Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Review Embrace the Dark by Caris Roane

Title: Embrace the Dark (The Blood Rose#1) 
Author: Caris Roane
Source: Netgalley 
Genre: Paranormal romance: vampire
Length: Novella
Reviewed by Laurie

How can he resist his blood rose…
Gerrod, mastyr vampire of the Merhaine Realm, never thought to have his blood-needs satisfied by a mere human. But Abigail is no ordinary woman. She stuns him with her telepathy as well as the richness of her blood. However, her human DNA makes her an unacceptable mate. Yet how can Gerrod turn her away when she alone has satisfied his blood-starvation for the first time in a hundred-and-fifty-years?

Will she fall to temptation and give herself to a vampire…
When the dreaded enemy of all realm-folk, the Invictus, attacks at a fae wedding, Abigail’s simple human life gets turned upside down. She doesn’t know if she has the courage to pursue a path that means giving herself body and soul to a mastyr vampire. Will she return to her normal existence in Flagstaff, Arizona? Or will she embrace the dark…

Embrace the Dark is the first in The Blood Rose Series.

I am a huge fan of Caris Ronae because she does great world builds in her books, so when I saw this at netgalley I just had to try it. It’s not bad I just couldn’t get into this story like I wanted to. I would have loved to have read this as a novel because I wanted to know more on the world build and the romance between Gerrod and Abigail. I really liked the plot and I do believe this will make a good series as the series continue. I know a lot of readers will think this book falls short, and in ways it really does, but I want to encourage anyone to give the next book a try before you totally quit this series because not everything will be worked out in a novella. I know I myself will be continuing the series. I do want to mention there is a very sweet scene and it’s the first one I have ever read where a human heroine took care of the hero vampire in the way she did. I really enjoyed this scene. 

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