Wednesday, August 6, 2008

"Damien: The NightWalkers" Perfect Combination of Sexy and Sweet!

Synopis from B&

They are the Nightwalkers, mysterious beings who dwell in the shadows of our world, and Damien, the Vampire Prince, is among the most powerful of them all. But one woman will tempt him with a desire unlike anything he has known, and together they will face a terrifying and relentless foe.



As reigning Vampire Prince, Damien has tasted every pleasure the world has to offer-consorting with kings and queens and delighting in sensual adventure. Now, tired of such pursuits, he devotes his energies to protecting his people. The war between human necromancers and Nightwalkers has escalated, and when the enemy makes a daring move, kidnapping Syreena, a Lycanthrope Princess, Damien boldly follows. He succeeds in rescuing her, but is unprepared for the erotic longing her lush sensuality awakens in him.

Gifted with rare abilities, Syreena grew up in a cloistered setting and was forbidden to form attachments to others, yet the connection Damien feels with her is immediate, intoxicating, and impossible for either to resist. But claiming Syreena as his mate could have shattering repercussions for every Nightwalker-and leave their enemies more dangerous than ever before.

Temptation tastes sweetest at night.

Since the first book, Jacob, I have been absolutely in love with the Nightwalkers Series, grabbing up each and every book since then and consuming them quickly while still savorying each individual story. Jacquelyn Frank is a great author, able to create a world filled with every 'creature' needed to make a perfect paranormal romance setting: Vampires, Demons *Not all Evil/Ugly ones either*, Shapeshifters, et cetera. Add to that her ability to create various situations--sweet and heart-warming, sexy and wild, passionate and funny. You will find yourself laughing at times, almost close to tears, or enthralled while reading the lush love scenes.

Even though I loved all of the previous books in the series, with Gideons probably being one of my top favorites, I think that I was really impressed with Damien's story, because we finally got to see more of the Vampire world, which has fascinated me from the first book. In this book, we get to learn about the vampire Prince's past, a little about their 'customs', and we get to see how he starts the ball in motion to pull all of the Nightwalker species together in order to fight their common enemies instead of each other. It's great for such a passionately sexy story to also have a subplot that is interesting and compelling, telling the story of a time long past and a step forward, out of war and destruction, for an entire world, AKA, the Nightwalkers.

If you like your hero's to be sexy and slightly dark, dangerous but still sweet and gentle when it comes to his woman, then I think you will love Damien just as much as I did. He was open to love almost from the very beginning, which is kind of unusual for an alpha male type hero. He wants children, he's willing to do anything for his mate, and besides making her blood run like hot lava, he can also do it to the reader! In my opinion, that helps to make him a great canidate for a perfect hero. Oh, and the fact that he is a vampire doesn't hurt! ;-)

4.5/5 STARS! Once again, Jacquelyn has created a spectacular story, deftly twisting together a tender love story with a sexy, wilder side, a few laughs, and even some thrill, fighting evil away both their people and each other. A great series, a great book, this is an author you should definitely keep your eye one-- she's going somewhere! Oh, and if you want to read more about the Nightwalkers or their author, please visit her website--- the forum is great, full of funny posts, book conversations, and especially, the Eye Candy post, which is filled with gorgeous, sexy, and for the most part, half-naked, men, contributed by fellow Nightwalker nuts! Warning, if you open up the Eye Candy post, you might not want to do it when you are at work orh ave kids around-- it can quickly get veeeeeery hot while looking through the pictures! ;-)


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