"very erotic, and very well told"

Daisuke is a street tough in China Town heading down a road that will certainly lead to prison or death, unless Officer Ray Watts can rein him in. How can Ray teach the scared young man that there is more to life than petty crime? What will become of Wei Wei, Daisuke's young brother? Can this family be saved?

In years to come Daisuke learns the value of the law, and becomes a police officer himself. But he is torn between his carnal desires, and what is expected of him. Sakurai is drawn to Daisuke, even though both men fight it. Will true love win the day, or will Sakurai's vampirism kill the love they have?

I liked this book, and the authors have very different styles of writing. It takes you a little while to figure out what's going on, but all in all, this book is very erotic, and very well told. Truthfully it's like reading two different books with the same characters. The characters seem to become multi-dimensional this way. I found it interesting to read how the two authors had such different views of the characters. There were plenty of twists, so you definitely want to keep reading.

Reviewed by Dawn Epton
Posted May 3, 2008


Mired in centuries-old customs and rigid traditions carried over from their mortal lives, the chaing-shih elders of New York’s Chinatown don’t quite know how to deal with the upstart Russian vampire, Mistress Viktoria. With their existence in danger, the Elders call upon an ancient blood tie and summon the aid of their kinsman, Liu Sakurai.

Though he appears to the world as a sensual young man in his mid-twenties, Sakurai is one of the oldest and most powerful chaing-shih to walk the Earth. He sees humans as not much more than weak playthings and food, and no one is more surprised than Sakurai himself when NYPD Detective Daisuke Matsui manages to capture his attention. Dai is a strong one, full of an inner fire and unusual sexual appetites that Sakurai cannot resist.

In the mysterious and arrogant vampire, Dai finds the type of person he's been longing for his entire life--someone with a strength of will and determination that matches his own, and a skill to dominate him in ways that make him burn. While trying to unwind the ties his half-brother has to Chinatown’s underworld, Dai is confronted by creatures and events he thought only existed in the legends and stories told by old men. His life is on the line, along with everything he holds dear, but Sakurai’s dark whispers promise a passion Dai is powerless to resist.

Genre: Paranormal
Length: Novel

Special Content Alert: Male/Male, Non-consent/reluctance, graphic violence

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Dark Whispers
by Barbara Sheridan, Anne Cain

Noble Romance Publishing
April 1, 2008
Available: April 1, 2008
ISBN #1605920010
EAN #9781605920016
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