I liked "Haunted by the King of Death", but I didn't think it stood alone all that well.
Grave and Isla's story on its own was sweet (in its own way) and I liked them as characters. There's a lot in the book about other characters, presumably past main characters, and what's going on with them, and I felt it muddied the waters. Clearly, there was history there, history to explain their animosity towards Grave, but since it wasn't ever explained, it was just distracting.
Isla and Grave's condition, of becoming phantoms, didn't truly make sense to me. I wasn't sure what the rules of the world were and how things were or weren't going to work out. I would have preferred less confusing cameo time with other people and more attention on what was happening between them.
That said, "Haunted by the King of Death" was entertaining, I loved how strong Isla was and how tender Grave could be. I would be interested in seeing more of this world.
New York Times and USA Today Best-Selling Paranormal Romance Author Felicity Heaton presents:
Haunted by the King of Death (Eternal Mates Paranormal Romance Series Book 11)
A ruthless vampire warrior, Grave Van der Garde rules the mercenary Preux Chevaliers with an iron fist, determined to retain his hard-won position as one of the most powerful men in Hell and his reputation as the heartless King of Death. But beneath the cold façade beats the heart of a vampire torn between love and hate, ripped in two directions by a single ethereally beautiful female—his fated phantom mate.
Driven by her phantom instincts, Isla used a spell to make her solid in order to deceive the vampire who killed her sister’s demon mate and have revenge on him, condemning him with a single kiss to become a phantom too. But her plan took an unexpected turn when she fell in love with him, and with her new life, and the night she betrayed him shattered both of their hearts. Now, he lives to make her suffer through their connection, one that is fading with them as they begin to slip into the phantom world, and she must face the monster she created if she is to save herself and the vampire she still loves.
With a demon from Grave’s past determined to destroy him and everything he holds dear, and the clock ticking down to their inevitable doom, can he and Isla overcome their past and their pride to work together to secure the future they both desire deep in their hearts? Or will death finally catch up with the vampire king and his phantom mate?