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Dream Warrior

(Dark Warrior Alliance #1)

4.12  ·  Rating details ·  958 ratings  ·  147 reviews
Along the edges of darkness, a war of attrition rages between the demon plane and the Tehrex Realm. Dark Warriors alone stand between humans and the evil that seeks to destroy them. Zander Tarakesh, the sexy as sin vampire king, leads the battle. Zander is battle-hardened and accustomed to command, yet wrestles to regain control when his Fated Mate is propelled into his wo ...more
Kindle Edition, 1st Edition, 623 pages
Published January 29th 2015 by Trim and Julka, LLC
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Heather *Undercover Goth Queen*
Jan 06, 2017 rated it did not like it
Shelves: free, ebooks, nevermind, no
Aaaarrgghhh!!! Another record-breaking DNF. Made it to 3%.

Picture the scene: the heroine walks into a restaurant with her sister. It was cold outside, and when she takes off her jacket, her nipples poke out and, gasp, she's wearing an unlined bra. Naturally, this is what spurs the male lead to take notice of her (although why a vampire is in a burrito joint, I have no idea). And he doesn't just notice her... HE GROANS OUT LOUD AT THE SIGHT OF HER. What even??? Oh, and he's wearing tight black le
Her husband was viciously murdered by pure evil, by creatures of human nightmares and Elsie has vowed to avenge his death with the death of every night walking creature she finds. Meanwhile, another battle rages, between the demon plane and the Tehrex Realm where one Vampire King and his Dark Warriors are all that stand between fragile humans the hell spawn lurking in the shadows.

Elsie has been emotionally ravaged by the death of her husband, the police were no help and suddenly a group of power
Aug 31, 2020 marked it as to-read
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May 16, 2018 rated it did not like it
Shelves: 2018-books, dnf-books
Unfortunately this book did not work for me... I DNF’d this book early on due to confusion over the multiple characters being introduced with no real background or relationships established; the initial meeting of the hero and heroine was immediately sex based which I can place into the context of “Fated Mates” but it seemed bizarre, it would have worked more for me if it was a protective response rather than a sexual one; future interactions between these two continued to be strange and unfitti ...more
Clare O'Beara
After an opening with a man dying of a vampire bite - yet there is blood everywhere - we move to his distraught widow, at college and at work, trying to keep food down as her grief chokes her. I could follow all that but what I didn't get was, as soon as she comes across a strange man she looks at his groin and thinks how buff and fine he is.

This leads in to a demonstration (with a would-be vampire fan) of how uninvolved this man is with any woman he has a quick session with, not an example to
Dec 24, 2020 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: pnr-uf, dnf
DNF@ 24%

This book made me realise, that maybe I'm over the whole vampire romance crazy and ready to move onto sunlit vampire free pastures.
Marta Cox
Aug 04, 2015 rated it really liked it
I saw this cover and instantly was curious about what these two authors could bring to a genre that if honest sometimes seems a little tired. I do enjoy paranormal romance but finding a unique vampire story that pulls me in is getting much harder. This book started in a completely different manner as the heroines husband Dalton is dying but he manages to leave her a message telling her he will always love her. Flash forward about eighteen months and Elsie is a vigilante going out at night to des ...more
Nov 07, 2015 rated it really liked it
Dream Warrior is the first book in what promises to be an awesome paranormal series called the Dark Warrior Alliance. Since I am sure you will love this book I will give you a little inside info: The books of the series can be read as a standalone. Therefore, all you ladies that avoid books because of cliffhangers, you don’t have to worry about those in this case!
For those that love everything paranormal, this is the book for you! In this reality we there is a war between the demon plane and the
Aug 13, 2016 rated it it was ok
This is another tough one to rate. I'm not sure how it became a Top Pick due to the plot holes and leaps of logic, not to mention poor grammar which leaves the reader wondering who is the object of the narration (Identifying "he" in a crowd of males can be tough to guess and stalls reading fluidity. I suggest the authors name the person they are speaking of). The good storyline couldn't be bolstered by the interesting world building, due to plot discrepancies, and unanswered questions. Character ...more
♡ One Click Romance ♡
Mar 30, 2017 rated it really liked it

It's been a while since I read PNR, and though in the beginning I wasn't really sure I'd like this one I'm happy I stayed with it because I floved!

