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Book of the Day: Into the Shadows – A Dark Chosen series novel # 3 by Christina Dodd

On the border between Tibet and Nepal
“Ye’re not normal.”
“You know, Magnus, when you get drunk, that brogue of yours gets so thick I can barely understand you.’’ Warlord’s voice was as soft and smooth—and as deadly—as the single-malt Scotch they’d stolen.
‘‘Ye understand me verra well.’’ Magnus knew he would never have had the guts to make comments about Warlord, no matter how true, if it weren’t bloody damned dark out here in the middle of the Himalayas in the middle of nowhere, and if he hadn’t imbibed a wee bit o’ that fine whisky—that is to say, most of a bottle all to himself. And if he weren’t second in command of the mercenary troop, with a responsibility to point out the trouble a-brewing. ‘‘Ye’re not normal, and the men here, they know it. They whisper that ye’re a werewolf. ’’
‘‘Don’t be ridiculous.’’ Warlord sat high above the camp, silhouetted against the night sky, his arm crooked around his knee, his rifle in his hand.
‘‘That’s what I said, too. Because I’m a Scotsman. I know better. There’s no such thing as werewolves.’’ Magnus nodded wisely, and broke the seal on the second bottle. ‘‘There’s things much worse than that. Do ye know why I know?’’
Warlord said nothing.
He never said a word more than necessary. He was never kind. He was never friendly. He kept his secrets, and he was the meanest son of a bitch in a fight Magnus had ever seen. Yet while the lads were celebrating their latest plunder, he took the watch on the highest spot overlooking their hideout. For a man who excelled at stealing from rich tourists and government officials, and never caviled at killing when the occasion called for it, he was bloody decent. Continue reading

REVIEW: Touch of Darkness – A Darkness Chosen series novel # 2 by Christine Dodd

The Darkness Chosen series is…*rubs eyes* …well, some have called it sweet torture; I on the other hand suffered my way through this book.

I promised myself that I would not reread a book in 2012; so here I am .. reading new books … new authors … And paying the price.

Don’t get me wrong, Christine Dodd has an imagination that she proves easily in this series that is filled with a historical background of selling one’s soul to the devil, a history of rape and dominance … A back story of a family that ran away from it all and have survived hiding as well as preparing for the inevitable battle between … *drum roll* … Good and evil.

Rurik is a fun character, shapeshifting hawk!  Different and cool, eh?  He is filled with conviction, passion and sexy yumminess to the tenth power baby!  A charmer, he seduced the one and only Tasya into his bed and apparently under his hot and multiple-orgasmic throbbing skills.  Where does that leave Tasya?  Consumed with the fear of being overwhelmed and taken over.

“I can’t predict the future, but I know this has just begun.”

There are several lines in this book that are more than worthy of a cheesy James Bond moment with a bit more romance that just makes you want to barf.  The lines will surely make a lot of women whimper in the unfilled romance in their own lives…Me?  Cheesy!

“You and I were reborn from Mother Earth, clawing our way out of the birth canal and into precarious life.”

Finally, the eluding Tasya Hunnisomethingorother pops back into Rurik’s life and he is angry and ready to remind her of the lust and desire that she felt with him.  Fortunate for the back story of this book, she has this dark past filled with secret convictions of her own.  She’s running towards the deadly historical force, the same force Rurik hides from…This leaves the interesting couple of a clash of motivation.

Still running from Rurik, running from the assassin psycho raping baddudes, running from …hell every thing, they are forced to endure one another’s company; the perfect chance for Rurik to remind her of who she is dealing with.

“Because I want every breath you take to be empty unless you’re close enough to smell me.  Every word you speak to be unimportant unless it’s to me.  Every sound you hear empty unless it’s my voice.  I want you to remember that whatever pleasure you have from now on, you’ll have it from me.”

Bit much, isn’t it?  Damned sexy though!

I recommend this book to…mature adults only.  The violence is fun and descriptive, although brief.  The sexual content is entirely too sporadic for my taste, yet there is mild content found between the pages …somewhere.

I do not recommend this book to immature eyes. ~happy reading!