Title: Rulers of Darkness Box Set
Author: Amanda J. Greene
Genre: Paranormal Romance
~ Synopsis ~
|Read 3 sizzling, dark, paranormal romance novels and fall in love with the Rulers of Darkness.
Passion can be lethal…
Caressed by Moonlight
Dorian Vlakhos is no ordinary aristocrat. He is a vampire king, who will do anything to save his clan from complete annihilation, before an ancient curse can claim his immortal life.
Penniless and orphaned, Victoria Kingston has nothing to bring to a marriage, yet she must shackle an unsuspecting gentleman into marriage by the end of the month or forfeit her rights as guardian of her younger sister. With the help of her dearest friend, Victoria begins her hunt, and vows to stay far away from the dark, mysterious, Dorian Vlakhos.
After meeting the beautifully innocent Miss Kingston, Dorian had to have her. He would do absolutely anything to make Victoria his. One sweet stolen kiss would bring them together while a force, more powerful than any vampire, would bind them for all eternity, but treachery, war, and death rule Dorian’s dark world and Victoria would be fortunate to survive.
Caressed by Night
Dimitri Arsov, the last remaining pure vampire, was thought to be dead for the past four hundred years. Now, he is back and has a score to settle with the traitor that had tried to kill him centuries ago. But as he waits for his prey to blindly step into his carefully laid trap, his overwhelming hunger for blood is triggered when he saves a beautiful art historian.
Kerstyn Ingmar’s life was normal and straight up boring until the night she is rescued by the dangerously sexy, powerfully mesmerizing, Dimitri. Unable to resist his diamond blue eyes and intense kisses, she is drawn into his world of darkness and closer to her impending doom.
While their desire consumes them, Dimitri is haunted by images of a bloody and deadly future. As his enemies draw near, he must find a way to save his mate from her destiny before fate destroys them both.
Caressed by a Crimson Moon
Consumed by madness and tormented by dark memories of blood and death, Hadrian Lucretius, King of the Validus Clan, has returned after living in self-imposed exile for nearly three hundred and fifty years.
To maintain peace with the vampires, Eva Maldonado is offered as a sacrifice to the crazed vampire king by her father, the alpha of the Silveria Shifter Pack. Hadrian’s reputation is both legendary and lethal; he is ruthless, bloodthirsty, lusty, and soulless. When Eva arrives at the ancient fortress high in the Carpathian Mountains, she is shocked to find a ravaged man with dark burning eyes filled with loneliness and dangerous desire.
Would she be his lover…or his prey? His savior…or his victim? Would Hadrian lure her into madness or would their perilous passion be their redemption?
~ Book Review~
**** (out of 5)
I made a bit of a boo when I agreed to review the Rulers of Darkness. I thought I’d only have to read one novel, but it turned out to be three. Oops! But once I started reading, I was hooked. The first story, which I thought would be the least interesting, was actually my favorite. Victoria was easily the strongest woman of the three and Dorian was my favorite vampire. Although he waffled for a while about his future with Victoria, his indecisiveness was minor compared to Dimitri and Hadrian.
I didn’t enjoy Caressed by Night as much as Caressed by Moonlight. I didn’t think much of Kerstyn. She went on and on about how she was independent and earned everything for herself, but her dad paid for her entire education. That’s definitely not paying your own way. Then, she put herself and others in danger when there was a simple solution to the situation. With all the build-up, I was expecting an exciting background story regarding the creation of vampires. Dimitri’s story, however, wasn’t as complicated as I’d hoped.
Caressed by a Crimson Moon was my least favorite of the novels. It was slow and missed the fast paced action of the previous two novels. I didn’t connect to either Eva or Hadrian. There just wasn’t enough there for me.
A bit more editing would make these stories even more enjoyable. The writing wasn’t smooth, mostly due to the lack of use of contractions. The third novel contained a few more grammatical mistakes and typos than I prefer.
I was provided a free copy of the novel in exchange for an honest review.
~ About the author ~
Amanda J. Greene creates paranormal romance for ravenous readers. She lives in Southern California, where she enjoys escaping the rewarding but hectic world of writing by spending time in the sun and sand with her military husband and their two dogs.
~ Giveaway ~