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Monday, January 24, 2011

Review: Kiss of Darkness by Loribelle Hunt

Kiss of Darkness
Kiss of Darkness
by Loribelle Hunt
Publisher: HarperCollins
Publish Date: January 24, 2011
Genre: Romance: Fantasy
Format: E-ARC
Rating: 4.5 STARS


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.

In Hunt's world, hybrids have been made out of necessity to fight the demons. The heroine, Winter, is initiated into the Order of Templar and is joined with a demon soul to revenge her husband who was killed my them. The merge makes her stronger, faster and also gives her supernatural powers. The downside, eventually the demon side will take over unless she finds a mate to bond with. After 60 years, she is starting to lose the battle to her demon side. Her two friends and lieutenants, Gia and Dupree, are facing the same dilemma. On top of this problem, demons have started attacking their safe houses and they can't figure out how they are coming by this information.

Our hero in Hunt's story is Marcus Black, Lord of the nightwalkers. He and his twin brother, Luke, have noticed the rise in demon attacks. After bringing the matter up to the council members, they still won't believe it is anything to worry about. While walking back to his house, Marcus senses demons and when he comes upon where they are, he sees Winter being attacked and our hero comes to the rescue...:)

This is a fast paced, captivating read! Fans of J.R. Ward I think would love this one. Hunt leaves the ending wide open and left me saying, "but what about...". I will be on the lookout for another book by this author.

E-ARC received free from publisher via NetGalley.
I have received no compensation for this review and my opinions are my own. 
Summary taken from Goodreads


Melissa (i swim for oceans) said...

This sounds beautiful! Thanks for the awesome review, Kelsey :)