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Thursday, July 14, 2011

Dark Passions Rising (A Dark Breed Novel), by Shannan Albright

Title: Dark Passion Rising (A Dark Breed Novel)
Author: Shannan Albright
Sub-Genre(s): Paranormal
Publisher: Evernight Publishing
Publication Date: March 23, 2011
ISBN #: 9781926950365
Format: eBook from Author
Reviewer: Vanessa
Rating: 4 Cups

Tambra Ellis has just had her world turned upside down. Surviving a bite from a Lycan, attracted to one hot vampire and now she has to look forward to turning into something from some bad werewolf movie.

Marcus Valerian has enough on his plate without the added complication of Tambra Ellis. Fiery and independent? Sure. Beautiful with a body made for sin? Oh Yeah. She's also a human cop. Tambra is everything he needs to stay away from.

As leader of the Tribunal’s enforcers it’s up to him to find out why the Dark Breeds are going feral and killing humans in ever increasing numbers. Tambra’s life is in the balance as the secrets of her past place her in the middle of a battle that will change the world forever.

Will Marcus and Tambra’s love survive or will it too late?

Tambra is a human cop who accidentally stumbled upon the world of the Breeds. Vampires and werewolves were creepy bedtime stories for her until one fateful night she hunts down the wrong kind of criminal. In a dark alley, trying to save an innocent from being mauled to death by something right out of a horror movie, she gets bitten by a feral Lycan and finds herself against the clock for survival and mixed in a world that is way above her pay grade.

On the hunt to keep the peace between the Breeds, Marcus is the leader of the Tribunal’s Enforcers. Searching for the same Lycan who just gave Tambra a run for her money, he discovers her miraculously still semi-conscious but well worked over. Intrigued by her will of survival, he decides to take her under his wing to help her with her Rising…the transformation from human to Lycan…should she survive it.

Dark Passion Rising is a complex world with a lot going on in it. Somehow, though, it works. It had everything that you need. Fast paced, conflict, action, and some surprising turn of events make it a great afternoon read. It’s loaded with sexual tension and some great lip-bitingly steamy sex scenes. What more could you ask for?

The only thing that didn’t impress me is that, although the story does keep you guessing a little, it is surprisingly predictable. There were definitely a few points where the story lacked that shock value I love so much. That being said, there were also some parts that made me go “H’uh?”. I guess it kind evens itself out.

If you are a fan of action, “don’t mess with me” chicks, hot vampy men, and steamy sexiness, I totally recommend this book. It’s a quick read...but well worth it!


*Blurb Courtesy of Goodreads

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