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{Featured} Review & Giveaway: Immortal Craving (Dark Dynasties, #4) by Kendra Leigh Castle

Today’s Featured Author is Kendra Leigh Castle and her smexy series, Dark Dynasties! If you haven’t noticed, we love us some Dark Dynastiesyum. Exceptionally hot characters, a fantastic world, and a rich flavorful narrative make this series an M/G/W fav! Check out Heather’s review of the latest installment in the series, Immortal Craving and enter to win a copy! Good LUCK!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Immortal craving
Title: Immortal Craving (Dark Dynasties, #4) 
Author: Kendra Leigh Castle
ISBN-13: 9781455511655
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication date: 1/29/2013
Pages: 400
Grab It: B & N/ Amazon
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Overview:

The last-and most lethal-of his kind . . . 

Wild, uncontrollable, and powerful, the lion-shifting Rakshasa were hunted down by vicious rival vampires who feared their dark, magical abilities. Somehow one survived, and now, after centuries of hiding, Tasmin Singh reemerges as fierce and fearless as ever at the door of the Lilim queen, seeking answers . . . and sanctuary.

The human best friend to a vampire queen, Bay Harper traded her quiet, comfortable life for a world filled with immortal assassins, warring werewolves . . . and this hauntingly sexy shifter. Only Bay’s gentle touch can subdue Tasmin’s inner demons, even as he brings out a passion and sensuality she never imagined she could feel. But when a bloody struggle threatens to tear them apart, can Bay risk everything on her faith in him-or will his dark side be stronger than even their all-consuming desire?
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Immortal Craving is the fourth in this series, Dark Dynasties, by author Kendra Leigh Castle. I have not had the pleasure of reading any of the previous books, but I found it wasn’t necessary in the least bit to follow along. The author gives you all the Dynasties of her vampires up front. This includes their name, current leader, origins, current strongholds, and of course any abilities they may possess. A real ingenious idea, especially for readers picking up the storyline in the middle.

 

Ok but you want to know about the story…

 

This is a vampire love story. It begins with a human woman named after her mother’s favorite drink, Bailey (Bay). The vampire is a member of a long extinct dynasty that happens to awaken after sleeping for four hundred years, a very unnatural occurrence. Upon seeking answers, he finds Bailey the Queen’s best friend.

 
SN: I believe in a previous story, Ms. Castle highlighted Bay’s friend Lily. She was once a human professor, but fell in love with a Cait Sith vampire. She decided to become like him, and somehow (I swear I’ll read the previous stories just to know) Lily also rebirthed a dead dynasty called the Lilim.

 

This is adult PNR at its very best..

 
Back to the new vampire who slept for 400 years. He is a Rakshasa who can take the form of a lion (rawr). They can also make you see illusions, a very dangerous form of magic. It became clear from the beginning that Tasmin (Tas) is the last of his kind. However, it is not without consequence for he is not alone. Darkness also looms within him, as if being a vampire isn’t enough.

 

Fate throws Bay & Tas together into a hellish battle for the now combined kingdoms of the Cait Sith and the Liliam. The evil vampire (bad word here) who has been reigning terror upon the dynasties for centuries needs to be stopped before she kills them all. Together they must unite, rebuild the vampire council, and fight to the death.

 

Darkness has other plans…

 

I couldn’t put this one down. I didn’t want to put it down. This is adult PNR at its very best. As I continuously updated my Goodreads feed, I couldn’t help but to keep adding something more. It is an excellent balance between paranormal and intense romance that only a lion could breed.

 

Oh and this IS NOT your run of the mill vampire tale. This world was built well, and it engrosses you completely. I cannot wait to get lost into more of this amazing world the author created.

 

 

 

My Rating


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Kendra Leigh Castle
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About the Author:

Kendra Leigh Castle was born and raised in Northern New York, where there was plenty of time to cultivate her love of reading thanks to the six-month-long winters. Sneaking off with selections from her mother’s vast collection of romance novels came naturally and fairly early, and a lifelong love of the Happily Ever After was born. She has said the best part of  her work has been connecting with readers who share her love of dark romance (not to mention heroes with sharp, pointed teeth). Learn more about Kendra at her site, KendraLeighCastle.com.
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