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Midnight Reckoning (Dark Dynasties) Mass Market Paperback – January 1, 2012
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"Castle's world-building is superb and leaves readers wanting more."―Romantic Times on DARK AWAKENING
"4 1/2 Stars. HOT. Power acquisition and consolidation are driving the action in this exciting series as the vampires of the Cait-Sith bloodline strive to break free of their former masters. Intriguing characters add a well-rounded feel to this tale that is also packed with treachery and drama. Pick it up today!"―RT Magazine, RT Book Reviews
"Rising star Castle is sure to please with an exciting new series. Passion and loyalty collide as the hero is forced to re-evaluate the choices that have driven his life."―RT Book Reviews on DARK AWAKENING
"[Dark Awakening] grabs you from the first page and the next thing you know you've been reading for several hours immersed in Lily and Ty's world. I adored this story, was sorry it ended so soon and have put the next in the series on my wishlist already. Fans of the paranormal romance, urban fantasy and vampire genres should put this on their wishlist."
―BittenByParanormalRomance.com on DARK AWAKENING
"I am always thrilled when I find a new spin on the vampire mystique, and Dark Awakening certainly fits the bill. An amazing story of ancient dynasties, class divisions, curses and blood feuds, this book has opened new and exciting views into vampire worlds...The problem with such a new and detailed book is there is so much information I want to impart, but the most important thing I can say is READ THIS BOOK."―You Gotta Read Reviews on DARK AWAKENING
"Kendra Leigh Castle has set the stage for a phenomenal new vampire series which will take the paranormal genre by storm. DARK AWAKENING has one of the most interesting and well-thought out vampire hierarchies that I have encountered in a vampire novel. Vampire novels just don't get any better than this!"―FreshFiction.com on DARK AWAKENING
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Since the Lilim reformed with his best friend Ty and wife Lily, taking in the Cait Sith's, Jaden Harrison has felt adrift - without purpose. Taking a walk to clear his head Jaden smells wolves and pursues the smell intending to kick them out of vampire territory. When he arrives on the scene he's not surprised by what he finds but by whom he finds, the she-wolf from when him, Ty and Lily were in the safe house; Lyra who is an alpha's daughter. Taking out her attackers, Jaden doesn't receive so much as a thank you from the wolf but he does come by an undeniable attraction towards her. Unable the get Lyra out of his head, Jaden travels to her house, in the middle of pack lands, to return her necklace that was dropped during her attack.
Fighting off potential mates is just SOP nowadays for Lyra Black, at least until she can come out victorious at the Proving and become pack Alpha. But wolf packs are still archaic at best, viewing females as lesser then males, and the Thorn pack is no different. And the dark and sexy vampire Ty that keeps popping up is a distraction that she does not need right now. When he arrives at Lyra's door though to return her mother's necklace and her father persuades him to stay and teach her to fight, Lyra knows that she has a long battle ahead of her, and not just in the physical sense.Read more ›
Characters for me make or break a story. If I am not invested in your characters, then essentially I am not invested in your novel. Castle's characters are by far some of the best. Our reluctant hero, Jaden, was swoon-tastic! He was the type of Alpha Male females yearn for, die to be near, and kill to touch or taste. He is a Cait Sith, or a vampire who shifts into a cat (yes you heard that right). He also had a horrific past, one that will make even the toughest person melt. Jaden was it for me, my new book boyfriend (Sorry Lucien). I couldn't help but love the tough boy persona, while craving his gentle heart. Lyra, our female MC werewolf, was also a very likeable character. The only thing she truly wanted was to secure her birthright as the future Alpha of her wolf pack, something that was anything but an easy task to accomplish. Immediately, Castle created tension between her hero and heroine. And those two together provided hilarious banter and nonstop action. Though they danced around their feelings until Jaden offered Lyra a proposition, the result became a tug-of-war between forbidden love, undeniable lust, and incredible want.Read more ›
Kendra's vampires posses unique abilities which really helped to freshen things up. Jaden's lead a very interesting but tormented life. Out of everyone, I enjoyed getting to know him the most. It definitely didn't hurt that he's the dark, brooding, hunk-tastic type either! I also met Ty and Lily, the two main characters from the first book, Dark Awakening. Admittedly, I skipped the first book and even though I wasn't lost, the brief glimpses that I caught of the previous novel's love birds have left me craving for more!
How much more taboo can you get than a star-crossed, werewolf-vampire, love story!? Lyra puts up an extremely good fight and resists temptation for a lot longer than I expected. Kudos girl! This alpha female knows that there are countless reasons why Jaden is bad for her. A relationship with him will destroy everything she's been working towards. But, only after she's lost everything does she realize what's really important. Lyra and Jaden's respective light bulb illuminating moments were well-crafted and moving. Their relationship achieved just the right balance between mushy and fierce.
Lyra is my ultimate heroine! If I had to choose a character to play me in my dream, alpha werewolf role, she'd be it! Anyway, my over-active imagination aside, miss Black is the bomb!Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is the second book in the Dark Dynasties series and it was excellent! The plot line is exciting and there's plenty growth to the characters.Published 10 months ago by IUdell
Really enjoyed this! The perfect amount of action, romance, intrique, and supernatural to get me hooked on Kendra's style of writing! Read morePublished 14 months ago by Amazon Customer
This was a lovely mesh of vamps and wolves. I'd never read this author before, but I will definitely be reading more from her and recommending her books to friends!Published 17 months ago by Lisa
This series has been great, I appreciated the way they roll into each other I def look forward to reading the nextPublished 19 months ago by M. Kline
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Quick & Dirty: Another solid strong female character and a few twists made this novel an engaging read. Read more
I loved her style of writing. I couldn't wait to read more. In fact, because of this book I orchard several more of her works. Wonderful author with a great writing style.Published on September 8, 2013 by azzie
Love that author! The story is so great....you will have to read it!!! Can hardly wait to read the third book....:)Published on June 18, 2013 by Amazon Customer
The second book in the series and I will be getting the third soon. Good read and held my interest. Would recommend reading it.Published on March 30, 2013 by Ross
I really wanted to like this book. The blurb sounded great and many of the reviews were positive. To me, this book had a standard romance plot with a paranormal bent to it. Read morePublished on March 28, 2013 by Avid Reader