Review: Desire The Night by Amanda Ashley

Desire The Night by Amanda Ashley
Release Date: August 28, 2012
Publisher:  Zebra Books
Pages: 338
Source:  publisher

A Vampire In Chains.

Held captive in a basement prison, wrapped in silver chains, the vampire Gideon is too weak to fight the monster who enslaves him. For years, she’s tapped his precious blood like a fountain of youth–sustaining him with human females she captures for his pleasure. But with the latest victim she brings him, he senses something intriguingly different. Something dangerous, yet oh so tempting.

Kay Alissano is no ordinary woman. Every full moon, she must answer the call of the wild–unleashing the wolf within. As daughter of the Shadow Pack’s Alpha, Kay is extremely powerful–and when she’s offered up to Gideon, she doesn’t surrender easily. In wolf form, she might be able to unchain Gideon’s heart and set them both free–if only he can resist the urge to consume her, body and soul, before the next full moon…


Review:   Desire The Night was a book that I just couldn’t put down.

Gideon is a vampire that is over three hundred and sixty years old, but that doesn’t stop him from being bested by an evil witch named Verah. She keeps him in her basement tied with silver chains and only gives him enough blood to keep him alive after finding a spell that required vampire blood.  His blood  allows her to stay young but she also starts selling his blood and sometimes she gets females for payment.

That’s when Kay comes in the picture. She is at a club one night when a man drugs her drink and she passes out. She wakes up locked up with Gideon. Imagine their surprise when they find out what each other is. They both believed the other didn’t exist. They hatch up a plan that on the next full moon when Kay turns into her wolf they will escape.

This book was so exciting. Just when I thought that everything was going to work out for Gideon and Kay – something happens. This story  really kept me on my toes, always wondering what was going to happen next and I started to wonder if they would ever be together.

I completely understood the relationship that Kay had with her father. Mine wasn’t an alpha werewolf, and I thank God for that. My dad always wanted sons instead of daughters and in the story Kay hopes that her father loves her more and wants her to be happy with the man she loves instead of having to put the pack first and marrying the guy her father thinks of as a son. To her dismay, her father puts the pack first. I understand how she feels. I could never do anything to satisfy my father either.

So Gideon and Kay had their work cut out for them. Not only did they have to figure out how to make a relationship between a vampire and werewolf work but they have to deal with Verah, Victor, the guy Kay’s engaged to, and her father. Will they find a way to be together?

This is a great paranormal love story that mainly deals with two people finding out how to be together. I enjoyed the way that the book was written. There wasn’t a feeling of anything being left out and it had a great ending to a beautiful story. Just when I thought that nothing was going to work out, I was pleasantly surprised.