Title: Dark Man (Blood Slaves Book 3)
Author: KyAnn Waters
Publisher: Ellora’s Cave
Publication Date: 2010
Genre: M/M vampire paranormal
Length: 114 pages
Rating: 4.5 Diamonds
Heat Level: Erotic
Other: anal/oral play, BDSM, menage
Reviewer: Valerie Mann
There are dozens of romance series out now because many authors find sub-characters have their own stories to tell and/or readers often ask, "what happened to _____?" Funny thing about Theron, the main character in Dark Man...I don't think anyone can deny he's always been a main character in the first two books in the Blood Slaves series, even though relegated to the sidelines. As an author myself, I sensed he wanted to break free and have his story told. And man, did KyAnn Waters deliver the goods!
Theron is a hot, powerful vampire and nearly everyone who comes in contact with him knows it, or at the very least, senses his incredible charisma and power. And as with any really great hero, he's flawed. A past filled with pain has left him unable or unwilling to allow himself to love. So when he finds himself falling for Vance, a mortal, he puts up barriers as usual. Vance has his own private issues and sees Theron as a means to an end, even though his feelings for the studly vampire are less than platonic.
As Dark Man progresses, the intense desire the two males have for each other builds until finally both are forced to give in to their mutual love. Watching the progression of the relationship between Theron the vampire and Vance the mortal (who's hot in his own right, which makes for double the pleasure, double the fun for this reader!) is a wonderful thing to behold. I loved every couple in each of the three books in this series but am extra glad that I finally had the opportunity to dig deep into Theron, find out his secrets and watch him find happiness. While this is definitely a stand-alone read, I always recommend starting at the beginning of a series so you don't miss out on anything! But if you don't, Theron and Vance will not disappoint!