I received this book for free from in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Caressed by Night by Amanda J. Greene
Series: Rulers of Darkness #2
Published by Amanda Greene on February 29th 2012
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Dimitri Arsov, the last remaining pure vampire, was thought to be dead for the past four hundreds years. Now, he is back and has a score to settle with the traitor that had tried to kill him centuries ago. But as he waits for his prey to blindly step into his carefully laid trap, his overwhelming hunger for blood is triggered when he saves a beautiful art historian.
Kerstyn Ingmar’s life was normal and straight up boring until the night she is rescued by the dangerously sexy, powerfully mesmerizing, Dimitri. Unable to resist his diamond blue eyes and intense kisses, she is drawn into his world of darkness and closer to her impending doom.
While their desire consumes them, Dimitri is haunted by images of a bloody and deadly future. As his enemies draw near, he must find a way to save his mate from her destiny before fate destroys them both.
I truly enjoyed the first book in the Rulers of Darkness series, Caressed by Moonlight. So I jumped at the chance to be apart of Ms. Greene’s blog tour for the second book. Caressed by Night has a different feel to it since it is set in modern times in Las Vegas verses Caressed by Moonlight‘s 1800s, London setting. But it has all the same hotness. And you get to see a little of Dorian and Victoria from Caressed by Moonlight which I really liked getting a update on where they are at in their lives.
OK, so Caressed by Night is about yet another hot vamp named Dimitri that has been in hiding for about 400 years; waiting for the right time to return to the vampire world. One of Dimitri ‘s powers is seeing the future. He’s had a vision about his mate and knows that she will be in Las Vegas but doesn’t really know anything else about her. What she looks like, what’s her name, etc.
One night Dimitri saves a beautiful young woman from other vampires in an alley not far from the night club she was party with her friends. Once he comes face to face with her, he knows she is his intend mate. But he lets her go.
Kerstyn cannot get the sexy man out of her mind that saved her a few nights ago. She dreams about him and he awaking feelings in her that she has never had for another man. Kerstyn is sadden by the thought of never seeing him again. Come on, it’s Vegas and he was probably only in town for the weekend. But once Kerstyn finds herself kicked out of her apartment and looking for a new place to live her friend, Silvie helps her out by introducing her to a wealthy friend of hers that might be willing to rent a room out to Kerstyn until she can find her own place.
Silvie is not only found a place for Kerstyn to stay but she has also brought her into the supernatural world of vampires and witches. Kerstyn gets more than she has bargained for when she knocks on Silive’s friends door…
You could read Caressed by Night without reading Caressed by Moonlight and not be lost but I recommend reading both books. They are both really good and the over all plot and character stories are woven into to each other. There are a few story lines that get started with other characters towards the end so I’ve having a hard time predicting who will be the main character in the next book. It could go two or three ways and I love Greene has set it up to where the direction of the series is not boring and predictable.
If you are looking for a hot PNR with some real back bone in the world building and character developed department you need to checkout Amanda J. Greene’s Rulers of Darkness Series.
After 17 years I've finally finished my BA in English (no I do not want to be a teacher). Before majoring in English I would not have touched anything labeled "classic", but I have enjoyed a few along the way in my college career.
While I hated to read growing up, I am now an avid book reader and audiobook listener. I love rejecting reality one book at a time. I only read fiction within my favorite (at least to date) genres which include: most romance (paranormal, contemporary, D/s, BDSM, M/M)Urban Fantasy, and a few YA (mostly PNR or UF from favorite adult authors, but I'm slowly stepping out of my comfort zone after enjoying a few contemporary YA novels in adolescent literature class I took).