I received this book for free from Author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Releasing the Demons by L. D. Rose
Series: The Order of the Senary #1
Published by Soul Mate Publishing on April 28th 2016
Genres: Fiction, Romance, Paranormal, General
Blaze Knight has been through hell and back, but the nightmares aren't over yet. Five years after Blaze was maimed by Cyrus Chimola, a powerful vampire with a penchant for torture, he's still trying to pick up the pieces of his shattered life. As a genetically engineered mercenary with the ability to bend fire to his will and to see in infrared, Blaze's mission is to protect what's left of humanity. When Chimola and his crew return to the Bronx gunning for Blaze's blood, Blaze is forced to face the demons of his past. Hell-bent on revenge, he seeks the help of Valerie Medeiros, an NYPD detective who manages to steal his heart and save his life in more ways than one. Motivated by her sister's gruesome death, Valerie has made it her life's goal to bury every vampire in the ground where they belong. When she brings in Blaze Knight for suspected murder, she discovers he's not only innocent, he isn't a man at all-he's a half-vampire hybrid working with a band of brothers for the U.S. military. Valerie has a hard time trusting anything with fangs, yet she quickly falls headlong into Blaze's life, a life full of darkness and horror she can't even begin to fathom. The bodies are stacking up, but Valerie can't seem to let go of this hybrid, a beautiful monster filled with pain, rage, and passion unlike anything she's ever known. In a world where the line between good and evil is blurred, Blaze and Valerie will find danger at every turn, risking everything they've come to know and love, including one another.
Releasing the Demons by L.D. Rose was dark but filled with light.
Things that I liked:
- Blaze isn’t perfect on the outside or inside, but he kept it together and truly tried to be whom his family needed him to be
- Blaze’s power, fire is very compelling
- Valerie is strong and trust mostly her own instinct but she is willing to trust Blaze
- The romance worked out great not one of the love at first sight type of books
- The setting of New York City, with parts closed off and in ruin.
- I really like the Ms. Rose’s descriptions, it made the story so fluid in my mind
- The concept. I really loved, the dark and light, humanity and strong characters
I think this is an excellent start to a new series. It is a little on the dark side but that is part of the draw. The characters are witty, scarred and full of life. The Order of the Senary, seems to hold many secrets along with its collection of oversized men and their abilities. However, that mansion might needs a bit of the feminine touch.
My rating is 4 stars. I really enjoyed the story and I am looking forward to starting the next book in the Order of the Senary series, Black Bullet.
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This is a Guest Review for Baroness’ Book Trove. Thank you for the opportunity to review this book for your site. ~Jen