Title: The Species Within
Author: Kimberley Clark
Genre: Paranormal Romance, Erotic Urban Fantasy
This book is intended for ages 18 plus.
Kira, a huntress plagued by dreams of fire and pain has worked
tirelessly to rid her city of the scourge that has nearly destroyed
it…nostvores, mythlend creatures with dark and vast appetites for
blood and sex. She does this not only because they had killed so many
people in her life, but also because she has an edge that no other
human had…she has their abilities. The problem was, these abilities
were killing her and she feared time was no longer on her side.
So the moment she found out that Darius, a nostvore leader was
threatening to awaken an indestructible species to help him enslave
all humans and mythlends, and that she may be the key to his plan, she
knew her only choice was to risk her life with the little time that
she had left and join her enemy to find out why, and to make sure his
If that wasn’t dangerous enough, the more time she spends with the
Vanatre nostvore Emmerich, and the mooran Kuron, who she brings with
her for protection, the less she wants to kill them. Instead, she
feels an unexplainable attraction towards them both, and she fears
surrendering to such desire with either is a deadly game to play, for
she would not only be risking her life, but quite possibly her heart.
(Blurb from the author.)
Ms. Clark approached me many months ago for a review, and life got busy, so I apologize for taking so long getting to it.
This book started off fantastic. In fact, it reminded me of Jeaniene Frost’s Night Huntress series (which I love!) As you saw from the blurb, Kira is a huntress, who kills the nostvores (aka vampires). This isn’t so hard for her because she shares a lot of the same abilities.
Kira’s a hard ass, she is a supreme fighter, and at one point she was tortured. Most people would cave; she didn’t. Like I said, this girl is tough stuff!
I really loved loved loved the beginning of this book, but then it went from awesome to good. Kira has an attraction to a certain vampire, but she has a real tough time accepting it. It’s just so back and forth (for her) that it just drove me nuts.
Another thing, that I kind of got bored with, was there was a point of view from the ‘bad guy’ Darius. I don’t know, I think it would have been more suspenseful if his point of view was left out all together. I’m kind of impartial to singular point of views in stories though, so that’s my personal opinion.
All in all, Ms. Clark is a very talented writer. And if you like paranormal romance I would give hers a try.
My Rating: 3 stars
***I received this book free from the author in exchange for an honest review.***