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Caressed by Moonlight (Rulers of Darkness Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Amanda J. Greene , Danielle Donaldson , Kathy Davie , Kimberly Killion
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Dorian Vlakhos is no ordinary aristocrat. He is a vampire king, who will do anything to save his clan from complete annihilation, before an ancient curse can claim his immortal life.

Penniless and orphaned, Victoria Kingston has nothing to bring to a marriage, yet she must shackle an unsuspecting gentleman into marriage by the end of the month or forfeit her rights as guardian of her younger sister. With the help of her dearest friend, Victoria begins her hunt, and vows to stay far away from the dark, mysterious, Dorian Vlakhos.

After meeting the beautifully innocent Miss Kingston, Dorian had to have her. He would do absolutely anything to make Victoria his. One sweet stolen kiss would bring them together while a force, more powerful than any vampire, would bind them for all eternity, but treachery, war, and death rule Dorian’s dark world and Victoria would be fortunate to survive.

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About the Author

Amanda J. Greene is a paranormal romance author. When she is not writing, she can be found playing the role of a university student who also works full time at a cosmetology school. She lives in Southern California with her very supportive husband and their two dogs. Doing all the above and being a military wife is not easy, but rewarding! Of course, she accomplishes everything with a strong cup of coffee in her hand. Amanda is also an associate reviewer on The Book Nympho. 

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Delightful And Enticing! September 28, 2011
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Orphaned and left penniless after she ends up having to sell everything she owns to cover her father's debts, Victoria Kingston finds herself traveling to London with her little sister in tow. She ends up on her aunt's doorstep, detested by the very woman because of the fact that she resembles the woman whom, by her standards, bewitched her brother and caused him to leave everything he'd ever known behind.

Her aunt makes it clear that she's not welcome, but she's more than willing to take her sister off of her hands. She gives the girl an ultimatum, citing that she'll need to marry in order to see her sibling. She further rubs this fact in by telling Victoria that she must get this done by the end of the month or she will forfeit her right to be her sister's guardian.

With no other course of action, she confides in her best friend and together they concoct a plan that might offer Victoria the success she needs to gain an end to her own means. Yet there's one thing she hadn't counted upon, Prince Dorian Vlahkos. Dark, tall, and handsome, he stirs her blood in ways that no one else ever has. Her attraction grows by the day, yet she does her best to resist his charms.

Thrown into the streets because of a stolen kiss with the man himself, she's catapulted into a world she's never really known. Dorian can't deny that he cares for the lovely minx, although he doesn't quite understand why. Refusing to leave her on the streets, he agrees to marry her, allowing her to retain her sister's guardianship; something that she's truly grateful for.

Although, she doesn't exactly know what he is, at first, she soon comes to accept him as he is. Her heart refuses to believe that he's anything but a good man, even if he is a vampire.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars It's not *that* dark... June 13, 2012
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Victoria Kingston's early life hasn't been easy. Following the death and her mother and suicide of her father, it's up to her to take care of her younger sister. With no money and choice, they are forced to move to London to stay with a resentful aunt. Giving her an impossible ultimatum to marry a random suitor by the end of the month, Victoria tries her best to find a suitable gentlemen, or she surely will lose guardianship of her sister forever.

Crossing paths with Dorian Vlakhos, playboy aristocrat and secret vampire king, she tries to resist his whiles. But she is no match, especially as Dorian places his promiscuous side in check for good. While appealing and seemingly perfect, Dorian's secret puts Victoria and her family at risk. As the target of witches and hunters, there is an all out war between their kind and he must fight for his people. But can he keep his new beloved safe?

I enjoyed Amanda Greene's efforts with this book. It was a very light and breezy read, even with the drama, conflict and tension. Dorian is ancient, but you'd never really know it. His personality seems to evolve with the times and he rarely has to drink blood. For me, the more blood the better, but it's certainly not a neglected plot point. Victoria is likable enough, but I think I liked her little sister the most. She's been through a lot of tragedy but still finds a way to be a happy and innocent child; it was sweet to see how much Victoria cared about her. That relationship resonated with me a lot, along with Dorian's interactions with her.

