From the Dark

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From the Dark

Nocturne #3

Michael Lynsay is a rock star and a vampire who is struggling with containing his beast. Michael was turned into a vampire more than 40 years ago and finds his battles with the beast inside him becoming more difficult to fight. Michael's friend and fellow band member lends Michael his house to get away and relax for a bit.

Jane Renan goes to a client's empty home, expecting to be alone until the full moon, when she needs to complete a ceremony to maintain her immortality. For that ceremony she needs a source, a vampire. Little did Jane expect to find a vampire in the empty house.

Jane and Michael quickly give into their desires until Michael tries to bite Jane and she realizes that she has missed the obvious with Michael. She has to inform Michael that he cannot drink from her, that she is the daughter of a vampire and a witch and as such, her blood is a Death Cocktail to Michael.

Michael and Jane have a lot of obstacles to get past before they can give in to their feelings for one another. Jane has her ceremony and Michael has to get used to feeding when he needs to and not when he wants to.

Ms. Hauf creates a new world for vampires, with new obstacles and new threats. I found this book to be well written, however I felt that the author did not draw me into this book as I have into other books. I found that I cared for characters in this book.

Book Blurb for From the Dark

Desperate to master the rage and volatile emotions that have become his nemesis since he was forcefully transformed into a vampire two years earlier, Michael Lynsay, the enigmatic, sexy lead singer for the rock group The Fallen is setting down his microphone for a few months. If he doesn't learn to control the darkness within, he risks exposing his secret and losing grip on his morality.

Jane Renan is an old soul, and each decade sees her drawing further from the extraordinary confusion of the world and into her own creative arts. Until she discovers a man who is her complete opposite.

Cocky and arrogant, Michael teases at Jane's fickle desires. His sense of humor and sweetness infuses a strange counterbalance to the rock star image he cannot shake, nor does he wish to change his lifestyle of sex, blood and rock n' roll. He is alive and exciting, a prancing peacock who lives for the adoration from his fans. (His fans have dubbed him the Dark Angel because he sometimes wears black angel wings on stage.) Jane recognizes him as someone who can draw her out from her shell-and yet, he could serve useful for a very dark secret she holds. Michael is attracted to her serenity-she calms his monster.

Drawn to one another by inexplicable desire, they both hide secrets to cruel realitites that will challenge their very need to love and survive.

Night Owl Reviews Apr, 2007 2.75