Dark Reign, #3

This erotic m/m short story explores a complicated and primarily acrimonious relationship between werewolves and vampires which evolves as the series continues. There continue to be intriguing twists which separate these short stories from the plethora of shapeshifter tales although I was a little disappointed in some of the relationship complications that were a little too contrived for my tastes. I still look forward to learning more about the unexpected revelations that the story ended with.

“Dark Reign 3: Atonement” by Mychaela Black is another episode in a series about a group of werewolves and their struggle against the vampire Dalton Gray who captures and tortures them. Jordan Silva is a vampire who seeks to redeem himself for his own actions as well as those perpetrated by Dalton. Marcus Deleon is disturbed to be attracted to another vampire after his last relationship with one ended so badly but life is full of surprises, some more attractive than others.

Book Blurb for Atonement

Marcus Deleon has spent most of his life saving his fellow weres from the hands of his ex-lover, the vampire Dalton Gray. Now he's facing an all-out war after one of his Enforcers kills several of Gray's guards. The allies he has to rely on can be counted on one hand until unexpected help arrives, bearing the fragile body of an injured were child and inside knowledge into Gray's operations.

This is part of a series that should be read in order.

Night Owl Reviews Aug, 2013 4.00