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""Wicked Nights" translates to "Wickedly good reading!""

Late night talk show host Donna Nolan enjoys her job. However she would prefer staying in New York rather than having to go to Texas to "investigate" claims that there are real vampires in the Castle of Dark Dreams. These claims come from women Donna has dubbed the "pod women" and broadcasting her own discoveries from the castle is the only way to get them off her show.

However, Castle of Dark Dreams really is more than it seems. Between the ghost that appears in her room and Eric the sexy "vampire", that won't leave her alone Donna has her hands full just trying to conduct an investigation into the paranormal. When Taurin, a man claiming to be a real vampire steps forward, everything Donna believes regarding the paranormal is put to the test.

I truly enjoyed WICKED NIGHTS. I feel the plot was much more developed than the previous novel I read by Nina Bangs and I wasn't as frustrated with our hero Eric or heroine Donna, who I felt, were the primary focus of the story. Even though I feel like they fell in love rather quickly (what do you expect, this is a romance and takes place pretty much over a week) it was accomplished rather nicely. When Eric used Donnas' secret pirate fantasy to entice her, I really felt the connection and yearning between the two. I also thought the fantasy was very creative, erotic and well written out.

I had a good laugh over the introduction of two secondary characters - Sweetie Pie and Jessica; and for once felt that Sparkle really was into making trouble on a cosmic level. In general, I've never taken her seriously and she has just made me laugh, however this round I was getting frustrated with her. Trouble really befit her in WICKED NIGHTS and I think as a reader we finally get to see more of who Sparkle really is, especially since she isn't getting what she wants.

Sparkle is a reoccurring character and readers of Nina Bangs won't be disappointed with WICKED NIGHTS. If you have never read one of Miss Bangs novels, this is a great one to start with, and reading this story won't spoil other stories.

WICKED NIGHTS continues the paranormal themed stories Nina Bangs writes with her cosmic troublemakers. With the introduction of three brothers, WICKED NIGHTS has the beginning of a fun and very interesting trilogy...I'm really looking forward to hearing the rest of Brynns story!

Posted October 21, 2005

Reviewed for trade paperback release = ISBN:0425200329 (4/05)

Reviewed by Cynthia Eckert
Posted December 4, 2006

SUMMARY

Welcome to the Castle of Dark Dreams. It's the yummiest attraction in Live the Fantasy, an adult theme park where women who dare can take sexy role-playing to new erotic heights. Just by looking at the castle you know that only dangerously tempting men would play here. Three brothersóEric, Brynn, and Conall McNairórun the castle. Okay, so they're not quite human, but that's a secret. This night Eric, the castle's resident vampire, will prove that he's everything bad should be.

Talk-show host Donna Nolan is on the trail of the weird and wacky in the Castle of Dark Dreams. But thoughts of a juicy interview to enthrall her listeners disappear when she meets Eric. With the coldest blue eyes and the hottest mouth she's ever seen, he's a primitive call to the wild in every woman.

Love between a talk-show host and a vampire shouldn't be possible, but then, strange things happen in the Castle of Dark Dreams.

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Originally published in Trade Paperback - 3/05; ISBN: 0425200329

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Wicked Nights
(Castle of Dark Dreams Trilogy: Book 1)
by Nina Bangs

Berkley Pub Group (Sensation)
April 1, 2006
Available: April 4, 2006
ISBN #0425203700
EAN #9780425203705
320 pages
Paperback (reprint)
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Other Books by
Nina Bangs

Wicked Edge
Eternal Prey
The Mammoth Book of Time Travel Romance
My Wicked Vampire
Eternal Craving
Eternal Pleasure
One Bite Stand
Wicked Fantasy
Wicked Pleasure
Surf's Up
A Taste of Darkness
Night Bites
Master of Ecstasy
Burning Up
From Boardwalk With Love
Night Games
The Pleasure Master
Unwrapped
Seduction by Chocolate
An Original Sin
Paradise


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