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Lacey Reah has worked as a teacher, a fitness and yoga guru, a healer, an actress and a writer. She has traveled the globe, living in major cities such as Manilla, Sydney, Los Angeles and New York; working odd- ended jobs such as retail sales and being a paid psychic. Wherever she went, she has taken the opportunity to track every key point of her life and document it. So much has happened in her life and with heavy bouts of sleep apnea that it is difficult to discern the reality from the fantasy. She is on a lifetime search for truth.
on Dec. 24, 2011 :
There should be more stories like this one!!
I have read a lot of lesbian-vampire fiction and this is the first story where I exactly found what I was looking for in all the other stories. The book does not concern itself with building up an elaborate setting of vampire societies or complicated character relations. It's all about a very original and genre-crossing idea. The concept of the nymphomites is amazing and sexy right down to the difference in the gender of their victims. The writing is very passionate and original and clear and makes every word more powerful because of it. I have been bored so many times before in stories that carried on and on about details in characters or settings that I couldn't care less about. I also found Linda, the main character very refreshing. In her personality she is practically already a vampire before the gets turned into one. I guess that's why she was selected by the other nymphomite in the first place. Linda later decides to turn one of her victims herself, but her judgment wasn't that good this time. The sexual encounters in between are all told in a light and humorous fashion. Linda is a creature of purest passion. She feels no remorse for seducing and killing her victims. Beauty and passion are the only things that exits for her and that makes her the perfect vampire for me. Fireflies gave me you just the right words to set fire to my own imagination. I love it!!
(reviewed the day of purchase)
on Dec. 20, 2011 :
This book is destined to be a cult classic. The idea behind the “nymphomite” is unique in of itself and transcends any vampire story I have ever read. Anyone who has ever wanted to seduce a woman to the point of no return can learn a thing or two from the lead character. On top of that, there are some real literary elements in this story that transcends its pornographic appeal. It has a real plot. There is a reason why the sex is involved. This is not a story where a pizza man delivers a pizza and ends up on the couch with two college co-eds. The sex scenes are a natural reaction for a vampire who needs to suck the blood of a woman who is at the height of climax. It’s a logical, believable reason.
Characterization is the strongest part of this story. I became emotionally connected to Linda as she reflects on her life, her motivation, and her relationships. Linda’s character progression throughout the manuscript is archetypical, in a way. She loses her sense of civilization (as is symbolized by her nudity and her raw sexuality) and pulls within herself. Lacey Reah has done a remarkable job in creating many layers of nuance and symbolism in this story. The story and characters have dimensions and layers that are generally unseen in the erotica genre.
I hope to hear more from Lacey Reah. This book was a pleasant surprise for me and a very satisfying adventure.
(reviewed 3 days after purchase)
on Nov. 07, 2011 :
Linda is a career driven woman who goes for a walk one night and is seduced and transformed by a vampire like creature known as a nymphomite. Linda is warned to feed off of other women rather then men. She feeds off of the energy of the victims blood that is orgasmically charged. She adapts to this new way of life even though she is convinced her humanity is gone. She becomes a master at feeding by prolonging the orgasms of her victims. Under normal circumstances, she has no problem feeding until her victims die; but she meets Jesse and everything changes. Her decision to let Jesse live sets off a chain of events that will change her life forever.
Wow! The only thing I can say; if you have a problem reading anything sexually graphic and erotic, you do not want to read this book. If you enjoy a world of fantasy and a story wrought with imagination, this is the book for you. The author builds a world that is not only full of sexual tension and description; but one in which a fantasy unfolds like no other I have ever read. Lacey keeps you on the edge of your seat and you wonder where she will take you next. I know one thing for certain; you will need a cold shower when you are finished. You may not even make it to the end before you need a cold shower. Lacey definitely has a way with words that makes you see in your mind what she has written on the page.
I want to thank Lacey for providing me with a copy of her book. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I expressed are my own.
(reviewed the day of purchase)
on Nov. 04, 2011 :
I am new to this genre and actually liked the overall plot and concept very much. It was entertaining, and in the main, well written. There was a fair bit of character development too, given the relatively short length of the book. I expected it to be erotic, and it was. Some of the scenes were excellent. Sensitive too. If I have a criticism, it is that after a while it got a little repetitive. It seemed to lose a little momentum. Not a bad read at all.
(reviewed 33 days after purchase)
on Nov. 03, 2011 :
If you like horror with a lot of sex this book would be for you. I did like how Lacey made Linda comfortable with her sexuality. I don't know if it was because I've never read this type of story before but I just couldn't connect with the characters. I think it would be a great book to read around Halloween time but i don't know that I would read it more than once.
(reviewed 32 days after purchase)
on Oct. 28, 2011 :
I found it a little repetitive, and I really missed seeing more connection between the characters. I thought it was well written, but it didn't make me care about what happened to the people involved.
