Dark Warrior Series by Brenda Trim and Tami Julka #Reviews book 3 and 4
Posted by brriske
Of all the Dark Warriors, Kyran Tarakesh is the most aberrant. Having witnessed the brutal murder and rape of his mother seven centuries ago, his sexual preferences are twisted and perverse. He walks the razors edge of control and he likes it that way, until he loses that balance and accidentally kills one of his lovers. As second in line to the Vampire throne, he is precariously close to losing his position, not to mention the respect of his brother and fellow warriors. Just when he thinks it can’t get any worse, the Goddess proves him wrong. With her wicked sense of humor, the Goddess catapults him to the dragon realm of Khoth with Mackendra Callaghan, the very human he has been lusting about for months since meeting her. Mackendra not only plunges a knife deep into his heart, she flees and fights him at every turn, inflaming his desires. The surprises keep coming when he discovers she is his Fated Mate. Every belief he has ever had about intimacy is called into question when his mate gives him a taste of true pleasure for the first time. The passion that burns between them is hot enough to burn them to cinders, but he still must dispel her prejudices about vampires and break through her barriers or lose the other half of his soul forever.
This is the third book in the dark warrior alliance series and just like the previous 2 follows right where the last one ended so should really be read in order as well as that the character and world building can be better appreciated.
I really enjoyed this story although it does deal with some serious and dark issues such as the rape and murder of his mother that Kyran witnessed as a child. It is because of these events that he now has a very dark and perverse sexual appetite that has taken at least one life. It was never so heavy that it was unreadable but because these events can seriously affect readers I feel it should be noted.
So back to this story Kyran has finally found his mate MacKendra but this isn’t a sweet little love story these are two people with a boatload of issues and Kyran is everything MacKendra has been fighting, and she has her own demons to deal with. The goddess certainly has a sense of humor throwing these two together but they are a hot, steamy pair that finally find their HEA it just takes them on a bloody rough path to get there.
Being a Dark Warrior and protecting others has been the only focus in Gerrick Haele’s life for centuries, until he receives the shock of his life when one of the females he rescues from the archdemon’s clutches ignites an arousal that hints at her being his Fated Mate. Problem is, Gerrick’s Fated Mate was murdered four hundred years earlier and you are only ever given one mate in a lifetime. Questions of Dark magic and deception carry him down a path involving time travel, serums and fights to the death. Can he set aside his doubt and be the male Shae needs him to be, or will his past come back to haunt him and history repeat itself?
Shae Mitchell has spent the last seven months being tormented, raped and tortured by vile archdemons and just wants her suffering to end. She is on the verge of giving up completely when Gerrick sweeps in to rescue her. Her relief at being liberated is short-lived when she realizes the demons have sunk their claws far deeper than the scars on her neck. As she fights to rid her mind of the archdemon’s influence, she discovers that the explosive heat she shares with the sexy Dark Warrior threatens to consume her whole.
I give this book 4 hearts
This is the 4th book in the dark warrior alliance book. These books should really be read in order for the best experience, there is a lot going on and all the characters build from previous books.
This is Gerrick’s story, during the warriors rescue of all the women from the demons he meets Shae and though he knows she can’t be his mate because his died almost a half century earlier that doesn’t stop his body from reacting. Shae sees him while she’s still locked up and can’t help Something about him she can’t figure out draws her to him a recognition.
As with the other stories none are quite as simple as just falling for each other. After so many bites from her captors Shae is battling her own brain for control as the demons fight for dominance. All the while Garrick must figure out what is going on? How can he have a fated mate now when his already died…. all of these questions will lead him down a dark path he must go back in time he must figure out the truth, in order to find happiness in his time. Things aren’t always what they seem and when the goddess is involved you never know what she may have planned except she has your best interest at heart.
** reviewer for romance authors that rock