Monday, June 9, 2014

[Archive] LITERAL ADDICTION's Review of Darksider

Erin Kellison: stories have always been a central part of Erin's life. She attempted her first book in the 6th grade, a dark fantasy adventure, and still has those early hand-written chapters. She graduated summa cum laude with a degree in English Language and Literature, and went on for a masters in Cultural Anthropology, focusing on oral storytelling. When she had children, nothing scared her anymore, so her focus shifted to writing fiction. She lives in Arizona with her two beloved daughters and husband, and she will have a dog (breed undetermined) when her youngest turns five. 

You can keep up with Erin online at her Website, on Facebook, on Twitter, and on GoodReads.


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She has always been his dream…

Chef Serafina Rochan believes her recurring nightmares of pursuit are a symptom of her anxiety about opening her second restaurant. But when the stalker appears in the waking world, she swallows her pride and calls the one man she trusts to go into her dreams, even if it means risking her heart.

When Marshal Harlen Fawkes receives Sera’s call, nothing else matters. Time has not eroded the power of his feelings for her. After years apart, they go Darkside together and cannot resist the longing and desire their connection evokes. The past and present collide, and Sera abandons all reservations to embrace Harlen again, if even for one night.

In order to protect her, Harlen aligns himself with disavowed friends, and in so doing is drawn deeper into the secrets and perils of the dreamwaters. As the tide of darkness rises, Harlen faces his demons…but not without Sera, who fights just as fiercely for the dream of a life together.

Dream dangerously.

Our Review, by LITERAL ADDICTION's Pack Alpha - Chelle:

--Actual rating 4.5 skulls

Darksider, REVELER #3, was another fantastic installment to this intriguing, mysterious, and captivating world that Erin Kellison has created.

I loved Harlen and Sera, and their shared past and previous relationship allowed for a deeper connection than couples who meet for the first time and are forced to kindle that insta-love that is prevalent (and yet necessary given the limited page space) in most PNR novellas.

Sera was the perfect push to Harlen's shove, and they made for an incredible couple on the page - past hardships, misunderstandings and all - and I loved the way that they both interacted with the established leading characters of the series. There was just enough tension to make it interesting, but with just the right amount of give to let you know that future installments could be explosive.

Add in the fact that we have another Chimera agent with another wicked Gift, that the series arc is expanding exponentially with regards to mystery, intrigue, danger, betrayal, and more, and Darksider was a truly enjoyable and engaging read from cover to cover.

Erin has really hit her stride with the REVELER series, and as is obvious by my instantaneous read and review of this book, it has become a slight obsession for me to find out what's going to happen next. I simply cannot wait for the next one to be in my hands, allowing for me to get lost in its enthralling wonder for a couple hours.

July 14 (the release date of book #4) cannot come soon enough for this Reve maniac. I need to know what happens next! :)


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