Reviewed by JustJen
Title: Angel of Darkness
Author: Tyler May
Genre: MM Paranormal
Length: 264 Pages
Publisher: Hot Ink Press
Release Date: November 22, 2014
Available at: Amazon
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads
Blurb: After a tragic event in his life, Christian Bowman found sanctuary in reading and developed an obsession with the paranormal and vampires. Now twenty-one, Christian fantasies come to life when he meets Zander, a blind vampire. A fantasy he’s only dreamt about. But will that dream turn into a nightmare when he sees just how dark and dangerous living in a vampire’s world can be? Is their love strong enough to withstand obstacles one could only imagine?
Christian is in love with his Angel of Darkness…..But is there a happily-ever-after in a vampire’s world?
They have a past, but can they have a future?
Review: Christian is a young guy, on his own since his parents’ death at an early age. He finds out pretty quickly in the story that not only are vampires real, but that he works for one. His eyes are opened pretty quickly after that.
Zander is not just a sexy vampire, he’s a blind sexy vampire, who also happens to be the head vampire. He’s also not like other vamps in that he has been biding his time until his soul mate attains the right age. That soul mate is Christian, whom Zander has been watching over since Christian’s parents were killed. But their bond goes even beyond that. This is no fleeting thing for Zander. He does everything he can to shield and protect Christian as he grew up and then nurtured his transition into a relationship with a vampire.
It takes some convincing, but Christian soon decides he is willing to sacrifice things to be in such a relationship. After all, he’s still a human and the two lead very different lives, due to restrictions and diets, etc. Unfortunately, that isn’t all he must get used to – vampires are very dangerous, at times ruthless and violent, creatures. There is only so much Zander can hide from Christian, especially as the head vamp, but Christian takes most of it in stride and remains devoted to Zander.
There are interesting side characters, some with their own stories, like the vampires’ allies on the police force, and others who try to cause trouble, such as Zander’s second. It was interesting to learn a little about them and to see Christian’s relationships with them change as boundaries are set. They each had their own voices, mannerisms and issues that are dealt with in different ways.
The first part of this story was enjoyable as the guys get to know one another and learn and explore their differences and connection. The second part really picks up and gets more interesting. There is more danger with a murderer on the loose, though the vampires seem to be more at risk than the humans. The writing seemed to really smooth out or feel more polished by the end, and I think Ms. May has a lot of potential. I’m definitely looking forward to seeing more from her in the future.
Overall Impression: I really liked it
*I received a copy of this book from the author in return for a fair and honest review.*