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“Non-Stop Action and Sizzling Sex
“From Coffee Time Romance:
"With a cascade of dark curls and a body loaded with lush curves, she looks like an angel, but that is only half the story. Rose is a ferocious and relentless hunter in search of the demons who killed her mother. A loner, she prefers to track down and deal with her prey by herself; she does not need or want help from anyone, including her father.
He looks like Billy Idol and kisses like a devil, which is probably because he is the son of a beautiful Swedish stripper and the True Native of Hell who gave up everything to be with his human love. Skriker is as skilled a lover as he is a demon hunter and with his fascinating tattoos and sinewy body, he leaves a trail of satisfied women and dead demons in his wake.
While dispatching another evil demonic being, Rose learns of an abandoned town settled by vampires, but when she arrives there, she meets up with a fellow hunter and is forced to work with him to destroy their common enemy. Surprised to find a female hunter already staking out his quarry, Skriker looks into her eyes, which surprisingly are two different colors, and knows she is his future. But how will Rose feel when she discovers her sexy new partner carries the very blood of the creatures she has sworn to extinguish?
Danielle D. Smith delineates in raw detail the destructiveness in a world full of destiny and demons. From the very first sentence, the reader is pulled into a violent and brutal existence where two gorgeous individuals with tragic pasts fight their way to their own serenity. Skriker and Rose are strong characters who cannot be overlooked in either their actions or appearance. Our hero is as bad as a bad boy can get and yet, maybe, it is the Catholic schoolgirl in me, but I could not help but find him attractive and intriguing. Rose is the kind of superhero I always wanted to be, gorgeous and deadly. The type of woman men can only dream about. The details in the description of this story were fantastic and the wry humor was greatly appreciated in the face of such brutally honest demon butt kicking. This is not a meek and mild vampire love story but rather an edgy and graphic tale of hope. Hope that relative goodness will defeat evil and that we all have a soul mate out there just waiting for us. "”
“Non-Stop Action and Sizzling Sex
Known, among friend and foes alike, by his nick name Black Dog, Skriker had it all. He was handsome as sin and had amazing prowess when it came to satisfying a willing multitude of eager ladies or fighting ferocious battles against the evil denizens from hell and beyond. Yet he was also burdened - and blessed – with a secret. Alone and free with no room for pesky entanglements, that was the life he lived and the life he cherished, until, by chance, he met Rose.
Alluring and with an otherworldly beauty, Rose also carried a secret. She, too, was a top-notch warrior with sharply honed combat skills. Rose delighted in seeking out and wiping out all things evil. Determined to live life on her own terms, Rose was a loner with no room for romantic entanglements, until, by chance, she met Skriker.
Meeting by chance in the abandoned ruins of Paradise Hills, Rose and Skriker are instantly attracted to each other. Breaking their own rules, they fight together to clear the forsaken city of its evil inhabitants. It is during the course of their adventures together that secrets are unintentionally exposed – secrets that could mean the damnation of them both.
It is technically, I guess, a sequel to Psyche’s Gate but this book was easily able to stand alone on its own merits. While Psyche’s Gate was, for me, defined by its lyrical writing and brooding, gothic atmosphere I found Black Dog and Rebel Rose much more fun overall and easier to read – a rollicking fantasy romp.
This novella hooked me from the very first page. With non-stop, breath-taking action and sizzling hot sex scenes, the author effortlessly pulled me into the story of Skriker and Rose. The chemistry between the two protagonists was just delightful. Their conversations, at times poignant, were skillfully crafted. This was a fun, well-written yarn that should appeal to readers who enjoy tough, no-nonsense leading characters who are able to extradite themselves from sticky situations using intelligence and guile. It was superb entertainment for my Sunday afternoon. I Loved It!!