Friday, December 14, 2012

BOOK REVIEW - KING OF DARKNESS by ELISABETH STAAB - CHRONICLES OF YAVN # 1 - SOURCE BOOKS - 4 STARS!


By: Elisabeth Staab
Published By: Source Books Casablanca
Released: Available Now
Details: Paperback from Library , 340 Pages

RATING: 4 THAD, LEE & SIDDOH STARS!!

Blurb: Goodreads

This first book in a hot, edgy, dark paranormal romance series from a debut author has all the right stuff: a deep urban fantasy feel, a take-no-crap tough heroine and a sexy, arrogant vampire king who gets his comeuppance.

Isabel Anthony has lived a carefree existence masquerading as human, but when this party-girl meets the king of vampires, her world turns deep, dark, and dangerous double-quick. Thad Morgan is looking for the prophesied mate who will unlock his powers. But when he finally finds Isabel in a seedy nightclub, he thinks fate must have gotten it wrong.

BOOK REVIEW by Michelle:

‘T’ aka Thad Morgan has recently inherited the role of King of the Vampires. His tattoo is heating up and sending him in the direction of Club Insomniac with Lee his right hand man as his protector. His tattoo, a crudely depicted cross on his forearm is signalling to him, pulsing when he is getting closer to his would be mate.

Lee and Thad come across ‘would be mate’ and find her tapping into the blood of a girl straddling her. Not the first thought to come to mind, but don’t judge a person by the position they are in. She could be into guys as well J

Of course she is! 

Isabel Anthony is a self proclaimed party girl. Thad must now convince Isabel to be his Queen. Isabel feels she is definitely not Queen material. But is she? Does she even like Thad? I know daft question...well, he could have been a butt ugly King......lol!

Her roomie is a petite human named Alexia with a tribal tattoo around her left bicep passing over her shoulder. Siddoh and Alexia had a tattoo showing moment. I’ll show you mine if you show me yours.

There are a few storylines going on within this book. We meet Isabel and Thad. Lee the soldier who is bred for his power and size has had it rough with an ex mate and he appears to have a resisting thing for Alexia. I really like Lee. I think he is uber gorgeous.

Tyra, is Thad’s sister who works at the Ashfalls Interfaith Shelter, this ties in another storyline.

Anton is the son of the Master of Wizards. Daddy has got pissed off with Anton and wants him out of his life. Where does Anton wind up?

This bunch of characters and storyline has a definite Black Dagger Brotherhood feel to it.

The Wizards are the villains hunting the vampires down, eating their hearts to acquire their power. Of course you have a main honcho who is very unassuming in appearance , but oh so powerful.

Tyra and Siddoh have a bit of a sex only/no relationship, past , and Tyra wants/needs to move on.

I really like Siddoh. Hugh Jackman sounds like the inspiration for this character. Siddoh is the General to the King. At first I wasn’t sure about him, but by the end of this book, I really liked him. He is just a bit of a lad.

Lee is my favourite at the moment.

Thad is the reluctant King who decides it is time to act the part, throw on the big daddy King pants and wear the role like he should. He has to toughen up and get the respect his father earned as King, time to redecorate.

I enjoyed Elisabeth giving us a few storylines for further instalments in the series in this book. We have Thad and Isabel. A highly possible Lee and Alexia, a ‘very interesting to see how it plays out’, Tyra and ????

We are introduced to enough of the male characters to know that there will be a main story in a few books to come for each of them.

From wine shagging to ........... I like where this series is heading. The lads are all big humma, humma guys. We get hints of other lads we may get introduced to more, all big soldiers fighting the war against the Wizards, these lads for various reasons without mates. So yay, we get to read how they get the chickie babe. Plus fight the war .

A great start to this series that has left me wanting to know more..... and I shall, as I am reading Prince of Power next.


FAVE QUOTE:

...... "Maybe you can serve it to him wearing nothing but your best pearls and some strappy stilettos. After dinner, put on some sexy music, shove him down on the bed, and spank him like the bad, bad, boy that he is. Diana recoiled a bit. "Or , you know, whatever you feel moved to do."

Michelle

2 comments:

  1. I see the similarities. I got POP & I have to get book 1. I need to stick to my reading schedule!

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    1. I tell you Braine when you abbreviate I spend 5 minuts trying to work it out...POP= Prince of Power...I started reading already...woot!!

      Mich

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