Friday, September 28, 2012

PNR Review: Shadow Rising (Dark Dynasties) [Mass Market Paperback]

I've finished "Shadow Rising" the 3rd book in her Dark Dynasties series by Kendra Leigh Castle.

Product Description

Ancient Secrets, Dark Passions . . .

As one of the Grigori, a noble vampire dynasty shrouded in mystery, Ariane has spent her life hidden away in the desert. Like all of her kind, she is a watcher, fated to observe, forbidden to act. Yet when her best friend Sammael vanishes, she defies all rules and flees her safe haven to bring him home.

A shape-shifting assassin for the House of Shadows, Damien Tremaine is hired to locate Sammael. His hunt for the wayward Grigori leads him to Ariane, the rogue vamp who stands between him and his bounty. Damien never lets emotion interfere with his work, but a single touch from the sexy, beguiling vampire shatters his self-control. Drawn together by their common goal, they begin an alliance of necessity that soon becomes one of desire. But when the secret at the dark heart of the Grigori comes to light, Damien and Ariane must make a choice that could bind them eternally . . . or tear them - and everything they care about-apart.

About the Author Kendra Leigh Castle is the author of five previous paranormal romance novels: Call of the Highland Moon, Dark Highland Fire, Wild Highland Magic, Dark Awakening, and Midnight Reckoning. SHADOW RISING is the third book in her Dark Dynasties series. She lives in Maryland with her husband, their three children, three high-maintenance dogs, and one enormous Siberian cat.

You can learn more at:
Twitter @KendraLCastle 

Product Details
Mass Market Paperback: 368 pages
Publisher: Forever (July 31, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1455511641
ISBN-13: 978-1455511648

My Review:

Ariane is a Grigori a secret noble society of vampires and has spent her life tucked away in the desert.  Her job is to observe not act as a watcher.  When her best friend Sammuel goes missing she defies her leader and flees her home to bring him back.

Damien Tremaine is a Sith cat shifter assassin with an agenda to bring back the missing vampire Sammuel.  His journeys leads him to Arianne the vampire rogue who stands in his way.  He is always calm, collected and doesn't let emotion stand in his way but Arianne's touch breaks his control.

Arianne and Damien form a truce and decide to team up to find Sammuel.  They discover a dark and sinister secret at the heart of the Grigori and they must decide on a plan that can bind them together or tear them apart forever.

At first the book was quite light and funny but then it become darker as you continue reading.

I really enjoyed how Arianne and Damien's relationship started as attraction and allies and gradually to respect, affection and finally trust and love.  It built up slowly but when it finally burned it was hot and steamy.


Books in series:

1.  Dark Awakening
2. Midnight Reckoning
3.  Shadow Rising 
4.  Immortal Craving - January 29, 2013

Thanks Hachette Book Group Canada for sending me this book to review, greatly appreciated!

1 comment:

Underworld Love Addiction said...

Glad you enjoyed it. I just loved it :)

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