Sara's Review Releasing the Demons (The Order of the Senary #1) by L.D. Rose
Author Provided Copy Publisher: Soul Mate Publishing Released: August 19th 2015 Genre: Paranormal, Romance Length: 306 pages Format: Ebook Add to Goodreads Buy Links
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Blaze Knight has been through hell and back, but the nightmares aren't over yet.
Five years after Blaze was maimed by Cyrus Chimola, a powerful vampire with a penchant for torture, he’s still trying to pick up the pieces of his shattered life. As a genetically engineered mercenary with the ability to bend fire to his will and to see in infrared, Blaze’s mission is to protect what’s left of humanity. When Chimola and his crew return to the Bronx gunning for Blaze’s blood, Blaze is forced to face the demons of his past. Hell-bent on revenge, he seeks the help of Valerie Medeiros, an NYPD detective who manages to steal his heart and save his life in more ways than one.
Motivated by her sister’s gruesome death, Valerie has made it her life’s goal to bury every vampire in the ground where they belong. When she brings in Blaze Knight for suspected murder, she discovers he’s not only innocent, he isn't a man at all—he's a half-vampire hybrid working with a band of brothers for the U.S. military. Valerie has a hard time trusting anything with fangs, yet she quickly falls headlong into Blaze’s life, a life full of darkness and horror she can’t even begin to fathom. The bodies are stacking up, but Valerie can’t seem to let go of this hybrid, a beautiful monster filled with pain, rage, and passion unlike anything she's ever known.
In a world where the line between good and evil is blurred, Blaze and Valerie will find danger at every turn, risking everything they’ve come to know and love, including one another. Five (4.5) Boundless Stars
I was asked to read and review Releasing the Demons (The Order of the Senary) and provide and honest review. The title is currently available on Kindle Unlimited.
I have said over and over how I am sick of vampire books even old favorites have become boring and I have walked away. It is rare that I will be willing to even contemplate reading anything with the word vampire in it. However when the Blurb throws a name like Blaze Night at me I have to pause. Blaze Night; isn’t that the most awesome badass name ever?!? So I was intrigued.
I am so glad I gave Releasing the Demons a shot. I really loved this world built where the vampires weren’t the good guys, and humanity was struggling to wipe them out. I mean really, if vampires, or any apex predator, came on the scene that surpassed humans this outcome is more realistic. This is where Blaze comes into play. He and his “brothers” are genetically modified, half vampire, half human that have special powers, or “traits” as they call them. Blaze can control fire.
Blaze was awesome. He was so real and struggling day to day, from past torture at the hands of an evil sadistic vampire that is now out to recapture him. I will admit; this novel can be a bit graphic on the horror side at times, especially when some of the details of Blaze’s torture are explained. Knowing the things he has been through just makes you love Blaze more.
Then we have Valerie, I never fell in love with Valerie the way I did with Blaze. She was just so jaded. I understood why; however her constantly pulling her gun on those helping her, or at least grabbing for it, got frustrating. Then there was the whole scene after watching the video. I just wanted to slap her.
Overall, I really liked this story and I am looking forward to continuing the series. I really hope the next story is about Rome. However, he almost seems like the one you might want to save for last. I’m not sure. All the brothers had their own appeal. I am rating this as a 4.5 stars, I really enjoyed it.