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Friday, June 18, 2010

Darkest Memory by Sky Purington

Darkest Memory by Sky Purington
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Genre: Action/Adventure, Contemporary, Historical (Minor Time Travel), Paranormal, Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Length: Short (133 pages)
Heat: Hot
Rating: 4 Books
Reviewed by Tiger Lily

Calah Arlington lands a career-making interview with billionaire club owner, Gabriel Knight. His dark looks and mysterious nature captivate her. However, looks can be deceiving. Now bizarre things are happening to her. She hears his seductive voice when he hasn’t spoken. She’s become forgetful and worries when she’s unable to remember her own actions. Could the truth behind the strange occurrences be deadly?

Vampire, Gabriel Knight would have waited a thousand centuries for Calah Arlington to return. A stormy night brings her to him. He should’ve remained a secret—to protect her. Fate has other plans. Making contact under the pretension of an interview, he lures her to his estate to keep her safe from the enemy. However, he underestimates his dark desire for her. Now who will keep her safe from him?

Love can stand the test of time, but what happens when murder and jealousy get in the way? Read Darkest Memory to get the rest of the story and you won’t be let down.

Darkest Memory has a lot going on for a shorter length story. Sky Purington does a great job of making the reader feel enmeshed in the world of Calah and Gabriel. I didn’t want to put this book down. The secondary characters added an extra twist in that I wanted to know what happened to them as well. Heck, I wanted to know what happened to everyone after the story because I didn’t want to let Calah, Gabriel, and Alex go.

Calah is a hard heroine to love. I liked her, but there were times when I wasn’t sure about her motives. When she meets Gabriel, it is magic. The passion is palpable, even when she’s not ready to admit it. But, her attitude was what rubbed me the wrong way. She seemed to string some of the characters along while wanting them closer.

Gabriel is an enigma as well. I wanted to know more about him right away and almost felt he took a bit too long to appear. I realize he had to wait to make his presence known, but I wanted more heat earlier on in this story between him and Calah.

My favorite part of the story was the antagonist, Amelia. She’s evil, rotten, and bad through and through, but she doesn’t mince words and lets everyone know what she wants. Her go-get-‘em attitude cracked me up.

If you want a story with a god bit of mystery, suspense, heat, and characters you won’t forget, then you need to read Darkest Memory.


Sky Purington said...

Thanks so much for a super review! Keep your eyes peeled for Heart of Vesuvius, sequel to Darkest Memory. This story tells the romantic tale of Gabriel's sister, Alex. Expect to see Calah and Gabriel in this little tale as well!

Best Regards,

Michele Hart said...

Awesome review, Sky! I love vampire stories! I wish you great sales.

Your muse sister,

Sandra Koehler said...

Sounds like a great read...congrats, Sky! Alison Chambers

Sky Purington said...

Thanks so much, ladies!!!