Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Review: Kiss of Darkness by Loribelle Hunt

by Loribelle Hunt
ebook, 236 pages
Published January 24th 2011 by Carina Press 
ISBN13  9781426891120  
Winter, a hybrid, has spent her life at war. A group of humans who are part demon, the hybrids, along with the lupines and nightwalkers, have dedicated their lives to defeating demons and protecting humanity. Yet, despite their united cause, the three groups share an uneasy alliance.

When hybrid military compounds come under attack from demon insurgents, Winter has no choice but to turn to the lupines and nightwalkers for assistance. It's a partnership based on necessity and she has no intention of letting down her guard with either group.

Marcus, the nightwalker Lord, has other plans. The immediate attraction between him and Winter promises a passion he can't ignore. To claim her as his own, he'll not only have to fight the demons who seem hell-bent on destroying her, but her own misconceptions about him and the nightwalker race. It's a battle he refuses to lose.
Courtesy of NetGalley for Review
My Thoughts:

Demons are real and they aren’t the sexy bad boys with a hidden heart. They’re animals that will rip through a human without a thought. The Nightwalkers and Lupines use to be one group, their original purpose to protect the humans from demons. But when they started infighting and split into two, the humans had to take care of their own. Picking from people whose lives have been destroyed by the demons, a group of hybrids are formed. Humans, who willing take in a demon soul for strength and abilities to fight back and take out the demon threat.

Winter joined the Order sixty years ago after her husband was killed by demons, seeking revenge on them ever since. But now she fights another threat, the threat to her soul.
When Marcus, Lord of the Nightwalkers, comes to Winter’s rescue, he could be the answer to keeping her soul, but will she loose her heart in the process?

Kiss of Darkness is an entertaining read that kept me enthralled the enitre time. Winter is a strong heroine but vulnerable when it comes to matters of the heart. Her and Marcus butt heads right from the beginning; him wanting to keep her protected and her needing to take care of herself and those she is responsible for. Then you have the little problem of him knowing right away Winter is his mate but she doesn’t believe it and even if she did, is reluctant to ever give up her heart again. Marcus is everything I love in an alpha hero; strong, arrogant, possessive, and oh so yummy. He teases Winter unmercifully until he feels she is ready to accept him. This of course leads to some loves scenes that I was surprised didn’t turn my ereader into a melted lump!
Plenty of action and suspense to keep you turning the page along with tension filled romance that will grab your heart. Kiss of Darkness has a dynamic plot, with plenty of side characters to love and sub-plots that you may first think as somewhat predictable, surprise you at the end and add exciting elements to the over all story-arc.

I liked how Hunt veered from the norm with the Nightwalker’s method of feeding, having them feed off psychic energy instead of blood. I have a hard time understanding how one species broke into two such different groups though, the Nightwalkers and the Lupines. Hopefully there is more of the history behind that and explanations will be given in future installments. Kiss of Twilight, featuring Kara & Dupree, is up next and I am eagerly anticipating it though I am dying to read more of Gia & Luke! 

4.5  - Loved It!

1 comment:

  1. Great minds think alike! I loved this and I'm so excited for the next one! I've been thinking about that cliffhanger since I finished the book! At least if I had a date I would have something to look forward to... Hurry, Loribelle! HURRY!!!


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