A Darkness Shattered was a gore filled, action packed, romp through the zombie apocalypse. Michael finds himself alone in a crowded world of undead and then, with Abby, finds that he never has to be alone again. I found each and every character believable, even the antagonists were real people, not just caricatures. I loved how the book was survival, true to the horror genre, and had me on the edge of my seat wondering if they would make it. Then the paranormal touch at the end had me salivating for the second of the Darkmind Saga.
The story of Michael and Abby's journey to find one another was wonderfully rich. I would like to talk about my favorite parts but don't want to spoil it for another reader. Give this one a chance. I am glad I did. I can't wait to see what Bruce Clothier has for us next.
Very nice weekend read.
This is a good contemporary romance. It was a tad longer than I normally like my romantic suspense but the author did a great job making every scene count. There were no superfluous scenes; they all drove the story forward so it didn't read like a 'too long' book. I am trying to compliment the writer but I am doing a bad job of it. The tempo of the book was great. The characters were loveable and their motivations understandable. The romance felt real and the sex scenes were hot but not overly explicit.
The only negative I have about the whole thing was that I wanted more of a mystery. I knew from the first who the bad guy was. I think the book could have done with some red herrings.
Other than that, I have no complaints. The book is very enjoyable and I look forward to Remi's story in book 2. I would also love to see what Kristine Cayne can do for Kaden, because that hunk of adorable man meat needs his own tale.
A REAL vampire love story.
I really enjoyed this book. The characters were believable (weird, considering the subject) and the setting was modern and rich. The relationship grew naturally. The heroine came to all the same conclusions about her hero as a normal woman would. I immediately went out and bought the next in the Human Vampire Series. I was not disappointed. You won't be either.
Surprise hit for me.
No, it isn't a surprise that I love a book about a vampire. This was not an erotic novel, and I normally prefer that in my romance. I really enjoyed this novel even though it did not fit perfectly within my normal genres. It was a tender love that developes between Nicole and Bek.
Nicole is a tiny girl, maybe 3 or 4, when her family became hunted for the religious beliefs of their household. They ran. Desperate to escape death, they unknowingly ran right into the waiting arms of a vampire. Bek saves them and adopts them as her own. I won't tell anymore of the story, just my opinions of the story telling.
I loved the way it jumped right into the action. I loved the way the story was told from two points of view. Nicole's view of the events greatly differed from Bek's. The contrast of a child's impressions and a 2,600 year old vampire's was brilliant. It kept the story moving forward, made me care for each of them, and made their love understandable. Normally a book that covers as big a time span as this one puts me off. It always seems, in those other books, that the story is jumping around. Not so here. The pace was good and it never felt off that 15 or so years pass by.
I am glad to have found this little gem. There is little or no cursing, no sex (though there is a little talk of it), but there is some violence. What did you expect from a vampire novel? One scene at the end was particulary difficult scene of torture but it wasn't gratuitous or overly explicit.
I thoroughly enjoyed this erotic short story. It was nice to read a story about a mature couple trying to find their sexual identity as empty nesters. They find a few joints in their youngest son's now empty room and smoke them. It was a good way to reduce their inhibitions and a great idea on the writer's part.
I thought the shape shifters part was small to be the title idea. You won't find much talk about the origins of shifters or how it feels to change or any of that type that normally dominates a story about shape shifters. If you are looking for a contemporary, realistic, and erotic short story, with a dash of paranormal, this is the one for you.
Rebecca and Robert's story was just the right length for a long lunch-break read. Theirs was woven with Aphrodite and Ares struggle over their destiny and souls. It jumped right into the thick. Robert and Rebecca held their crushes on each other in high school a secret. Now they are all grown up and the pull to be together is undeniable. That is because their souls belong together and if they can join, nothing for all eternity can pull them apart. Ares, who has claimed Robert as his own, has other plans and knows he must act fast before the bonding is complete and they fall under the control of Aphrodite completely. I am anxious to see what these two gods do in the next book. They seem to enjoy fighting each other as much as they do sleeping together.
I received a copy of this in exchange for an honest review.