Sunday 2 October 2011

Caressed by Moonlight - Book Review by Voodoo Bride

Caressed by Moonlight (Rulers of Darkness #1)
by Amanda J. Greene


What is it about:
Dorian Vlakhos is no ordinary aristocrat. He is a vampire king, who will do anything to save his clan from complete annihilation, before an ancient curse can claim his immortal life.

Penniless and orphaned, Victoria Kingston has nothing to bring to a marriage, yet she must shackle an unsuspecting gentleman into marriage by the end of the month or forfeit her rights as guardian of her younger sister. With the help of her dearest friend, Victoria begins her hunt, and vows to stay far away from the dark, mysterious, Prince Vlakhos.

After meeting the beautifully innocent Miss Kingston, Dorian had to have her. He would do absolutely anything to make Victoria his. One sweet stolen kiss would bring them together while a force, more powerful than any vampire would bind them for all eternity. But treachery, war, and death rule Dorian’s dark world and Victoria would be fortunate to survive.

What did Voodoo Bride think of it:
Caressed by Moonlight mixes Historical Romance and Paranormal Romance and does it well.

It has all the charms of a good Regency Romance and all the excitement of a Paranormal Romance. The courtship that is usually the main part of a Regency Romance is sped up a bit to give room to the paranormal action storyline, but this is certainly not a bad thing as both the romance and the action are fun to read and they blend well together.

The world building is done really well without intruding on the story too much and the writing is decent (there are some minor editing oversights, but not so much as to annoy).

The romance is intense and the characters are well worked out: Victoria is someone you feel for and who you want to see happy while Dorian is so intriguing that I fell in love with him from the start.

I do hope there will be many more books in this series, because reading this one made me hungry for more.

Why should you read it:
It's a really exciting historical vampire romance

Buy it here

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I will have to get this! I love paranormal novels AND regency romance, and this sounds like a good one - the premise is definitely different from any I've read before, with the added incentive to marry being so she can continue being guardian of her sister. Interesting!