(reviewed 24 days after purchase)
on Oct. 25, 2011 :
Hard to believe that this is Lacey's first published book. The characters are well developed and the action moves at a wonderful pace. Also hard to believe that someone who is admittedly not a fan of "girl/girl stuff" would go out of her way to give a negative to something that is very heavily girl/girl erotica. And if the reviewer was looking for something about women being just beautiful and erotic this isn't exactly it, either; although both aspects are present in the main character. The character (I hesitate to say heroine, but she is the main character) is forceful and self assured, and that will challenge some readers.
This is far from a simple stroke story. It is far beyond what you would expect from what could be simplistically reviewed and then written off as a lesbian vampire story. It touches on the love/hate that can happen in a "good" relationship, and how you, yourself, can turn into something that you both love and hate.
I am, unfortunately, an extremely fast reader, and I read this book much too quickly. I will be reading it again. I relished every page of it, and look forward to more from this author. My only complaint is, as it is so often with a book I really like, that it ended so quickly. More, Lacey. More please, and I don't just mean in this genre.
(reviewed the day of purchase)
on Oct. 25, 2011 :
Initially, I had planned to hide away in a darkened corner, curl up with a nice glass of wine, and enjoy Fireflies in a single setting. It seemed like such a slender book, and I assumed an erotic tale about Nymphomite vampires would simply demand a quick, intense read. I couldn’t have been happier to be wrong. Fireflies is so not your typical, run-of-the-mill lesbian vampire story – for such a short read, it’s surprisingly deep, and entirely satisfying.
At its core, this is the story of three very different women. Linda is a career-driven woman, with a life that’s just a bit too perfect, who stubbornly clings to her own humanity following her transformation. Natasha is the vampire who turned her, and who laments the loss of her own humanity. Jesse is the passionate, free-spirited artist who, upon being turned by Linda, chooses to reject humanity and embrace the monster inside. Lacey clearly demonstrates that the line between humanity and monster is not as distinct as we’d like to think, and it’s in the blurring of the two that the story finds its depth.
Despite that depth, this is a very fast-paced story, full of frantic action, and sublimely erotic scenes of lesbian arousal. It’s also a story that’s often amusing, in an ironic smile kind of way, especially with Linda repeatedly wandering naked through the city. The language here is beautiful, with words selected (particularly in the more erotic scenes) to be both subtle and powerful, without being rudely explicit.
The first-person perspective of Linda adds a sense of immediacy to everything that happens, and almost demands that we exhibit the same superhuman stamina in following her from one encounter to another. This limits our experience a bit, denying us any insight into what the other characters are thinking, but it’s a narrative technique that works well here. At times exhilarating, and at times exhausting, Fireflies is a story that engages the reader physically, emotionally, and intellectually.
Whether she chooses to revisit the fireflies and Nymphomites again, or takes her talents in a completely different direction, Lacey Reah is certainly an author to keep an eye on.
(reviewed the day of purchase)
on Oct. 19, 2011 :
ADULT BOOK = ADULT REVIEW
Ok where to start.... ugg, I hate writing bad reviews without something constructive to say.
I think I picked this up for free with a smashwords coupon from a thread so I wasn't expecting much but please, please, please can someone tell me the point to this madness??????
So I am not a huge fan of girl/girl stuff, sue me I like a man or two (or three)thrown into the mix but whatever I can deal with the f/f aspect of the story. Women are beautiful sensual creatures yup yup I candle handle that. But Linda (our female lead) is so shallow and unbelievable I couldn't stomach it. Add in it's written in her pov and then she turns into this "beast" and all we get is "I stealthily sneak into the nearest subway station" "I jump" "I leap" I I I I I I.... I want to blow her brains out!
Ok I guess let me put the brakes on a bit. Linda is a perfect Manhattanite with a great job, a wonderful handsome husband, and a 10 to top it all off. It drives her crazy when her husband lovingly jokes that she is "perfect". She goes into central park one night to watch fireflies and gets seduced by Natasha. Natasha is a "nymphomite" which for all intent and proposes is a Vampire/Succubus. Not so bad eh? Seems like we might get a little PNR fun and sex out of the story? Wrong! I am sure there is some redeeming message in this POS for us all to learn from... you know something like be happy with what you have or something but you have to shovel through so much shit that I doubt you will get that message.
So you say but but but WHAT ABOUT THE SEX??!?!?!?
The main character is so annoying and shallow that I wanted to kill her by the end of the book much less did I enjoy her sexual conquests/murders.
I am truly sorry to the author if you ever see this review I have no idea why I picked this story up, it was obviously not for me and I can usually find SOMETHING I liked about the story to focus on because I am an optimist.
But it was not meant to be.
(reviewed 10 days after purchase)