Condemned, an all-new standalone Vampire Romance by Marianne Morea is NOW LIVE!
Born to darkness in a time when crusades raged between battling faiths, Dominic De’Lessep is taken prisoner of the blood. Cursed for spurning his maker for delivering him to an existence devoid of light, she condemns him to a life alone, where anyone he dared love, dies.
A millennium later, revenge is all he wants, that is until he meets Belinda force, a fiery seer who knows him for what he is and what he plans to do.
Perilously drawn to this mysterious stranger, Belinda ignores the danger in his eyes and the icy touch that makes her body burn. She cannot deny her deep connection to the man and his quest or his raging need for her…even if it kills her.
Can true love break the curse?
ARC BOOK REVIEW
This was my first book by this particular author and I really did enjoy myself here.
Rich in a sense of history as well as the added bonus of paranormal and romance this has something to satisfy all tastes.
I myself adored the rich tapestry of history we are exposed to as “Condemned” plays out drawing me into its rich atmospheric ambience so easily.
Set in the field of archaeology this cleverly combines the old and the new making for such a fascinating tale.
I wasn’t aware upon starting this that it was part of a series; no worries this can easily be read as a standalone; I had no issues whatsoever doing so.
I did find this quite slow growing initially with a lot of time going into building the momentum so when Dominic and Belinda eventually do meet it did seem slightly instalove.
This was one of the slight issues that pulled Condemned down a tad for me.
I’m not overly fond of the Wham Bam! I love you vibe and prefer myself much more of a slow build when it comes to the feelings department.
I also thought Belinda got over the whole Oh No; he’s a bloodsucking vampire fact far too easily, I mean come on he’s a freaken bloodsucker; you’d think she would be a tad warier than she actually was.
Once she got over the initial OMG shock she hardly gave it a second thought.
despite some slight issues I still enjoyed this very much.
It has so much going for it in terms of plot and both main characters were extremely likeable individuals.
The history here for me was a major selling point, and this delivered in spades on that front.
I also never saw that ending coming either, completely snuck up and blindsided me.
In conclusion, this was such an enjoyable read filled with Vampires, witchery, history and archaeology delivering a menagerie of flavours.
And despite having a vampire for the Hero I did not find this dark in the least.
A feel-good paranormal romance that certainly delivers on the romance front.
Thank you to the author for providing me with an ARC of “Condemned (Cursed by Blood Saga Book 7)” of which I have reviewed voluntary.
All opinions are entirely my own.
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About Marianne Morea
Who am I? Well, that’s a good question. When most people think of romance suspense authors, the image of Kathleen Turner as Joan Wilder in ‘Romancing the Stone’ usually comes to mind. A lonely woman sitting in a bathrobe and fuzzy slippers, conjuring lovers and adventure in her imagination. In other words, one step away from being the neighborhood cat lady.
If that description made you cringe, then you know how we writer’s feel. Thankfully, for most of us that image is far from accurate.
I have been married for 23 years, have three beautiful kids, two dogs and a cat. I am a 2nd degree black belt in traditional Japanese karate and as I’ve said, I love to travel and my romantic and spontaneous husband shares that passion with me, so my stories get plenty of inspiration!
In the meantime I am also a founding member and previous President of The Paranormal Romance Guild, a not-for-profit organization for readers and authors of the genre. Of course, I’m still writing and when I’m not ‘bichok’ (butt in a chair hands on keyboard), I’m off with my hubby and our kids to exciting destinations.
Cat lady? I don’t think so.
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