Monday, June 29, 2009

Blog Tour: Seduce the Darkness by Gena Showalter

Seduce the Darkness
Book Synopsis from Publisher: The war between otherworlders and humans changed Earth beyond recognition. It also saved Bride McKells's life. Before, the gorgeous vampire was a target for every fanatic with a stake and a crucifix. Now, she's free to roam the streets -- and desperate to find others of her kind. One man claims to have the answers she seeks. Devyn, King of the Targons, is a warrior and a womanizer, and he makes no secret of how much he wants Bride -- and how dangerous he could be to her in every way.

An avid collector of women, Devyn easily seduces human and otherworlder alike. Until now. Not only does Bride resist him, but she leaves Devyn feeling something entirely new...a bone-deep need bordering on obsession. Her blood is the key to curing a vicious alien disease, but helping Bride uncover her origins will compel her to choose between electrifying passion and a destiny that could tear her from Devyn's side forever.

My Thoughts: Romance is a genre I enjoy reading, but I struggle to find the right books to read. While some explicit sexual content is okay, there is a certain line for me and sadly this book was it.

I was interested in this book because I DO like the paranormal. And I did have a lot of interest in the world Showalter had created mixed with aliens, vampires, and pretty much everything you could think of. But when sex and the hero's sexual conquests enter into every paragraph, well, I just need something more than that.

I probably should have been alerted by the title, but I didn't do my research and I apologize to the publisher for that.

Having said that, I know for a lot of people that won't be a problem. I do enjoy Showalter's writing style and like I said she's created a very interesting world. And it's possible that a different set of characters might have less of the sex, in this book the male was sexually repressed as a youngster so he goes around "collecting" experiences with females of every species now that he's free of that. And the female vampire hunts naked. I mean, really?

Anyway, I do think it would be a quick enjoyable read for someone who enjoys this genre.

Thanks to Pocket Books for sending me the book.



Lenore Appelhans said...

When I saw the title and the author, I was like, "Amy read THAT?!" Does not sound like your kind of book at all (or mine).

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