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Mortal Companion

3.82  ·  Rating details ·  56 ratings  ·  12 reviews
Fiction. Horror. Gay and Lesbian Studies. In this erotic tale of vengeance, sinister magic and painfully intense pleasures thread through a narrative describing a gothic doomed love between vampire and human, complicated by immortal sibling rivalry. Patrick Califia has also authored the novels Macho Sluts and Doc And Fluff.
Paperback, 288 pages
Published January 1st 2005 by Suspect Thoughts Press
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Aug 09, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fiction, fantasy, porn
Yes that's right folks it is totally fantasy porn. I love this book and if Patrick ever reads this: God were is the sequel?? How could you leave me hanging like that? Please, please write like ten more books in this world setting...ill do anything...really. I couldnt read 20 pages of this damn book without having to jerk off i swear to god! But seriously DISCLAIMER: there is actual rape, consensual rape scenes, and about ten shades of inbetween rape in this book! Enter Ulric, warrior of the Boar ...more
Pamela Langhorne
Sep 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Hot on the heels of his anthology Hard Men, comes Patrick Califia-Rice's novel, Mortal Companion. I don't just mention these two books together because they were released so relatively close to each other, but also because they are wonderful to read back to back. Hard Men contains two short story length excerpts from Mortal Companion, while Mortal Companion re-introduces us to Patrick Kelly and Davy from No Mercy, a sexy D/s story from Hard Men.

Mortal Companion is another of very few examples of
Emmanuelle Maupassant
There is much that is playful in this beguiling tale, including speaking vampire cats, and a wealth of snappy dialogue, but also scenes of powerful allure, and those of heartbreaking poignancy. What better vehicle for exploring the many pains of love than a full-length vampire novel?

It doesn’t take the reader long to be rooting for leather-clad, biker Ulric, born in the 14th century, and struggling with the loneliness of immortality ever since (Califia’s vampires being cursed with finding the c
'ro Maina
Dec 11, 2007 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: anyone who likes vampires, SM, and homo-sex
Shelves: glbt, horror, erotic
I liked this book; I really did. Anything that has vampires, LOTS of good homo-sex and SM is a definite must-read for me. And I'm a huge fan of Patrick Califia-Rice: read him when he was the Advocate Adviser, LOVED (loved, LOOOOVED) "Macho Sluts", even met/chatted w/ him at a dungeon party....

There was, however, one leetle bitty prob w/ this book that kinda killed it for me. And it happened RIGHT at the very end and it left me feeling rather sad and empty inside.

To wit, there was a very "deus ex
Apr 20, 2010 rated it did not like it
Shelves: pnr-uf
I was REALLY disappointed in this book. It had everything a girl (or me, at least) could want... Vampires, BDSM, lesbians, and lots of sex. But I thought it was awful. The depiction of the BDSM subculture was ridiculous, the graphic rape scenes were so horrendous I almost threw the book across the room, and the plot made absolutely no sense. Not to mention the ending, which completely nullified the entire storyline. It's very open-ended and was supposed to have a sequel, but now it will never be ...more
Sep 22, 2015 rated it liked it
Definitely more graphic descriptions than expected compared to most of todays erotica literature. But generally a good storyline, the back history left a little to be desired and I was ultimately unsatisfied with the ending. I wish there would have been a little more explanation. The ending really felt rushed and only half done compared to the detail in other sections of the book. But generally a reasonable read.
Jan 14, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: erotica
Vampires and leather sex? The two prove to be an amazing combination. And with a good vampire and a bad vampire, you end up seeing both the loving dominant and the abusive asshole. While the abusive asshole is sometimes difficult for me to stomach, I think I'm glad it's included.

Oh, and some of those sex scenes, like when the librarian walks naked into the most "dangerous" biker bar she can find. Califia swept me away several times in this book.
Jun 20, 2007 rated it it was amazing
I just finished reading this book, i loved it! sexy librarians, dominant vampires, love, fucking and bdsm all rolled into one how could you go wrong i ask?
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Jan 18, 2010 rated it really liked it
A bit sweet, a bit shocking, and very hot. Does this thing have a sequel or one in the works? The ending is left rather hanging...
Dec 23, 2007 rated it really liked it
Shelves: erotica, fiction
a fun read. witty, humorous & sexy
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Patrick Califia-Rice, who formerly wrote under the names Pat Califia and Patrick Califia, is a writer of nonfiction (on men, gender, transgender identity, and sexuality) and fiction (erotica, poetry, and short stories). ...more

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