Dark Destinies Series by S.K. Ryder
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His future is already written…in her blood.
Rookie journalist Cassidy Chandler wakes to an ugly bruise on her neck, a hole in her memory, and a fiancé who seems to know more about what happened than he’s telling. It’s enough to make Cassidy call off the engagement and move out, even if that means trading a posh South Florida mansion for a dilapidated beach house. Unfortunately, she also trades one devious man for another questionable character in her unexpected new roommate: the darkly enigmatic and exasperatingly French Dominic Marchant.
For Dominic Marchant secrecy is a matter of survival. As a newborn vampire with dangerous enemies, he’s sure the headstrong young woman invading his lair with an unknown vampire’s mark on her throat is about to get him killed. But the charming Cassidy resists his every effort to make her leave and even embroils him in her own tumultuous life. Before he knows it, she has stolen his heart and helps him rediscover his lost humanity. Now he’s fighting to protect her not only from the ancient vampires hunting him, but also from his own deadly desire for her.
But her secretive ex isn’t done with her yet, and neither is the dark prophecy Cassidy and Dominic’s unlikely relationship has set in motion. Together they are swept up in a battle where nothing is as it seems, love and deception are the weapons of choice, and the only way to survive is to risk everything–for each other.
Book 1 Dark Heart of the Sun
What an awesome story! Great characters, multiple layers of emotion from everyone, and fantastic action scenes! Starting out like most romance novels, it was entertaining enough to draw me in quickly, and keep me reading. Boy, am I glad I did! An angst-ridden vampire sex god shows up in a back bedroom? Fantasy of my life right there!quickly, and keep me reading. Boy, am I glad I did! An angst-ridden vampire sex god shows up in a back bedroom? Fantasy of my life right there!
Seriously, though, it’s well written and has an awesome premise with hints of future stories. Possibly a full series? At least a chapter two! As an independent reviewer for Romance Authors that Rock, I give this a full five stars! Can’t wait to read more about these two!
The only thing standing between a new vampire and eternal darkness is the mortal woman who claims his heart.
Youngling vampire Dominic Marchant struggles to master his deadly instincts as he hunts the urban jungles of South Florida. He keeps his hunger confined to the blood of the guilty with help from Cassidy Chandler, a human woman who can literally touch his soul. Their love is his last remaining tether to humanity, which is tested beyond endurance when powerful forces from his past introduce him to terrifying new appetites he could never have imagined.
His efforts to protect Cassidy from the depravity overtaking him push their relationship to the brink of shattering. Refusing to give up on the man who is her heart, she takes an unthinkable gamble to save him. But is she fulfilling an ominous prophecy that ensnares them both? Or has she become just another pawn in a cunning game played by the five-thousand-year-old vampire who claims Dominic as his own?
Desperate to rescue her from a fate worse than death, Dominic strikes a perilous bargain with his greatest enemies only to face an impossible choice—embrace his darkest self . . . or destroy the woman he cannot live without
I thought the first one was awesome? This one was action packed from page one! I was constantly fighting to keep myself from skipping ahead so I wouldn’t have to bear the unknown! Would she save them? HOW would she save them? Or would it be Jackson who saved them? Serge? The suspense was killing me, but the action was so enthralling, I stayed on my page and read it straight through! Fantastic twist of an ending! Great imagination this writer has!
As an independent reviewer for Romance Authors that Rock, I give this one the full five stars as well! Definitely have a new author to follow!