“One love, one heart, one destiny.” ― Bob Marley
BLURB: Nicholas Robinson is a chemist decades ahead of his time. Crippled by a riding accident and embittered by his injuries, he shuns the world, focusing on his laboratory and experiments. But when the sale of his country estate, Grantley, leads to an encounter with a vampire, Nicholas realizes there is more in heaven and earth than he ever dreamed possible.
A Creature of Darkness
Although three hundred years old, Bancroft Ulwin is young by supernatural standards. Enslaved by his cruel, deformed maker, Ban is forbidden from relations with mortal men unless it ends in death. But his liaison with Nicholas, expressly against his master’s wishes, soon expands beyond mere lust to something more.
A Love Predestined
Long ago while still mortal, Ban met Serafino, the only true love of his life. When death separated them, Ban accepted his role as an enemy of human kind. But as he comes to suspect Nicholas is Serafino reincarnated, Ban begins to question everything he once believed. Including his own damnation.
Review: I will have to start this out by saying historicals don’t usually trip my trigger. The one and only thing I didn’t really like about this book was the fact that it was a historical. Everything else was absolutely fabulous. This is a book about vampires and reincarnation and so, so, so much more. The vampires in this book DO NOT sparkle. They are vicious and that is just how I like them. The author did not hesitate to go into detail when writing torture scenes. This book is definitely a love story, but the love story is wrapped inside what some would consider a nightmare.
This is not light reading in any way shape or form. Don’t skip the background because it explains the story and it takes you on a trip through many different times. There were so many twists and turns, not the largest being the ending. I don’t want to say too much about the story because I would hate to ruin it for anyone. I feel if I give ANY spoilers it could unravel the entire story. What I will say is this, take Dracula, Interview with the Vampire and add a Stephen King twist to it and that will describe what you can expect while reading this dark tale.
The writing was mesmerizing and to my untrained eyes nearly perfect and error free. It did take me some time to get into the flow of the story, but once I did I had a hard time putting it down. I was actually late picking up my kids from school one day while reading this because time got away from me.
I don’t want everyone to think this will be for them, because it won’t. There are some parts of this book that might affect some people negatively so keep that in mind. If you embrace the darker side of the vampire genre then this is right up your alley. A wonderfully written, horror filled love story.