Thursday, February 5, 2009

Review - Ravenous by Sharon Ashwood

The Dark Forgotten, Book 1
Sharon Ashwood
Signet Eclipse
February 3, 2009
ISBN# 978-0-451-22617-4

Book Blurb:
Vampires, Werewolves, and other creatures have emerged from the shadows. And some of them have sinister THINGS on their minds...

Holly Carver is a witch who sometimes relies on the help of Alessandro Caravelli for her family’s preternatural investigations business. Alessandro is the oldest and strongest vampire in Fairview—and he’s made no secret of his desire for Holly. But while she aches to succumb to his suggestive wiles, she knows it would be an invitation to trouble.

Then Alessandro’s queen, Omara, complicates matters when she turns up in Fairview to enlist his help. Sultry and manipulative, she is jealous of Alessandro’s feelings for Holly, and demands he use Holly to trap Geneva—the most evil demon of all.

My thoughts:
Holly Carver earns her tuition money by using her skills as a witch working the family business. Her partner, Alessandro, keeps the vampire community of Fairview in check while working by her side. When a house gone rogue turns into a supernatural battle for survival, Holly’s talents will be tested to their full capacity.

Alessandro Caravelli has lived for centuries without the love or comfort of a woman by his side, but Holly tempts him at every turn. When his queen arrives in town and begins making demands, he’s torn between loyalty and love. One things for certain, he’ll do whatever it takes to protect the woman he’s fallen for whether she’ll risk returning that love or not.

This is the first installment in The Dark Forgotten series. Ms. Ashwood has created an intriguing world where both good and evil dwell in the shadows and things are rarely what they seem. Ravenous is a well-written and sexy read that makes for a great escape from the norm. I look forward to the next visit with The Dark Forgotten.

To learn more about Ravenous, please visit the website of Ms. Ashwood: HERE

Kimberly Swan, Darque Reviews


Chris said...

Thanks for the review - I've just added it to my TBR list!

Kimberly Swan said...

My pleasure, it was a very good read. :) Wonderful, I hope you'll enjoy it too!

Anonymous said...

This sounds nice. I have to order it :)

Kimberly Swan said...

Maija - It's a great start to the series (and always wonderful to catch a series when it first starts!). Enjoy!