Hey y’all…holy hell, how is it Thursday already?!😳
Throwback Thursday is a meme where I can share some oldies but goodies…books that are older than a year and have been sitting on my Goodreads TBR for awhile or books that I’ve read & enjoyed, often from my READ AGAIN E-SHELF. I’ve seen this meme floating around for awhile now so I finally decided to jump on board. Thanks to Renee @ It’s Book Talk who started this meme…if you get a chance, go check out her blog!💖
(first published August 19th 2015)
Blaze Knight has been through hell and back, but the nightmares aren’t over yet.
Five years after being maimed and tortured by vampires, Blaze is still picking up the pieces of his shattered life. As a genetically engineered hybrid mercenary, his mission is to protect what’s left of humanity. When his tormentors return to the Bronx gunning for Blaze’s blood, he’s forced to face the demons of his past. Hell-bent on revenge, he seeks the help of Valerie Medeiros, an NYPD detective who manages to steal his heart and save his life in more ways than one.
Motivated by her sister’s gruesome death, Valerie’s life goal is to bury every vampire in the ground where they belong. She has a hard time trusting anything with fangs, yet she falls headlong into Blaze’s life, a life full of darkness and horror she can’t even begin to fathom. The bodies are stacking up, but Valerie can’t let go of this hybrid, a beautiful monster filled with pain, rage, and passion unlike anything she’s ever known.
In a world where the line between good and evil is blurred, Blaze and Valerie will find danger at every turn, risking everything they’ve come to know and love, including one another.
Book 1 in The Order of The Senary Series
*2016 PRISM contest First Place WINNER in Dark Paranormal and FINALIST in Best First Book!*
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
L.D. Rose is a new to me author and one who I’ll be reading again (I’m actually beginning the second book in this series!)! I’m always a little wary reading new vampire paranormals since I’m firmly entrenched in the Black Dagger Brotherhood series by J.R.Ward. HOWEVER, The Order of the Senary series is so well written, so darkly imaginative, gritty and intriguing that I’m excited to add this book to my READ AGAIN E-SHELF! The plot doesn’t unravel quickly, I had to read through several chapters to really understand the connections between characters and the purpose of the Senary but that totally worked for me because the story was so good. The relationship between Blaze and Valerie is intense and sexy. Their pasts are brutally sad and even though they’re complete opposites, Valerie and Blaze manage to find strength, laughter and comfort in each other. Told from dual POVs with an end that promises happiness.
✳✳Just a side note, Book #3, Vermilion Lies, is up for an award this year! It was another 5 Star read for me. From the newsletter of L.D. Rose:
I just found out that VERMILION LIES and THE ORDER OF THE SENARY series was nominated for Best Paranormal Romance and Best Paranormal Romance Series by The Paranormal Romance Guild! 😲
I doubt I’ll come close to winning since I’m not nearly as popular as some of the nominated authors, but hey, I figure it’s worth a shot. 🤷🏻♀️ If you have the time or inclination, please consider voting for my lowly books. 🙈
You’ll find them in two places (the cover for VL will be on both):
VERMILION LIES is in the ROMANCE/PARANORMAL/FANTASY/VAMPIRES & SHIFTERS section
THE ORDER OF THE SENARY is in the ROMANCE/PARANORMAL/FANTASY/VAMPIRES & SHIFTERS – SERIES section
Thank you so much in advance! 🖤
Ok…have a fabulous day y’all!💜