The romance between the starring couple certainly doesn't disappoint. Per the usual paranormal romance formula, it builds throughout the novel, but the teasing wasn't very agonizing.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful love story February 14, 2012
SO! In my world authors are like celebrities and I got to go back and forth with this author when I won a giveaway of this book. It wasn't anything crazy but it was enough for me to know she was really nice and on top of things.

With that said I was really hoping to like this book. I TOTALLY DID! I read it in one night.

Victoria Kingston has just lost both of her parents within a few months time. She is left to care for her eight year old sister and is flat broke. Victoria heads over to her aunt, who hates her because she looks so much like her mother, and asks for her help. The aunt refuses to really help too much and tells Victoria that she has 30 days to find a husband before she is thrown out of her house and will never see her sister again. So Victoria does the only thing she can do in the 1800's... She finds herself a husband.

Dorian Vlakhos is a Vampire King! He comes to London from a far away land in hopes that the Witches who hunt his people will follow him and leave his clan alone.

Dorian definitely was a character! He had personality, he was funny, smart, elegant, passionate, warm but with a warrior mentality. He was a pretty cool character. Victoria was...English. :-) I found her funny at times, mostly when she would interact with Dorian at the social gatherings. I think what I most liked about Victoria was how she wanted a love like her parents and although her marriage started as one of convenience she was determined to end it as one of love. I loved how both Victoria and Dorian interacted with the little sister, Margaret.

Right away when you hear that the book will be about vampires you think of certain obvious characteristics a vampire should have.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Just Perfect
Loved this story and the introduction to this new world - Read this and immediately bought the next 2 in the series both of which are just as good if not better than this one. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Maureen Castro
4.0 out of 5 stars Nice!
I didn't expect that I will enjoy reading this book. At first I was disappointed, I found the first few chapters boring and not that believable. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Nucking Futs Chel
4.0 out of 5 stars A Beautiful read
This is one of those really great books that you start and don't stop. Lovely story and refreshing characters, a good balance between good and evil and with a good dose of romance... Read more
Published 11 months ago by Monica Campos
4.0 out of 5 stars Loved this couple...
I have to be in the right mood to enjoy Historical Romance. Sometimes I just get bogged down in all the formality and language. Read more
Published 12 months ago by creativedeeds
4.0 out of 5 stars great read
Victoria sets out to London after losing both parents and her father leaving her in debt, leaving her no choose but to sell everything and head to her Aunts house where she is... Read more
Published 13 months ago by nahuel
5.0 out of 5 stars Must Read
"Caressed by Moonlight" is the first book in the 'Rulers of Darkness' series. Amanda pens her plot with plenty of action, suspense, romance, drama and tons of sexual tension, that... Read more
Published 14 months ago by My Cozie Corner {Book Reviews}
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it
Just wanted to write that I just loved everything about the story. I will be buying the next book in the series.
Published 15 months ago by Stephanie Olson
5.0 out of 5 stars Great start to the series
I know that vampires are supposed to be phasing out but I still love them. Oh I am tired of the sparkly, anguished teen vampire, however, I have always loved the sometimes dark,... Read more
Published 16 months ago by BookAngelRV
4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable paranormal historical read.
This was a fairly solid read. I enjoyed the plot and was pleasantly drawn in with the wonderful characters. Read more
Published 17 months ago by A. Fischer
4.0 out of 5 stars Very nice read
This was a nice Historic Paranormal read. The story line is based in the 1800's and I feel the author does a pretty good job sticking with the timeline. Read more
Published 18 months ago by HCollins
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Amanda J. Greene is a paranormal romance author. When she is not writing, she can found playing the role of a university student who also works full time at a cosmetology school. She lives in Southern California with her very supportive husband and their two dogs, a sweet cocker spaniel and a rambunctious blackmouth cur mix. Doing all the above and being a military wife is not easy, but rewarding! Of course, she accomplishes everything with a strong cup of coffee in her hand.

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