Darker Shade of Dawn is a paranormal romance/erotica story in the Beneath the Veil series, which I have not read.
I received this book in exchange for an honest review. I give this book 4/5 stars. Here is my breakdown:
Characters: 5/5. The characters in this story were interesting and engaging. Aimee has taken the ancient legends of succubi and incubi and turned them into people that we care about. I loved Roschana and identified deeply with Noah, romantics both. Thank you.
Plot/Storyline: 4/5. The storyline revolves around an ancient evil that only a human can defeat - a classic, almost cliched idea- , but is full of character development and rich world building. The climactic battle seems a little short and the whole book ends too quickly for my taste, but, overall, it was an exciting, fast-paced ride through a world that I was tickled to enter.
Flow: 4/5. The point of view shifts were handled well and the plot flowed smoothly. I never felt pulled out of the storyline or environment, and I never lost my suspension of disbelief. Any book that keeps me turning the pages (or pressing the Page Down key) without wanting to break away and grab a snack is worthwhile.
Spelling/Grammar/Layout: 4/5. Because I was reading this for a review, I noted anytime that the grammar stuttered or there was a spelling or punctuation error. The book was not error-free, but that said, if you let a couple of proofreading mistakes turn you away you're missing out on an excellent read.
Overall: 4/5. Engaging. Stimulating. Fascinating. Darker Shade of Dawn is all these and more, and I will be picking up the rest of the series soon. Thank you for an excellent read!
Jason P. Crawford
Author of Chains of Prophecy and The Drifter