DARK DESIRES by Claire Marta
The Hunter Chronicles, Book #2
Genre: Paranormal Romance
— SYNOPSIS —
Jasmine Hunter finds herself knee deep in a decadent vampire nest in Prague. A killer lurks the medieval city and is preying on blood donors who frequent the home of the local Vampire Mistress.
With her teammates from Scotland Yard in tow Jasmine, must attempt to discover the murderer's identity.
But will things go to plan? Sex dungeons, submissive human pets, and sexy dominant males are a lot for a rookie to cope with.
Especially when Eric is the last person she expects to see…
Requested to assist with the hunt for a vicious serial killer by an old friend, Eric is left speechless to find Jasmine offering herself up as food. The attraction between them is burning as red hot as before, and his lust for the feisty female is just as deep.
More disturbing, his emotions which he normally has leashed, once more slip in her presence. Yet this time they feel different. Darker, primal, and savage yet Eric cannot explain why. The insidious pull of the other predators around him is also more than a sweet temptation he finds himself unable to resist.
Combining forces, Jasmine and Eric must play the parts of Master and submissive.
But nothing is as it seems.
Can they work out who the killer is in a household full of deception and secrets before it is too late? Or will a price be paid in blood….
*** 18 & over only. Contains sexual scenes, light BDSM, sex and some violence. ***
— PURCHASE —
— THE HUNTER CHRONICLES —
Frostbite, Book #1 >> F R E E!
— ABOUT THE AUTHOR: CLAIRE MARTA —
A native Brit, I live in Italy with my husband and daughter. When I am not writing and drinking copious amounts of tea, I enjoys taking photos of my adoptive country, trying to stay fit with running, reading amazing books and being a stay at home mother.
Dark Desire is the second book in The Hunter Chronicles series by Claire Marta. This installment is filled with even more danger, action, suspense, and sex! If this sounds like your idea of a good time, you are sure to love this captivating sequel!
The story picks up a few months after Jasmine last saw Eric in Paris. Their one night of passionate love making is something she will never forget. It’s all she can think about, and she misses Eric more everyday. Hoping that he would contact her again seems to have been foolish thinking on her part. Not that she could really be mad at him, one night was all he ever promised.
Her new assignment has her scantily clad in a vampire nest in Prague. She, along with her teammates from Scotland Yard, are investigating a series of murders by what appears to be a Ripper. The victims all seem to be human girls originating from this particular nest. Jasmine and her friend, Gemma, are undercover as blood donors trying to find any information they can to help them with the case.
Little did Jasmine know, Eric and his friend, Asier, had been summoned by the Mistress of this nest to hunt down the very same serial killer. Eric has been missing Jasmine just as much as she has missed him. Work has prevented him from getting back to London. Not to mention, he doesn’t really know what to do with these new feelings. Wanting a woman for more than one night or for more than one thing is a foreign concept to the usually cold as ice vampire.
When they meet again, sparks fly! Overcome with need, they rush to Eric’s room to satisfy their mutual desires. Afterward, he explains that this job is way too dangerous for her to do alone, and he gets her to agree to stay undercover as his human companion. They can both work the case, but she will be under his constant protection. Eric neglects to tell her everything that being a companion entails. These are some kinky vampires!! Instead of being repulsed by their games and sexual proclivities as she anticipated, she finds herself increasingly aroused.
Human girls from the nest are still dropping like flies. Eric can barely get away from the mistress who seems to be more interested in bedding him then having him find the killer. Other men, particularly Asier, take an immediate interest in Jasmine. Soon, emotions are running high, jealousy rears its ugly head, and everyone is at each others' throat! Between the vampires and the serial killer, they will be lucky to make it out of there alive!
Dark Desires is a fantastic dark paranormal romance! The story is erotic, intriguing, suspenseful, and action packed. The writing is alluring and kept my eyes glued to the page from beginning to end.
The characters were three dimensional, and it was easy to feel the connections between them. Eric is sexy, dominating, and complex. Jasmine is strong, beautiful, fiery, and foul mouthed. Together these two will set your kindle on fire! The secondary characters are endearing and hilarious. Twitch, Jasmine’s perverted best friend, brought a smile to my face in every scene.
I didn’t give this a full five stars because the ending pissed me off to no end. Plus, Jasmine and Eric need to get on the same damn page already! Regardless of that, I had a great time reading this story! If you liked Frostbite, there is no doubt in my mind that you will love this book! I would also recommend Dark Desires to fans of dark paranormal romance or paranormal romance in general.
This ARC was generously provided in exchange for an honest review.