"A Dark and Suspenseful Paranormal tale"

FBI Special Agent in Charge Diana Reyes decides to go undercover to flush out a killer who has already tortured and murdered two women. She believes the killer selected his victims from patrons of a hot New York City club, the Lair.

The Lair tends to draw those interested in living life on the dark side. Diana has known her share of darkness. After witnessing the shooting death of her law enforcement officer father, Diana had lived fast and loose before coming to grips with the dark forces driving her. Little does she know that darkness is about to find her once more in the form of the club's sexy owner, Ryder Latimer.

Ryder is a vampire. Once he had been a southern physician tending to the Civil War wounded. When a band of marauding vampires decided to take advantage of the carnage, Ryder survived but his life was forever changed. Fortunately a friend and fellow physician by the name of Danvers had taken him in and helped him to control his blood lust. Each generation of Danvers, physicians all, had inherited the job of Ryder's keeper. His current keeper is a young woman named Melissa who had answered the call of duty following her parent's untimely death in a car accident.

Ryder, who had allowed his wife and family to believe he'd become a casualty of the battlefield, had watched helplessly as everyone he cared about aged and passed on. In his 140 years as a vampire he had never allowed his heart to become involved again. Yet something about the feisty young detective lights a fire in him that can't be extinguished. He is sure he's seen her in his dreams. Diana however has had nothing but nightmares and Ryder knows he can't really give her what she needs.

He should be her top suspect, but in spite of her own fears of losing the people she loves, Diana finds the brooding nightclub owner irresistible. Together they begin a dark dance that will lead them to the identity of the killer. If they survive will their love endure?

Darkness Calls is an intoxicating mixture of suspense, the paranormal, and dark forbidden romance. This tale will not fail to keep the reader turning pages as the author alternately thrills and tugs at the heartstrings. Lovers of dark romantic suspense will love this tale and will be looking forward to Danger Calls, Book 2 - which is the story of Ryder's current keeper Melissa Danvers, and Sebastian Reyes a rebel computer whiz and the younger brother of Diana.

Copyright © 2006

Reviewed by Leslie Tramposch
Posted October 30, 2006


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FBI Agent Diana Reyes has learned the hard way how to master the darkeness, but it will tempt her again when she is forced to go undercover to solve a serial killer case and meets Ryder Latimer,the enigmatic owner of the nightclub where the murders have occurred. Ryder is not what he appears to be, but something about him calls to Diana and makes her dance with him along the edge. That dance is both erotic and soul shattering.

Ryder draws her into his world, which he regrets. Humans after all, are born to die. Ryder also knows that Diana is not prepared to discover a truth more scary than the identity of the serial killer -- that he is actually a one hundred and forty year old vampire. The race is on to find the killer before he strikes again and before Diana loses her heart to Ryder.


Darkness Calls
(The Calling: Book 1)
by Caridad Piñeiro

Silhouette (Intimate Moments)
March 1, 2004
Available: March 1, 2004
ISBN #0373273533
EAN #9780373273539
256 pages
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Other Books by
Caridad Piñeiro

Sins of the Flesh
Awakening the Beast
Fury Calls
Honor Calls
Holiday With A Vampire
Moon Fever
South Beach Chicas Catch Their Man
Blood Calls
Devotion Calls
Death Calls
Temptation Calls
Danger Calls

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