Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Shadow Rising Review

Shadow Rising
By Kendra Leigh Castle

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, what begins as an alliance of necessity 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.

What I Loved
Shadow Rising is book 3 in this amazing Dark Dynasties series filled with sexy cat shifting vampire men that purr with a strong female character to complement those bad boys purrfectly. Each book contains a different set of lovers with an overall story arc throughout the series and individually plots within each book. We still get to see the previous couples throughout the series, thankfully, I would miss the other characters too much if their story was done completely.
Ariane: An innocent vampire, that one doesn't happen often, and I really like her character even more for it. But she can also kick some ass when the need arises, so no weak and whiny dames in this book.
Damien: Oh I absolutely love him. Love his sarcastic attitude that can get him into some major trouble. He is that bad boy that every girl just falls for and wants to be the one to fix and love him. Here is a perfect quote that shows his sex purring mixed with his attitude. "To his shock, he had to swallow back an inadvertent purr. He didn't purr for anyone. Anyone. And certainly not for something as cheap as a little attention."
Hot and sexy as hell. What can I say I'm a sucker for each purr that these Cait Sith produce.
We get to finally learn about the Grigori and all their secrets and their secrets are awesome. I loved how Kendra has yet again woven another piece of fantasy so masterfully into this fantastic world.

Didn't Like
What the hell is there not to like in these books or this series. The only thing I don't like is the book having to end and wanting the next book, the next story and the next set of lovers.

Everyone that reads paranormal romance has got to read this series, how can you pass up hot men that purr!

July 31st 2012
Amazon / B&N / Book Depository

Dark Dynasties
Dark Awakening my review
Midnight Reckoning my review
Shadow Rising
Immortal Cravings February 2013

Other Books
McInnes Werewolves Trilogy
Call of the Highland Moon trilogy review
Dark Highland Fire
Wild Highland Magic

Renegade Angel my review

Would you love to have a man that purrs?
I would!!


1 comment:

Alba said...

I NEED NEED NEED This book T_T and book #2 too! :'(