"With exceptional worldbuilding and fascinating characters, Kendra Leigh Castle has a true gift of imbuing her characters with tightly-leashed passion, making this book an easy one to devour. There's no question that SHADOW RISING is a top- notch read!" (Freshfiction.com
"4.5 Stars, HOT! Castle rejuvenates the paranormal genre with her singular take on the vampire mythos. She skillfully combines multilayered characters with a plot that's part thriller, part paranormal fantasy and all exciting fiction. And the hot and sensual love scenes don't hurt, either! Even though this is book three in the Dark Dynasties series, new readers will be enthralled." (RT Book Reviews
"Castle demonstrates considerable skill in crafting a tale that offers readers a conflict-ridden forbidden love interlaced with political intrigue and betrayal . . . The author's world-building is intricate and cohesive . . . plenty of action . . . I like Castle's voice and look forward to reading more of her work." (USAToday.com on Midnight Reckoning
"Castle's world-building is superb and leaves readers wanting more." (Romantic Times on DARK AWAKENING
"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
] 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
"Castle put a fresh spin to her vampire series that I hadn't seen before. The world building was superb and I found myself captivated from the very first page. I HIGHLY
recommend this one and found this to be a total and complete book seduction. Yay! I've got another author to add to my ever growing list of favorites. I am so looking forward to the sequel." (SeducedByABook.com 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
About the Author
Kendra Leigh Castle is the author of five previous paranormal romance novels: Call of the Highland Moon
, Dark Highland Fire
, Wild Highland Magic, Dark Awakening, and Midnight Reckoning.
is the third book in her Dark Dynasties series.
She lives in Maryland with her husband, their three children, three high-maintenance dogs, and one enormous Siberian cat.
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