Blindsided by an attack that destroys her home and blamed for murder, Karolina Dalca, a half-vampire, escapes, only to plunge into the magical societies from which she was sheltered.
Betrayed by those around her, she abandons her dreams of becoming an investigator and flees, trusting only herself. Her police internship would never prove more useful. Hoofing it through the wilderness, she makes it to her university dorm, disheveled but delightfully deflowered.
Enter a full vampire: one wielding dark magic and a ride out of Canada. A fugitive from the law, Karo complies with his demands to escape, unsure whether his requests are bewitched. She vows to clear her name and avenge her mother’s death, but Karo’s family secrets aren’t so easily left behind.
Online Blanket Fort First Thoughts
First of all, thank you to “Dave” at The Write Reads for having me on the blog tour for Karolina Dalca, Dark Eyes. And huge thanks to M. R. Noble for the hardcopy proof of her novel (which arrived in Sunny Scotland all the way from Canada last week!)
As I received the book last week, I’m only a few chapters in and haven’t been able to finish it in time for my stop on the tour but I can give you some first thoughts!
Within the first few chapters we’ve met Karo: she’s had some lovin’ with a werewolf in a forest, her home has burned to the ground with her mother inside (for which she is now prime suspect and on the run from the law), some unknown entity is also chasing her (as she was supposed to perish in the fire too) and she’s also revealed herself to be a half-vampire who is unable to control her power… which happens to be fire. So far so good!
The book has set itself up to be a really fast-paced introduction to the Karolina Dalca series. And already has some ace characters and what should be an exciting trip from Canada to Russia in order for Karo to not only find out where she came from but also to try and work out who is chasing her and why.
So far, so good! I can’t wait to get right into the story and get the feeling that this series will be one I need to continue long past book 1!
About the author
M. R. Noble has played a tug of war between science and art her whole life, but the rope broke when she wrote the first line of The Dark Eyes Series. Immersed up to her keyboard in paranormal romance and urban fantasy, she enjoys blending the real with the surreal. The only drawback is she misplaces her mug while dreaming up her next scene, and soon finds herself six cups overpoured.
Keeping to her Lake Simcoe roots, she is a member of the Writers Community of York Region (WCYR), where her muse is made not found . . . over a hefty cup of coffee.