be stories that they will include both characters perspectives, giving the story the full view of the two different worlds to the readers. Honestly, I’m not keen of the paranormal genre, Twilight saga was the first enlightening for me but still never was hungry to read these stories, unless a friend recommented me something to read. However, my knowledge is limited. The world of vampires, or werewolves, or witches or whatever supernatural creature exist is unknown to me, so when a storytale include details about the creatures abilities and rules, is easy and pleasant for me to read and enjoy it.

Until next time, wish you all to have a pleasant, enjoyable journey into the world of books…


Detailed rating:

Book rates: 4 stars
  • Plot:4 stars
  • Characters: 3+stars
  • Writing:4 stars
  • Pacing: 4 stars
  • Cover: 4+ stars

More from “The Eternally Yours serie”

crossroads-by-sophie-slade  This is the second in Sophie Slade’s Eternally Yours series. Although this book can be read as a stand alone, it is advised to read the first book, TOUCHED BY A VAMPIRE (ETERNALLY YOURS BOOK ONE), first. This book also ends on a slight cliffhanger.

WARNING 18+: This book is erotic paranormal romance and contains material that may be considered offensive to some readers, which includes graphic language, explicit sex, and adult situations.

SYNOPSIS: As the head of the North Vampire Coven and owner of Caprice Casino and Club Moroii, alpha-male billionaire Lance Steel has more money and incredible good looks than any one man deserves. He is a great husband and father, but he’s also a vampire. His wife, Leila, is human and his son is a dhampir—half human and half vampire—but in order to live a human life with his wife and son, he wants to become human again.

As a brilliant doctor and scientist, Leila has developed a sunlight serum, and friends Amy and Elias are working on a cure for vampirism, but is Lance willing to give up his vampire and become human again for his family? Or will his decision cost him the lives of his wife and son, and the destruction of his entire coven? Which path will he choose at the crossroads?

*The first book in this series is TOUCHED BY A VAMPIRE (ETERNALLY YOURS BOOK ONE), by: Sophie Slade. The third book in this series will be TO LOVE A VAMPIRE, set for release 2016.

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