Book Review: Rulers of Darkness



About the Book

Title: Rulers of Darkness Box Set (Books 1,2 and 3)amandagreene_rulersofdarknessseriesboxset_hr

Author: Amanda J. Greene

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Read 3 sizzling, dark, paranormal romance novels and fall in love with the Rulers of Darkness. Passion can be lethal…

Caressed by Moonlight 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.

Caressed by Night Dimitri Arsov, the last remaining pure vampire, was thought to be dead for the past four hundred years. Now, he is back and has a score to settle with the traitor that had tried to kill him centuries ago. But as he waits for his prey to blindly step into his carefully laid trap, his overwhelming hunger for blood is triggered when he saves a beautiful art historian. Kerstyn Ingmar’s life was normal and straight up boring until the night she is rescued by the dangerously sexy, powerfully mesmerizing, Dimitri. Unable to resist his diamond blue eyes and intense kisses, she is drawn into his world of darkness and closer to her impending doom. While their desire consumes them, Dimitri is haunted by images of a bloody and deadly future. As his enemies draw near, he must find a way to save his mate from her destiny before fate destroys them both.

Caressed by a Crimson Moon Consumed by madness and tormented by dark memories of blood and death, Hadrian Lucretius, King of the Validus Clan, has returned after living in self-imposed exile for nearly three hundred and fifty years. To maintain peace with the vampires, Eva Maldonado is offered as a sacrifice to the crazed vampire king by her father, the alpha of the Silveria Shifter Pack. Hadrian’s reputation is both legendary and lethal; he is ruthless, bloodthirsty, lusty, and soulless. When Eva arrives at the ancient fortress high in the Carpathian Mountains, she is shocked to find a ravaged man with dark burning eyes filled with loneliness and dangerous desire. Would she be his lover…or his prey? His savior…or his victim? Would Hadrian lure her into madness or would their perilous passion be their redemption?

My Review

I enjoyed reading this series very much. I don’t know why but the idea of mixing the supernatural with human has always attracted me. Oh, and if you add the “forever together” part, then you’ve got me!

 What I mostly liked then it came to all the stories was the way the action unfolded. No rushed decisions, no silly reactions and characters that follow their own set of rules. None of them is perfect, all have their own demons to face. Each book is different than the previous one. Each king of darkness has his own particularities and all the women have their unique personalities. So you will not get bored at all by the end of book 3!

To get a little bit in detail:

Caressed by Moonlight (Rulers of Darkness #1):1

King Dorian Vlakos decides to travel to London so that the attacks on his clan would follow him and bring his people some sort of piece. His decision, even if viewed differently by others, proves to be a good one even for him personally. Until he lays eyes on Victoria Kingston, all he has in mind is how to destroy his enemies.

Victoria’s life has not been easy ever since she became an orphan, having to provide for her little sister and with no money or fortune. With these conditions, she seeks help from her aunt who conditions her to marry in order to secure her sister’s life. Her attraction to Dorian is visible and strong, but she refuses to consider him as a potential husband because of his bad reputation. Still, when she needed the most, Dorian is there to offer his help, while asking nothing in return.

Both will have to face the truth about what they mean to each other: one can bring sanity, the other death. Their passion will be their strength.

If the first part of the book is concentrated on the relationship between Dorian and Victoria, second part follows the king trying to dispose of his enemies. A great combination of love and action!

Caressed by Night (Rulers of Darkness #2):2

Here we have a much more experienced ruler. I must highlight the exquisite way in which the author has built Dimitri Arasov. He emanates power, fear, confidence. Being the last remaining pure vampire, his abilities are far beyond any of his enemies and friends can imagine.

His return after four hundred years stirs awe and fear among the ones who crossed him and stole his rightful place as a ruler. Having the ability to foresee the future, he has had plenty of time to plan his revenge but also his encounter with the one fated to remain by his side.

Kerstyn is not easily scared by his dark side. She will not take any rushed decision until she is met with the same feelings. Remember when I mentioned initially about a steady action ? Together they will have to face loss, get used to a completely new world and decide if forever can be achieved.

Caressed by a Crimson Moon (Rulers of Darkness #3):3

Wow! This book is madness. And I mean off the charts crazy! With Hadrian Lucretius conflicted between his sick mind and his desire to be a true and wise ruler for his people. With Eva Maldonado trying to find out who (or better what) she really is. Book 3 is absolutely fantastic. Not saying that the previous ones were not , but let’s face it. After two books about vampire kings and mates, what would you expect more?

Believe me, the third book is much more. It has hot (HOT) scenes, it shows the battle between sanity and madness. And this blew my mind, it’s like I could really feel the torment.


Author Amanda J. Green – remember the name, because she is the author of your favorite vampire series. Her exceptional writing gave life to some amazing characters. And some of the stories will follow in books 4,5,and 6 !! you will not be disappointed AT ALL.

Congratulations to the author and my apologies because I only have 5 stars to give and words like “exquisite”, “extraordinary” and “great” to describe the series!

About the Authorme

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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