Saturday, 4 April 2020

Blog Tour & Review: Dark Prince by Michelle Hercules


Dark Prince by Michelle Hercules is available now and I thoroughly enjoyed this dark and twist paranormal romance!

Don't forget to add Dark Prince to your Goodreads! and check out the author's giveaway (on her FB).



There are only two ways a human can cross the gates of Bloodstone Institute: as a familiar to one of the blueblood vampires who attend the elite school or as a snack.

I’m neither, but I have to get in at all costs. My brother made a big mistake, and now I have to fix it by stealing from the most powerful and cruel vampire to ever come to Bloodstone, Lucca Della Morte. If that wasn’t almost suicidal, I need to get it done before the spell concealing my human nature wears off.

But I forget that I’m only pretending to be a vampire. I’m still human and susceptible to Lucca’s dangerous allure. His darkness calls to my soul. His savagery makes my blood sing. I’m falling for the dark prince, craving him in a visceral way that’s frightening and exciting at the same time.

If he discovers my secret, he’ll destroy me. And yet, I can’t help wanting to get closer. I never thought I had a death wish until I met him.

*ARC provided as part of the blog tour*


ebook


Alternating, first person pov.


No.


No, but there's plenty of unresolved stuff so I assume the world and fates of characters will evolve through a different couple each book in the series.


Yes, I guess so but as I said above, plenty of stuff unresolved.


No.


Yes, lots of alpha vampire fighting and blood-letting.
There's also an absolute prick of a vampire who attempts to rape Vivi.



It's been a while since I've read a paranormal romance, especially a paranormal romance featuring vampires, but I loved the sound of this book so had to give it a try!
Annnd... It was good. I really enjoyed it.
It took a while for me to get into the story. It felt a bit wooden in the beginning and I didn't immediately like Vivi or Lucca (and his Blueblood gang) but the further into the story I went, the more I enjoyed it.

There's a fair amount of information to absorb. The world has vampires, shifters, witches, familiars and a mysterious magical race called Nightingales.
The series offers a unique spin on vampires and understanding where they came from, the dynamics of their world and their relationship with the other races is a puzzle.
 The bulk of the story is set within an Institute which gave the book a bitchy prep school feel which felt a bit out of place when you're dealing with supernatural creatures that are hundreds of years old... It was distracting to be honest, but once the essentials were imparted and you got used to the environment,  it was easy to sink into the story and just enjoy how Vivi and Lucca's relationship developed. Their chemistry was explosive and addictive and  I loved the fiercely protective drive of a male vampire with his mate!

With an interesting collection of secondary characters and a whole load of questions left unanswered, I'm excited to read more books in the series!


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Michelle Hercules always knew creative arts were her calling but not in a million years did she think she would become an author. With a background in fashion design she thought she would follow that path. But one day, out of the blue, she had an idea for a book. One page turned into ten pages, ten pages turned into a hundred, and before she knew, her first novel, The Prophecy of Arcadia, was born.

Michelle Hercules resides in The Netherlands with her husband and daughter. She is currently working on the Legends of Gattica series.

1 comment:

  1. It’s been so long since I’ve read a vampire story. Or just a good paranormal in general. Prep school drama + powerful supernatural beings seems like an odd mix but it sounds like overall it worked.

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