“Enjoyable vampire read as it's always to read something with a slightly new 'take' on the vampire genre. A well built storyline kept me interested - I read it in one fell swoop of a couple of hours, even after I'd polished off another book in the same - which is always a good indication of how...”see full review » see other reviews »
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“Jill is the most annoying heroine ever. I couldn't finish the book, she was that awful.”see full review » see other reviews »
“A little difficult to really get into, but you get to a point in the story where it's impossible to put down. Towards the end it was really fast paced with lots of twists thrown in! the downside for me was the build-up, I felt like it took too long to get really into the story.”Danielle I wrote this review Friday, November 9, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Jill is the most annoying heroine ever. I couldn't finish the book, she was that awful.”Meghan R wrote this review Friday, June 22, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“The story was interesting. Declan was not your typical hero. The author has a way of changing your views on certain characters.
I will read Bloodlust”
“Nightshade is the first book in the series by the same name from Michelle Rowen and a Berkley Sensation Paranormal Romance.
Desire is in the Blood...
Jillian Conrad never believed in vampires. But she’s just become a living, breathing weapon against them. Attacked by a desperate scientist, she is injected with a serum that was supposed to act as a deadly poison to vampires. And when the scientist is gunned down in front of her, his secrets die with him.
Declan Reyes is only half-vampire, but he hates them with all his heart. He knows that the poison in Jillian’s veins could finally destroy the undead kingdom. The serum also makes her blood irresistible to all vampires - including Declan, whose bloodthirsty traits are driven into a frenzy by her.
Driven by duty to protect her and by instinct to crave her, Declan takes Jillian into his shadowy world of blood and battle. But soon realizes his increasing need for her may be a different kind of hunger...
Jillian Conrad is going about her day, making a coffee run for herself and a couple of co-workers, when her world is turned upside down by a strange gun toting man - who seems intent on ‘talking’ to the man Jillian is sharing the elevator with.
Used as a human shield, Jillian is cornered in an elevator with a madman jabbing a syringe in her neck. The next thing she knows the stranger shoots the man in the elevator and takes Jillian hostage.
Declan Reyes had no choice but to take Jillian with him. The scientist working on the serum had double crossed him, shooting it straight into the woman’s neck. Now he has to get her to his father before she dies....or the serum is lost.
Nightshade is a pretty good read.
I like Jillian - but really hope she toughens up a bit more now that she knows what’s out in the world - and what her new role in that world is going to be.
Declan has a lot to come to terms with - I like him and I’m looking forward to seeing how he handles everything that he’s found out.
I give Nightshade 3 out of 5 stars.
Reading level: Ages 18 and up
Mass Market Paperback: 352 pages
Publisher: Berkley (February 1, 2011)
“didnt finish”renne s wrote this review Saturday, May 12, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I'm hoping that Jill learns how to defend herself cause that helpless stuff gets tired”Bianca wrote this review Saturday, December 24, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“A great book! It was hard to put it down. Unfortunately for me I was reading this at Christmas time and hard to get in as much reading as I would like. Looking forward to the next book in the series!”Corryn V wrote this review Wednesday, December 21, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“It's about vampires te hee”Waking Witch wrote this review Friday, September 30, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Enjoyable vampire read as it's always to read something with a slightly new 'take' on the vampire genre. A well built storyline kept me interested - I read it in one fell swoop of a couple of hours, even after I'd polished off another book in the same - which is always a good indication of how well a book has captured my attention.
Michelle Rowen has me hooked and invested in her characters to grab book 2 Bloodlust on it's release. Recommended for all those who like fangtastic fiction!”
“This book was not good to read. I had to skip sections of it where it went wrong. There was bad language on every page and Stuff that was not expected. The story though was interesting and is the only thing that kept me reading. I might read the next book if I get bored and have nothing else to do. ”Bridie B wrote this review Monday, August 8, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No