Welcome to Brooklyn Ann's blog tour for Unleashing Desire! Below you will find buy links, a book summary, and my review of the book. It's already released - on August 16th - so go forth and buy if it looks like a book for you. Please note that I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review.
About The Book
A setup so perfect… it might just be fate.
Radu Nicolae has spent centuries in a guilt-induced hibernation beneath the ruins of his family castle. The only time he awakens is to feast on the occasional vampire hunter. When Lillian Holmes invades his lair, trying to kill him for a crime he did not commit, he decides it is time to rejoin the world. As he feeds on the inept, but delectable hunter and sees her memories, he realizes that he is being used as a weapon to murder her. Radu does not like being used.
Agent Lillian Holmes, of the Abnormal Investigation Unit, is sent on a mission to kill the vampire who murdered her father. But when she tries to stake Radu, he awakens. When his fangs sink into her throat, she thinks she’s a goner. To her surprise, she wakes up a prisoner. Furthermore, Radu did not kill her father. The AIU killed Joe Holmes and sent Lillian to Radu to die.
Together, they strike a bargain: Lillian will help Radu travel to the United States to reunite with his long lost twin brother. In return, he will help her take down the men who killed her father. As their relationship deepens on their journey, so does the danger. Not only must they keep government agents from finding out that Lillian is alive, but she also has a secret that will rock the foundations of the vampire world.
This was a nice romance read, with a lot of interesting secondary elements like mystery and prophecies. I would call it a beach read given the ease of reading it, and the fact that it doesn't take long to finish the book. Lillian Holmes is out to avenge her father's murder. She is told that a vampire, Radu Nicolae, hidden inside a castle, is the culprit, but when she tries to kill him, she finds out that he has been set up as a tool to murder her. Together they must travel back to the U.S. in search of the vampire's brother, who has long been estranged, and then in search of her father's true killer. I liked the bond between Lillian and Radu. It was a bit insta-love, but when you consider the prophecy involved, perhaps this is done so that it fits well with the idea of a predestined mate. Radu was very protective, but considering how old he is, it was impressive how he was able to allow Lillian some freedom and independence. Usually traditional men are too macho to allow for a strong heroine, but in this case, we get a nice mixture of chivalry and respect. It was a very intriguing book, and I am interested to see where it goes from here. It's book four in a series, so I will be checking out the earlier books to learn about the other characters.
About The Author
Formerly an auto-mechanic, Brooklyn Ann thrives on writing romance featuring unconventional heroines and heroes who adore them. Author of historical paranormal romance in her critically acclaimed “Scandals with Bite” series, urban fantasy in the cult favorite, “Brides of Prophecy” novels, and the New Adult winner of the 2016 Reader’s Choice Award, “Hearts of Metal Series,” she provides love for the broken and strange.
She lives in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho with her son, her cat, and a 1980 Datsun 210.
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