Snowed In With The Vampire Prince (Blood Bonded Mates 1) by Jay Castle


Snowed in with the Vampire Prince is a fated mates novella with hurt/comfort vibes and some bitey steam which we all know is what we actually read a vampire romance for.

From the blurb:

My death day is sacred. I spend it the same way I wish I could spend every day: alone in my isolated
cabin, with a glass of wine in one hand and a book in the other. But when the scent of human blood shatters my solitude, I find James—unflappable, undeniably gorgeous, and utterly unafraid of me. He makes my blood boil and he stirs desires dormant for over a century. I must protect him, even if it costs me everything.

In the wake of my father’s passing, I go to our secluded camping spot in the mountains to scatter his ashes. It’s almost a full day’s hike from civilization and I expected to grieve alone. I never dreamed I’d get stranded by a freak snowstorm or that I’d be attacked by wolves. I certainly never imagined I’d meet someone like Pierce, the grumpy, overprotective, and annoyingly handsome vampire who saves my life. Now, snowed in and surrounded on all sides by the werewolves determined to turn me into one of them, my only protection is the vampire I’m inexplicably falling in love with.

Snowed in with the Vampire Prince is a 36,000-word fated mates novella with an HEA, instalove, a fair amount of hurt/comfort, and no cliffhanger. This is book 1 in the Blood Bonded Mates series. This book contains mild violence, strong language, spicy scenes between men, and passages depicting consensual blood drinking, as one might expect from a MM vampire romance.

Jacqueleen the Reading Queen's Review:

"My brave, foolish human."

Snowed in with the Vampire Prince was my first read by this author and I really enjoyed this vampire romance. It's novella length and PNR so I totally went in expecting the instalove aspect. I mean, that's usually par for the course with a lot of fated mates. I loved how grumpy Pierce was. I loved even more how James was in no way taking his crap. In fact, even though James is human, the man comes in clutch with his wit when it's needed the most. Their steamy times were also hot AF.

I wanted to hate the wolf shifters because of everything they put James through, but by the end of the novella I just couldn't. Sneaky authors be sneaky. It appears this is going to be a series so I would not be surprised if we see this shifter pack again in the future.

Jacquie's Review:

Sweet sort of instalove, fated mates, novella. I really liked Pierce. He was easier to get a handle on than James was. They had a good connection, I just wanted a little bit more.

Very interested in the wolves despite the role they played in this story.

Entertaining read.

Snowed in with the Vampire Prince is available in e-book format and can be read as part of your Kindle Unlimited subscription.