Thursday, June 9, 2011

Review: Danann Frost Embraces the Darkness by Joanne Valiukas

Danann Frost Embraces the Darkness by Joanne Valiukas
   (sequel to Danann Frost Falls from Grace - - REVIEW HERE)

***I received this book from the author for review.

Amazon Product Description:
To be with her love, Danann Frost, Archangel of the Light has chosen to Fall from Grace a second time. Returning to their lake in Western Ireland, Danann finds herself abandoned and alone. She is soon taken to the castle where all does not seem as it should be. Held captive by Seth's Ancient enemy, the King of the Mayo vampires; Eamon Ahern himself vows to take Danann in marriage.

Running from the dangers of her beloved's mother and sister, does Danann have any choice but to acquiesce to Ahern's heated demands? Managing to defy every attempt by Seth to save her, Danann learns to cling to the bonds in which she is held captive.

Journey with Danann as she is forced into marriage, vowing a honeymoon full of vengeance as she travels to New York and eventually home to Melbourne. Who will win the battle of wills for her freedom?

In a fight that involves the ultimate battle with the darkness, can Danann come out of it with her spark intact or will she lose her soul and her life for all time?

My thoughts:
Get ready for a roller coaster ride you won't want to end!  The twists and turns in this one will have you on the edge of your seat to the very last page!

Once again Joanne Valiukas has created fantastic characters!  She has set them in a few different places, Ireland, New York, Australia, but in each case we are shown a carefully created and detailed world.   
We are given more time with some of the supporting characters we met in book one and they have taken on even more meaning and have filled out to mean so much to the story.  
Seth is my favorite character.  He is so determined and willing to do anything and everything to assure Danann realizes how much he  loves her.   Of course he is immortal, thousands of years old, and smart, so he has amassed wealth, experience, and connections that are all put to use at one point or another in this cleverly written tale.  
This is a story of love, friendship, sacrifice, determination, courage, deceit, loyalty, passion and so much more.  

Will Danann ever win?  Will she never be able to live in peace?  Does everyone want her dead? Is she truly meant to live in this plane?  Who is truly the enemy?  Who can she trust?
To find out the answers - - - pick up a copy of Danann Frost Embraces the Dark by Joanne Valiukas.  Just available at booksellers!