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Monday, April 13, 2009

Desiring the Darkness by Shiela Stewart

Desiring the Darkness by Shiela Stewart
Publisher: Linden Bay romance, LLC
Genre: Action/Adventure, Paranormal, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Suspense/Mystery
Length: Full (202 pages)
Other: M/F, Spanking
Rating: 4.5 cherries
Review by: Tiger Lily

With the cloak of darkness surrounding Jacob’s Cove, Dante Vega must work to protect the humans from the blood-thirsty vampires trying to take over the human race. When a half-naked young woman races into his arms begging him to protect her, he is compelled to help despite the fact that she is a vampire.

Before all hell broke loose, Gypsy Dawn was an average woman carrying on with her ordinary life…until she’s turned into a vampire. With no family and no where to go, she clings to Dante. Aside from his dark, mysterious, good looks, she finds herself inexplicably drawn to him. And when his life is threatened she discovers just how protective she has become.

Trying to bring back the sun is not easy, especially when the creature responsible, has gone into hiding. With Dante’s long lost brother working with the enemy, one friend is killed and another is taken hostage. Will Dante be able to save him before it’s too late?

He’s an investigator trying to bring back the sun. She’s a new vampire with a checkered past and a sudden urge to drink blood – his. What happens next? Find out in Desiring the Darkness, by Shiela Stewart.

Dante Vega banded with a group of renegade vampires who want to bring down Chaos and return sunlight to the town. When he spots Gypsy Dawn struggling to run away, he feels a certain pull to her. He has no idea she’s a vampire sired by the very vampires he wants to destroy.

I enjoyed Ms. Stewart’s take on vampires and her story of good versus evil. It is unique in that both sides are of the same race, but battling justice versus rage and megalomania. Her characters are engaging and fun to follow. I only wish Gypsy wasn’t so prone to breaking the law, but that made her original and interesting. At first I found the sheer number of characters hard to keep track of, but found them all essential to the story.

Dante and Gypsy’s coupling was raw and uninhibited. They went at everything they did with gusto and never held back. Readers can relate to that concept. When you love something or treasure it, you want to protect it. I enjoyed the multiple storylines and the snap ending. Nice cliffhanger!

For a sexy read, filled with vampires, love, and lots of sex, Desiring the Darkness delivers. I give this novel 4 ½ cherries.

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