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Consumed by madness and tormented by dark memories of blood and death, Hadrian Lucretius, King of the Validus Clan, has returned after living in self-imposed exile for nearly three hundred and fifty years.
To maintain peace with the vampires, Eva Maldonado is offered as a sacrifice to the crazed vampire king by her father, the alpha of the Silveria Shifter Pack. Hadrian’s reputation is both legendary and lethal; he is ruthless, bloodthirsty, lusty, and soulless. When Eva arrives at the ancient fortress high in the Carpathian Mountains, she is shocked to find a ravaged man with dark burning eyes filled with loneliness and dangerous desire.
Would she be his lover…or his prey? His savior…or his victim? Would Hadrian lure her into madness or would their perilous passion be their redemption?
Caressed by a Crimson Moon is the 3rd in the Rulers of Darkness Series, It can be read as a stand alone novel.
Amanda J Greene has done an excellent job in world building for her Rulers of Darkness series. She integrates many different paranormal species into her world and provides you with the information to understand how they are unique and what binds them together in the world.
Caressed by a Crimson Moon is the story of Mad King Hadrian and a shifter half breed named Eva. We journey from the jungles of Brazil to the mountains of Estonia as we follow the story of Eva being sent as ward to the King to cement a treaty to the coronation ceremony of King Hadrian retaking his throne.
The story is rich in detail while trying to maintain a bit of mystery as it unfolds, we find that things aren't always as they appear. Eva is far stronger than even she thinks she is and Hadrian has plenty enough reason for his madness but Eva sees beyond the demon and into the soul of the man.
This is also an erotic romance with plenty of heat and tender moments as well. Eva and Hadrian burn up the sheets or really with the claws they have shred the sheets through the better part of the book.
I found the dialog in parts of the book to be repetitive and at times a little prosaic but over all it was a good read.