by Laura Daleo
My rating: 5 stars
Publication Date: February 15, 2015
Publisher: World Castle Publishing, LLC
Genre: Dark Paranormal Romance
Print Length: 294 pages
A compelling dark vampire saga of love, secrets, lies, and betrayal.Centuries ago ten powerful vampire gods first walked the earth; their blood thirst knew no boundaries. The destruction of mankind was inevitable. Recognizing their weakness, they selected twelve wise human beings to transform with their godly blood. These twelve, known as The Old Ones and The Council, govern The Ten. A blood lottery appeasing The Ten's hunger was set forth into the human world and passed down every fifth generation, continuing into the present day.
All of Beth Ryan's life a mysterious mist watched over her, a mist she believed to be a vampire. On a cold winter night, she comes face to face with Philippe Delon, a 700 year old vampire with a human soul. Beth is certain Philippe is the vampire behind the mist. She is drawn to him, accepting his immortality without question or fear.
Beth and Philippe cannot deny their love for each other, nor do they try to fight it. Within days of their encounter, Beth accepts Philippe's invitation to move into his mansion. The mansion unlocks the door to the vampire world and exposes secrets from Beth's past. Within its walls, she learns the true identity of the mist, her link to the blood lottery, and betrayal of her loved ones. Surrounded by lies, Beth stands before The Council begging for resolution.
Immortal Kiss by Laura Daleo
Prepare yourself for the secret world of the vampire gods, their thirst for blood and the laws created to prevent the extinction of mankind. Unknown to humans, there are things that are deadly, that stay in the shadows and Laura Daleo’s Immortal Kiss takes us into the world of vampires, love, lies and what it means to be the next human sacrifice that saves the world.
Beth has always felt she was being watched, but she took comfort from the strange mist that she knew meant her no harm. Love emanated from the mist and soon, it became part of her fantasy life, her imaginary lover. The night Philippe came into her life, she thought he was the mist personified. Was he or was he a vampire who has found an unlikely love? Will the laws of the vampire world take Beth from Philippe to fulfill her role as a gift to the gods or has the letter of the law already been corrupted by one god’s forbidden fascination with the beautiful woman? Is there another who will do anything to condemn Beth to true death, and tear her from Philippe?
Edgy and dark, with a sweet romance nestled within, Immortal Kiss is filled with almost cinematic detail as Laura Daleo stages and directs each scene with great care and a flare for creating even more vampire lore to pour over! Beth and Philippe together are like a gentle and warm caress, their love is a wonderful thing. When the tension rises, ever the protector, Philippe will die for the woman he loves and Beth is not about to let that happen. That is romance! With a cast of vampires to round out this tale, the personalities run from roguish charmers who hide true loyalty to pompous gods who have forgotten their own inner goodness. Settle in,prepare for a read to be savored and just enjoyed, the pace is relaxed, the twists are creative and the vampire legal process? Well, they may be on to something there.
I received this copy from Laura Daleo in exchange for my honest review.