From Merrimon Book Reviews
FICTION SUSPENSE & THRILLERS
by Cynthia Cooke
Magnificent romance in an excellent paranormal romance series!
Nocturne (September 2007)
Series: Dark Enchantments
Cynthia Cooke's RISING
the second book of the Dark
Enchantments paranormal romance series, is a splendid addition
in an exceptional multi-author series. Suspenseful, touched with
ancient history and secret organizations, and a moving romance, Cythnia
Cooke's writing is superb! The unexpected twists delight.
Emma McGovern lives a lonely life, walling herself up in her ancestral
home, the crumbling castle at Wolvesrain. Her face is scarred. Emma
fears love, knowing no one will care for her because they will only see
her face. If that was not enough, if she ever discovers her heart's
true love, an ancient gypsy curse will destroy them both as it has done
for generations. Damien, a vampire at the Cadre, an organization that
studies demons and imprisons the evil ones, plans to protect Emma from
the demon Asmos. Damien prides himself that he is different (and pure)
than all the other vampires--he is a guardian and protector and never
drinks human blood. The curse unites Emma and Damien in their efforts
to fight it but as their hearts open, the risk magnifies. Can each of
them face their past? Is the growing attraction between them enough to
conquer the curse and all those who threaten them? Can Emma remember
the past in enough time to protect the two?
This second book of the Dark Enchantments series takes the world
created in the first book, Michele Hauf's FAMILIAR STRANGER and adds the
dimension of a fairy tale, or what Emma calls a Grimm Brothers fairy
tale with an underbelly of malice, and a delightful touch of history.
The hero and heroine must learn to face the dark side within and
without. Cynthia Cooke had a tough job ahead of her coming after
Michele Hauf's exceptional first book in the series but this author
took the heart of the Dark Enchantments series, ran with it and created
her own unique story. Not only is this romance wonderful in and of
itself but it also magnifies the scope and depth of the entire series. RISING DARKNESS reaches to the very
depths of the heart. The Cadre, the society that studies demons without
killing them is explored to the reader's delight as the noble rules,
the moral codes and above reproach tone also reveal an underside.
Cynthia Cooke's RISING DARKNESS is magnificent!
Reviewed by Merrimon,
Merrimon Book Reviews