Title: Caressed by a Crimson Moon
Series: Rulers of Darkness #3
Author: Amanda J. Greene
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Length: Approx. 104,000
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?
This is the third installment in The Rulers Of Darkness series. Although I have not read the first two books, I had no trouble following the story line. It works well as a stand alone book. The sexual tension between the Mad King and his halfbreed shifter ward is intense, and when they finally get around to getting past that part the heat just rises even more. I did find the constant battle between what they want and what they think is right to have gone on a little long, but then again I tend to be a cynic. I'm looking forward to reading more of this series. The next story looks to be a great one.
4 and a 1/2 stars.
About the Author
Amanda J. Greene is a paranormal romance author. When she is not writing, she can found playing the role of a full time university student who works part time. She lives in Southern California with her very supportive husband and their sweet cocker spaniel. Doing all the above and being a military wife is not easy, but rewarding! Of course, she accomplishes everything with a strong cup of coffee in her hand.