Tuesday, August 10, 2010

DARK FALL by Gwendolyn Cease

Publisher: Total E-bound
Date published: February 2010
ISBN: 978-0-85715-034-9
M/M Fantasy
Reviewed by Dawn
Obtained by publisher

CLICK TO PURCHASE! For Marine Max Whitfield, it was a routine assignment in Afghanistan but something went horribly wrong and Max wakes up alongside a few of his comrades in a place not recognizable to him. Determined to not be any man’s slave, he uses a fight to escape alongside his comrades but Max is stung with a toxin that will kill him unless he can get relief fast. Darke is a Carthus demon and on a mission to stop illegal slavers. When he spies Max, he rescues him and finds someone who stirs him like no other has before. Two warriors who are from different planets yet bound by something more than even they can imagine. Can Max leave Darke behind and return to his world after they team up to stop the slavers?

DARK FALL is a short, hot story that will get you all hot and bothered and then leave you gasping for more. I have never read one of this author’s books before and this was a perfect introduction into her work. Some strong storytelling, amazing characters and simmering sexual tension that leaves you panting are within the pages of DARK FALL. I don’t want to say too much without giving away the ending but if you want your manlove fix, then this is a perfect story to get it.

Meet Max Whitfield, a marine on assignment in Afghanistan when he is thrust into a world not his own. Naked and caught by slavers, Max is determined to escape until he is hit with toxic venom that can kill him if he doesn’t get cured quickly. The cure-he needs lots of sex and Darke is the one who delivers it to him. Darke is a demon who spies Max on the slavers stand. When he sees Max stung, he rescues Max and helps him get better. Darke and Max are perfect for each other though I have to admit Darke was interesting physically. Max and Darke are warriors and when they team up to finish Darke’s mission, Max finds something he never expected when he woke up in a strange world-love. Both are strong characters that keep the reader glued to the edge of their seat. I really am hoping that some of the secondary characters mentioned in DARK FALL get their own story in the future. The story ran smoothly and the pace was fast.

DARK FALL is a story that will leave you eager to know more once the last page was read. I am hoping the author returns in the future to this world she created and continues telling stories about Max and Drake as well as Max’s fellow marines that were captured along with him. If you enjoy a hot manlove story, then grab DARK FALL and settle in for one wild ride. I just suggest you keep a bucket of ice or your significant other nearby to help cool you down afterwards. I look forward to reading more of this author’s work in the future.

This is an objective review and not an endorsement of this book.

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