Thursday, May 8, 2014

Review: Embrace the Twilight (Wings in the Night #8) by Maggie Shayne

Title: Embrace the Twilight (Wings in the Night #8)
Author: Maggie Shayne
Source: Self-Purchased
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Length: Novel
Release Date: September 1, 2006
Reviewed by: Jasmyn

Rating - 3
Sexual - 3

A creature of the night, Sarafina lives only for pleasure, but love is an emotion she has
deemed forbidden. Experience has taught her that love leads only to betrayal and pain, and she wants no more of pain. She cares for no one, tolerating only the presence of those she can control utterly. With her powers, she is convinced she can break anyone. Willem Stone cannot be broken. He is a challenge Sarafina cannot resist--a man as boldly alive as she is, a man with a will of iron, yet a mere mortal. And the only thing stronger than the clash of their wills is the power of their desire. But when vampire hunters take Amber Lily, the only child ever born to a vampire, Sarafina and Willem must put their struggle aside and combine their strengths in a rescue attempt that could cost them their very lives. And in the process, they find the most powerful force of all: love.
Born in Twilight (Wings in the Night #5): Review
Two by Twilight (Wings in the Night #6): Review
Twilight Hunger (Wings in the Night #7): Review
See my goodreads account for reviews of the books earlier in the series.

I've been slowly reading through the Wings in the Night series for a few years now.  They were one of the first paranormal romance series that I had ever read and really opened the door to the genre for me.  Maggie Shayne is a great author and while she fell just a tad short in this one for me I can see how it adds a very imporatant piece to the world she has built.

After the demises of DPI - an organization set on destroying vampires - things seem to be going better.  But there are still a few rogue agents running around and they have set their eyes on Amber Lily - a unique creature introduced earlier in the series that lives between the world of vampire and human.  Willem Stone - a very mortal man - is really all that is there to stop them at first.  He's quite a fantastic hero in several different ways.

Willem Stone has a strange link with a gypsy woman names Sarafina - a name you will recognize if you've read the previous book in the series.  She's quite a bitch through the whole story and I never really like her - which made it hard to enjoy the romance of the book.  I really enjoyed the continued world building and development Shayne brought out in this one though.  It's what has kept me returning to the series over the years.  The world is not stagnant, and even if I don't like all the characters, they all have a role to play that is special and all their own.

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