The story is packed with action, sexiness, mystery and suspense.
We've got vampires, shifters, sorcerers, faes, demons and I'm sure many other unknowns.

I love Elsie (FMC), in many supernatural stories we come across many weak female leads. Elsie is the complete opposite even when she's got every reason to curl up into a ball and let the world f
Sep 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Phenomenal Character Building

I am a new reader of these talented authors and I'm now wondering what took me so long to join the party. The character building is phenomenal. So much detail. The story is unhurried but not packed with extraneous filler. They took their time to allow the love story to unfold weaving their spell like the magic in the book. This is a book best read in a comfy chair, surrounded by quiet, a rainstorm would be the ideal backdrop. Outstanding storytelling, ladies. Thank y
A Voracious Reader (a.k.a. Carol)
*Book source ~ Kindle Lending Library

Zander Tarakesh is the Vampire King of the Tehrex Realm and he and his Dark Warriors keep unsuspecting humans safe from the things that go bump and crash and rampaging in the night. When he comes across all-too-human Elsie Hayes he’s astounded and alarmed that she’s his Fated Mate. Elsie is a widow who lost her husband to a demon attack, but during the course of her investigation into his murder she discovers the evil in the dark. She joins a group that fight
Jacqueline Palmer
Aug 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Nana Read a lot

I really like the book and can't wait to read about jace and cailyn story I will tell my friends about it we all like vampire book and this one will be there all there liking it's ago of read
Donna Vaughan
Jun 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
Dream Warrior by Brenda Trim and Tami Julka
The only thing I found wrong with this story was that it ended. The good news is that there is another book. This is a page turning action packed romance. It had me on the edge of my seat from the first page until the last; if I didn’t have to go to work I would not have put the book down until I finished it.
Elsie knows that evil stalks the night as her husband Dalton was killed by what she believes is a vampire. She joins a group SOVA (Survivors of vam
Snarky Mom
May 27, 2015 rated it really liked it
I totally loved how this drew me in from the get-go. Don’t get me wrong – it is sad as hell, because the first couple of pages is the husband’s death scene and you can just sense the pure and unadulterated love that was between the two. Elsie has always been convinced that her husband was killed by vampires and she’s been out fighting tem. What a surprise when she realizes that not only are there other, more lethal creatures that go bump in the night, but they are the ones who attacked her husba ...more
Kristy Centeno
Sep 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing
A story with a lot of high and lows. Entertaining. Well-written, interesting, with a heroine that’s anything but weak.
Although the journey into this tale begins on a sad, emotional note as our heroine’s husband passes away, things move along to a woman hell-bent on revenge. Elsie’s need for payback takes us deeper into the world of the paranormal where she fulfills her new purpose as a hunter of sorts.
Elsie’s issues with vampires is something she will have to deal with, but now on a more person
Jul 04, 2015 rated it really liked it
The book starts with the death of Elsie's husband and then you move 18 months forward in time. Elsie is still trying to come to terms with the death of her husband, to help her cope she has become part of a group SOVA killing the monsters that killed her husband.

