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Review: Dark Desires by Eve Silver

Posted May 8, 2018 by Holly in Reviews | 2 Comments

Review: Dark Desires by Eve SilverReviewer: Holly
Dark Desires by Eve Silver
Series: Dark Gothic #1
Published by Self-Published
Publication Date: December 5, 2016
Point-of-View: Third
Genres: Gothic, Historical Romance
Pages: 352
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three-half-stars

"A dark and delicious gothic. I gobbled it up in a single sitting. Oh, how I have missed books like this!"--New York Times bestselling author Linda Lael Miller

Betrayed by those she trusted, penniless and alone, Darcie Finch is forced to accept a position that no one else dares, as assistant to dangerously attractive Dr. Damien Cole. Ignoring the whispered warnings and rumours that he's a man to fear, she takes her position at his eerie estate where she quickly discovers that nothing is at it seems, least of all her handsome and brooding employer. As Darcie struggles with her fierce attraction to Damien, she must also deal with the blood, the disappearances ... and the murders.

With her options dwindling and time running out, Darcie must rely on her instincts as she confronts the man she is falling in love with. Is he an innocent and misunderstood man ... or a remorseless killer who prowls the East End streets?

..".beguiling gothic tale..."--Bookpage

Dark Desires by Eve Silver is the first book in her Dark Gothic series. It’s currently free for Kindle. I’ve had this book in my TBR pile for ages. I love Gothic novels. I was looking for something dark and decided to give it a try.

Darcie Finch is the daughter of a wealthy merchant who lost his fortune. Though she has the manners of a lady, she was betrayed by the person she held most dear and she’s now penniless and alone. Forced to be a maid-of-all-work, she accepts a position with Dr. Damien Cole, despite the dark rumors she’s heard about him. When he discovers her artistic abilities, he makes her his assistant. As she gets to know the doctor she struggles with her doubts and suspicions about him, and his strange comings and goings. The more she comes to care for him, the more she wonders if he’ll be her savior…or the death of her.

Dark Desires had a good creep factor, with the dark doctor doing nefarious things, creepy carriage house and pounding rain storms. There’s even a nod to Jack the Ripper. I wasn’t as fully invested in the characters and I’d hoped to be, and I kept waiting for a big twist that didn’t come. I enjoyed the romance, but I wish the characters had been developed a bit more.

Though this wasn’t a favorite read, I will be continuing on with the series. I’ve heard great things about Silver. I’m sure things only get better from here.

3.25 out of 5

I love these covers.

Dark Gothic

three-half-stars


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Guest Review: Demon’s Hunger by Eve Silver

Posted January 21, 2009 by Book Binge Guest Blogger in Giveaways, Reviews | 8 Comments

Guest Review: Demon’s Hunger by Eve SilverReviewer: Tracy
Demon's Hunger by Eve Silver
Series: Compact of Sorcerers
Published by Forever
Publication Date: December 1, 2008
Genres: Fiction
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four-stars

 

Forensic anthropologist Vivien Cairn fears she’s losing her mind. Her libido has kicked into overdrive, and she’s blacking out-leaving hours of her life unaccounted for and no memory of where she’s been…or what she’s done. But when a sexy stranger rescues her from a demon attack, Vivien realizes there’s more than just her sanity at stake… A seductive killer is luring victims, and Sorcerer Dain Hawkins finds himself walking a dangerous line between ancient duty and sizzling desire when the brotherhood-and Vivien herself-begin to suspect that her mysterious symptoms may connect her to the crimes. Can Dain save Vivien from the evil that threatens to claim her? Or will they both succumb to…Demon’s Hunger…

So the blurb pretty much covers the background of the story. Vivien is blacking out for hours and hours and she can’t seem to remember what she’s done or where she’s gone.

Enter Dain Hawkins who has looked up Vivien to help him explain a gris-gris bag that has bones and hair in it that he collected in New Orleans. These gris-gris bags are warded but you can feel the evil pouring off of them. Within an hour of entering Vivien’s house they are attacked by a Demon set on killing them both. Vivien’s house is torched and she has nowhere to go. Darn, guess she’ll have to stay at Dain’s.

Dain and Vivien are feeling incredibly attracted to each other physically, but they’re also feeling an emotional bond. Dain truly doesn’t want to get involved with Vivien. His human wife and daughter were slain centuries ago and Dain will not be emotionally involved with a human again. For Vivien it’s just freaky. She’s never been too interested in sex but here she is with Dain and she’s hotter than hell for him.

