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Drowning Ophelia (Drowning Ophelia #1)

3.05  ·  Rating Details ·  39 Ratings  ·  19 Reviews
The French call an orgasm ‘la petite mort’ because they believe each brings death and new life.

In Eva Natsumi’s debut erotic novella, she brings a new twist to Dracula and vampires in general. This is not an ordinary erotica, but a tale of love and death. Without death there can be no life, no love, and no pleasure.

What begins as a regular trip home turns drastically dif
Kindle Edition, Second Edition, 45 pages
Published November 21st 2012 by Eva Natsumi
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Jun 11, 2013 ↜ƈɦǟռ☂ɛℓℓɛ↝ rated it liked it
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Drowning Ophelia(Immoral Dracula#1) by Eva Natsumi

I was given this R2R in exchange for my honest review.

Wow where to even start on this one. This was so ridiculous, it was laughable. This is not your typical Vamp story boys and girls. (view spoiler)
This was supposed to be a more enjoyable read. I am quite disappointed.
This was lauded in the synopsis and in some reviews as an excellent revision of vampire lore.

It did not strike me that way at all.

It seemed more like a surreal magical realism styled recounting of a misadventure - or adventure, however, you view it - which happens to Ophelia – a young woman with a monotonous existence, a repressed sexuality and (to me) a fantastical imagination.

To be honest, I thought she was a vampire hers
Aeterna Nox
Dec 13, 2012 Aeterna Nox rated it liked it

I received this book from the author through goodreads, and must thank her for sharing her work with myself and other members of the book junkie community. I enjoyed reading this very much, and appreciate the opportunity to share my own personal opinions.

I was intrigued by a line in her interview where she stated that she 'was not afraid to have the characters be melancholy' (paraphrased) True to the authors stated intent, Love and Lust entering the lives of her characters did not instantly fix
Apr 25, 2013 Niala rated it it was ok
This book was given to me by the author in exchange for an honest review. I was introduced to this book by a fellow good reads aficionado and after reading the blurb was hooked.

Ophelia has to go back home after the semester. the problem is, her prospects arent that bright. She in fact reveals in the book that she was intent to killing herself.

but thats as far as the plot goes. I am still waiting on the rest to bring Casimir into existence. for a while I thought he was a figment of her imaginati
Jul 09, 2013 Karen rated it it was ok
OK, I'm giving this 2.5 stars. Ophelia annoyed me but that was about all she did for me. I fund this to be a bit disjointed with no real story or point of reference. Love the title but it should be "Drown Ophelia" because the chick is truly lost.

Ophelia claims to be a virgin then proceeds to have sex like a pro, literally. This is alright for a quick throw away read if you have nothing else handy but otherwise, not so great. I think I was expecting more because of the cover and the blurb sounde
Dec 18, 2012 Owaiz rated it really liked it
I really liked it. The novella was like an experience, like remembering how things were when you were high, somewhat blurry and dreamy. I would've rated it 3 stars but the ending gets the 4th. I liked the characters too, Casimir and Ophelia esp. and look forward to how they develop along with the story. Also, would like to know more about Abigal. She seems very mysterious.
Dec 12, 2012 Mark rated it it was amazing
Overall, this story was quite interesting, and unlike any vampire tale, or anything else I've ever read before. Since this is supposed to be a series, I look forward to see what happens next.
Dec 10, 2012 Jen rated it really liked it
Shelves: fiction, own, 2012
I have to say I enjoyed this book. I liked Ophelia...she was one of the characters I could relate to. She wasn't perfect by any means.
Aug 22, 2013 Jessica rated it it was ok
Drowning Ophelia was an exercise in contradiction to me. It was good in some ways but in others I had a hard time with.

