"Very original vampire romance!"
Stefan d'Argent is a "born" vampire. This means he can
copulate and have his own children, unlike the "made"
vampires, who can no longer enjoy sex. Right now, Stefan is
on the trail of a killer vampire. An "made" vampire, much
older than he is. Unfortunately, by the time Stefan finds
Louis Reynard, his victim is already dead. That doesn't
stop Stefan, he attacks Reynard and manages to wound the
vicious killer. However, Stefan ended up with a wound on
his cheek as well. Trailing Louis to Chicago, Stefan
manages to lose him. When he calls to report back to the
leader of the his clan, his cousin, Alina, she orders him
to come home. Louis Reynard start his murdering rampage
after he asked Alina to join their clans. When Alina
belittled him, Louis flew into a rage and began killing
women resembling Alina. Knowing who Reynard's next victim
is, Alina send Stefan to protect her. But that's not all,
she also orders him to take some other members of his clan
with, knowing one vampire cannot take on a vampire as
strong as Reynard by himself.
Julie Quill lost her mother at a young age and was raised
by her alcoholic father in New Orleans. In an effort at
making her own life, she moved to Chicago and now works as
an artist. While taking her dog for a walk, Julie runs into
a handsome man. Not only does her dog take an instant
dislike to him, but Julie also hears a voice in her head
telling her not to let him inside her home. Eventually,
Julie and Stefan manage to meet. When Stefan saves her
dog's life, she invites him to spend the night on her
couch. Of course, there's an instant attraction between the
two of them.
Will Stefan be able to save Julie from Louis? What of his
attraction to her? Will he turn her into a vampire, or will
he allow to live her life in the sun?
DARK KNIGHTS 1: ETERNITY OF DARKNESS is a unique vampire
romance. Shana Nichols has done a wonderful job of bringing
the tortured character of Stefan d'Argent to life in this
story. When Stefan was young, he fell in love with a mortal
and wanted to make her his wife. When he went to turn her,
he became overcome by bloodlust and killed her instead.
Ever since that time, Stefan has sworn never to repeat
history. So throughout this story, Stefan is not only
fighting Louis, but himself as well. I really like the way
Shana Nichols separated out the vampires between "born"
and "made". The plot moves quickly, the suspense is very
real and the ending is very satisfying. I highly recommend
this vampire romance by Shana Nichols.
Reviewed by Chere Gruver
Posted January 18, 2007