This book has been billed by White Wolf as one exploring vampires as a sexual metaphor. Apparently their idea of what that means is different from mine, because when I look at my copy of this book, I see lots of sex but no metaphor. Reading the "word from the developer" on pages 8 and 9, it seems they merely took the development of the connections between vampires and sex as an opportunity or an excuse to publish some more vampire erotica of their own. I guess I just had a little more detail and allusions in mind when I ordered this book.
In the story itself, I found the truth behind the event which prompted the reverend Emmet's vampire hunting to be a bit of a stretch. Also, some of the events in this book would make many readers queasy, if not offended. Personally, I don't mind that at all, but if one has any interest at all in this book, I would also recommend the other material the developer himself mentiones in his foreward (i.e., _Dracula_, Lord Byron).
This book gets two stars because I guess I can see the developer's point of view, kind of, even if this book doesn't exactly push any envelopes, or even give one a little nudge. Plus I got a color picture of my favorite signature character from the World of Darkness, Sasha Vykos.