Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Spotlight/Review - The First Series by Dawné Dominique

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Eden’s Hell, I: The First

In the beginning…

God created man and called him Adam, a fine specimen replicated in his own image. He then created woman to ease Adam’s loneliness and named her Lillith.

Unfortunately, God realized his mistake too late in giving woman free will, for she would rule her domain-not man. When Lillith left Adam, God created another for his first-born son, and gave her the name Eve and a kingdom called Eden, but by then it was too late, for he’d unleashed Hell into the world of man.

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While I've read a couple of books that theorized on Lilith, the first mate of Adam, I never ran across any that mentioned the fate of Adam after his banishment from Eden. Eden's Hell offers up an absolutely delicious option that I am sure would raise the ire of many a religious zealot. I just ate this book up, so guess what camp I fall in. Adam (Addison) is now one of the First, a vampire, the Father to all vampires. After reconnecting with Lilith, God and his evil counterpart decide to punish Adam and Lilith for doing the nasty. Lilith takes to being a vampire like Kim K to photo ops, Adam not so much.

Eve caught up in her terminal case of bad-boyitis, lets her loser date get her bamboozled into signing a contract with Lilith. (Listen to your mothers, girls) Escaping, she runs to Addison's property bleeding and crying for help. Well, I'm not one for doing book reports so I'll just say that this is the beginning for a phenomenal book. This book is deep, I mean yes, there's sex and vampires and blah, blah, blah, but underneath it all is a brilliant "what if"? And it's not just "Okay, we'll offer up Lilith, Adam and Eve, and then go back to the same old good vampire, rogue vampire story". Noooo, this is so much more. This is the culmination of a biblical mystery. This is effing EPIC!

This book makes you question things. Why would God punish Lilith for not being a doormat? Is God Christian Grey? Why would the Devil care if Lilith screwed around with Adam? Eve has a penchant for bad boys, why wasn't she turned? Levels, just so many, many levels. Or maybe I was just swept away by the masterful writing and the original love triangle. Whatever it was that zapped my bugs, it was powerful and it was addictive. Fly into the light, my buzzing readers. It's pretty and only hurts for a second. Standing ovation to Ms. Dominique, job well done, brava!

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Dark Dairy, II: The First

The lives of a deranged serial killer, a seven centuries old First vampire and a City of Winnipeg detective collide in this second novel of Dawné Dominique’s The First series. Daniella Rolfe, a seven-century old First vampire is unwittingly drawn together with a City of Winnipeg detective, who happens to be investigating a string of some ratherbizarre serial murders. It doesn’t take long for her to discover that this mere mortal man holds more power over her than any she’s ever known. And Aiden…he’s only dreamed about women like Daniella. Blood battles and broken vows are just the beginning of Daniella Rolfe’s woes.

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Kindred Blood, III: The First

There is nothing thicker—or stronger—than kindred blood.
Being married in Scotland sounds like the perfect romantic getaway, doesn’t it? For Daniella Rolfe and Aiden Blackmore, the nightmare they’d left behind was just the beginning. When Aiden is kidnapped, Daniella will go to any lengths to ensure he’s brought safely back to her, no matter the amount of blood to be shed. Together with Spencer Dalton, a private investigator she hired to help find Aiden, they begin to unravel more than they bargained for.
Broken vows are the least of Daniella’s worries now.

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Crimson Cries, IV: The First

Can she leave behind her past in order to do what’s necessary for the future?

When Paladin Sandalio, prince of the vilkacis race, shows up at her door with the same cryptic warnings as her father, Daniella Rolfe has no choice but to believe the Nuasiar Nine walk the world again. With vamps and wolves dying side-by-side, and innocents caught in the crossfire, she knows it won’t be long before the veils are set asunder. Trusting those she’s detested for centuries is no easy task, but learning that entities like them were not created by accident will be the greatest challenge of all.
New vows will be taken—now she will show them real fear.

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A multi-published and award-nominated author of paranormal erotic romance and fantasy, Dawné Dominique’s novels instantly hook readers until that last page is read.

Although published in the US, she’s a Canadian author through and through. The second novel of her vampire series, Dark Diary, II: The First, is set in Winnipeg, Manitoba, where she resides with her family, and Gunkers, a stray cat she recently saved, and Chumbly, their newest addition to the feline household.

She embraces life with one simple rule: “Everything in life happens for a reason, be it good or bad, and it’s because of this we learn tonever take anything for granted.”

Her latest books are in The First Series: Eden’s Hell, Dark Dairy, Kindred Blood and Crimson Cries.

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Ronda Tutt said...

Oh my, I so have to read this. Your review is awesome and has me wanting to read it. I love tales about Lilith. I devour them when I find any thing that mentions her because yes I believe that Lilith existed and the ole prophets didn't want anything about her in the bible because you know how men are back then - freakn' control freaks. LOL

Sharonda Isadora said...

I remember reading was an excellent take on the whole Adam, Eve and Lilith thingy. I love your reviews!

Dawné Dominique said...

All I can say is...Wow. I've been trying my best to tell people this series isn't "ordinary" and you did so in your review so eloquently. Thank you for such an outstanding review. I'm blown away and so pleased that you enjoyed the book as much as I did writing it. Thank you again!