Today I’m pleased to welcome Nikki Landis to BrizzleLass Books as part of her blog tour for Dark Promise which is the first book in the NightWalkers series. Below you will find my review of the book and there is also a giveaway where you can enter to win the chance to win one of five ebook copies! Good luck!
A love story between two people who live in two very different worlds; is it right to keep a promise when it hurts the one you love? Can the darkness survive in the light?
Mare’s life is in danger. An unknown enemy seeks to destroy her, only months after her mother’s brutal death. Andre stumbles upon her attack, saving her life, immediately drawn to the innocent beauty. Against all odds they seek to find the truth, all the while fighting their mutual attraction, until their passion can no longer be contained.
Mare latches onto Andre, attracted to his fierce determination to protect her. Andre’s dark promise, hidden in his heart, becomes his only objective. Can he save her in time? Or will he be lost, forever damned, in his pursuit to have her, at any cost?
Andre is a vampire, but not just any vampire he’s one of the elite, from a royal line. He does his best not to mix with human’s seeing them as little more than vermin. Then he catches the scent of Mare one night, a human woman in danger, after he saves her from an attack he feels drawn to her and from here things get weird and complicated for him.
I haven’t read a paranormal romance in a while so it was nice to brush off those vamp cobwebs and dive in and this was such a good book to do it with. Nikki Landis wastes no time in heating up the tension between our characters and the sexual tension is at full heat within a few pages. Now those who are adverse to insta-love are going to have issues with this book but bear in mind it’s a paranormal romance and things start to make sense the further into the book you get. I always dive into these books with an open mind and that’s definitely the case here.
As for characters I loved them, they aren’t perfect, they don’t fawn over each other (because that really does drive me a bit nuts) but they argue and butt heads as they try to find common ground to come together. Andre’s old fashioned, protective nature versus Mare’s modern, strong willed woman was at times funny but also left you wondering if they could work through their issues.
I also absolutely loved Mare’s brother and really wish we had seen more of him. I felt he added a great dynamic to the story and was willing him back onto the page when he wasn’t around!
The book ends with a gasp out loud cliffhanger meaning that I really hope the story of these wonderful characters is continuing in book two!
A huge thanks to Nikki Landis for an eARC of this novel in return for my honest review.
About Nikki Landis
Nikki Landis is the award winning author of over a dozen novels, mostly in the romance genre. She grew up sneaking her mother’s romance novels intrigued with the characters, the stories, and the historical settings from authors that have greatly influenced her writing like Johanna Lindsey, Kathleen E. Woodiwiss, and Bertrice Small.
She is also a fan of the classics and adores Jane Austen. Books like The Chronicles of Narnia, The Lord of the Rings, and The Hobbit have shaped and molded her vision of fantasy and inspired it, contributing to her popular series The Fight for Light novels.
Nikki holds two degrees, in Dietetics and Nutrition, and her Bachelor of Science in Health Promotion and Wellness. She’s a wife and mother, spending her free time reading, writing, and enjoying the outdoors.
There are five ebook copies of Dark Promise up for grabs in this tour-wide giveaway. Head to Rafflecopter now to enter!
Book & Buy Links
Title: Dark Promise
Series: NightWalkers #1
Author: Nikki Landis
Genre: Paranormal Romance | Vampires
Publisher: Dark Arrow Publishing
Publication Date: 23 July 2016
Review Format: eBook
Other Formats: N/A
Buy: Amazon UK | Amazon US