Throughout the story Dain and the other sorcerer’s are hot on the trail of a supernatural killer. They think it’s a succubus (a female demon) but they didn’t think there were any of those left. The problem is: they figure out that Vivien is a succubus just coming into her powers and with her blackouts she could be their culprit.

I very much enjoyed this book. I have to say that I wasn’t looking forward to reading it too much because I really didn’t care for the first book in this series, but this was worth the time spent reading. The book kept me involved in the story and thinking about who the killer was and what would eventually happen between Dain and Vivien.

Rating: 4 out of 5

four-stars


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Demon’s Hunger Contest

Posted January 21, 2009 by Tracy in Reviews | 22 Comments

Hey all!

Have you read Demon’s Hunger by Eve Silver yet? No? Well here’s your chance to win the book!

I’m going to make it really easy on you all this time. All you need to do is leave a comment here and you’ll be entered to win. The contest will run until Saturday, January 24 – midnight.

Not sure if you’re interested in reading the book? Head on over to The Book Binge and read my review.

Good luck to everyone!


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What I’ve Been Reading This Week

Posted January 19, 2009 by Tracy in Features | 18 Comments

Ok – so it’s really What I Read Last Week. I’m a little behind in posting this. I blame my husband. I swear to God sometimes that man drives me up a fuckin wall I love that man with all my heart. So last night I’m thinking about doing this post (I’m in the middle of Kiss of the Demon King so it was hard to pull myself away anyway) when I notice my hubby’s just gotten on the computer.

It’s about 7pm and I walk into the office:
Me: Are you going to be on the computer long?
Hubby: No, not long.

At 8pm
Me: I thought you said you weren’t gonna be on there that long. Are you going to be much longer?
Hubby: No. (a man of few words, my husband)

At 9pm
Me: Just tell me, are you gonna be on there all night?
Hubby: Chill Trac, I’ll be off soon.

I finally gave up trying. At 11:30pm he walks into the bedroom
Me: I thought you weren’t gonna be on there all night.
Hubby: I wasn’t looks at clock there’s still a 1/2 hour of night left.
Me: Fucker
Hubby: I love you too, baby.

So – I’m behind and it’s all his fault! lol Anyway – I now have coffee in me so I’m ready to post!

First up was Long Hard Ride by Lorelei James. I really liked this book. At first I thought that it was going to really annoy me. When Colby is telling Channing “da rules” and says “you will get me off any time I want” I was like – whoa buddy. And I hate the word tits. Lol I don’t know why – it bugs me. When someone is saying it in a degrading way it doesn’t seem to bother me cuz normally those people are scum of the earth and have no brain. But when the hero is saying it to the heroine – it just annoys me. But it end it didn’t have any effect on how much I enjoyed the story so I easily let those things drop. It really was done well. I’m looking forward to reading the next book in the series. (warning: this story does have an HEA but there is menage action as well as a littl m/m)

Next up was The Night Before the Wedding by Debra Mullins. This was a historical but with a paranormal twist. There’s a curse on 2 Scottish families from centuries back. The clans chief of the MacBraedon’s must always marry the “marked” woman from the Farlan family. The one female from Farlan family that has a dagger birthmark. If the MacBraedon does not marry The Bride then both families lands will suffer greatly and the Farlan woman will go mad. This was a great story. I loved that the hero was going to do anything he could to get his bride, but he was doing it for a noble cause so his caveman type attitude was easily overlooked. And for all that the heroine thought she was going mad and was resisiting the MacBraedon she was also kind and giving. They sound sappy – but they weren’t at all. Good book.


Next up was With Love by J.L. Langley. This was a novella – the start of the With or Without series and a great m/m werewolf story. I didn’t love Laine – he was a little too giggly for me. (I wouldn’t have liked it in a female either). But I really liked Dev, his mate, and I thought the story was a great set up for the rest of the series – which I’m very much looking forward to reading.


Next up Breaking the Silence by Katie Allen. A story about a solitary man who sees a woman walking her dog every day and finally decides to talk to her. He’s painfully shy and isn’t quite sure what to do. I thought he was almost too freakily shy, but I really began to enjoy his character after a while. I really enjoyed Jenny’s character as well. She was just fun-loving and just the kind of person you’d want as your friend.

Biting Nixie by Mary Hughes was next. See review below.


Demon’s Hunger by Eve Silver was my next read. I’ll be doing a review The Book Binge so keep your eyes peeled. Let me just say that I liked it better than the last one.


