Hi Gerbam, thanks for your comments. No quoting. I've studied sexual history (including attitudes) over the years (plus being familiar with erotica, partly as a writer of that genre myself) and, when reading the book, such an analysis just leapt off the page. After I'd finished reading – and reached my own conclusions – I did a little more digging and discovered that my analysis is pretty much a classic one. The only thing that I looked up before writing my review was what other vampire novels had been published before (third paragraph).