Saturday, 6 September 2014

Dark series by Madeline Pryce

Publisher: Ellora’s Cave
Genre: Erotic Paranormal Romance
Theme: Vampire/Demon (a few shape shifters thrown in there…)

You may not have heard Madeline Pryce, but let me tell you this! You are missing out on an amazing paranormal author, which does not follow the typical pathways of the genre…. Her Dark series consists of 3 books (while waiting patiently for the next one….) and you can have a taste of them below!!!

Dark Cravings ( Dark #1)

Blurb : As a half-breed vampire, Ella Grey’s life sucks. She does her best to pass the time killing demons and secretly admiring her Shadow Hunter partner, Micah. He’s hot, dangerous and knows it. He’d be just Ella’s type if he weren’t likely to kill her the moment she put a toe out of line.

A chance encounter with a succubus changes everything. From the second the succubus’s spell washes over them, Ella and Micah are helpless to keep their hands off one another. The sex, when it’s not leaving them on the verge of death, is earth shattering and for the first time in ages Ella is connected with someone on a level she’d feared lost forever. But a dangerous prophecy has been set into motion, and if Ella’s not careful it’ll pull her straight from Micah’s arms and into the deepest bowels of the underworld.
Publisher’s Note: This book was previously published under the titleBlood Lust Rising. It has been revised and expanded for EC.
My review :
When I first got the book, I read it in less than 24 hours. I just couldn't put it down! I knew from the start that I would reread it! I don't want to add spoilers so I'll keep some things vague. From the very beginning, the characters' thoughts about their relationship, are made clear and their actions were always justified. It was good to see that, since it is the first book of the series, so you don't have a problem keeping up with the universe AND the heroes' thoughts. I found the villains, very well written (don't get me wrong, I still want to hit all of them, hard) and I liked how everything is explained. The ending was awesome! You know there's more to come, but still you get a conclusion!

P.S. make sure you have a pair of undies near-by, cause the S-E-X is hot-hot-hot!

Dark Innocence (Dark #1.5)

Blurb : Hannah Grey will do anything to escape the tortured memories haunting her. Every breath brings back the pain, the fear and the unbearable knowledge that she’ll never be the once-perfect girl everyone thought her to be. When the self-destructive fog of drugs, alcohol and meaningless sex starts to clear, Dante, a lion shifter sexier than sin itself, emerges through the darkness ready to rescue her for the second time in so many weeks.

In the safety of Dante’s embrace, Hannah allows herself to become the woman she’s always wanted to be—smart, sexy, capable and empowered. His every touch electrifies. His hot, hungry kisses set her senses ablaze. As Dante masters her body, Hannah finally finds the strength to master her fears.

Perfection shatters as a mysterious vampire escalates from anonymous phone calls to violent encounters. When Hannah’s enemies unite, placing both her and Dante in mortal peril, it’s going to take all of her newfound strength to face the coming darkness and save the man she loves.


My review :
Madeline is doing it again!!! The book begins and I’m close to tears… you can hear me mumbling “No, no, no… that did not just happen! But why???”.  Then magically, in 2 pages she sets everything right!!
She definitely had me hooked on the book from page one and I did not put it down till the moment I finished it! It’s quick-paced, it’s adventurous and it has a HOT HOT HOT shifter!!! What more could you possibly want? I know what I want…. The next book ASAP.

Dark Secrets (Dark #2), by Madeline Pryce

The worst moment of Micah’s life was when Ella nearly died in his arms. Her miraculous recovery should have been the start of their future. Unfortunately, a new demonic heritage, the Shadow Agency’s corruption and Julian, the vampire who turned Ella, are testing their relationship. Despite hotter-than-ever sex and a variety of new places and positions to explore, Micah begins to wonder if a relationship based on lust can survive for more than a few scorching-hot months.
Ella has forgiven, but not forgotten, the fact that Micah once plunged a dagger through her heart. Everything with Micah is passion, excitement and an uncontrollable desire to explore his body in a variety of very satisfying ways. But as buried secrets, ongoing lies and murderous deceptions pile up, Ella is reminded that she and Micah’s relationship was based on a curse. In order to forge a future together, Ella and Micah will have to face down their personal demons—and prove that love and trust are more than just words.

I was given this book by the author, in exchange of an honest review. Ok…. Maybe I was a bit happy or overexcited when I got this arc!
Well, what can I say?
Madeline’s Dark series, are definitely worth reading again and again!
This one is more intense, in every aspect. The secrets are darker, the emotions stronger, the consequences harsher.

I certainly enjoyed the ride, which left me an emotional mess afterwards (but who cares!) and gladly re-read the book!
I liked the way the plot was laid out, with the ups and downs, changing whatever we could possibly think as the outcome, in less than a heartbeat!

I loved the way Madeline skipped from one point of view to another, thus offering us a variety of emotions and thoughts, in situations that would, otherwise, have us guessing. I went from troubled to released to hurt to confused and absolutely adored every second of it!

Among the hot sex scenes, Maddie never forgets to add a bit of funny in her story…. My personal favorite?

Dark Series Reading Order :
Dark Cravings (#1 Ella/Micah) -
Dark Innocence (#1.5 Hannah) -
Dark Secrets (#2 Ella/Micah) -
Dark Vengeance (#2.5 Castro – 45k) – release date coming soon!
Dark Promises (#3 Ella/Micah) – Spring 2015

About Madeline Pryce
Madeline Pryce wrote her first novel when she was ten, penned with neon-pink ink in a loose-leaf binder. Captivated by romantic literature, yet intrigued by the paranormal, she continues to develop her own voice, writing the kinds of stories that inspired her as a teen.

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