Publisher: Bold Strokes Books
Publish Date: May 17, 2011
Origins: From Publisher for Review
Format: Trade Paperback
Order From: Amazon / Barnes & Noble / Bold Strokes Books
Synopsis: Two hundred years ago, Epiphany was reborn a vampire. Sired by Renata, the Queen of the Rosso Lussuria, Epiphany willingly played the role of the queen’s beloved pet—until she was cast from the Renata’s bed and lost her protection from the Elder vampires.
Epiphany has done her best not to become a target, trying to remain as inconspicuous as possible, like a long-forgotten memory huddling beneath the mantle of Vasco’s power, her one true friend among the Rosso Lussuria. Now Renata has called Epiphany forth to face the challenges ahead that could elevate her clan status to the ranks of an Elder. But Epiphany has few friends and many enemies, and the chances of surviving the challenges are slim.
Surrounded by harsh vampire politics and secret ambitions, Epiphany learns that an old enemy is plotting treason against the woman she once loved, and to save all she holds dear, she must embrace and form an alliance with the dark.
Review: Darkness Embraced is a sinfully sexy read. As Ms. Pennington's silken words slither through your mind, you will be drawn into the world of the Rosso Lussuria. I found it easy to slide into Epiphany's skin - to see and feel as she does. The setting and characters sweep you away into a decadently desirable, dangerous, and diabolical creation that will keep you up until the very last word. Epiphany's illusory weakness is her greatest weapon, along with some powerful allies. But can she and her allies overcome even more powerful enemies? Pick up Darkness Embraced and be enthralled.
Rosso Lussuria Vampire Novel Series: Darkness Embraced (1), Summoning Shadows (2)