A Single Heartbeat

Title: A Single Heartbeat
Author: Morgan Elektra
Publisher: MLR (ManLoveRomance) Press
Release Date: December 29, 2026
Genre(s): Short story, gay erotica, vampire, hunter
Page Count: 48 pages
Reviewed by: Natosha
Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5
Rating: 5 stars out of 5

Nature made them adversaries, but one glance ignites a lust stronger than the need for blood.

After 200 years, the nightlife has lost its allure for Reese. A leader among his kind, owner of a nightclub that serves as a banquet of nubile flesh and hot blood, he is bored out of his mind.

His heart hasn’t stirred in over a century.

Born to a line of vampire hunters, Will ventures out every day after dark to track down those creatures who have crossed the line from feeding to murder, and destroy them.

All he wants is one night off to drink and dance and maybe get laid.

Too bad it’s not his lucky night. Or maybe it is?

Not even witnessing Will stake one of his brethren is enough to quell the lust that Reese feels from his first glimpse of the gorgeous hunter. And though Will knows how dangerous it could be to take the sensual invitation in Reese’s dark eyes, he can’t resist.

Why fight when they could fuck instead?

This short story was a good quick read. Who said natural born enemies cannot burn up the sheets with some hot sweaty sex?

Well in this book that is exactly what happens. Reese is a vampire and has been for quite a while and the whole feeding frenzy just does not hold the appeal that it used to hold to him but some things have to be done just to survive.

Will is a vampire hunter but he learned a long time ago that just because they are a vampire it does not mean that they are bad. So when he meets Reese and the attraction between them is immense he decides to go for it. Reese may be a vampire but he can tell that his only intentions is to have amazing sex and feed from him but not harm him and Eill wants this for the first time ever.

These two men may be born enemies but I do not believe they read the memo. They burn up the sheets in this book so much so that I thought my kindle may just explode. The only thing I could say negatively about this book is that I wish it was longer because this was a really good story and I bet it could be an amazing novel. The chemistry between these two is off the charts.

I really enjoyed this read, it was a great short story.

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Galley copy of A Single Heartbeat provided by Morgan Elektra in exchange of an honest review.


Hello, I am an avid reader of male/male books. I do not have a favorite genre when it comes to male/male books because I love all of them from romance, dark reads, paranormal, shifter, threesome, whatever I see that catches my eye at the time.

I read books about rock stars, CEOs, military, cops, and just the original plain old good boy types of books.

Basically when it comes to a book, I read whatever I am in the mood for at the time. So my tastes varies from day to day and sometimes even hour to hour.

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