Wow! I really enjoyed the first book in the series, BOUND by NIGHT, but I loved this one! Hunter is one hot alpha male and Aylin is a remarkable, strong heroine with spunk and sass. I was rooting for them from the beginning. Ms. Ione’s take on the vampire genre is intriguing and unique, her world-building fantastic, and her characters have depth and … well, character! Great read!
I must admit, this book took me by surprise. It was a friend recommendation so I kept reading when it started a bit slow for me. But Ms. Hutchins was just establishing her world and once she’d created the foundation, I had a very hard time putting DARKEST BEFORE DAWN down. I’m usually not a first person POV fan, but Ms. Hutchins did a fantastic job with Emma’s inner dialogue. Some of the things Emma thought and said were too funny! As for Jaeden, well, he’s pretty hard to resist. Strong, domineering, sexy — he has all the ingredients for a sizzling alpha male. The conclusion wasn’t a typical romance ending, but I wouldn’t say it was a cliffhanger either. While I was satisfied by how it ended, Ms. Hutchins definitely paved the way for the next book, which I’ll anxiously and happily wait for. Great start to a new series! Focused. Strong. True. (Click on the image to visit Amelia)
Ohhh, my goodness! I really enjoyed this one! Judd is my kind of Psy! I love how he protects Brenna even when his growing love for her is killing him. And Brenna? Well, way to go, girl! She survived hell, stayed sane, and got herself one hot, fantastic man who only has eyes for her. Brenna and Judd are just another example of two people who love each other enough to find a way to be together.
The whole Psy-Changeling world fascinates me and I’m so looking forward to reading more in this amazing series.
So, I raved about ONCE BURNED, the first in the Night Prince series. I went on and on in my review about how fantastic ONCE BURNED was then I read TWICE TEMPTED and Jeaniene Frost exceeded all my expectations. Although I didn’t think it possible, I enjoyed TWICE TEMPTED more than ONCE BURNED. Ms. Frost gives the reader more insight into Vlad and the reasoning why he is so cold to Leila at times. It’s not that he doesn’t love Leila, he’s terrified of loving her too much, losing her, then having to endure the pain of her loss.
Leila is just as stubborn and strong-willed as ever, honing her skills while enduring great highs and lows in her life. Together they make a dynamic, incredible couple.
So, I’ve been told that the Night Prince series is a spinoff of Ms. Frost’s extremely popular Night Huntress series. Although I’ve read the first book in the Night Huntress series, in my haste, I also started this series. Because the characters from Night Huntress bleed over into this one, there were a couple of scenes where I missed some backstory as a result of not reading all the Night Huntress books first. However, that minor bump in the road didn’t stop me from immensely enjoying this book…as you can see from my review. You will not be disappointed with these books, no matter where you start!
Focused. Strong. True.
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DARK LOVER was a good, solid read. I loved the relationship between Beth and Wrath and enjoyed the banter and camaraderie among the brothers. The world-building was strong and inventive. I thought the internal monologs inside the characters’ heads were really funny at times.
What dropped DARK LOVER to a 4 star read for me are personal reasons. I had a hard time connecting with Butch at first. As a once upon a time cop who still works for the department, his disregard for police protocol really bothered me, regardless of the tragedies in his life. I know that makes no sense, right? Here’s a book about vampires and I’m totally accepting of that premise, but a bad cop bothers me! Go figure. However, I did warm up to Butch once he met up with the brothers. (Actually, I really enjoyed how he fit in with the brothers).
I also had a hard time with the way Wrath treated Marissa for all those years, but maybe there’s hope for her yet?
DARK LOVER is a high-quality paranormal romance and I’m glad I had the opportunity to read it. I will read more from this author.
The first word that comes to mind about this series and SHADOWFEVER is, WOW! What a fantastic story! Usually, I get bored with a series as long as this one, I mean five books is a huge undertaking to the keep characters and storyline interesting. These books, however, were just the opposite—the more I read, the more I couldn’t stop. This series became my addiction, one book blurring into the next until I didn’t even know what book I was reading. To have a series consume me in such a way is incredible, and a little embarrassing to admit.
Although I loved the ending, I’m now at a loss because I’ll miss Mac and Barrons so much—too much. Very well done, Ms. Moning. Thank you.
DREAMFEVER is one of those books where the ending would’ve caused me A LOT of heartache if I had to wait for SHADOWFEVER, the next in the series. I do not like cliffhangers and Ms. Moning is a master at leaving me in emotional chaos with her endings. Luckily, however, I didn’t have to wait for SHADOWFEVER.
Even with the cliffy ending, DREAMFEVER, the fourth in the FEVER series doesn’t disappoint. Mac has become one helluva heroine. I have truly enjoyed her transformation from the young, naïve girl into the woman she’s become. But her journey hasn’t been easy, far from it. She’s had to endure and learn to see the best in horrible situations. As for Barrons, well, what can I say? I still don’t know what he is and he can be downright mean at times, but he’s always been there to save Mac. Always. I love the moments when Mac makes him laugh or he shows some true emotion. Barrons can protect my back any day!
DREAMFEVER is a great book, but make sure to have SHADOWFEVER on hand before you finish this one…trust me, you’ll want it.
What just happened? Really? What. Just. Happened? Nothing is easy in this series. Nothing is as it seems. Mac, our heroine, has undergone so much, so much pain, so much heartache, so much inner struggle. Ms. Moning doesn’t make excuses and doesn’t sugarcoat scenes. I, like Mac, don’t know who to trust and that is disheartening. I wish Ms. Moning made it easier, yet I don’t. I wish Barrons was the hero he can be and hope he will become. One thing is certain, the complexity of the incredible world Ms. Moning has created will keep me reading incessantly until the very last page of the series.
Although this book drove me crazy with unanswered questions, this series just gets better and better! The world Ms. Moning has created is unique and incredibly detailed. I love Mac. She’s really changing into a true, admirable heroine. And Barrons? Well, he’s an enigma. Barrons is—sexy, mysterious, powerful—all hero, dark and dangerous. I want to know where he comes from and exactly what he is! I have so many questions and don’t know who to trust. I guess about the only thing I do know is that these characters and Ms. Moning’s world have wormed their way into my mind and I can’t stop thinking about them and wondering what will happen next.
I’ve read some of Ms. Feehan’s earlier books in this Dark Carpathian series. I enjoyed them then and DARK LEGEND proved no different. DARK LEGEND is a great continuation in the Carpathian novels. Ms. Feehan’s writing style is sweeping and lyrical, and left no doubt in my mind about the characters’ feelings toward each other. Francesca is a strong, independent woman who has forged her own way in life. I admired her achievements and her compassion. Gabriel is the strong, egotistical Carpathian male who, ironically, seemed a bit more in touch with his emotional self than I remember from the previous books. Although both characters were well written and I enjoyed them a lot, what truly excited me was, Lucian, the “evil” twin brother. Parts of the book even seemed more like a build-up for the next book, DARK PROTECTOR, which is about Lucian. Of course, DARK PROTECTOR is now on my to-be-read list.
DARK LEGEND is another exciting read by an author who provides a reliable satiation to my reading addiction.