Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Review: Dark Soul Vol 5 by Aleksandr Voinov *Riptide Publishing*

Dark Soul Vol 5

The saga comes to an end . . .

In “Dark Hunter I,” Stefano Marino must face his most dangerous enemy yet: US Attorney Sebastiano Beccaria, who’s seeking the total annihilation of the Marino clan in the hopes of purging his own dark past.

In “Dark Frost,” a traitor in the organization makes his move, hiring Silvio to kill Stefano. Meanwhile, Silvio struggles to find his place in the Marino home as Donata learns the truth about Stefano’s affair.

The game is up in “Dark Hunter II.” Sebastiano Beccaria confronts Stefano with evidence that will undermine his power and put his life at risk. Stefano faces a bitter choice: fight and risk it all, or flee and protect himself and those he loves. Also, there’s a puppy.

In “Dark Lie,” Stefano makes the only choice he can. With the mutiny brewing and his marriage hanging in the balance, he agrees to leave the life of organized crime. Beccaria has won, but the victory comes at high price—for everyone involved.

In “Dark Heart,” Stefano and Donata have gone to ground in Paris. When a ghost from the past tracks him down, he knows he won’t survive the day if he can’t find a way to make peace with all he left behind.

I obtained the above information from Riptide Publishing.

I was given this book for my honest thoughts and opinions.. So here goes...

For those of you that know me... and those that don't this is my little statement about short books.... I do not judge short stories on the rush of their relationships, because they are just that - short stories. So, yes the relationships always could have been drawn out more, yea it seems like they fall in love to fast and of course the story could have been made longer... but it is a short story. So with that said.... here is my review...

I am just warning you.... This is a review about m/m reading. So, if this is not your cup of tea... just drop a line and say hi!! If this... then keep reading!

Dark Hunter I - Wow, this series keeps getting better. But in this one, Aleksandr starts pulling out the heaving punches. I had no clue he would go this route, but boy oh boy, I am excited about the turn of events. The one person that could bring down the Marnio family comes with his own Dark Soul.... Things from him past could hinder the case he is working on... I am not giving up who this new, key player in the story is... Nope, you are just going to have to read it yourself! Because believe me, I am thrilled that he went this way! It makes the story that much more intriguing!!!

Dark Frost - Damnit all to hell Aleksandr... You are going to be the death of me. The drama just got kicked up a notch and the suspense... Well, let's just say that I have no more nails and I am almost bald. Okay okay... But you get my point. The emotions are raw and out there now. The vengeance and backstabbing is out on the table... The war is only growing bigger now... But from within now... What will become of Stefano and Silvio and Donata??

Dark Hunter II - And true to the title of this one... The hunt is on and the target is Stefano. The decisions Stefano is faced with will cost him everything he holds dear to him. It might even cost him his life. Depending on who's side of the fence he is playing for, he might be able to save face. Can he keep the organization together long enough to save his own ass... Or will the conspiracy bring the roof down on everyone? Is love worth your life? But the deal he is contemplating... He might be making it with the devil himself... Let's find out what is to come...

Dark Lie - Holy Shit!!!!!!! And the plot thickens! Aleksandr, I can beat you! This is getting great! I mean, you have given me everything... There is some tension drama, the suspense is at a all-time high, the compassion and forgiveness is enough to make me go "awww" and the hot freaking sex (f/m/m) well... is just freaking hot! But then you threw in the "white sheep" of the family and I can' t wait to see what happens when the shit really hits the fan!!!

Dark Heart - Omg Omg Omg.... ***gets on knees and bows to the great Aleksandr*** This was an awesome story!! You tore out my heart, almost stomped on it... Repaired it to take it back away from me and then you give me the best damn ending this series could have had. Omg, you pulled me through the ringer, you had me cursing you because Stefano left him behind... I mean no note, no nothing.. **Sniff sniff** But then... I be damn you made it happen... Seriously, Stefano almost lost his life because of who his heart belonged too.

This is a great series! For those of you that love m/m stories, you have to read that one. I mean, you have to put aside whatever you are reading and read this one. Now I will tell you, you have to read this series in order! Aleksandr.... ***Super hugs***

Join author Aleksandr Voinov for exclusive excerpts, interviews, behind-the-scenes peeks, and—of course—prizes at the Dark Soul Virtual Book Tour, March 19 through 28, 2012!

Be sure to come by...
Friday, March 21st
@ my place for the blog tour!

To discover more on Aleksandr Voinov, please go the website!!

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  1. I really enjoyed this series. Sorry to see it end.
    Great reviews Cecile.

  2. Great review Cecile :) I love those omgs!


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