Tuesday, July 15, 2008

'Scent of Darkness" Provides a Rough and Sexy Ride that Promises More Great Books to Come!

Synopis from B&N.com:
Ann Smith loves her handsome, dynamic boss, Jasha Wilder, but her daring plan to seduce him goes awry when she encounters a powerful wolf who-before her horrified eyes-changes into the man she adores. She soon discovers she can't escape her destiny, for she is the woman fated to break the curse that binds his soul.

I love paranormal books that combine fantasy, sexy scenes, and romance together and leave you wanting more. So it was no surprise to me when I found myself in love with Scent of Darkness from the very first chapter-- actually, the prolouge was what hooked me and the first chapters reeled me in. The perfect start to a promising new series!

Ann wanted a normal life, a perfect life. She wanted a nice house, a great job *which she already had*, maybe some childre, and, oh yeah, Jasha, her boss. Doesn't sound to bad, right? Nothing abnormal there.

Of course, Ann doesn't know that her boss, her beloved Jasha, is really a demon, whose family has been 'cursed' and bound to the devil for thousands of years, becoming a preditor at will, in his case, wolf. Ann is horrified, scared... and yet strongly aroused, unable to stop herself from reacting to his coarse passions, demanding and yet somehow still gentle, if only slightly so.

When Ann finds an ancient icon of the Madonna, she finds herself to be part of a Prophecy told by Jasha's mother only a short time ago. If the true loves of 'their four sons' do not find the various icons before their father dies, he will be sent to hell and he will not be redeemed of his evils. Every day, Ann finds herself being pulled in farther and farther into a world that she never knew existed, and certainly never wanted to be part of. But now, she finds that world becoming a part of her...especially Jasha, who is steadily becoming a part of her heart- again. But can he love her back? Or is she simply a pretty woman whom he has great sex with and who will be able to help his father to be redeemed before dying?

You will be sitting on the edge of your seat from page one until the end, submerged in a world filled with fantasy and demons, curses and legends, love and hate, erotic moments and passionately *Lovingly, so* possesive moments. You will want to know what will happen next, what does Ann's unique birthmark mean, and who is watching them-- or, more importantly, how many.

Christina Dodd has proven that she can write both tender historical romances and sexy paranormals. Right now, I already have the next two books waiting to be read, and in a bit I will start on the second in her Darkness Chosen series, Touch of Darkness which tells Rurik's story. I can't wait until Firebird's story, the fourth one, due out in August, I believe. She sounds like such an interesting character.. and it seems like she has more secrets hidden from her family than they thought.

5/5 STARS! Scent of Darkness is the perfect start to an amazing new paranormal series. Sexy alpha males, passionate but sturdy heroines, a dangerous legend, deadly secrets.... How can you possibly resist? You can't, believe me! This is a must read for anyone who likes things that go bump in the night...

Until next time.. Read plenty, laugh often, love unconditionally, and live each day to it's fullest!


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