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Monday, March 30, 2009

Embracing Midnight by Devyn Quinn

Embracing Midnight by Devyn Quinn
Publisher: Kensington Aphrodisia
Genre: Action/Adventure, Contemporary, Paranormal, Horror
Length: Full (304 pgs)
Other: BDSM, M/F, Ménage, Multiple Partners, Spanking, Forced Seduction
Rating: 5 Cherries
Review by Cholla

Undercover FBI agent Callie Whitten is tracking an outlaw like no other: Iollan Drake. And one hot night she finds him-and finds the ultimate in extreme sexual pleasure in his arms. Callie craves more. And more.

But Iollan Drake has a lethal secret: he is a vampire, drawing his passionate strength from blood energized by sexual arousal. He in turn craves Callie. She is beautiful and yielding—and utterly fearless. Compelled to brand her as his own, wrapped in darkness, he whispers to her. Give me your soul, Callie. And your body. I will have you! She hears ... and she obeys.

A dark and delicious thrill ride from beginning to end! With nearly every character harboring some sort of deep secret, you are constantly on your toes with action and intrigue.

Devyn Quinn creates a world that any one of us could be living in and then populates it with the supernatural. Her characters are rich and unique, everyday people you’d meet on the street. She has an unusual twist to add to the traditional vampire that makes this creature of folklore all her own.

Callie Whitten is an FBI agent trying to redeem herself from past mistakes. She’s been given a chance to prove herself and wipe her slate clean. Trouble is, the man heading the investigation is not only her boss but her ex-lover. The added tension between Callie and her boss only sweetens the pot when sexy Illoan Drake is added to the mix. Callie struggles with her past while using it as a springboard to further her goals within the FBI. I like how she takes hold of her rough childhood and uses it to try and make her life better, determined to not let it bring her down.

Iollan Drake is the mystery man the FBI is looking for. Accused of sex trafficking, he’s being hunted ruthlessly. However, he has a surprise for Callie; he’s a vampire. He is a paradox of sorts – both your typical old world vampire and yet, he can be modern and down to earth at the same time. I really enjoyed the different take on the vampire that is Iollan Drake. He has unique gifts befitting the world he is living in.

One word of warning: this novel has some dark undercurrents running through it due to the nature of the story and the characters. While this only intrigued me more and drew me in, it may not be right for everyone. However, if you do like an edgier, more serious story then please give it a read.

Embracing Midnight is an action-packed story full of steamy sex, mystery, and intrigue. A well-woven story that will keep you reading and unable to put it down. A definite must read for any lover of intense paranormal stories.


Devyn Quinn said...

Thank you for the lovely review. I am so tickled you enjoyed the book!

Kim S. said...

WOW, this sounds yummy and interesting!! Just added it to my TBB list!

Caffey said...

Hi Devyn!! Beautiful review!! I too have so enjoyed yours with Aphrodisia and Samhain! Looks too from your site you working on alot more too!

lindseye said...

Gives enough information to understand what the book is about without revealing the plot.

Sue A. said...

A great review and well deserved I'm sure!