Release Date: February 1, 2011
Publisher: Berkley Sensation
Nightshade/Jillian Conrad Book #1
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Review Copy Source: Publisher for Review
DESIRE IS IN THE BLOOD
Jillian Conrad never believed in vampires. But she’s just become a living, breathing weapon against them. Attacked by a desperate scientist, she is injected with a serum that was supposed to act as a deadly poison to vampires. And when the scientist is gunned down in front of her, his secrets die with him.
Declan Reese was only half-vampire, but he hates them with all his heart. He knows that the poison in Jillian’s veins could finally destroy the undead kingdom. Also, the serum has had an unintended effect, making her blood irresistible to all vampires—including Declan, whose bloodthirsty traits are driven into a frenzy by her.
Driven by duty to protect her and by instinct to crave her, Declan takes Jillian into his shadowy world of blood and battle. But he soon realizes his increasing need for her may be a different kind of hunger…
Michelle Rowan decided to go a little darker and she pulled it off!! The Characters are all interesting and easy to like. The world building was fantastic, I could see myself in the places that were described with no difficulties. There was a lot of action. The main characters Jillian and Declan had wonderful chemistry. There is of course a big part of the book based on a budding romance but the action and storyline made the book so much more then just a romance in my opinion. The one bad thing about reading a book early is that you have to wait so much longer for the next book. BLOODLUST is scheduled to come out July 2011 and I will be pre-ordering it.
I gave it 4/5 stars