How does a dhampir know who to trust?

Sadly, like every other girl she just has to take a risk.

DaysiderWhen Alexia, dhampir agent for the human enclave, meets Damon, Daysider agent for the vampires, she does decide to take a risk. Damon is not as strong as a vampire, but he is stronger than her and her partner and that makes him a threat. Like them he can walk in the daylight and he moves with a graceful stealth that makes him an object of fascination for Alexia. Unlike them, Damon serves the vampires who made him what he is and shuts of all emotion to survive in the unforgiving vampire society.  all three agents are there to investigate an illegal colony that could fire up the war between humans and vampires and from the moment they meet up things begin to go wrong.

The Romance
The romance in this story was quick but convincing and I was rooting for Alexia and Damon all the way. Their love scenes were sexy and the tender moment that eventually went with them tugged the heart-strings.

The World
This story introduces a fascinating world that is richly detailed and expansive enough to accommodate many future stories. We learn a bit about the vampire society from Damon and we learn much about the politics of their world as Alexia and Damon desperately try to figure out what is REALLY going on and who is on what side and with what motives. It is all very complicated (maybe too complicated with several names for every variation of vampire and half-breed) and honestly they talk and theorize a bit too much for my personal tastes. I’ve always been a bit of an action girl. The story does have action along with a side of betrayal and angst–enough to keep me reading to the end. I did trip on a few plot holes and tangled story-lines along the way, but if you are a careful patient reader that likes to pick apart a puzzle this might be the story for you.

Publication Date: August 6, 2013

Length: Novel (304 pgs)

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Primary Book Format: Mass Market Paperback

Publisher/Imprint: Harlequin Nocturne

Blush Quotient: Pink

Preorder of Buy it Here: Amazon

Find out more info about the author and series hereAuthor Website

This book was provided as an electronic advance reader copy (ARC) by the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

5 thoughts on “How does a dhampir know who to trust?

  1. Since finding this one on Netgalley have gone back and forth for awhile on requesting it but the author has long been a favorite of mine with her other books so now have it waiting on my EReader for the weekend, looking forward to seeing if this new series lives up to my expectations and from the sounds of your review and several others who have read the EARC lately it will do just fine even if not perfect on all counts.

    • Look forward to hearing what you think! There were a few times I wanted to tell the characters to stop talking and have sex or something. LOL. A sure sign I’ve been reading too many books at the other end of the sexiness scale.

      Krinard wrote one of my all time favorites-a historical about a man who’d been lost in the wilderness as a child and the daughter of the scientist who wanted to study him when he was caught and brought back to civilization. Loved that book.

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