Saturday, February 27, 2010

Review: DarkStar Guardian by Candace Sams

DarkStar Guardian
By Candace Sams

Genre: Paranormal Erotic Romance Novella

Release: January 21, 2010

Price: $5.95 (available as an e-book only) ISBN: 9781419923500
Publisher: Cerridwen Press

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What I liked:
Loved the cover. As soon as I saw the cover, I thought, I'm going to like this book. It has been awhile since I'd read a vampire book, so I was definitely in the mood for it. Not at all Twilight-y, Candace Sams creates a dark world in DarkStar Guardian where the vampires don't make the rules. The sex scenes are hot, and the hero is hotter. This is what I have come to expect from Candace Sams, having read several of her books now. Definitely has an eye for the erotic. Some of the non-erotic writing is difficult to get through, but when you get to the build-up and the sexy, she knows how to deliver. I'm going to guess that there's a sequel brewing in the author's head, given the ending, so I look forward to reading more about Maggie's story. Gotta love a vampire with a dog. :-) I would recommend this book generally to an erotica reading audience with a three-star salute, but higher to a vampire audience. DarkStar has all the elements of the vampire world we know and love.

Book Blurb

Ann Foster is alone in the world, looking for any way to augment her college bank account. Her dream is to study archeology. Taking an extra job as a dog walker, she’s led to the old English manor known as Darkstar.

Cade Maguire and his sister Maggie have a dog in their household that needs tending. Ann comes to them highly recommended. She’s so focused on accruing funds for her education that she won’t ask questions concerning her employers’ unusual nighttime schedule.

But Ann soon finds herself embroiled in a dangerous, mythic world. Her bosses are far from normal. They have secrets that are thousands of years old and one of those secrets has come back to haunt Cade. Ann soon finds herself in the middle in a vampire battleground that’s fueled by revenge. Since she’s now a member of the Darkstar household, there’s a target on her back. For her, there’s no place to run or hide. Death may be a sunset away.

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