Releasing The Demons by L.D. Rose
Posted by brriske
Blaze Knight has been through hell and back, but the nightmares aren’t over yet.
Five years after Blaze was maimed by Cyrus Chimola, a powerful vampire with a penchant for torture, he’s still trying to pick up the pieces of his shattered life. As a genetically engineered mercenary with the ability to bend fire to his will and to see in infrared, Blaze’s mission is to protect what’s left of humanity. When Chimola and his crew return to the Bronx gunning for Blaze’s blood, Blaze is forced to face the demons of his past. Hell-bent on revenge, he seeks the help of Valerie Medeiros, an NYPD detective who manages to steal his heart and save his life in more ways than one.
Motivated by her sister’s gruesome death, Valerie has made it her life’s goal to bury every vampire in the ground where they belong. When she brings in Blaze Knight for suspected murder, she discovers he’s not only innocent, he isn’t a man at all—he’s a half-vampire hybrid working with a band of brothers for the U.S. military. Valerie has a hard time trusting anything with fangs, yet she quickly falls headlong into Blaze’s life, a life full of darkness and horror she can’t even begin to fathom. The bodies are stacking up, but Valerie can’t seem to let go of this hybrid, a beautiful monster filled with pain, rage, and passion unlike anything she’s ever known.
In a world where the line between good and evil is blurred, Blaze and Valerie will find danger at every turn, risking everything they’ve come to know and love, including one another.
This book takes place in the near future. Vampires show themselves to humans and a war has erupted. Left with war torn sections of the US, humans have special police to take care of the vampires. Val is one of those police officers. Clues from a murder scene lead her to Blaze. He’s a hybrid human/vampire. Each hybrid holds a special power. Blaze can create fire. Humans don’t know hybrids exist, but certain vampires do. Blaze is tortured and escapes from a vampire. Val and Blaze are thrown together, trying to find the true killer and stop this new vampire threat.
This book is pure action. Blaze and Val smolder. Val, being a cop, is a tough lady. She is the perfect compliment to Blaze. The only problem I had with this book is the backstory on a few of the characters. I felt that this book was actually the second book and I missed the first one. There was a lot thrown in regarding Kasen and Veronica and JJ. Maybe the next book will be a prequel.
I am a reviewer for Paranormal Romance and Authors that Rock. This is an action packed, paranormal romance, not for the feint of heart. There are scenes of torture that are tough to read.
This book is appropriate for an adult audience.
I am giving this book 5 fangs.