Although it started off slow for me, once I got into the story I couldn’t put it down. I feel like most of this story is just setting up for the next book, where I hope we have more action, and background of the characters. Overall it was a page turner and I’m awaiting the next book to find out more about Rahab and the other men.
The Ravenstone Vampires, 1
Evie Bourne’s life plan is pretty simple—finish her degree and get a good job. She never counted on vampires.
But after a vicious attack leaves her with a whole new set of undead problems, she’s forced to lean on some unusual allies to guide her. Kaito, her enigmatic bodyguard. Carson, a shapeshifter king. And Adrian Mercer … Well, Adrian is complicated. But there’s no time for Evie to sort out her feelings. A group of fanatical vampire hunters is closing in. Everyone is under threat, and nobody can be trusted.
Now, Evie is dealing with her tangled emotions and a whole new, dark world of blood, danger, and lust. And the hardest part of it all is her mysterious sire, the vampire Rahab. Because someone wants them to think Rahab is a traitor to them all … And Evie just can’t rule it out.
Be Warned: reverse harem (MFMM) romance
He nodded, although he didn’t look convinced. “Come on. We should raise the alarm.”
My spine prickled. “You think there’s still danger?”
“The blood is fresh,” he repeated. “And Divina Lux have not been shy about attacking the manor.”
My stomach churned. I looked back to the dim lights of Faulkner Park. Suddenly the house seemed very far away, with a chasm of shadows between us and there.
“Shit,” I said.
“I’m here,” Adrian said.
“That’s not reassuring,” I snapped.
He laughed, low and bleak, and caught my hand, spinning me around to face him. We were so close, so achingly, unnervingly close, that I just froze. “Do you know why I bit you, Evanna?” he asked me.
I shook my head, not sure I wanted to know. Did it matter? He couldn’t undo it and he couldn’t justify it.
“Because I couldn’t help myself,” he said, so quietly I almost didn’t hear it. “Your blood’s perfume was plums and spice, and I’m weak, sweetheart. Very weak and very selfish. You were too good to resist.”
“Why are you telling me this?” I asked, trapped by his hands and his voice, trembling with fear.
“Because you need to know, when I do what I’m about to do, that it’s not your fault. It’s mine. Because I’m still very weak and you are still very delicious.”
And then he kissed me.
Fire coursed through me, born of outrage and something far more primal. I had a few endless seconds to feel shaken and electrified, to feel every tiny last detail of the moment. The rain sluicing down on us, heavier now. The fading scent of Hugo’s blood. The touch of Adrian’s lips on mine, the intensity with which he kissed me, as if he was stealing something, as if he knew he’d never get to do it again.
And then, before I had a chance to shove him away, he broke off the kiss and stepped back, leaving me reeling.
“What was that about?” I hissed.
“Not scared now, are you?” He gave me a crooked smile and took my hand. Before I could protest, he was dragging me back toward Faulkner Park.
This was a great paranormal romance! I really enjoyed and got drawn into the story and characters. Most of the characters I really liked. I loved the newly formed relationships and can't wait to find out what happens to Rahab in the future books. Definitely a recommended read!
When vampires show up in Evie life, it get thrown for a loop. This is a fast paced read with steam, romance, mystery and action. The twists has some unpredictability. Evie is a strong character and keeps her strength when things are thrown her way. The book really captured to my attention and I can't wait to read more of this series.
A Dark Gift Book 1 of The Ravenstone Vampires Amber Morgan I am a total fan Of Reverse Harem books, not so much paranormal but I really loved this book. Filled with action, chemistry, and drama. Great Read.
What a fun start. There is a lot to unpack here and before you know it, we've reached a cliff. Shifters, vampires with questionable motives, a fanatic human group, and a fledgling searching for her maker. What could go wrong? A lot, apparently, but it keeps you on the edge of your seat. Can't wait for book 2!
This is the first book I've read written by Amber Morgan; I can’t wait to read more of her books. This is the first book in the Ravenstone Vampires Series; it is a stand-alone book. The story is about Evie, Carson, Kaito & Adrian. I received a free copy of this book via booksprout and I’m voluntarily leaving a review.
This is a good paranormal read that wasn't completely what I was expecting. It did not disappoint though. It is nicely developed and good beginning to the "Ravenstone Vampires" trilogy. They should be read in order. This one leaves unanswered questions that hopefully will be answered in the next two installments. It is a fast paced read with strong characters. I look forward to reading more.
