Tara Fox Hall
Series: Promise Me Series Book 18 (Origin Story)
Genre: Paranormal, Historical Fiction, Suspense, Romance
Publisher: Melange Books
Publication Date: February 27, 2018
Through the love and loss of the ages, immortality brings only one certainty: vengeance.
Disinherited and poverty stricken, bastard Danial clutches at the slim chance to earn a living as a guard, until a night attack leaves both him and his half-brother Devlin vampires. After finding true love with the aristocrat Lacey, Danial comes to the attention of James, the devious Vampire Lord of France. Enslaved by James, his love murdered, Danial plots to escape, his complex plan of years finally succeeding only to result in all of Europe’s demonic forces on the hunt for him.
After a reunion and subsequent falling out with Devlin, Danial travels to the new world of America in pursuit of a new life. Settling in the west, Danial forms alliances with native vampire Valerian and the witch Cheyenne to survive a game of cat and mouse with Devlin and protect his new love Kathryn amid his rapidly changing world. Triumphant yet nursing a broken heart, an undeterred Danial protects his friends and thwarts his enemies, determined to find a life of peace…until unexpected news comes of James’s presence, the one man on whom Danial has waited centuries to get revenge.
About the Series: In the Promise Me series, Sarelle, a mortal woman, encounters a wounded (and sexy and handsome) vampire, Danial. Without knowing who he really is (a murderer for hire, for one), Sarelle begins a romantic relationship with him a little too fast. Interestingly, Sarelle also finds herself attracted to Danial’s best friend, the werecougar, Theo. What will happen to Sarelle’s relationship with Danial? Where does Theo fit in? Amidst new obstacles and relationship problems, Sarelle has to decide where her future lies.
March 1 – 21, 2018
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So, Book 18! I usually start with the second book in the series, but here I am, reviewing book 18. I liked it quite enough, taking into account my loyalty to vampire books. Even if it’s not (at all) the beginning of the series, I could follow along the story quite well. The action starts from the first pages and kept me bound until the very end! It is a story that has unimaginable twists, some I liked, some I did not. Because this is a spoiler free review, I cannot touch all of them, but I’ll manage.
The narrator is none other than our main character, Danial. He tells his story openly, more like a confession of all his sins. I felt like I was reading his diary, with all his darkest secrets untangled. We already know half of what is going to happen from the brief description he provides, but the details are so significant and everything is tied together in an interesting way. His life was not an easy one, he has had to work for everything and settled with what he obtained. His love life was nothing exceptional, but his vampire self is what brings interest to the story.
The negative characters had their shade of grey as well. In the beginning, I honestly thought they did what they did just because it was the only way to keep the balance. And maybe that was a reason. There is a soft side to the bad guys and I liked that too.
But there are some items that are not to my taste and I would have liked to be warned a little. There are some M/M scenes that were not descriptive enough, but unreciprocated. Also, there are things happening next to a holy place (cannot detail on that) that almost made me stop reading the book. Once I managed to get over this episode, all it was ok.
With all these in mind, I will offer my 3.5 stars to “Immortal Reckoning”, adding a mental note to read more about this series. I mean, there are 18 books, and if all will offer such turns of events, I’m in for some great reading time. So have fun and happy reading!
About Tara Fox Hall
Tara Fox Hall’s writing credits include nonfiction, erotica, horror, suspense, action-adventure, children’s stories, and contemporary and historical paranormal romance. She is the author of the paranormal fantasy Lash series, the paranormal romantic suspense Unhallowed Love series and the paranormal romantic drama Promise Me series. Tara divides her free time unequally between writing novels and short stories, chainsawing firewood, caring for stray animals, sewing cat and dog beds for donation to animal shelters, and target practice. All of her published children’s stories to date are free reads on http://www.childrens-stories.net
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