The Long Way Home by Z.A. Maxfield was my next book. This was a very interesting m/m story about a police detective and a psychic coming together. It had a slower pace than I normally like in my books but it was still very good. I liked it.


Last but not least a novella that has 4 short stories in it. What Legends Are Made Of by Heather Beck. Again, read this for The Book Binge so keep your eyes peeled for the review.

Happy Reading!


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Review: Demon’s Kiss

Posted November 4, 2008 by Tracy in Reviews | 7 Comments

Title: Demon’s Kiss
Author: Eve Silver
SERIES: This is book 1 in the Compact of Sorcerer’s series

Ciarran (Pronounced Keer-an) is a High Sorcerer. He’s lived for 1000 years and his job is to keep humans safe and protect the barrier that separates the humans and the demons.

Twenty-one years ago Ciarran felt a breach in the barrier and went to investigate. He discovered a horrid scene: a car crash…but the human adults had been flayed open by a demon. He also discovered a small child. The Pact he lives by makes it impossible to heal the child, but he wraps her in his magic to take away her pain while she dies. The child then surprises Ciarran and starts pulling his power from him and heals herself. Whoa.

While Ciarran is distracted by what the child is doing, which he didn’t know was possible and he is weak from having his power drained, a demon attacks him and tries to throw him into the demon world. He manages to barely defeat the demon but he pays a huge price. His hand was put into the demon world and was infected with a demon seed. Never a good thing to happen.

It is now present time and Ciarran feels a problem in the continuum (the barrier). He is thrown together with Clea, the girl that stole his power those many years ago, and discovers that she is the conduit that can open the barrier and let the demon of all demons into this world. He can’t let that happen and there are many looking for her to do just that. He also can’t let any harm come to Clea as he has feelings for her even though whenever they are near each other she drains more and more of his powers and the demon seed that he has fought against all these years get closer and closer to getting out.

There are many things about this book that I liked and there were a few I didn’t like – I think it was equal in the end.

Let’s see…I liked Clea. She had been through some hard times in her life. First by losing her parents but then living with her Grandmother she had faced hunger, poverty and yet more death. She was taught, however, that you just deal. Hard times hit, life gets rough, but you deal with it. When demons start attacking her she doesn’t freak out. Ok, she freaks out a little cuz come on, they’re freakin demons!!! but she doesn’t let it effect her to the point where she can’t do anything for herself like so many heroines we see these days. She gets up, dusts herself off and tries to figure out how to fix the situation. I really, really liked that about her.

Ciarran I kind of liked. He really was in a state of turmoil throughout the book, which he had been for the past 21 years since he was implanted (or whatever you want to call it) with the demon seed. He’d been fighting his demon side and pretty much winning the battle ‘til he got with Clea and then, as I’ve said, she drained his power, power that was keeping the demon seed at bay. I have to say I found him a little whiney. Not all the time but he was fighting his ds (demon seed) and trying to keep Clea safe and trying to figure out how to stop this uber-demon from coming through the barrier and all he could think about was boffing Clea…all the freakin time!!! On top of that it was: “I can’t be with her cuz I’m part demon.” He barely thinks about the fact that he shouldn’t be with her because he’ll have no powers left! It’s just got old.

Ok then there was the attraction between the h/h, of course, but I think it got to be a little too much. I want him, I want her…over and over. Just have hot monkey sex already! I was so damned happy when they finally had did it! I love sexual tension but this wasn’t tension so much as an annoying want. Kind of like a buzzing in my ear. And how many times can a woman look at a man and think how savagely beautiful he is? We get it. He’s beyond good looking. You’re in desperate times and you take the time to see how gorgeous he is. Arggggg! Stop it!

Also, and maybe someone can help me with this…how many times can a heroine wet/lick her lips before they just become too chapped to kiss? Cuz Clea was doing it about every 2 seconds it seemed. She wetted her lips…she licked her lips…she unconsciously stuck her small pink tongue out to wet her lips. My God! If I licked my lips that much they would be dry and cracked and there would be no way in hell any man would find that attractive!! Invest in some chapstick. Not that expensive. Really. (I’ve been seeing heroines licking their lips regularly in books lately and a time or two is fine. As much as this chick did it? Uh, no.)

Fine – so I focused more on the bad stuff than on the good but there were plenty of good moments too – but you’ll just have to read the book and see what they were for yourself! lol

Alright so my final verdict on the book is 3 out of 5. This was my first book by this author. I liked the book and will read the next one but there were some things in the book that I could have done without.


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