This was an exciting series opener by a new-to-me author. I loved the way the culture of the vampires was laid out and felt Evie's situation made for a unique storyline. The action takes off pretty quickly in this story and kept the everything quite fast paced. The fact that this is an RH romance sure upped the heat factor ;) I'm loving Carson and Kaito and am starting to see potential in Adrian. Rahab, though, is quite a mysterious character and I'm dying to know how he'll end up fitting in...or if he's the bad guy ;P So much to look forward to in next installment ;D
Twists and turns throughout this book, vampires, shifters and more. Betrayal and a romance forming there is plenty going on. Well written story and amazing characters. What a start. I recieved a free copy via Booksprout and I’m giving my review freely and honestly
This is the beginning of a saga with a happy for now ending. The story is engaging, fast-paced and complex. I was immediately drawn into this creative complex world of Vampires, werewolves and hunters. Characters are well drawn and very relatable. The sex is passionate but mildly described, not graphic or coarse.
This book is an utterly brilliant first book in this new series. It’s got everything you could want. Intrigue, danger, plenty of steam and of course sexy shifters and vampires. The story had my hooked from the first word to the last and I can’t wait for the next book. If you love PNR with a brilliant and meaty story then please give this book a try.
This book was about more than vampires you had bear shifters and the beginning was shocking but the story where she is falling for multi men vampires and she feeds off a bear shifter I loved the story although I am not sure if the end was the end or if it was leading us to another book, I hope the story continues.
The book tells the story of Evie - a young student who is attacked by a vampire while returning from work at night. When she is close to death, a mysterious savior appears, who, hearing her plea for help, decides to save her in the only way possible, which is to turn her into a vampire. I really liked the character of Evie. She turned out to be a strong woman who did not give up despite the obstacles that appeared on her way. Not only did she have to deal with the trauma of the attack, the loss of her former human life and human friends, but she was also drawn into the intrigues of vampire politics. Abandoned by her vampire maker she felt like a lamb among predators. As if that wasn't enough, there was an additional threat from Divina Lux - a mysterious organization that set itself the goal of destroying all paranormal creatures. Fortunately, she found a few friends in her new life. There is a special chemistry between Evie and Carson, the king of werebears and between Evie and Kaito -her vampire bodyguard. The book is full of action with unexpected twists that keep the reader hooked from the first page to the last. In addition, the world of intrigue and mystery makes it difficult to predict what will happen. Amber Morgan drew me into her extraordinary world so much that I have already bought the next book in the series.
This book was okay. It enjoyable as an introduction to the series. If it was in another place in the series I probably wouldn’t have liked it. The characters were done well as was the world building. The love triangle makes for interesting and steamy parts of the book. The fact that there were shifters and vampires in this book and they got along is a new thing. It made this book a lot different than the usual vamps versus shifters storyline!!
Undeath is what happens when you're busy making other plans. Instead of finishing her degree, Evie is thrown into the world of intrigues and has to decide who are her friends and enemies, which sometimes isn't that obvious, especially when you are a young vampire.
Spoilers.... The thing I like about this book is the story is pretty different from other vampire books. I didn't expect the sudden turn of events and I felt like this book was very action-filled. I thought it was cool that Evie almost in a way has 2 makers because Adrian drained her but Rahab turned her. I don't like her relationship with Carson I feel no chemistry between then whatsoever other than sex. I was confused on all her "feelings." She said that she feels safe and secure as if the world couldnt harm her with EVERY one of the male characters: Carson, Kaito and Rahab. I wish she would just figure her feelings and only focus on one! I feel that it makes it less romantic. I wish the author spent more time on her and Adrian. In every scene it seems like they're just passing one another by. I really hope their relationship grows and they spend more time together. Now with the character Rahab it's frustrating that he keeps eluding her! And there's so many unanswered questions but he does have that mysterious pull that makes you want to stick it out to find out more about him. With so many relationships (Carson, Adrian, Kaito, Rahab) I hope the next books dive deeper into focusing on her REAL love interest. One of the compelling things about this story is how the author explains Evie's pull/bond toward Rahab and Adrian, it's very beautiful and romantic to read. I enjoyed reading that. Will have to wait for the next books. Crossing fingers it doesn't disappoint!
This story was intriguing from the beginning. I really want to know what happens next and what Evie’s maker is hiding?? (And not just behind the hood)....
The cover to this book caught my eye first i patiently waited for it to release. And was pleasantly surprised it’s nice when old things get new kinda spin vampire sire relationship was interesting in this book.. the shifter name and relationships were different as well i really enjoy this book and am really looking forward to the next one
The story is well written, with a captivating plot and very good character development. I wanted to keep reading and I look forward to seeing how the story continues in the future.
I can't even remember how I stumbled across this book, but I'm glad I did. I'm always looking for well-written RH, and this is certainly that. I was absorbed in Evie's story from the first page. It's gratifying to read a FMC whose reactions are all believable. Evie is understandably afraid after her attack, but she overcomes her fear to face her new life head-on. The love interests were each compelling in their own ways, and I can't wait to see more development there. The development so far on that front managed to feel believable, too, which isn't always the case with RH. Looking forward to the next book