Caressed by Moonlight, by Amanda J. Greene

19 Jul

Format: Kindle Edition, 272 pages
Published: November 29, 2010
Publisher: Amazon Digital Services
Back cover blurb:
Dorian Vlakhos is no ordinary aristocrat. He is a vampire king, who will do anything to save his clan from complete annihilation, before an ancient curse can claim his immortal life.

Penniless and orphaned, Victoria Kingston has nothing to bring to a marriage, yet she must shackle an unsuspecting gentleman into marriage by the end of the month or forfeit her rights as guardian of her younger sister. With the help of her dearest friend, Victoria begins her hunt, and vows to stay far away from the dark, mysterious, Prince Vlakhos.

After meeting the beautifully innocent Miss Kingston, Dorian had to have her. He would do absolutely anything to make Victoria his. One sweet stolen kiss would bring them together while a force, more powerful than any vampire would bind them for all eternity. But treachery, war, and death rule Dorian’s dark world and Victoria would be fortunate to survive.

My review:
This was a freebie from the author’s website, which I found via the Goodreads giveaways group. Bearing in mind it cost nothing, and the cover art was quite amateurish, I wasn’t expecting much. However, this book was really surprisingly good! Set in the early 1800s, it tells the story of two orphaned sisters who are given an ultimatum by their horrid guardian aunt: the eldest, Victoria, must find a husband within a month or she will never see her baby sister again.

Luckily, Victoria and her friend are invited to all the society balls, where she meets dullard after dullard until she falls under the spell of Prince Dorian, who is not all he appears. He’s a vampire, in London to act as bait for the enemies who hunt his clan in eastern Europe. Of course, they fall in love, although neither would admit their depth of feeling. What follows includes fights, witchcraft, a sea journey and some hot smexing.

The only downside was that the story was full of typos, my personal bugbear. Some were unintentionally hilarious: someone fell into a “beep sleep”; and my personal fave, “Are you calling me a lair?”

Nevertheless, I really enjoyed the story. A lovely cross between a period bodice-ripper and a paranormal romance.

My rating: 4/5
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