Title: Caress of Darkness
Series: A Dark Pleasures Novella
Anthology: 1001 Dark Nights
Author: Julie Kenner
Release Date: December 9, 2014
From New York Times and International bestselling author Julie Kenner (aka J. Kenner)...From the first moment I saw him, I knew that Rainer Engel was like no other man. Dangerously sexy and darkly mysterious, he both enticed me and terrified me. I wanted to run-to fight against the heat that was building between us-but there was nowhere to go. I needed his help as much as I needed his touch. And so help me, I knew that I would do anything he asked in order to have both. But even as our passion burned hot, the secrets in Raine's past reached out to destroy us ... and we would both have to make the greatest sacrifice to find a love that would last forever.
And don't miss the next books in the series, already available for preorder!
Find Me in Darkness (January 13, 2015)
Find Me in Pleasure (January 20, 2015)
Find Me in Passion (January 27, 2015)
Caress of Pleasure (a 2015 1001 Dark Nights release!)
“Do you need to forget? To get lost in the feel of my hands upon your skin, my mouth on your breast? Do you want to lose yourself in passion, in submission, in pleasure?”
He could see the effect that his words had on her. The flush on her skin. The parting of her lips. The way she moved a hairsbreadth closer to him.
He saw—and he was satisfied.
“I’ll give you what you need, angel, I promise you that. But not until you tell me what that is.”
“I don’t know what I need,” she whispered, her head tilted down. “I only know what I want.” She lifted her face to his, her eyes burning, and the words she spoke held enough power to bring him to his knees. “Please, Raine. Right now, all I want is you.”
Julie Kenner (aka J. Kenner and J.K. Beck) is the New York Times, USA Today, Publishers Weekly, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of over forty novels, novellas and short stories in a variety of genres. Praised by Publishers Weekly as an author with a “flair for dialogue and eccentric characterizations,” J.K. writes a range of stories including super sexy romances, paranormal romance, chick lit suspense and paranormal mommy lit. Her foray into the latter, Carpe Demon: Adventures of a Demon-Hunting Soccer Mom by Julie Kenner, is in development as a feature film with 1492 Pictures. Her most recent trilogy of erotic romances, The Stark Trilogy (as J. Kenner), reached as high as #2 on the New York Times list and is published in over twenty countries. J.K. lives in Central Texas, with her husband, two daughters, and several cats.
Another Hot book by Julie Kenner. I've only now finished the first in this new series and I can't wait for more. This had an interesting paranormal twist. I'm still not exactly what Raine is, but he's somewhat like a Phoenix. I've read the vampires, shifters, demons, angels, etc., but this was new and very welcome. Everytime Raine is "reborn" he has another tattoo. He has died and been reborn many, many times, so he is very inked and very HOT!!!
From the moment Callie meets Raine she is drawn to him and she doesn't know why. She has never felt like this before. She feels safe with him and he comforts her even though they are virtual strangers.
Raine is also drawn to Callie, but he knows why. He knows that she is his soul mate. He feels the link between the two right from the beginning but tries not to say much about it and scare Callie off.
Of course, he does say something and she does run, but love wins out.
In addition to the two main characters we meet several other characters who I am sure will figure in the other books. I can't wait to read more about them.
This was a very quick read, but packed with heat and passion, as all of Julie's books are.
The only bad thing I can say is that I'm sad that I have to wait a full month to read the next in this series. I give Caress of Darkness FIVE STARS!