Ophelia was a character who struck me as far more experienced and adventurous than I might have expected for a virgin character. In addition, she has some rather freaky musings that I didn't think really fit in the book. It made her much harder to like and connect with. I found myself wondering if she needed to be medicated or if she was already on something. Nina was an interes
Mirandia Berthold
Aug 16, 2013 Mirandia Berthold rated it it was ok
Shelves: pnr-nauba-r2r
Drowning Ophelia is a novella that while it is well written and the author does an amazing job of conveying what she wants with the story, it was not for me. I did read the synopsis before I chose to read and review this book, however I somehow missed that it "might be disturbing to some". I am not sure if it was there or added later, either way personally it was a little much for my personal tastes.

In a good quality review fashion I would like to say that the author does a great job of being d
Laura deLuna
Jul 07, 2013 Laura deLuna rated it liked it
this book was... well a bit confusing. im wondering if I got the same book that everyone else did because they all seem to love it...

while the story/idea is pretty nice and the sex is ok (I read a lot of erotica so my opinion might be a bit more biased due to experience) the writing was confusing... the author seemed to go for prose in the extreme and instead of being a fully fleshed out story... it seems to me more like a free verse poem or something.

the writing is very vague sometimes and tho
Mar 05, 2013 Randi rated it it was ok
Ophelia was on way to shitty places after the semester ends and she wasn't happy. She met Nina and did some naughty things on the bus then the driver had to pull over for some reason and the bus arrived at the manor. There they met this strange man (it makes me think a LOT like Dracula, actually). He drew Ophelia into his world.

The reason I gave this 2 stars... This was my second time reading it and I didn't even realize I was re-reading it until later on. So sad. To me, it's purely erotic - I
Oct 02, 2013 Oceans rated it it was ok
This was a confusing story. I think that main character Ophelia is just crazy. Even though I love vampire books this one left me confused. Casimir is supposed to be vampire or cursed but we don't get enough details with anything. He wants her (I think) but he is a killer. Ophelia is a virgin but her sex appetites are great and she just accepts that he bites her, does he have some hypnotic powers we are not aware? What's with Nina, they just start groping each other on the bus and later on... I ...more
Jackie *Fire and Ice Book Reviews*
I was given a copy of this book in exchange for a honest review. I did not find this book appealing. I felt this book was empty and dry. To me it didn't have a story line. However I did enjoy the f/f and m/f sceens. But that is not enough. Maybe it was just me, but I could not follow the story. Usally I love books that are short and sweet, but this time I found myself putting the book down. I can't actually point out what I thought was wrong with the book, but it just wasn't all there for me. ...more
Jun 15, 2013 Hayley rated it did not like it
Shelves: own-e-book
I found the short story to be very confusing and disjointed. There didn't seem to be a plot at all. The characters were hard to connect with and one-dimensional. The lead character Ophelia was a promiscuous virgin, tending towards a porn star. The sex scenes weren't erotic or appealing to me in the least.

It wasn't my cup of tea, at all.

But I truly appreciate the author letting me read her work. Gifting me a free copy of the story in return for an honest review.
Eva Natsumi
Oct 26, 2013 Eva Natsumi added it  ·  (Review from the author)
For anyone who hasn't read Drowning Ophelia yet...

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Marija *Whoever You're Mixing Your Drinks With Is Dying To Go To Town On You*
It was different than any other vampire book I've read. Interesting story but I really didn't like those parts with blood sucking during sex XD
Dec 18, 2012 J rated it liked it
finished it yesterday and for me it feels like a good intro\start to a story. as it is it kinda left me wondering "what next?". all in all it was written well and kept me turning the pages for more.
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When Eva Natsumi was in adolescence she was diagnosed with a rare and debilitating illness. She realized that she could never do anything the normal way, and that cultured a creative view of life.

She doesn't much care for genres. She writes what she wants to write. They're a little humorous, a lot dark, and mostly about twisted people.

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“We’re all toys.” Ophelia sat down in a huff. “Broken and misused and thrown away.” Ophelia looked to him. Her eyes were big, wet, and clear like river water. In that stare her soul shone as the diamond bright sky. “May as well play for a little while.” 2 likes
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