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Released: April 30, 2011
Series: The Swords #1
Published by Hellfire Publishing
Nathan, Lord Valencourt has been having nightmares, nightmares that unfortunately are all too real. A monster is loose and murdering women and making Nathan watch as he drinks their blood and takes their flesh. But the one the monster is really after is the mysterious Juliet and though he does not know her, he knows he must find and protect Juliet with his life if needs be.
I really liked this book the story was told in first person POV by Nathan and so we took the journey with him into the world of vampires, or more accurately the cursed Taleians, and the paranormal. Nathan also makes a more personal transition from being a womanizing Lord with no real purpose in life to Knight of Swords a powerful leader and protector of the Queen of the Taleians, Juliet.
The plot itself was action packed, it had plenty of tense moments and once I started reading it I had trouble putting it down until I knew what had happened. The story also had a touch of horror to it, the villain was truly vile which was particularly demonstrated in the beginning scene which I warn you is not for the faint of heart! The writing was great as well the slightly formal wording transported you straight into the time and place, the way that Nathan thought and all the characters spoke seemed very accurate to the time and not just a contemporary story in historical packaging.
The connection between Juliet and Nathan was really well done as well, you could really feel the bond between them, so much so that it wasn’t until the end that I realized that the amount of time they had spent in each others physical presence was fairly small. The other characters were also well drawn especially Gabriel, I found myself liking him despite myself, I know he was power hungry and ruthless but some of the best heroes are that way and I couldn’t help feeling sorry for his plight.
This was an entertaining read and I know I am going to have to read the next one because of that dang cliffhanger!
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Gosh, we all seem to be admitting our ages…and I hate that I am at the point in life when admitting my age is a “thing”…whodda thunk it? I was kind of hoping I would remain 21 forever. However, I have moved out of that New Adult stage of my life and am now strictly in the Contemporary Romance age zone of 28. I would prefer to be in an Urban Fantasy arena, but I don’t think I own enough black leather. However, I could probably squeeze into some PNR, I am fully prepared to give a horn job to my favourite demon, or suck on my sexy vamps…fangs and I am definitely up for some heavy petting with some fine looking shifters. Than again their’s always Sci Fi…I am fully prepared to do the right thing and help some poor alien race with more 6 packs than a supermarket repopulate their planet. Not that I am loose woman or anything.
Annnnnd I will stop myself there, before I start waxing lyrical about my love of historical romance and fantasy as well; no one needs to know about my elf fantasies. As you can tell, I adore and day dream about most romance genres, and my three big loves are 1) reading about romance 2) writing about romance and 3) talking about romance with my gals. Which, is why I love Under the Covers so much, I get all my bookish needs satisfied and don’t get judged when I talk about my favourite characters like they are real people. Which they are right?
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