Publisher: Siren-Bookstrand Publishing
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Heat Rating: 3
Richelle Sommers has inherited her mother’s magical gifts: empathic and telepathic, she can feel and hear the thoughts of others as well as speak with the beasts of nature. Raised in the mountains, she becomes a beautiful woman dedicated to saving her beloved wolves.
For centuries, Valya cel Mare has defended the innocent against the evil forces seeking to destroy them. One fateful day, he loses an innocent - a powerful psychic witch - and is left to protect her only child, Richelle from a cult of religious fanatics led by a demented old priest bent on using her powers to fight on the side of his ‘God’ and serve The Evil One, the most ancient and powerful of Vampyres.
Hunted by both man and monster, can Valya save Richelle from the religious fanatics and the Evil One, Luka cel Rau who plans to use her powers to enslave the World?
Ms. Bailey expertly crafts a world of love, lust, power, and fear in “Of Night and Desire.” It is full of action, twists, and turns that will leave readers guessing until the end and praying that the “good guys” win. That is, after you get past the tedious and slow beginning.
While I did enjoy the story, the book was too long. The prologue itself was close to 25 pages. All of the back story with no action – I put the book down and came back later. Two books could have easily come out of the story in “Of Night and Desire.”
A good surprise that I found in this book was a believable Wiccan character. The heroine did not bear the normal stereotypes and misinterpretations that come from ignorance about the controversial religion. As a Pagan, it was a breath of fresh air to see the faith not only present, but as such an integral part of the story. Kudos to you, Ms. Bailey!
Even though I had a rough time getting through it, “Of Night and Desire” is a good story. Ms. Bailey has a way with words and with persistence you will find yourself pulled into the story, watching it unravel before you.
3 Tea Cups!