Mastering Darkness
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Series A Forest of Darkness (Book 1)
Book Type Fiction
Pages 293
Publisher Moonlight Magic Publishing
Publish Date Jan 15, 2016
ISBN 9781944538002 (eBook)
Can love save his humanity from slipping away? The gruesome duties of being the Master Vampire of the Atlanta territory are enough to tempt Anthony into turning off his emotions for good and becoming the monster he sees in the mirror, once and for all. But a flirtatious chance meeting with a beautiful human shocks his heart into remembering sensations he thought he’d long lost the ability to experience. Oblivious to the supernatural world existing in the shadows all around her, Kaia has secrets of her own, though, like why she’s the only human living at Wild Woods, home to Anthony’s bitter foe. Years after escaping a traumatic past, Kaia finally has a life she’s proud of, and maybe, finally, a man. But as her nice, safe world unravels before her eyes, she has to decide what’s more important… safeguarding her secrets, or letting herself find love with a monster…
Thank you so much for your interest in Mastering Darkness! I hope you enjoy the story. :) Reviews are very important to help authors grow their audience as well as to hone their craft and I really appreciate the effort it takes for reviewers like yourself to read a novel, write a review and post your feedback online. Thank you! :) Amazon link: Mastering Darkness is the first in a paranormal romance series, book 2 Abandoned Darkness and book 3, Resisting Darkness are available now for Review as well. All books are on Amazon and Goodreads and well as many other sites. If you'd like updates when new books are available, please sign up for my newsletter at Have a great day! Kate :) Goodreads link:
Total 22 Reviews
Gold Reviewer
54 Reviews
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
Very different vampire story!
Feb 3, 2016
Anthony Forest is the Master Vampire of the entire Atlanta territory and to take a break, he decides to go to his favorite bookstore. During his visit he sees a woman flirting with him and he’s surprised because he has a bad scar on his face and the only people that flirt with him are vampires or shape shifters that want something and she’s human. Kaia works as an accountant for a large corporation and has as many secrets as Anthony. She lives an apartment complex with vampires and werewolves Read More
Comment from the Author
Thank you so much for your review! :) I appreciate your time reading my novel and letting me know your honest thoughts. Have a great day! Kate
Regular Reviewer
9 Reviews
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
he is a a very bad guy who will seduce you
Mar 10, 2016
Anthony is the bad guy. He is strong, powerful beyond imagination. He is the master vampire of the region with absolute power on everyone. He is dark, fearsome and has killed many. And he has a huge scar on his face. Sort of forestall any good intentions toward him. therefore people keeps away from him and justly so. He is on the verge to surrender to his dark side and become the monster everyone sees. But he meets someone who does not see the monster everyone does. She does not even Read More
Comment from the Author
I love your review points Nirk! :p Glad you liked the book! Kate :)
Regular Reviewer
16 Reviews
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
What everyone looks for...
Mar 30, 2016
I really enjoyed this book! The ebb and flow of the story kept me interested and it was nice to see from a male's point-of-view that there is an inherent need for men to have what all of us women want also! Well done! It is truly a good read and can't wait to read he others!
Comment from the Author
Thanks so much for your review! I really enjoyed writing from Anthony's perspective. :) Have a great day! Kate
Gold Reviewer
67 Reviews
0 of 0 people found this review helpful
Mastering Darkness
Dec 16, 2016
I had received an ARC of this book from Reading Alley to read and review. The plot and the pacing of the story was good. The characters and their development throughout the story was very good. This author's writing style was absolutely amazing. My overall impression of this book was that it was very good. I would reccomend this book.
