Friday, December 2, 2011

Midnight Reckoning-Kendra Leigh Castle

Midnight Reckoning

Kendra Leigh Castle

Forever, Jan 1 2012, $7.99

ISBN: 9781609418380

In Tipton, Massachusetts werewolf Lyra Black is the heir apparent to her sire as the alpha leader of the Thorn pack. That is if she lives long enough as rivals to the number two slot is everywhere. Mark the Neanderthal accosts her with the choice of mating nicely in a room or roughly in an alley. Mark assaults Lyra until vampiric-cat shifter Jaden Harrison intercedes.

As he gives her back her mom’s necklace that he found, her father Dorien sends his best fighter Simon to tear open Jaden’s throat for accosting his daughter. Jaden easily defeats Simon. Dorien who loathes the Cait-Sith asks Jaden to train his offspring to fight in the Proving that will name his Second. As Lyra and Jaden fall in love, she remains focused to become one day the Alpha while he as a member of the Reborn Lilim clan remains diligently alert observing the vampire Ptolemy clan that had enslaved his people until recently.

The second Dark Dynasties urban romantic fantasy (see Dark Awakening) is a super star-crossed tale starring two interesting individuals living and loving in a deadly divided United States. The story line is action-packed from the onset and never slows down as the clan hierarchies battle each other and within for supremacy over one another with seditious acts part of the norm. Kendra Leigh Castle provides an intriguing tour of Massachusetts where vampires and werewolves don’t mix even in love.

Harriet Klausner

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