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Reviewed by K.C. Finn for Readers' Favorite
The Crimson Hue: A Modern Day Vampire Saga is a work of fiction in the fantasy, adventure, and erotic-horror subgenres. It is intended for the mature reading audience owing to explicit language throughout as well as graphic scenes of sex and violence. Penned by author D.D. Scarlet in the full, no-holds-barred tradition of gory erotic horror, this vampiric saga takes readers on a macabre and sensual journey with our protagonist and anti-hero, Mars. In this modern take on vampire life, our young protagonist feels himself undergoing changes far beyond the typical teenager's. As his bloodlust grows, so do his skills in cultivating a new life where blood and blood bonds come in equal measure.
A graphic coming-of-age saga that will certainly please fans of dark urban fantasy novels with lots of steamy moments, The Crimson Hue is a work that operates on many levels. The surface pleasures of the sexual awakening that Mars goes through certainly make for exciting reading and keep the plot spicy, but there’s also a deeper message about freedom and the choices we make in our lives that resonates strongly in certain parts of the tale. The cast is also quite expansive as we get to know more of the vampires and their prey and what makes them tick, the dark demons they battle against in their psyches, and how that shapes their actions. Overall, author D.D. Scarlet has crafted a novel with as much thought-provoking conceptual content as its thrills and spills, making for highly engaging reading.