Saturday, August 24, 2013

Caris Roane's EMBRACE THE DARK ~ review and giveaway


Book one in the Blood Rose series

Available in Both Digital and Print at Amazon.

Enter a world of blood-starved mastyr vampires and the rare women who can satisfy their deepest needs…

How can he resist his blood rose…

Gerrod, mastyr vampire of the Merhaine Realm, never thought to have his blood-needs satisfied by a mere human. But Abigail is no ordinary woman. She stuns him with her telepathy as well as the richness of her blood. However, her human DNA makes her an unacceptable mate. Yet how can Gerrod turn her away when she alone has satisfied his blood-starvation for the first time in a hundred-and-fifty-years?

Will she fall to temptation and give herself to a vampire…

When the dreaded enemy of all realm-folk, the Invictus, attacks at a fae wedding, Abigail’s simple human life gets turned upside down. She doesn’t know if she has the courage to pursue a path that means giving herself body and soul to a mastyr vampire. Will she return to her normal existence in Flagstaff, Arizona? Or will she embrace the dark…


Caris Roane has published nine paranormal novels and novellas and writing as Valerie King, fifty Regency works. In 2005, Romantic Times gave her a Career Achievement award in Regency Romance. As Caris Roane, she currently writes paranormal romance for St. Martin’s Press and also self-publishes the continuing stories for her Guardians of Ascension series as well as stories set in other worlds.

Connect with Caris:

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Caris is giving away the following prizes at the end of her tour. There are two types of prizes: The Tour Grand Prize and 1 Prize at Each Stop

TOUR GRAND PRIZE: $25.00 Amazon e-Card, signed copy of ASCENSION, e-Copy of EMBRACE THE DARK, versatile calendar, notepad, notecards, sticky notes and romance trading cards!

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1 WINNER at each stop receives: an e-Copy of EMBRACE THE DARK and an e-Copy of THE DARKENING

My Thoughts:

Sexy, Sexy! ;-) This book had a tad bit of historical feel to it but I really liked it.

This is another book meant only for a more mature audience brcause some of the scenes are scorching!

If you haven't already figured it out, this is a vampire book! Gerrod is a mastyr vampire who seems to be starvingwhether he feeds or not. He is in a perpetual state of hunger. That is until he meets Abigail.

Their attraction is mutual but it is unheard of  for a Mastyr vampire to mate with a human. No matter how much he wants her, Gerrod refuses to give in to his urges where Abigail is concerned.

Abigail sees things in Gerrod that no one else notices and she tries to take care of him. In doing so, she beginss a life altering process.  

There is blood, battle, and bow chicka wow wow between the pages of Embrace The Dark. ;-)

I really, really, really liked this book.

I enjoyed the creative world that Caris created in this book. I liked the variety of supes too. In addition to vamps, you'll find fairies, trolls, elves, and evil wraiths! The only thing that seems to be missing (so far) is werewolves.

I was drawn in from the beginning and I read it in one sitting. There aren't too many pages but they're packed with plot.;-)  

I'm excited to read more of this series. I especially want to see Ethan get a HEA. Oh and I have to say that I really liked Gus.

I received an ecopy of Embrace The Dark in exchange for my honest opinion. :-) It was fantastic!


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  1. Love the series and great review. She writes such sexy and beautiful stories. Can't wait to read this book, already added to TBR.

    1. Thanks! I'm sure that you'll enjoy this one Steph!

  2. I really Love how Caris Roane manage to create universe that keep us in....we easily get attached to the characters and we want to see them happy ^^

    so since i'm in love with the ascension series i will add this new series to the list ( and yes^^ i wouldn't mind werewolf)

    1. lol! I wouldn't mind the addition of a werewolf or two either. ;-) The series is just beginning so maybe there will be some after all? *crossing fingers*

    2. Everythings always better with weres! ;P

  3. I have her ascension series but I haven't read them yet. I will have to rectify that. :)

    1. it's really a good one!( but without shifter as far i've read^^)

    2. Its Angels right? My aunt gave me the first 3 of them and then I got another one for like $1 on clearance. I haven't gotten around to reading them yet.

  4. Thanks for sharing your thoughts and the giveaways. I love Caris Roane's book and I am looking forward to reading this one. evamillien at gmail dot com

  5. EMBRACE THE DARK sounds great! I am really looking forward to reading this book, I am already a fan of Caris Roanes.