Comment from the Author
Thanks so much PolishGirl! :) Kate
New Reviewer
1 Review
0 of 0 people found this review helpful
Darkness Mastered
May 28, 2016
This is a love story at its core, it just happens to involve vampires. Anthony the Master Vampire of Atlanta has grown lonely and cold. Kaia a human with secrets of her own, lives smack in the middle of the supernatural community with no knowledge that it's even there. While you get all the bells and whistles of a hot, sexy vampire book, you also get the sweet heat of their love story. Author Kate Wendley gives you the best of both.4☆read, great characters, good storyline that could use a little Read More
Comment from the Author
Thanks for your review Artemis! :) And thanks for posting to Amazon as well. Really appreciate it! :) Glad you liked the story. Kate :)
Gold Reviewer
58 Reviews
0 of 0 people found this review helpful
Enjoyable paranormal romance
May 21, 2016
This was an enjoyable paranormal romance. It was interesting to have the male protagonist be such a powerful vampire, but yet so insecure when it came to relationships. The female protagonist, Kaia, was complex and surprising. The author has created an interesting hidden paranormal world in Atlanta and has injected some backstories and controversies that set up the possibility of future books.
Comment from the Author
Thanks for your review JReppy! :) Have a great day! Kate
Silver Reviewer
38 Reviews
0 of 0 people found this review helpful
Wonderfully entertaining
May 3, 2016
Review copy provided via Reading Alley in exchange for an honest review. Anthony is a master vampire who takes care of those under his protection. Anthony leads a very lonely life. Kaia is a mortal who is unsure of herself. Kaia lives in a complex that houses shapeshifters and vampires. The complex is owned by Ethan who is also a master vampire. Ethan has sworn to take revenge on Anthony since Anthony’s father has done a terrible thing to Ethan. Anthony decides to go to his favorite place, Read More
Comment from the Author
I'm so glad you enjoyed the story Rhenette. Thanks for your review! Have a great day! Kate :)
Regular Reviewer
21 Reviews
0 of 0 people found this review helpful
Lies, Secrets, Love and Hidden Enemies...
Apr 17, 2016 (Edited May 18, 2016)
Anthony and Kaia'a love story includes lies, secrets, hidden enemies, adventure and blood...not all of it for drinking. Of course, there's also Love and sex. Anthony Foster is Master Vampire over the entire Atlanta area, which includes both vampires and shifters. His rules are simple and non-negotiable. His corner of America differs in that the shifters and vampires aren't killing each other and the vampires don't drink from humans. He's fiercely protective of his family and his territory. Read More
Comment from the Author
Thanks so much for your feedback! So glad you liked the story! :) Sorry for the formatting issues. Unfortunately Kindle files on Reading Alley are auto generated from a PDF file. (This never converts nicely.) There's no option to upload the correctly formatted Kindle file directly, and Reading Alley assures me they're aware of this issue. I hope this didn't detract too much from your reading experience! Kate :) P.S. Thanks for your additional feedback! Yes, the run together words and the weird sentence breaks here and there are unfortunately an issue with a conversion from PDF to Kindle. I would love to just upload the Kindle file directly but it's not an option on the site, but Kindle is so much easier to read than a PDF on your phone or tablet! Thanks again for your lovely review and sorry for the quirks you experienced! Kate :)
Silver Reviewer
31 Reviews
0 of 0 people found this review helpful
Excellent Vampire Tale
Apr 15, 2016
This story is so powerful and rich. It is so realistic and one that captivated me from page one. I love vampires; I think they are romantic as when they allow themselves to love, it is a total and complete love. This is not the normal vampire tale. It is a refreshing and different take on the true power and connection of them. Anthony is the Master over all of Atlanta’s supernatural community. He is fierce and so strong, and yet he is fair in his judgment and he takes his role very seriously. Read More
Comment from the Author
Thanks so much for the lovely review! :) Kate
Regular Reviewer
11 Reviews
0 of 0 people found this review helpful
Can't wait to read the next one!
Apr 11, 2016
A good book about the master vampire, the woman he has fallen for, and another vAmpire who wants revenge for the murder of his other half. Not your average love story! In this story there is love, hAte, secrets, and hopes. Anthony found someone special, kiaia, but is she deceiving him? Is she working with Ethan,a vampire who hates Anthony because his father killed his beloved, or are his feelings for him real? The book will keep you wanting to know the answers. The pace of this story is average. Read More
Comment from the Author
Thanks so much for your feedback! Much appreciated! Have a great day! Kate
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