Title: Taste The Dark by Nicola Rose.
Date Published: 30th April 2018
Genre: Vampire, supernatural, steamy.
One reckless girl and two vampire brothers – battling forces of love over lust, and light over dark…
I killed my parents. I didn’t mean to, I don’t think. I can’t really remember.
I can’t remember much from the years that followed either, other than an endless stream of bad decisions, generally involving alcohol, drugs and bad boys. My new job in a new town signified a turning point – time to sort myself out.
What I hadn’t anticipated was the 6ft package of brooding, inked-up perfection who started stalking me. And don’t even mention the equally hot brother crawling under my skin…
They radiate danger, it flows around them like a seductive spell; and danger is my favourite word.
I was doing a pretty good job at balancing on the fine line between light and dark, blurring the edges and living in the grey. But then dead vampires started piling up around me and the Bael gave me a ticking countdown to fix it.
Now she’s arrived. Four seconds – the moment I saw her – that’s how long it took to know that she’d simultaneously bring heaven and hell to my door. I don’t even know what she is, but I know I crave her.
Falling for a human girl has left me teetering on the verge of collapse. This could be just the ammo my brother needs to nudge me over the edge and into oblivion.
Taste the Dark is a full-length paranormal romance/urban fantasy, intended for adult audiences. Expect a lot of heat and a little darkness, because romance isn’t always sweet.
Book one in the Elwood Legacy series.
Jess is a messed up party girl, who travels to South Padre Island to escape her problems and be closer to her best friend Anna but runs into trouble when she comes across vampire Zac Elwood and his twin brother Alex. These tattooed bad boys are everything she is trying to avoid but she’s drawn to danger and can’t help herself.
I love vampires. I have since I discovered Buffy The Vampire Slayer at the age of twelve, but I don’t often read vampire fiction so when I spotted this book on Instagram I thought I’d give this book a read.
If you’re looking for a sweet supernatural romance, this not the book for you. It’s dark, twisted, violent and very steamy, I was actually a little shocked when I first started reading it!
There was not a dull moment in this book. It had thrill, spills and a hint of mystery and magic with a fresh take on steamy romance. Also the vampire in this story are real monsters, which I appreciate, not the slightly watered down version we’ve been getting over the past ten years or so.
Okay it’s going to get a lot of comparisons to other novels/TV series. There’s the love triangle from the Vampire Diaries and it’s got the dark, twisted overtones of True Blood (there’s even a little Twilight vampire trying to ignore the monster inside in there but I’m not going to dwell on that too much).
Nicola has created some really troubled characters who you really root for, like Zac who’s trying to fight the beast inside him or Jess the wild, suicidal, bad girl who wants to change her ways. Then there was some you’d like to give a good slap to, especially Alex, Zac’s twin brother.
I have to also point out here that this is a self published novel and I have to say it is so well written and edited, it could rival a book published by a traditional publisher.
I have to be honest I’m not a fan of bad boys and this book hasn’t really changed my opinion but it came awfully close to converting me to a bad boy lover.
Overall a must for fan of steamy romances and bad boys.
About The Author:
Vampires, magic, and dark desires…
Nicola Rose is from the UK, where she lives with her husband and two boys. When she’s not writing or reading, she can probably be found walking in the countryside, faffing in Photoshop, and playing board games (with varying degrees of aggression).
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