Book Review: Dark Flame by Kat Silver

Reviewed: March 15th, 2021
Release Date: February 6th, 2021

“I know who you are, Michael, because you belong to me. You were born to be mine.” ~ Alexei Vasiliev, the vampire prince. 

Haunted by the death of his parents, Michael Blakeley wants answers. The twenty-six-year-old martial artist seeks their killer, but he also wants to know why electronics short out at his touch, and why his libido is a raging fire.

When a group of soldiers calling themselves Guardians rescue him from a back alley ambush and claim to have the answers he needs, he agrees to go with them. Especially when they tell him the attackers were vampires. But nothing in this supernatural underworld is as it seems, and when the silver-eyed commander cages him instead, Michael’s answers slip further away.

Thoroughly enjoyed this book. Enter a magical world of vampires, shapeshifters and witches. Michael is a channeller only he doesn’t know it. He knows something is off, especially as most electronic devices short out as soon as he touches them, but not why. And then he is saved from a kidnapping only to be rescued by another group calling themselves Guardians, who imprison him anyway.

Michael’s world is turned upside down, and while he grapples with his powers, he really doesn’t know who to trust, or what to believe. I loved the snarky sass versus the softer more lovable Michael when he is in the throes of a flame overload, and can’t keep his hands off Gabriel.

Being a Channeller comes with its risks and side effects, one of which is a raging need for sex. A gift from the goddess. The trouble is, Michael believes he’s straight, but not when he is in the vicinity of Gabriel, a commander in the guardians, and irresistible.

Great story, wonderful characters, well written with plenty of action, tantalising enemies and sizzling sex to keep you turning the pages, and if you want an even steamier MM read, there is a free novella going into graphic detail about Michael’s adjustment to who he is and what that means.

About the Author:

I’m a simple northern English lass with an addiction to writing, as well as all things romance. Also addicted to cats, cat videos, and anything with, you know, cats in it. And there’s chocolate, and tea, coffee too, and rainy Sundays. Okay, I have many addictions. But my first love has always been story in all its forms, from movies to books to anecdotes told over a beer at the local pub. If we’re sharing a story, I’m all ears. And if it’s fantasy with hot heroes and vampires and lots of angsty luuurve, I’m probably drooling. Come in, pour yourself a tea, and kick your shoes off. Let me tell you a story.

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If you enjoy fantasy books then you will love my book which is available in eBook or paperback: Sentinals Awaken. My second novel Sentinals Rising is currently on pre-order and releases March 17th 2021. Sign up to my newsletter and download a free novella called Sentinals Stirring and get notified when my next books are published.

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