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Thursday, February 26, 2009

Black Swan by Linda Nightingale

Black Swan by Linda Nightingale
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Genre: Paranormal; Fantasy
Length: Short (43 pages)
Heat: Spicy
Rating: 4 books
Reviewed by Tiger Lily

Suffering from a broken marriage, Carol Langston meets Tristan McLaghlan at a Black Swan party. Black Swans are mortals who willingly barter blood for the sensual ecstasy and euphoria vampires give in return. To Carol, this looks like the real thing until her handsome vampire runs away from her and his true nature. Separated by miles, divided across two species, can their love survive?

One tall, dark, and handsome vampire is seeking his perfect mate – if she’ll have him again. Tristan McLachlan needs to satisfy his bloodlust and Carol Langston is the only woman who’ll do. Now he needs to find the way back into her heart.

Ms. Nightingale writes an interesting plot. Her vampires have consciences and remorse. The twists are logical and believable because the reader can identify with the trials of the characters. The hero Tristan captivated this reader. He knows where his heart lies, yet he wants to become more than a vampire. Growing as an individual, he finds that going back to his roots is the only way he can exist. His flaws make him more of a decent man.

Carol’s character comes across as a bit weak, but that draws her more firmly to Tristan. She’s a woman who knows what she wants and is smart enough to know when to go for it. Although, the progression of the story picks up in the second half, the story is an enjoyable read. The love scene on the hood of the BMW is very hot because of the chance they may get caught.

If you like brooding vampires and damsels in distress, then "Black Swan" is the read for you and your friends. I give it 4 books.