Of Light and Darkness

The Vampire's Daughter, #1

Lottie has only know the Occult, the small, secluded world that she lives in with her caregiver Valek, who happens to be a vampire. He is the only parent she has ever known, and the only vampire. As Lottie gets older, and Valek stays perpetually in his mid-twenties, the dynamics within their relationship start to change as well. What happens when Lottie no longer views Valek as a father figure but more as a man?

Strange things are happening around the Occult. Lycans are attacking people of magic, and the Wizards are up to something. After Lottie is attacked by a Lycan, she and Valek decide it is time to leave. But who can they turn to?

The relationship that Valek and Lottie have is akin to everything that is wanted in a paranormal romance - intrigue, danger, wickedness, and the unknown. Shayne Leighton's Of Light and Darkness comes across as something that should be in the same league as Anne Rice's Vampire Chronicles. Valek is very much like Lestat, he is dangerous, attractive, and charismatic. Anyone who is a fan of paranormal romance would like Of Light and Darkness, the first novel in a new series called The Vampire's Daughter.

Book Blurb for Of Light and Darkness

Abandoned as an infant in Prague, Charlotte Ruzikova was raised by Valek, one of the last Vampires left alive. Genocide and war conflicts their secret society nestled deep in the woods of Eastern Europe.

But when the dictator in power becomes threatened by evil lurking in Valek's past, Charlotte must find a way to fight for the only one she's ever loved and the only thing she has ever truly believed in - and all before the sun comes up. 

Night Owl Reviews Aug, 2011 3.75