Got knocked out by a cold for a while so I re-read Athanate/Bite Back after that discussion in the last thread.
Still not really decided about the romance. It definitely takes a long time for something to really happen. Although it's obvious quickly that something will at some point. The het side gets action much quicker. But at the same time that means it's shallower, while the plot is more mixed up in the FF side of things.
But I've decided that Skylur uniting the vamps (supposedly the good guy) is literally Hitler. That part of the plot always bugged me, but if I went on wiki and looked at pages like "Gleichschaltung" I'd say: fits perfectly!
Really wonder where that is going ...
Also re-read that Forgotten Wings things. So many good ideas. But such mediocre writing. Sigh. Didn't improve the second time around.
Also Techromancy (yesyes, I got desperate!). First two are still kind of fun, in some ways. Third is still very meh. Supposedly there should be a fourth coming out soon, but I'm not expecting much. >>2410051
Sorry it didn't work for you. Been too long to really remember the details, so I can't say much about those details (wasn't the shower that super-fancy bathroom kind of thing? I thought that was perfectly normal, people showing of their fancy stuff...).
It definitely wasn't perfect. But I thought it was fun enough overall. Well, I guess just one of those things.