Zander is the king vampire he heads a group of warriors protecting humans from Skims the monsters that would all humans. He has been hoping for a soul mate but knows he may never find her. Until he meets Elsie and his world alters forev
Coral Mitchell
Nov 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Zander, the Vampire King, and his Dark Warriors live in the shadows of the human world protecting them from the demons and evils the humans remain unaware of. Zander must be in total control at all times to battle and lead his people. In walks Elsie, his Fated Mate and a fragile human. Elsie is fighting her own battles after the brutal murder of her husband by what she believes are vampires. She has taken it upon herself to hun
Nov 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved reading this book. I thought it was one of the best beginning paranormal romances I have had the pleasure to read in a long time. I admit I didn't see the book going in the direction it had taken given the prologue but felt that only added to its enamor. The authors were able to keep you on your toes wondering what was going to happen next and if the romance building in the book was going to happen or not while simultaneously giving you subtle hints about possible future conne ...more
Jun 26, 2015 rated it really liked it
Elsie is nothing but a black hole of misery. After losing her husband, she only has revenge to sustain her. She has spent the last 18 months fighting back. Her sister is worried about her since she has been living on energy drinks and a little sugar. She promised her husband to love him forever and she will. She will also hunt down all vampires she can and kill them.
Zander is a vampire king. He rules and protects everyone he can. When his eyes fall on a small human his life is changed. She is hi
Tami Lund
Jul 05, 2015 rated it really liked it
There were a fair number of things I enjoyed about this book:
* I liked Xander - the perfect combination of alpha male, strong leader, and considerate mate.
* I liked the secondary characters, and am looking forward to reading their stories.
* I liked the world building.
* There were a couple well-written fight scenes.

I wasn't crazy about the heroine, but I liked the other women in the book, and I suspect at least her sister and Xander's sister will get their own books, and I'm looking forward to re
Mar 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I was given this book through a giveaway with ILVN thank you!

I am a huge fan of the BDB books and wow this so reminds me of it. I am not complaining! I loved this book, it starts so sad, experiencing a sudden lose ourselves we know pain like El was dealing with and the authors did a great job with expressing that feeling. Zander is hot! Orlando I love, and I so want him to have a HEA! I am excited to continue with this series I can tell it will not disappoint, another favorite added to my list.
Mellissa Monteforte
Nov 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Just WOW! I wasn't sure what to expect from this book but I have to say I was blown away by the amount of depth brought into these characters. I can't imagine what Elise has gone through and my heart was hurting with the emotion I felt from the very first page. I felt as if I was brought along the journey of Elise and Zander relationship, and I could feel the confusing feelings. I fell in love with Zander when Elise did and that just shows me how thought out and we'll this story was written. Cud ...more
Jul 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This was a great book. I love how the characters all seem to compliment each other. Elsie's continued waffling back and forth between her feelings for Zander versus her feelings for Dalton was driving me crazy however I understand why they were the way they were. The cliffhanger at the end was just mean lol. Now I am dying to know what is going to happen to Elsie's sister. I now must go in search of the next book. Well done Brenda Trim and Tami Julka. ...more
Zeinab Dh
Sep 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I got this in exchange of an honest review, I loved the story line, the flow of events is well written and easy to navigate, the characters are charming and make you laugh in some scenes which is good, I liked how the characters meet and interact together, it was full of some surprises that were revealed in the end I would recommend this to everyone awesome reading
Mar 16, 2015 rated it really liked it
Wow. Truth be told, I wasn't expecting that much but the whole blurb kind of forced me to read it. This was actually really good and kept me engaged. Very rarely do books keep my interest throughout the whole thing. Some parts kind of made my tear up. :(( ...more
anne pavlish
Mar 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing

This book has it all. Lots of highs and lows. It made me laugh, cry, get angry, and I wanted to shake Lady E. and tell her to wake up and get over Dalton already.
I usually don't get excited to read the next book in a series but this is an exception. Well done.
InD'tale Magazine
Readers will want a cool drink of water handy for this hot, hot, HOT read!

Read full review in the 2015 November issue of InD'tale Magazine.

I love the characters they are interesting and I couldn't get enough. Elsie annoyed me because of her idiocy and her excuses. I thought that Zander was awesome because of his endless patience. This is definitely a good read and it has tons of action.
Sep 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Loved it!!

Once I started reading I knew I wasn't going to be able to put it down. I enjoyed the warriors and hope to read more about them in the next couple of books I already ordered.
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