Tuesday, January 4, 2011


Publisher: Liquid Silver books
Date Published: July 27th, 2009
Paranormal M/M, Vampires
Reviewed by Dawn
Obtained by Publisher

Diamond was orphaned and alone when he was taken in and taught to be a killing machine. When his handler shows up, Diamond is shocked to find he has to go to North America on a job that has him facing off, against an evil he never expected to battle and a man worth fighting for. Sebastian Shade is a vampire who hunts his own kind and has turned evil and twisted. Meeting Diamond is a shock to his system and he finds Diamond is also after the same deadly enemy Sebastian wants as well. Can these slayers find a way to work together to achieve their goals or will their differences tear them apart?

DIAMOND IN THE SHADE is sinfully hot and delivers a few hours of reading entertainment within its pages. This is the first book of this author’s I have read and I have to say, I will be grabbing more of DJ Manly’s books in the future.

With a fast paced storyline, captivating characters and a few twists that leave you on the edge of your seat, DIAMOND IN THE SHADE is one pulse pounding ride with enough sparks to set a forest fire. I loved the dynamics between Sebastian and Diamond. Both were slayers though one had a team of helpers and the other worked solo. I found Diamond and Sebastian to be well rounded main characters and each had hidden vulnerabilities this author explored amid the pages.

With each page, I was sucked into the story of vampire slayers, evil and love. The dynamics between Sebastian and Diamond kept striking fireworks and I was amazed at how well the computer screen was holding up from all the sexual tension between the two. There were a few secondary characters that had me smiling and kept the story flowing smoothly.

DIAMOND IN THE SHADE is a well written story that delivers two intriguing main characters, an evil both are after and simmering sexual tension that combusts into an inferno when you least expect it. Author D. J. Manly delivers one pulse pounding ride from start to finish and I am eager to see if there is a sequel. I am now a convert to this author’s work and hope you will be too! If you are looking for a new twist on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, then grab this M/M version and settle in for one wild ride.

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

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