Thursday, September 26, 2013


Book Name: Night's Mistress

Author: Amanda Ashley

Series: Children of the Night # 5

Release Date: 07/30/13

Main Characters: Mara

Category: F/M

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Heat Level: Smoldering

Blurb: Mara. She is mysterious, alluring, a creature of the night, torn between two unforgettable men. . .
Kyle Bowden. A gorgeous, golden-haired artist full of passion and life, Kyle is ready to give his soul to Mara--until he learns her terrible secret.
Logan Blackwood. The Vampire she created nine-hundred years ago is now a Hollywood millionaire with all the dark seductive power of his kind, yet Logan still longs for the woman who turned him.
With enemies on all sides--and her Dark Gift fading--Mara must choose one lover. . .for all eternity.

My Rating: 5
What do you do when you have lived thousands of years and you are the oldest and most powerful vampire alive? Mara is the queen of the vampires and after watching her fledgings and family fall in love, she starts to feel lonely and maybe a little jealous. So while resting in her favorite place in Egypt, a human male catches her eye, and she feels a connection to him. They fall for each other quickly.  Kyle can tell Mara is hiding something from him. After pushing and pushing for answers, Mara shows him her secret and he runs away from her calling her a blood sucker. Heartbroken Mara thinks it's time to go to ground for years until she starts to crave human food. Thinking nothing about it because at her age, she can walk in the sun and doesn’t need much blood to live on. She thinks this is just another perk until she runs into one of her first fledgings, Logan, who happens to have loved her for hundreds of years. When Mara feels herself start to feel love she runs from it. But Logan is not taking no for an answer this time and sweeps her off her feet. The cravings for food gets stronger and she starts to eat human food again. This is something that hasn’t happened to any other vampire. She learns soon after that she has lived so long that the vampire gene has lived it's course through her and she is turning back to human, losing all her powers and amazingly pregnant by a man who thinks she’s a blood sucking monster, Kyle.
P.S. This series is very near and dear to me. It was my first paranormal series I  ever read and it got me hooked. But I would wait months and years waiting on new books to come out. Finally I started looking for similar series which is how I found BDB. If my memory serves me right I have been waiting for this book for 8 yrs.  This is also the first author I ever spoken to through email.. I was very excited about her reply.  Below are the other books and dates of release.

Book 1
Night's Kiss (Children of the Night) by Amanda Ashley (Feb 1, 2005)
Enter the lush, sensual world of bestselling author Amanda Ashley. . .a place where vampires indulge their appetites, but find they can fall prey to love and desire. Now, an everlasting devotion is sparked across time and space, igniting a passionate affair. . .and a deadly new threat. . .
He Has Found His Soul's Desire. . .
The Dark Gift has brought RoshanDeLongpre a lifetime of bitter loneliness--until, by chance, he comes across a picture of Brenna Flanagan. There is something hauntingly familiar about her, something that compels him to travel into the past, save the beautiful witch from the stake, and bring her safely to his own time. Now, in the modern world, Brenna's seductive innocence and sense of wonder are utterly bewitching the once-weary vampire, blinding him to a growing danger. For there is one whose dark magick is strong. . .one who knows who they both are and won't stop till their powers are his. . .and they are nothing more than shadows through time.

Book 2
Night's Touch (Children of the Night) by Amanda Ashley (Jul 1, 2007)
Cara DeLongpre wandered into the mysterious Nocturne club looking for a fleeting diversion from her sheltered life. Instead she found a dark, seductive stranger whose touch entices her beyond the safety she’s always known and into a heady carnal bliss…
A year ago, Vincent Cordova believed that vampires existed only in bad movies and bogeyman stories. That was before a chance encounter left him with unimaginable powers, a hellish thirst, and an aching loneliness he’s sure will never end…until the night he meets Cara DeLongpre. Cara’s beauty and bewitching innocence call to his mind, his heart…his blood. For Vincent senses the Dark Gift shared by Cara’s parents, and the lurking threat from an ancient and powerful foe. And he knows that the only thing more dangerous than the enemy waiting to seek its vengeance is the secret carried by those Cara trusts the most…

Book 3
Night's Master (Children of the Night) by Amanda Ashley (Oct 1, 2008)
Passion Has A Darker Side. . .
Kathy McKenna was sure that the little Midwestern town of Oak Hollow would be isolated enough for safety, but the moment the black-clad stranger walked into her bookstore, she knew she was wrong. Raphael Cordova exudes smoldering power, and his sensual touch draws Kathy into a world of limitless pleasure and unimaginable dangers.
Oak Hollow was supposed to be neutral territory for supernatural beings. Instead it has become home to an evil force determined to destroy them--and kill any mortal who gets in the way. As leader of the North American vampires, Raphael has always put duty first, but then, no woman ever enthralled him the way Kathy does. And as the enemy's terrifying plan is revealed, Raphael's desire could be a fatal distraction for all his kind, and for the woman he has sworn to love forever. . .

Book 4
Night's Pleasure (Children of the Night) by Amanda Ashley (Feb 1, 2009)
Desire Casts A Dark Spell. . .
Savanah Gentry's life was so much simpler when she was a reporter for the local newspaper. That was before her father's sudden death drew her into a mysterious new world she was just beginning to understand. A Vampire hunter by birth, Savanah has been entrusted with a legacy that puts everyone she cares for in danger--including the seductive, sensual Vampire who unleashes her most primal desires. . .
Rane Cordova has always been alone, half hating himself for his dark gift even as he relishes its extraordinary power. But one look at Savanah fills him with the need to take everything she has to give and carry her to heights of unimagined ecstasy. And though he never intended their relationship to go this far, now Savanah is in more danger than she knows--and facing a relentless enemy determined to eliminate Rane and all his kind. . .

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