Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Mastering Darkness by Kate Wendley Review

The blurb reads:
  A Master Vampire losing his grip on his humanity holds on by his fingertips for love…
The gruesome duties of being the Master Vampire of the Atlanta territory are enough to make Anthony want to turn off his emotions and become the monster he sees in the mirror once and for all, but a flirtatious chance meeting with a beautiful human shocks his heart into remembering sensations he thought he’d long lost the ability to experience. Oblivious to the supernatural world existing in the shadows all around her, Kaia has secrets of her own, though, like why she’s the only human living at Wild Woods, home to Anthony’s bitter foe. Years after escaping a traumatic past, Kaia finally has a life she’s proud of. The only thing missing from her nice, safe world is love, but any guy she shares even a tiny bit of herself with immediately runs away. She’ll do anything to keep Anthony from being the next one to leave.

This was a new author for me. Her stories are decently paced. You don't get whiplash, but you don't feel like you are missing important pieces. This first book in this series, is about the story of Anthony, the Master Vampire in the Atlanta territory, and the human girl, Kaia. Both of them come into this with secrets, but neither realize the stakes are their hearts. Come to find out, Kaia is also friends with some people intimately in Anthony's circle, but she doesn't know their secret, either. This girl has no clue she is about to enter a world unknown to most. Her friend Ethan is playing a dangerous game, but no one knows the rules but Ethan. You will be introduced to vampires and shifters of all kind in this delightful read. You will see Anthony fighting with himself about how much to tell her, how to tell her, as well as the demons in his past from taking care of his responsibilities as the Master of all the supernaturals in his area. It is a hard burden to bear, but someone has to do it. Anthony does it well, but will Kaia be able to accept ALL that he is, or only the parts he shows her. I can't wait to read the next one and find out more about Anthony and Kaia, as well as figuring out how Ethan will continue to play a part in it.