Saturday, June 22, 2013
Dark Liaison by J. D. Brown
Ema Marx wishes her life would go back to normal, but there’s nothing normal about being a Romani-Vampyre with an ancestor who wants you dead. Apollyon is back, wreaking havoc on the lives of everyone she cares about while plotting her demise.
Ema thought she would find a new best friend in her trainer, Bridget, until the exotic vampire vies for Jesu’s attention. Jesu can date who he wants, right? Ema has more important things to worry about, like honing her powers. When Apollyon’s thugs appear out of the shadows to attack her, Ema knows it’s time to take action. But everyone else has other plans in mind.
One thing is for certain, being under house arrest in the German vampyre king’s castle was not part of her plan to save the day.
Dark Liaison picks up right where Dark Heirloom leaves off. While the book can stand on its own, I highly suggest you read Dark Heirloom first, simply because it's a great ride. If you read DH when it came out, you might want to give it a quick scan before you pick up DL because both books are fast-moving, edge-of-your-seat adventures and the transition from one to the next is seamless with no loss of quality in this volume. Be prepared to howl at the end, though—there will be a third book and Dark Heirloom has another cliff-hanger ending. That's what cost it half a rose. I have to wait again, Ms. Brown? Darn it! Write faster! Tell your editors to work faster. (Yeah, this from the person who takes years, sometimes decades to finish a book. Note to self—write!)
At any rate, I highly recommend Dark Liaison, just as I did Dark Heirloom.
Length: 342 Pages
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