Olivia Starke’s Vampire Masquerade, published January 2014, is a well written and very erotic short story.
Beautiful, rich, sexy lesbian vampires Eaven and Aleese have their eyes set on TV journalist Natasha and invite her to their grand masquerade ball where they take great pleasure in seducing her before taking her up to their private rooms for other entertainment…
Judged purely as lesbian erotica, it is probably deserving of an extra star. I do feel it drags a little in the first half, however, and the ending seems both sudden and improbable, and indeed the more I think of it as a story the less satisfied I am.
It is an alternative reality where vampires are a recognised and accepted part of life, but where they are rich and powerful and, by and large, safe. Yes they drink blood, and yes they’re predatory, but these aspects are played down almost to the point of irrelevance. In essence, these are female versions of the super-awesome alpha-vampires I’ve been known to rant about, with their astonishing wealth and eternal beauty, but none of the negative traits that make vampires truly interesting. Even the blood drinking, what little there is, is presented as erotic.