""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
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
Reviewed by Cynthia Eckert
Posted December 4, 2006