"a recommended read for fans of vampire erotica romance"
At thirty-three, Amara Daniels has been playing female
vampire Midnight Morris for almost ten years when the
director, Robby Baker comes to her one day with the news
that he and his associates want to take the franchise into
a new direction: adult films.
Amara is firmly against it, no matter what the crew --
especially her co-star and fiancé, Derek -- have agreed to.
With the odds and the crew stacked against her, and Robby
threatening to replace her, contract or not, if she doesn't
show some skin, Amara is reluctantly forced to reevaluate
her position. Without her job as Midnight, she would be
just another out-of-work actress.
Robby gives her a tape to view, insists it might be of
interest to her and help change her mind about the new
direction. When Amara arrives home, more than just the tape
and who's on it shocks her into a reality check and self-
Two months later, fiancé-lees, jobless and without an
acting gig since Midnight Morris, Amara is at an outdoor
café looking through the classifieds when a fan of the
Midnight series approaches her with the false report of
Amara's demise in a freak plastic surgery incident, and
Amara realizes she has just about hit rock bottom.
Marco Cardoso has been watching Amara for months now,
gradually becoming obsessed after seeing her portrayal of a
vampire in the Midnight Morris movies. Obsessed and
strangely outraged at the erroneous message she and her
movies are sending to the masses. He has been stalking her
for weeks when he sees the report of implant poisoning in
the rags. He goes to her home to make sure Amara is still
alive and well, but on impulse takes his visit one step
further and abducts her.
A real live vampire, Marco has it in his mind to teach
Amara a lesson about what his kind is really like. He never
anticipated however, that the more he is around her, the
less he wants to teach her a lesson unless it involves
making love to her until they are both spent.
Despite her denials to the contrary, Amara is attracted to
the weird crazy kidnapper who claims he's a vampire. Funny
thing is, the more she's around him, the more she is
starting to believe his ridiculous assertions. If this
weren't bad enough, Marco has her thinking about sex more
than she ever has in the past, and wanting it in ways she
has never dreamed.
Amara and Marco have instant chemistry, each at their own
personal crossroads, each coming to the table having made
decisions of which they are not totally proud, but not
regretting those that ultimately bring them together. Each
character awakens a part of the other that neither knew
existed, both stronger together than they could ever be
apart, each bringing out the best in the other.
Amara is at once sympathetic and engaging as the down-on-
her-luck actress with more ideals than opportunities,
trying to make the best of a bad situation when Marco
abducts her. Despite a lousy first impression and his
strong-arming Amara as badly, if not worse, than the studio
execs, Marco's intentions are sincere, and come from the
heart, which makes him a charming but perfectly flawed and
tormented hero, an ideal match for the harried heroine.
The sexual encounters are evocative and tender, and
unbridled and wild showcasing the depth of feelings growing
between Amara and Marco and the possibility that they may
very well be soul mates.
Adams has penned a promising and satisfying beginning to
the Dark Promises series in MIDNIGHT, and a recommended
read for fans of vampire erotica romance.
Posted December 12, 2005
Review for ebook edition - Ellora's Cave /
February 15, 2003 - ISBN #1843604035
Reviewed by Gracie McKeever
Posted November 20, 2006