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January 22, 2015


3 1/2 STARS

The Blood Rose Series
Book One
Caris Roane
 Kindle Edition

(from Amazon)
 Enter a world of blood-starved mastyr vampires and the rare women who can satisfy their deepest needs… 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…

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 I confess I've had a love affaire with vampires for several years now, especially warrior vampires, the kind found in the books of Sherrilyn Kenyon, Lara Adrian and JR Ward. Though I've been published in Regency Romance under the pseudonym Valerie King--and yes one of my Regency Novellas features a vampire--one day I woke up knowing I had to create my own contemporary world of the warrior vampire. For some mystical, magical reason, early in the process, my vampires appeared with enormous beautiful wings and it has been the most amazing experience to include flight in my novels, in both battle scenes and scenes involving spectacle. For more information about my unique take on the vampire mythos, check out my website at and my book release video on YouTube by putting in the search phrase, Caris Roane Ascension. With every hope you'll enjoy reading my books set in the World of Ascension, All my best, Caris Roane

 Mastyr vampire, Gerrod, who is centuries old, takes the welfare of his people before his own.   He has such great responsibilities since he is the leader, that they weigh down heavily on him. He's a leader and he can't change that.   He has found himself enamored with Abigail, a human woman who is starting a bakery in the parallel realm in which they live.   He knows deep in his heart that his feelings for her can go nowhere. Until now he has never shown his feelings.   Now we have a wedding of Gerrod and Abigail where they touch each other for the first time, which sets off a physical reaction.  They give into a kiss and at that moment, Invictus, the bad guys, attack. Throughout the book,  it seemed there was a connection between Gerrod and Abigail,  but was it love?  The love to me, just wasn't there.  The characters were great and I liked Gerrod quite a bit. He had a light heart.   The love story, sorry, I couldn't quite find it.

I was given a complimentary copy of EMBRACE THE DARK from the author, Caris Roane for my view of the book.

I would give this book 3 1/2 STARS.

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