Phaelyn

Title: Phaelyn

Series: The Dark Shadows 2.5

Author: Ariel Marie

Genre: PNR/Paranormal/Romance/Fantasy/Vampires

Release Date: June 4, 2016

 

Phaelyn

 

Synopsis:

The Dark Shadows were charged with the responsibility of protecting the vampire nation. Going after the kidnapped vampire royal guard was all in a day’s work.

Idris Lafayette waited inside of his prison cell for the Dark Shadows to come for him. Idris knew that they would be relentless in their quest to find him. No vampire left behind. Through all of the torture and experiments the necromancers put him through he refused to break. He held onto a small shred of hope. Hope that he would be rescued, hope that the Shadows would tear through the necro’s hidden underground lair and kill them all. He yearned to get at least one last glimpse of her.

As the lone female Dark Shadow member, Phaelyn Otvos was used to being singled out. She was one of the deadliest females to ever hold a sword. Enemies underestimated her, while potential lovers were intimidated by her. Her latest assignment—retrieve the missing vampire guard. The one person who captured her heart years ago was now her mission. Thrown together in the midst of the war between vampire and necromancers, will Phaelyn and Idris recognize that they were meant for each other?

 

Phaelyn

 

Review:

Rating: 5 Stars ✰✰✰✰✰

Phaelyn is book 2.5 in The Dark Shadows series by Ariel Marie. It is a short novella that can be read as a stand alone book.

Phaelyn is the only female in the Dark Shadows. She was once a human and was turned by her friend Nadira, the vampire princess, after being attacked by a rogue vampire in the woods outside her childhood home.

Idris is one of the royal guards. He was charged with keeping Watch over Anika, Nadira’s best friend and Toma’s fated mate, but he failed and they both ended up being taken by the necromancers. He knows it’s only a matter of time before the Dark Shadows find where they are hiding him.

Phaelyn is on the team sent to free Idris. When things don’t go quite as planned, they find themselves alone in a cabin for the night. Will they finally admit to the feelings they both have for each other?

This was a nice short read! It tied up some of the loose ends from Toma and Anikas story and also gives you a look into how Phaelyn came to be the only female in the Dark Shadows. Both Phaelyn and Idris are strong alpha characters. Idris has always had feelings for her but never acted on them. It wasn’t until they were alone that they realized that it was maybe more. There are a few dark moments in this book when Zoreal, the necromancer who tortured Idris, couldn’t handle losing and decides he needs some revenge. But don’t worry, there is plenty of HOTNESS to balance things out. It is another great book to continue this series.

 

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About Ariel Marie:

Ariel Marie

Ariel Marie fell in love with books at an early age. She can remember her first favorite book. She read the book so many times that it fell apart and she was devastated! Fast-forward thirty years later, Ariel now writes books she hopes readers will fall in love with and read over and over. Paranormal romance is her favorite genre. Who doesn’t love Shifters, Witches, Faes and all the other paranormals? She just loves writing about couple’s first meeting, the magnetism of when their eyes first meet and the first kiss! Her favorite part of writing paranormals is creating the world that the characters live in.

 

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Title: Toma

Series: The Dark Shadows Book 2

Author: Ariel Marie

Genre: PNR/Vampires

Release Date: February 20, 2016

 

Toma

 

Synopsis:

For centuries, the Dark Shadows have been charged with protecting the Vampire nation. Necromancers, their mortal enemies, are growing bolder and stronger in their attempt to destroy the vampires.

Anika Massey, best friend to the vampirian princess, has lusted after her friend’s older brother, Toma, for years and he doesn’t seem to even notice she exists. At least, she didn’t think the Dark Shadows warrior did, until the necromancers turned their focus on her.

He noticed her. One touch and Toma Olaru knew he wouldn’t be able to give her up. Since their first meeting he could not get the curvy human female off of his mind. He knew it wasn’t right for him to have feelings for his sister’s best friend, but fate had decided that she’s his mate. She’s human and according to Vampire laws, he cannot have her and should have never touched her.

Anika understands the ways of the vampires and knows she must let Toma go, but will Toma be willing to let her go?

