Fifty Shades of Gary the Vampire: Anais’s Sin by Sabrina Swan
Story Rating: 4 out of 5 paddles
Sting Factor (kink): 4 out of 5
A parody of a bit of fan fiction based on a series of novels featuring vampires, Fifty Shades of Gary the Vampire kicks it up a notch in the way of sex and self-awareness. The characters are genuinely interested in brushing up against the fourth wall as much as possible when they aren’t busy time travelling, spanking or getting spanked, or being involved with the ingestion of blood. This tongue in-cheek style makes the book far more entertaining than it would be if it tried to be dead serious.
Gary, hiding behind his fifty shades from the dangers of intimacy, tries to stay a step ahead of his mentor/brother/sire Marq. That
wouldn’t be such a terrible thing if the Marq in question wasn’t the sadistic, sociopathic vampire version of the Marquis de Sade. In the course of his travels, he finds the suicide girl Anais Sin in the middle of a shotgun blow job. Instead of just watching and licking up the resulting mess, he decides to get involved, share some quips with the stripper, and start a greater journey for the both of them as their relationship evolves into the bedroom and some of the dirtier things that can take place there.
The sex, in and of itself, is great and lends to counter the humor quite well. The rules, in the bedroom and in regards to Gary’s feeding habits are clearly defined and not discarded just because it would make for a better scene once. However, when the characters feel the need to explain to each other, and the audience by virtue, that they have just made a joke or pop culture reference it detracts from the joke itself. There are times it feels as if Sabrina Swan doesn’t believe the reader will get the finer points of humor.
Well worth the read.
Reviewed by Lacie