Defeat the Darkness: Demons of the Bayou
Hearts of Darkness #1
by: Eliza March
Book Publishers Network
Paranormal Erotica / menage
Released: August 2013
Possessed by evil, ruled by lust, driven by hunger. Can love defeat the ancient demon and turn the darkness into light?
Max Hamilton and Shelby Mackenzie go way back to being in diapers together. Over the years, they’ve shared playgrounds and fishing, first dates and first sexual experiences. It wasn’t a surprise when she followed Max to Tulane Medical School where they shared Kyle Lachlan—Max’s new friend and Shelby’s first real love.
Before Kyle, something had always been missing in the romance department for Shelby. But when Kyle announces he’s joined Physicians International Charity and is heading out to save innocent lives after the mudslides in Guatemala, Shelby is devastated. Until, he gives her a family heirloom engagement ring.
Kyle is determined to make up for his privileged Boston upbringing even if it means being separated from Shelby for a few months while she finishes her residency. But when he arrives in the makeshift medical camp, strange things begin to happen. Local legends inspired by the jungle jaguars tell of men who shift into the form of the large cats.
While out searching for a missing boy, Kyle is attacked by a rogue jaguar. His life changes, instantly and so does he. His former beliefs and ideals manifest into the myths and legends of a bad "B" horror flick.
Pursued by a demonic vampire, the exquisitely beautiful yet evil, Amyra de la Santiago plans to use him for her own selfish purpose. Kyle is determined to fight becoming the dark demon he senses within her.
She will stop at nothing to fulfill her ambitions, and Kyle is the answer she’s been waiting over three thousand years for. Leverage is what she needs to convince him, and who better to use against him than the people he cares about most?
Kyle will do anything to protect innocent lives like Max’s and keep the woman he loves safe even if it means sacrificing himself to the demon. What does it matter since his soul is already lost to the darkness?
Shelby must learn to believe in Kyle, again, then trust him and finally, she must be willing to fight for him. Later, there will be time to deal with the secret need she developed from the transition he caused. The hunger for sexual satisfaction drives her the way a vampire is driven by the need for blood. Max is always a willing partner, but as relationships change, so do their needs.
Will Kyle adjust and accept their new roles? After the danger is past, will Kyle be able to love a sex fae?
Shelby holds out hope since she is the light to his darkness. Only she can defeat the demon darkness taking over both Kyle and Max.
I picked this up to review because of the paranormal aspect and that is what I rated it on my love for Vampires. Though a bit slow and dragged for me at the beginning. The most fav character is the Evil that is Amyra, gotta to love all that makes her what she is. She doesn’t try to be anything that she isn’t, not justify it. I loved her. What she wants, what she need and what she has been waiting for a thousand years plus is... Kyle.
Kyle a Dr. determined to show he isn’t like the rest of the rich born with a silver spoon his mouth, he will go across the seas and help the people in danger. As much as he loves his new fiancee' Shelby, he will leave her for a bit. Old wives tales and superstitions abound in Guatemala, talk of rogue panthers that are shifters. Kyle thinks its all nonsense of course, until he is faced with it up close and personal.
The dynamic between all three of them left me... scratching my head a bit, (maybe I read too much Menage...) Shelby may just be better off with Max, her long time BFF. Max could do that, he has had feeling for her for a long time, Shelby finding Kyle in Lorem locus (Grinz), may be just the break Max will need to stake his claim.
There was a lot going on in the book, but over all it was fine, worth the read. A few hot scenes, and the dark evilness, and vampires.. makes it readable.
Daria gives this book a