Dark Promises

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Dark Promises

A Carpathian Novel, #29

Being converted saved their lives, but Gabrielle has had enough and wants a life far away from the Carpathians with Gary and Trixie Joanes has come to the mountains to search for her granddaughter but fears she has been lured there by something unspeakable in this thrilling paranormal romance.

Both Gabrielle and Trixie want what’s best for the one they love and the reader can’t help but get pulled into the emotional turmoil as they both discover that destiny has its own plans for them both and it’s not necessarily what either would have chosen. As with all lifemates, the chemistry between the couples is sizzles with electric heat and is undeniable, Gabrielle’s dream is interrupted by reality when she meets Aleksi, an ancient warrior which has lots of emotional turbulence flowing from Gary, Gabrielle and Aleksi. Meanwhile, Trixie is out destroy vampires and doesn’t have time for this lifemate business, no matter how sexy said lifemate is and with great amusement, Fane sets out to convince her otherwise.

These strong, compelling characters draw readers in and refuse to let go as they struggle to accept destiny while the fast paced, smooth flowing plot thrills readers with lots of suspense, excitement, turmoil and romance and the well written scenes and details make it easy for the reader to get caught up in the spine tingling tension that builds as Gary struggles with his now ancient lineage and hunters are once again in the mountains with an ancient vampire waiting in the wings and excitement builds as Gabrielle finally begins to realize that along with Teagan and Trixie, she has a purpose in the Carpathian world.

I have been waiting for Gabrielle’s story and I have to say that I certainly did not see that surprising twist coming but it is fitting and right in the way that things happened and I was completely captivated by her story. Note: I do not like the blurb very much as it is a bit misleading but at the same time it certainly ensures quite the surprise.


Book Blurb for Dark Promises

Lovers challenge destiny and risk their lives in the new Carpathian novel by the #1 New York Times bestselling “queen of paranormal romance.”*

Gabrielle has had enough of battles, of wars, of seeing the man she’s engaged to nearly lose his life when it isn’t even his fight. Once Gary was a gentle and very human researcher. Now he’s a fearless and lethal Carpathian warrior with the blood of an ancient lineage coursing through his veins—a man Gabrielle still needs and dreams of with every breath she takes. All she wants is a life far away from the Carpathian mountains, far from vampires and the shadows cast by the crumbling monastery that hides so many terrible secrets. But Gabrielle soon learns that promises made in the dark can pierce the heart like a dagger.

And she isn’t the only one in search of answers in the corners of the unknown....

Trixie Joanes has come to the Carpathian mountains in search of her wayward granddaughter, fearing that she has been lured there by something unspeakable. Instead, Trixie has stumbled onto the path of a desperate woman on the run. And they’re all fated for the lair of a mysterious ancient with revenge in his soul and the undying power to make bad dreams come true.

*J.R. Ward


Night Owl Reviews Mar, 2016 5.00