Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Shadow's Claim (The Dacians #1) by Kresley Cole

Shadow's Claim (The Dacians #1) by Kresley Cole
This is a adult paranormal romance novel (Rated NC-17)
 (Four Shadow Hearts)
Book Summary
#1 New York Times bestseller Kresley Cole introduces The Dacians: Realm of Blood and Mist, a new paranormal series following the royal bloodline of Dacia, a vampire kingdom hidden within the Lore of the Immortals After Dark. Shadow’s Claim features Prince Trehan, a ruthless master assassin who will do anything to possess Bettina, his beautiful sorceress mate, even compete for her hand in a blood-sport tournament— to the death.


Trehan Daciano, known as the Prince of Shadows, has spent his life serving his people—striking in the night, quietly executing any threat to their realm. The coldly disciplined swordsman has never desired anything for himself - until he beholds Bettina, the sheltered ward of two of the Lore’s most fearsome villains.


Desperate to earn her guardians’ approval after a life-shattering mistake, young Bettina has no choice but to marry whichever suitor prevails—even though she’s lost her heart to another. Yet one lethal competitor, a mysterious cloaked swordsman, invades her dreams, tempting her with forbidden pleasure.


Even if Trehan can survive the punishing contests to claim her as his wife, the true battle for Bettina’s heart is yet to come. And unleashing a millennium’s worth of savage need will either frighten his Bride away - or stoke Bettina’s own desires to a fever pitch....
My Review

After reading McGrieve I wished that for once that one of the characters was in love with someone else when her “mate” showed up. I thought it would make for an interesting read/study. And it did.

However, I’m just plum tired of the virgin story. Yes, it more interesting when the guy was a virgin, but I can’t remember who was a virgin in this story and my notes say I was annoyed. So I was annoyed, say Terri from April of 2014 when I read this book (yeah, I know I'm speaking of myself in 3rd person). I am so behind in my review posting, lol.

Oh, I was also annoyed that once again, the author waits until about the halfway mark for any of the good stuff to happen. That formula is as old as women waiting to get married before having sex. Yes, it still happens, but in the minority, lol.

Still I will continue to gobble these stories up because frankly they are still better than a lot of other books out there.

Audio Review

Robert Petkoff is one of the sexiest male narrators out there. His voice is dangerous to my…

Can you read this one since it’s a new series and not read the other. Maybe, I guess so. But if you have the patience, I would read the other series in order of publication and slip these in as published.

My book boyfriend Trehan.

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