Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Blog Tour: Review - Into the Darkness

Title - Into the Darkness
Author - K.F. Breene
Series - Darkness #1
Genre - Paranormal New Adult 
Format - PDF review Copy
Published - January 23rd 2014


I’d always been different. I saw objects in the night where others saw emptiness. Large, human shaped shadows, fierce yet beautiful, melting into the darkness. I collected secrets like other women collected bells; afraid to fully trust lest my oddities be exposed.

Until I saw him. He’d been gliding down the street, unshakable confidence in every step. It wasn’t just that he was breathtakingly handsome with perfect features. Something about him drew me. Sucked my focus to him and then tugged at my body. As his eyes met mine, I was entrapped.

No one had noticed him. He’d been right there, just beyond the light, but only I had perceived. 

I had to know if he was real. Or maybe I really was crazy. And even when my secret box was blasted wide open, dangers hurled at me like throwing knives, I couldn’t stop until I unraveled his true identity. 

I just had to know.

“She was fated to live.”

“Then why must you save her?”

“Often Fate is struck down by dumb luck.”

I received Into the Darkness in return for an honest review as part of the tour hosted by AToMR Promotions. Sasha has always been different even at an early age when she lost her family to a car accident. Growing up with a foster family has made her tougher, she’s started a new life attending college has a boyfriend and things are going great. Only one problem she can’t share everything with her boyfriend like the fact that she see’s things in the shadows. When a night out with her boyfriend turns horribly wrong causing, she has to confront what’s in the shadows.

That one night for Sasha changes her life forever the only problem is she doesn’t remember what happened and neither does her boyfriend. When she does remember what happens she heads to where the incident happened wanting to confront the men in the shadow’s but finds more than she bargained for. A stranger she feels connected with, conjured monsters, and super human hunters who drink blood and a world she never knew existed. Will Sasha make it out alive?

Right off the bat I liked Sasha she has issues but she doesn’t let them control her she’s fearless and willing to risk it all for the ones who matter. My heart went out to her boyfriend he’s a nice guy who doesn’t need to be mixed up with the men in the shadows. We are also introduced to a few of the men in the shadows like Charles who I kind of like and Stefen who I’m not sure about but he’s growing on me.

The author has taken the vampire concept creating a unique new story that mixes monsters, super human men, and magic to create a captivating story. The characters are easy to connect with you find the ones you love and the ones you love to hate. It’s not my typical story but the cover is what sold me. I will admit maybe I’m kind of prude but this story is overloaded with sex to the point it’s more sex than story. I thought the idea was great I just wish that there was more of a story, and less grotesque sex it’s overwhelming. I admit the sex while a lot fits into the story it makes sense when we learned more about the men in the shadows, and honestly it doesn’t ruin the story. If anything it’s just a perk sometimes you need to have a steamy story that gets your blood flowing. Overall it’s a great first installment in an exciting new series. I do offer a Warning it does deal with real life issues that may be too intense for everyone. 
4 out of 5 stars

About the Author
A wine country native, she moved to San Francisco for college just shy of a decade ago to pursue a lifelong interest in film. As she settled into the vibrant city, it quickly became apparent that, while she thought making films was great fun, she lacked cinematic genius. For that reason, her career path quickly changed direction. Her next goal was a strange childhood interest, conjured at the dining room table while filling out a form. For some reason, her young self wanted to be an accountant. Thinking on it now, she wonders how she had any friends. Regardless, it was the direction she finally took.
While she could wrangle numbers with the best of 'em, and even though she wore the crown as the most outspoken, belligerent accountant in the world, her mind got as stuffy as her daily routine. It was here that she dusted off her creative hat and began writing. Now she makes movies in her head, and then writes them down. Way easier than dealing with actors--she should know, she’s been one! 

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