 

Review:

Rating: 5 Stars ✰✰✰✰✰

Toma by Ariel Marie is book 2 in The Dark Shadows series. Each book in the series are written as stand alone novels though so you can read them out of order.

Anika is one of the few humans who have the privilege of knowing that vampires exist. She is best friends to Nadira, the vampire Princess and the considered to be a second daughter to the King and Queen. Toma is a vampire and one of Nadira’s 4 older brothers. He has known since the day he met Anika that she is his fated mate. Vampire politics has kept him from claiming her, but when she is attacked and goes to live in his families mansion, the pull to her is to great for him to resist. Can they make it work?

In this book, you get to see the darker side of vampire nature. As Toma continues to deny his claim on Anika, he slides further and further into that darkness. Poor Anika doesn’t have a clue why he’s treating her that way. She is already a self conscious girl and him refusing to acknowledge her in public only chips away more at her self esteem. The plot with the necromancers continues to thicken and a new element will be introduced. Add in more steamy romance the story just keeps getting better and better.

It only took me a day to read this book. I couldn’t put it down. I can’t wait to read the rest! This is a must read! Don’t forget to pick up the first book Princess as well.

 

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Ariel Marie fell in love with books at an early age. She can remember her first favorite book. She read the book so many times that it fell apart and she was devastated! Fast-forward thirty years later, Ariel now writes books she hopes readers will fall in love with and read over and over. Paranormal romance is her favorite genre. Who doesn’t love Shifters, Witches, Faes and all the other paranormals? She just loves writing about couple’s first meeting, the magnetism of when their eyes first meet and the first kiss! Her favorite part of writing paranormals is creating the world that the characters live in.

 

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Adrian

Title: Adrian

Series: The Dark Shadows book 4

Author: Ariel Marie

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Release Date: October 1, 2016

 

Adrian

 

Synopsis

Adrian Olaru, vampire prince and Dark Shadow warrior, had everything; wealth, willing donors, a close-knit family and a job he loved. He had received his orders from his commander. Capture a rogue vampire in order for the Dark Shadows to infiltrate the necromancer regime. But a set of curvy hips and big brown eyes filled his thoughts, creating a 

distraction.

Left alone in the cruel dark world, Angelina Sanz was more determine to live life to the fullest. She would make the best of her situation. Fate had taken everything from her, but now, it seemed as if fate was ready to repay her— in the form of a sexy vampire prince.

The necromancers have plans to destroy the Dark Shadows and those plans include Angelina. Will Adrian be able to save the one person who was meant to spend an eternity with him?

Warning: This book contains 

material for those 18 years and older.

 

Adrian

 

Review

Rating: 4 Stars ✰✰✰✰

Adrian by Ariel Marie is the 4th book in the Dark Shadows series but can be read as a standalone book.

Adrian is the second in line to be king of the vampires. He is also a member of the Dark Shadows along with his brothers. He is sent on a mission to observe a Rogue at a night club, but all he can seem to watch is he waitress, Angel.

Angel was made a vampire against her will. She was taught to be a vampire by the rogues who told her that the Dark Shadow were out to kill all the rogues and any turned vampires associated with them. She knew the rogue life was not for her so she escaped and is now making her own way.

Adrian realizes Angel is his fated mate after rescuing her from the rogue he was sent watch. Little did they know they would uncover the most sinister plot of the necromancers  yet.

This was another great book by Ariel Marie. Like the other books in this series she doesn’t disappoint. I like how the insta love is tempered by their situation and isn’t exactly sunshine and roses. The love scenes were totally HOT as well.

I kept wondering how Adrian and Angel were going to get through the challenges they were facing.

This book caught my interest from the beginning and kept me going the whole way through. You will not be disappointed.

 

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Ariel Marie

Ariel Marie is a an author who loves the paranormal, action and hot steamy romance. She combines all three in each and every one of her stories. For as long as she can remember, she has loved vampires, shifters and every creature you can think of. This even rolls over into her favorite movies! She love a good action packed thriller! Throw a touch of the supernatural world in it and she’s hooked!

She grew up in Cleveland, Ohio where she currently resides with her husband and three beautiful children. Want to know more about her and her books?

 

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