Embrace The Darkness
Lady Shay is the last of her kind. Half human, half Shalott, her blood is a precious aphrodisiac to vampires, who consider it more precious than gold. Though Shalotts are renowned assassins, a curse held over Shay lands her on the slave auction block, where her fate is uncertain-
OR THE MAN WHO WILL RISK IT ALL
Viper, the beguiling chief of a deadly vam ...more
Shay is half human, half shalott. Her blood is craved by vampires and because of this shalotts are extinct. For the last eighty years, Shay has been a slave, sold and beaten again and again, all because of a curse that makes it impossible for her to escape. And when Shay is to be sold again at an auction, the last person she expected to buy her was the vampire Viper, who she recently saved from a witch attack. And despite her unwanted fascination with Viper, she hates all vampires because one of...more
Viper is well, Viper. It was good to see Shay put him in his place and how I loved Levet. The tiny gargoyle grew on me. This was pretty good as well. There was fighting and plotting and mating.
Shay is a half-blood Shalott, some sort of demon whose blood is a major attractant to vampire's. She is a slave that was held by the coven of witches in the first book. She helped dante, Abby and Viper to defeat the witch.
Viper is the leader of the Chicago clan of vampire's. Immensely wealthy and dangerous gorgeous. He is attracted to Shay and buy's her at an auction to be his slave.
Then all hell breaks loose. Some other demon is after Shay ...more
Although it is the type Vampire romance with the brooding vampire trying to resist this pull of attraction and the woman with a hatre ...more
Shay is the last of her kind-the shallot demons. They were bred to be assassains and Shay is bound to her slave owner, a troll, by a death curse. If he is killed, she'll die. But shall ...more
Shay is half human and half Shalott (demon). Her blood is an aphrodisiac to vampires. She is the last Shalott in existence. A curse binds her to the troll Evor. He puts her on the auction block to sell as a slave. Viper (a vampire clan leader) buys her with the highest bid. She expects to be kept as a slave and is wary to find that he treats her as a guest. A powerful evil entity wants ...more
Our H is Viper the vamp from #1 and our h is Shay, the Shallot halfdemon, also from #1. So we already have a history with them, which was nice. Not just the last 3 pages from #1 but a good substantial background which meant we could get straight into the story.
Everybody wan ...more
I fell for Viper in When Darkness Comes. He was pure hunky arrogant vampire. Smooth operator in every way. With Viper's loyalty and his fight to keep Shay safe I was over the top for Viper. And, the anticipation of a bloody fight I almost forgot there would have to be a happily ever after. Great Storytelling.
And Shay, a sassy warrior is always my favorite hero ...more
Embrace the Darkness is a passionate romance that takes up the story several weeks after the end of When Darkness Comes (Guardians of Eternity, Book 1). If you remember nothing else from the previous book, you will remember Viper. Vampire clan leader, Viper was the bored and beautiful fallen angel surrounded by hedonistic decadence, who in aiding Dante and Abby, came into contact with the beautiful demon Shay who saved Viper's life. This brief encounter marked them both and they ...more
Hero wears velvet pants with silver shirts unbuttoned to his navel. When not in that attire he's running around in a silk dressing gown (robe).
The French gargoyle best friend only knows one word of French - “Sacrebleu" which he says over and over and over again.
And then there was the prepubescent dialogue: "Holy moly, Devil’s freaking balls, Holy guacamole, raving loon, holy freaking cow, Head Honcho (yup, in caps)."
And it ended in in a corny moun ...more
Please authors, stop with the random gemstone alliterations when referring to a character's skin tone. It was bad enough to find one described as marble alabaster (particularly when one realizes that alabaster is a generic term used for both gypsum and calcite, two very soft minerals). Now we got someone described as having skin the color of an elephant tus ...more
Some time has passed since (When Darkness Comes)Shay, the shalott demon that helped thwart the witches, has been returned to her owner. Evor wastes no time trying to lease Shay out again via an auction which Viper has cleverly arranged to attend. Both Shay & Viper have been haunted with dreams of each other since their abrupt parting after the witch incident. However someone more sinister than the witches is trying to obtain Shay for themselves and will g ...more
The chemistry between Viper and Shay was incredible. It'd been awhile since I'd read the first novel so I went back and skimmed through the last half of the first book just to refresh my memory on how they came to meet. At the end of the first book, I didn't have any idea that Shay and Viper would hook up. I don't think Shay was even named at that point. She ...more
Some things seemed a little inconsistent with the first book. Before, all the demons were after Abby, now they avoid her. And nothing was mentioned about Viper's nefarious businesses.
Anyway, Viper and Shay are questing to find the evil being that wants to capture Shay and drain her blood. They also are trying to break the curse that binds Shay's ...more
Shay was born half human and half shallot demon and has lived her life as a slave, when the vampire clan leader Viper buys her she is ready to fight him but she finds there is a darker force that needs to be conquered. Someone wants her blood for it's healing powers. Viper, Shay and Levet (a 3ft gargoyle) set out to find whoever wants Shay dead.
It was one of those stories that grip you so you don't want to pu ...more
Oh that vamp. . . He had me with his appearance in When Darkness Comes. His club. His skills. His aura. To have Shay and Viper together. What more could this girl ask for? I was hoping after their meeting they would make their way to each other. But the way the get together was a bit off putting. I reminded me of days best left pushed to the back of the world's history. The insight and drama and of course Levet.
It was nice to see what Dante and Abby have been up to.
HERO is the Leader of his vampires clan, who tames and falls for a demon slave.
PAGES: 352 pages
Other books in the series
"I was imagining it was Evor."
"Strange that they do not resemble each other."
"I have a good imagination."
"Ah, in that case, I do not suppose you are imagining I'm Brad Pitt?”