Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Review: Possession by A.D. Blackburn

Possession (Diabolus Venator, #1) by A.D. Blackburn

Publisher: Evernight Publishing
Genre: Paranormal Romance

Heat Rating: 2



In the epic battle between Heaven and Hell, there are angels and demons…and then there’s James.

Tall, dark and deadly, James Gunn is the President of the Diabolus Venator motorcycle club, a group of one time outlaws turned gun-toting, sword-wielding, ass-kicking demon hunters. His no-holds-barred style of dispatching hell's darkest minions has earned him quite the reputation, but when he fights a low-level demon that warns him that his soul is in danger, he laughs it off…until he discovers that they mean to steal his heart to obtain it. When James realizes that a high-ranking demon has marked him for a prime spot in hell, he pulls out all the stops to protect the one thing he loves more than his own soul— his girlfriend, Maddy.

What James doesn’t count on is that this particular demon knows a little bit more about the art of possession than the average minion and he’s forced to make the ultimate choice between the love of his life or his own soul.

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He is the “Dark One” and evil will do anything and use anyone in order to possess his soul.

In order to stay at the top of his game while demon hunting, James pushed his girlfriend Maddy away with the idea that keeping her at a distance would keep her safe. In doing so, he didn’t realize that he was actually putting her more at risk. Now something evil is definitely coming this way, but will he and the rest of Diabolus Venator motorcycle club be enough to stop it?

Enter into the Diabolus Venator world as presented by A.D. Blackburn and be prepared to be amazed! Not only is the reader privy to the perspectives of both the hero and heroine, but also the bad guy, yet it is done without revealing too much of the plot so there’s still the element of suspense. The story itself isn’t very lengthy, but what Ms. Blackburn captures in those pages is detailed yet to the point, with a full ending and epilogue. This story is not one you’ll want to put down until it’s over. The character personalities came across quite clearly and with this many bad-boy Alpha males left to explore there are definitely many more untold stories.

I would like to mention that there is a short story titled The Little Red Ribbon, in the anthology ‘Twas a Dark and Delicious Christmas by various authors, in which Ms. Blackburn shares the story of James and Maddy’s first meeting. This short story does not have to be read in order to fully enjoy Possession, but James and Maddy quickly became one of my favorite couples, so knowing a little more on their history is fantastic.

I am really excited about this new-to-me author and can’t wait to see what she comes up with next!

4 1/2 Tea Cups!

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