For six long months, both Nikki and Michael have struggled with their feelings with each other. The thrall between them only adds to the self-doubts eFor six long months, both Nikki and Michael have struggled with their feelings with each other. The thrall between them only adds to the self-doubts each feels about the other. When a case, involving a teenage boy and missing wealthy men, bring them together once again, Nikki and Michael fight against the passion growing between them to fight an unspeakable evil in habiting a Wyoming resort.
Hearts of Darkness is a definite page-turner. Keri Arthur weaves an intricate tale of love lost and found in-between a mystery of disappearances, past relationships, and an indescribable evil. The chemistry between Nikki and Michael is so real, one can feel the tension as if it were their own. The introduction of Michael’s sire, the beautiful and talented Elizabeth, adds to the self-doubts Nikki has about her feelings for Michael. Elizabeth’s presence leads them to Matthew, to unknown beings that inhabit others, and an evil unlike any Nikki or Michael has ever seen.
Ms Arthur creativity for plot twist aids to increase her fan base. She continues to entice her fans with memorable characters, undeniable passion, and paranormal scenarios very few authors can create. The use of imagery allows readers to endure the horror the missing men felt during captivity. One may do well not to start this rollercoaster unless he plans to finish it in one sitting. Hearts of Darkness grabs the reader from the beginning and reluctantly releases him in the end. This series is a wonderful addition to the Keri Arthur collection. ...more
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"A classic love story in the guise of a romance, Mary Jo Putney knows hoWith praise like this one you should check out more of what Sara D has to say!
"A classic love story in the guise of a romance, Mary Jo Putney knows how to write about a love that is believable and real. She sticks to historical accuracy and detail which illuminates the characters, as well as, highlights distinct personality traits. Any lover of historical romance should give The Bargain a shot. It’s worth it!"\
**spoiler alert** Dancing with the Devil, one of Keri Arthur’s earlier books re-edited, is the first in the Nikki and Michael series. Considering it i**spoiler alert** Dancing with the Devil, one of Keri Arthur’s earlier books re-edited, is the first in the Nikki and Michael series. Considering it is an earlier book of Ms. Arthur, it was highly entertaining even with some obvious flaws in the story.
As the story progresses, both Nikki and Michael grow closer together and battle inner demons of the past. Although the chemistry between Nikki and Michael did not mesh, as one would hope, there is hope for the two. The fact both come to terms with the mind melding shows how they struggle with trust and privacy. Unfortunately, the short- lived understand takes a turn for the worse when Nikki feds Michael to save his life. His years of not feeding on humans, has him dancing a fine line with Nikki that he makes a drastic decision.
For Riley Jensen fans, readers will see how Ms. Arthur’s writing has progressed from her earlier works, such as Dancing with the Devil, until now. Do not over look this earlier series. Dancing with the Devil is a great start to an exciting series.
Michael’s reluctance to have her assistance on cases for the Damask Circle, her lack of work since Jake’s injuries on their last case, and seclusion iMichael’s reluctance to have her assistance on cases for the Damask Circle, her lack of work since Jake’s injuries on their last case, and seclusion in a cabin she shares with Michael has Nikki wondering if she made the right decision. The restlessness encompassing her soul begins to ease when Jake invites her to San Francisco to aid in a case. With Michael on another case without her, she ceases the opportunity to do what she loves most, find trouble.
When Michael goes to San Francisco at the request of Seline, he finds Nikki deeply involved the investigation due to a vampire attack. Quickly this investigation becomes more than the kidnapping of four women. The brutality of these kidnappings and subsequent deaths reveal a horror close to home. Nikki, Michael, and Jake frantically search for the fiends with the abduction of someone close to them. During their search, Nikki learns more about her evolving abilities, which shocks her. It is not until a certain death occurs she begins to understand why her abilities come to fruition. Both she and Michael realize she will never be the same.
Keri Arthur continues to add life and depth into Nikki and Michael’s story. The unexpected death of a crucial character proves no one is safe in the face of evil. Evil caused by the actions, years ago, of those kidnapped and mutilated. Although it gives little comfort in the climactic end, those who read Chasing Shadows will think about the affects of their own actions towards others in the past. ...more