The authors did a fantastic job of continuing this new and exciting series. Once I started reading I didn't want to stop and I am looking forward to the next book in the series. I recommend reading the books in order as the authors do a great job building on the story. The story was well developed and flowed well. The characters were a pleasure to get to know and watch as they navigated the challenges presented to them. I really enjoyed the interaction between the two main characters and the pages sizzled through the steamy scenes.
Karan Tarakesh is the brother of the vampire King. Due to a horrific experience that occurred as he hit his prime he has always been slightly twisted in his desires. Mackendra Callaghan has also survived an attack and has come out swinging. She has decided that she needs to protect mankind from the evils that lurk in the dark. She didn't realize that there is a difference between the evil that attacked her and the vampires that also try to protect mankind. After Mac and Karan are transported to another realm they have to rely on each other to escape. As they travel in the new world they realize that their future may be tied together more than they thought.
Of all the Dark Warriors, Kyran Tarakesh is the most aberrant. Having witnessed the brutal murder and rape of his mother seven centuries ago, his sexual preferences are twisted and perverse. He walks the razors edge of control and he likes it that way, until he loses that balance and accidentally kills one of his lovers. As second in line to the Vampire throne, he is precariously close to losing his position, not to mention the respect of his brother and fellow warriors. Just when he thinks it can’t get any worse, the Goddess proves him wrong. With her wicked sense of humor, the Goddess catapults him to the dragon realm of Khoth with Mackendra Callaghan, the very human he has been lusting about for months since meeting her. Mackendra not only plunges a knife deep into his heart, she flees and fights him at every turn, inflaming his desires. The surprises keep coming when he discovers she is his Fated Mate. Every belief he has ever had about intimacy is called into question when his mate gives him a taste of true pleasure for the first time. The passion that burns between them is hot enough to burn them to cinders, but he still must dispel her prejudices about vampires and break through her barriers or lose the other half of his soul forever.
Mackendra is the leader of a vigilante group that hunts and kills vampires. Sarcasm, snark and weapons of titanium are the tools of her trade, and have shielded her hardened heart. When she is rescued from her burning house by a sexy stranger, she is propelled into an unfamiliar world. Her savior turns out to be a vampire of all things, and she doesn’t take kindly to being stranded with the blood-sucker, much less teaming up with him in order to return to earth. She can handle her intense sexual attraction to him, but is terrified when it turns into emotional bonding. Her greatest problem is that she doesn’t know how to let go of her past to accept her future. Will she rescue the blood-sucker that is slowly winning her heart or hold fast to her mission to eliminate all vampires?