Thursday, December 12, 2013

Kiss of Darkness (Dark Bonds #1) by Loribelle Hunt

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_5P6ApOKYchU/TStDxgG0pgI/AAAAAAAAA6A/A_oK2BoBRmo/s1600/Kiss%252Bof%252BDarkness.jpgTitle: Kiss of Darkness
Author: Loribelle Hunt
Publisher: Carina Press
Source: NetGalley
Age Group: Adult
Overall: ♥♥♥♥♥

 Winter, a hybrid, has spent her life at war. A group of humans who are part demon, the hybrids, along with the lupines and nightwalkers, have dedicated their lives to defeating demons and protecting humanity. Yet, despite their united cause, the three groups share an uneasy alliance. When hybrid military compounds come under attack from demon insurgents, Winter has no choice but to turn to the lupines and nightwalkers for assistance. It's a partnership based on necessity and she has no intention of letting down her guard with either group. Marcus, the nightwalker Lord, has other plans. The immediate attraction between him and Winter promises a passion he can't ignore. To claim her as his own, he'll not only have to fight the demons who seem hell-bent on destroying her, but her own misconceptions about him and the nightwalker race. It's a battle he refuses to lose.

A wonderful book that I devoured in no time! I fell in love with Marcus, Winter and so many other side characters in this book. I´m glad I have the next book in this series already on my kindle!

Hunt created a world in which nightwalkers (psychic vampires), lupines (werewolves), hybrids (half demon, half human) and demons exist. It is not the most unique idea, but nowadays, what is? 

Winter is the perfect heroine. Beautiful, strong and yet vulnerable. She has had a hard past and joined her soul with a demon in order to avenge her husbands death. Winter climbed up the ladder fast, but 60 years after the Joining she is close to giving in to her demon side. Only a mate can save her from the abyss and there might be a nightwalker who is more than willing to share her burden. 
Marcus, the Nightwalker Lord is strong, gorgeous, charming and I fell for him instantly. 
When he meets Winter he feels that both of them have a special connection and he will do everything to make her his mate. 
Then there is the war with the demons, who are getting stronger and stronger each day. Either the hybrids, lupines and the nightwalker join forces in order to fight the demons, or they will loose the battle that decides who lives and who dies...

Winter and Marcus have great chemistry and it´s so much fun to see their relationship develop. I´ve had enough of those women, who turn down awesome men, even though they want them just as much. If you want them, go get them!

Hunt found the perfect balance and it left me very satisfied, because it neither went too fast, nor took it to long for those two to accept their feelings.
The main plot focuses on the fight with the demons and it was thrilling to see the characters in action. Especially Winter is a strong and intend fighter and I adored her strength and will.
 
The book also follows Winter´s best friends Gia and Dupree. Both of them have their own problems and it´s refreshing to read chapters where the book focuses on them instead of Winter and Marcus. 

The next book will follow Dupree and Kara. Both of them were introduced in Kiss of Darkness and their story promises to be just as thrilling.

I really enjoyed reading about this world, because it was entertaining and had a great mix. Filled with humor, tragedy and suspense it is the perfect series for me. 

The Yearning Mermaid says: "This book is a mixture of Nalini Singh´s Psy/Changeling Series and Jeaniene Frost´s Night Huntress series and thus was made for me! I loved it and really,really recommend it!"


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