Wednesday, May 15, 2013


Tempted (The Dark Hart Chronicles, #1) 
 4 of 5 stars false1/2
 When personal assistant Savannah Wood lands a dream job with up and coming rock star Nick Hart, it seems too good to be true. He's devastatingly handsome, reserved and charming...but he has a secret he's determined to keep.
Their attraction to one another is immediate and Savannah is determined to keep a professional relationship between them. She's been burned before and has no desire to reopen old wounds.
The lines between professional and personal begin to blur when Savannah finds out Nick's secret: he's a century old vampire with a painful past. He's also hesitant to open himself up to her, yet they find their temptation to one another is stronger than either can resist.
The paparazzi, a string of murders and cryptic, ominous letters threaten their budding relationship. Will their attraction and love be enough to keep them together…or will it tear them apart? 


****This book was part of a blog tour I received a copy for my honest review****
Savannah used to be a model and is now a personal assistant, she lands a great job as the pa for Nick Hart  a rising rock star. While the two of them share an instant attraction Nick has a secret that could ruin everything. Can the two of them resist each other, will they give into their attraction and will secrets from the past keep this couple from being together. I enjoyed this book, the two main characters were interesting and likeable. The story line had a few twists to it that kept it interesting without being confusing or adding so much to the mix that you felt overwhelmed. I loved the build up in this book, it was done nice and slow leaving you little more frustrated every time just like the characters. The the secondary characters in the story were interesting, funny and added some charm to the book. This is my first book by Alexandra Anthony but it won't be my last.

Alexandra lives in the Midwest. She enjoys a steamy romance, a happy ending and isn’t afraid of things that go bump in the night. She is the author of two paranormal, erotic series The Dark Hart Chronicles and The Vampire Destiny Series. To find all of her book and to find out more about the author, visit her at

How do I keep my writing different?

I write two series with two very different sets of characters, so making sure that I keep my writing different is one of the things that I struggle with frequently. Not only do I have the two series, but each series has an extensive group of secondary characters, all with different personalities and body language quirks. I would say that writing for so many “people” keeps me on my toes and helps me keep my writing different.
In The Vampire Destiny Series, the entire concept is one of fated love and destiny. The two main characters, Stefan and Josephine are fated to be together, so their love and attraction is immediate and strong. Once might compare it to two long-lost loves that meet after a long separation. They know they’re supposed to be together and they simply pick up where they left off. They have hurdles and conflicts to overcome, but they are soul mates.
In The Dark Hart Chronicles, the concept is much different. We have a flawed, damaged vampire in Nick that had a difficult human life…and a nightmarish beginning as a vampire. He wants to love Savannah, but he doesn’t know if he deserves her love. And Savannah…she is afraid of relationships. She’s been burned before and doesn’t want to get hurt again. It’s a connection of two lost souls that find each other and learn to love each other-flaws and all.
Writing the two very different series was a challenge. I didn’t want Nick to be Stefan 2.0. They each had to have very different ways of handling things and two very different personalities. While Stefan can be arrogantly cocky, Nick is charming and a tad insecure. He tends to get tongue-tied around Savannah when they meet and I found it funny for him to stick his foot in his mouth a few times.
The easiest way for me to keep my writing different is excessive character note taking. It’s much easier to keep a notebook with my characters information handy. It’s saved me in many situations!

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