Book Reviews

Love With A Bite (Law and Supernatural Order 1) by Silvia Onyx

Genre Gay / Paranormal / Shifters / Vampires / Interspecies / Erotic Romance
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 22-September-2023

Book Blurb

I’m the only undead detective in the city. Most people hate my kind, including Jason, the hot new crime lab tech. Despite his prejudice, I want to sink my fangs—and more—into him every time he crosses my path.

When I refuse to drop a forbidden case, I take a gamble and trust Jason. The young deer shifter shows defiance, not fear, but ultimately, he bends to my will.

The dangerous case pushes us together until the tension between us explodes. Soon I realize I like more about Jason than his beautiful body and warm, rich blood. Is there a chance, he’ll stay with me even though I’m a risk to his life, not just his heart?



First edition published under series name 'Protect and Serve' at Changeling Press, January 2011.

Second edition independently published with the title 'Sex on the Hoof' under the author's pseudonym 'Silvia Violet', December 2015.

Book Review

In an interesting variation of enemies-to-lovers, this is the story of two men falling in love despite their fundamental differences. How fundamental, you ask? Well, let me tell you that a more accurate label for what happens here is prey-and-hunter-to-lovers, and that will give you a feel for the enormity of the chasm deer shifter Jason and vampire Drew have to cross if they want to be together. Of course, the fact that they are also both human, kind of, helps them overcome what might be too big of a difference if they both gave in to their instincts.

Jason may be a deer shifter, but he certainly doesn't hold back and he knows what he wants. There is only one problem: he hates vampires. Not that it stops him from craving Drew, and when a lust demon causes a lockdown at the crime lab and leaves him and Drew in close quarters—any sort of caution and restraint on his side go out the window. What follows is an extremely hot encounter. Then he has to deal with the fact he is still attracted to Drew…

Drew has been lusting after Jason for months, but he is aware of the shifter's hatred of the undead. When Drew is the only one present during the lockdown, he takes the opportunity to slake Jason's lust – only to find there may be way more than physical attraction between them. But Drew's job is dangerous, and he has no intention of pulling Jason into any of the stuff he is working on. Except his arch enemy, the vampire who changed him against his will, has other ideas…

If you like prey-and-hunter-to-lovers stories or think you might, if a paranormal tale with evil villains and the excitement of the hunt are your thing, and if you're looking for a read that is as tension-filled as it is hot, then you will probably like this novella.


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Additional Information

Format ebook
Length Novella, 101 pages
Heat Level
Publication Date 22-September-2023
Price $3.99 ebook
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