Monday, February 27, 2012

When the Sun Goes Down

Title: When the Sun Goes Down
Author: Gabrielle Evans
Publisher: Siren-Bookstrand
ISBN: 1-61926-265-7
Genre: {M/M} Paranormal Series
Rating: 4 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Dragon Minx  

When technology was eradicated in a computer hacker war between nations, Lawton Thorne was just one of the paranormals who came out of hiding. But a new power, The Regime, is flexing its muscles and during a rescue mission he accidentally bites several men. That leaves Lawton with a new pack of inexperienced wolves and a mate he can’t remember bringing home.  

Daxton Roe’s been cursed to walk the earth alone for nearly two millennia. He was trying to escape his captors when Lawton burst in and bit him. He’s been on his own for what seems like forever,and despite his attraction to his new mate, Dax’s bewitchment is unchanged. Breaking the curse won’t be easy while trying to stay ahead of those hunting the pack, but it’s a fight Lawton is prepared to win or die trying. 

When the Sun Goes Down is the first release in Gabrielle Evan’s new paranormal series Howl at the Moon  

I’m not a big fan of prologues. Here, Ms. Evans used it effectively to give a brief overview of Lawton, before moving on to the destruction of technology and the rise of The Regime. From there it moves to the relationship of Lawton, Dax and the pack as they hide, trying to figure out Dax’s problems and survive. Dax’s an intriguing guy with an interesting personality and an unexpected background. His personal history is just one of the many twists and turns in this unique and creative paranormal world.  

Lawton’s a cool guy too and Alpha to the core. He’s determined to make his relationship with Dax work, despite all the roadblocks…and Ms. Evans gave him plenty.  This Alpha is strong, dangerous and willing to do anything to keep his mate safe, including a crazy stunt (I’m not saying what) that made me want to shake him for being stupid. But when he and Dax are together, they’re hot, hot, hot! 

The story’s well-written and plotted, has a steady pace, a nice mix of characters with the other pack members, and a good integration of mythologies. There’s even plenty of teasing and bantering conversation, so the pack members have fun together despite the danger they’re in. But that’s not all. There’s also passion, desire, action and danger…everything needed for a great start to a new series. I can’t wait for Dark Moon Rising, coming next.

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