#Review #PNR #Historical #Vampire – Caressed by Moonlight (Rulers of Darkness #1) by Amanda J. Greene @AmandaJGreene1

Caressed by Moonlight (Rulers of Darkness, #1)

Dorian Vlakhos is no ordinary aristocrat. He is a vampire king, who will do anything to save his clan from complete annihilation, before an ancient curse can claim his immortal life.

Penniless and orphaned, Victoria Kingston has nothing to bring to a marriage, yet she must shackle an unsuspecting gentleman into marriage by the end of the month or forfeit her rights as guardian of her younger sister. With the help of her dearest friend, Victoria begins her hunt, and vows to stay far away from the dark, mysterious, Dorian Vlakhos.

After meeting the beautifully innocent Miss Kingston, Dorian had to have her. He would do absolutely anything to make Victoria his. One sweet stolen kiss would bring them together while a force, more powerful than any vampire would bind them for all eternity. But treachery, war, and death rule Dorian’s dark world and Victoria would be fortunate to survive.

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Box set books 1-3 $2.99 – Amazon

I purchased this book.

Ok so I am a bit conflicted by this book.  I really liked it and I loved that it was set in a historical time period but there were inconstancies of the story that I feel should have been caught in ARC copies, proofreading, editing, etc.

Ok what I liked about the story was I felt like it was told in 2 sections.  We get the historical part of the story with our Prince Dorian falling for the orphaned Victoria.  I love historical books so I loved a PNR take on the ton and the balls.  I think they author did a great job with the light and airy story of them meeting and falling into the beginning stages of love.

The 2nd part of the story is when the real paranormal aspects take place.  Our hero is going to fight for his lands because someone is trying to over take his crown.  We see action and romance between our main characters.  We see Victoria accepting and still loving Dorian even though he is a vampire.  We also get to meet new characters who I see will be getting other books.

I really did like the story and I am a huge PRN reader.

My really big issue/inconsistency with the story is that of Victoria’s “transition”.   I hate spoilers so if you don’t want any then please scroll past….but we are told that the H/h only swap blood once and she will not have to drink blood again yet at her transition she needs his blood to sustain her during the transition?  Then we are told she will not be a vampire but will live as an immortal essentially BUUUUT after her transition she grows fangs????

I liked the story a lot and I will read book 2 because I bought the boxed set of books 1-3 but I am just hoping that these inconsistencies get cleaned up in further novels.

Amanda J. Greene creates paranormal romance for ravenous readers. She lives in Southern California, where she enjoys escaping the rewarding but hectic world of writing by spending time in the sun and sand with her military husband and their two dogs.

 

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