Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Sandra Cypress, Descending Into Darkness

Title: Descending Into Darkness

Author: Sandra Cypress

Rating: Four And A Half Siren Stones

Genre: Fantasy

Sub-Genre: Erotic Paranormal Romance

Keywords: Vampires, Shape-Shifters, Fire Breather

Word Count: 33,000


Price: .99

Publisher: CreateSpace Kindle

Buy-Link: http://www.amazon.com/Descending-Into-Darkness-1-ebook/dp/B004PGNIUE/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1315965425&sr=8-2

Reviewer: Stacey Krug


Katherine was living in a nightmare. She was studied daily as a freak of nature because of something she couldn't control; something she was born with. A unique gift of controlling fire. But her luck soon changed. In the dead of the night, a man saved her from hell. He carried her to freedom, or so she thought. In the two years she had been locked away, the world had changed. Nightmares had come out of hiding and proved they were real. Now she is surrounded by them; vampires, shifters and every other creature that couldn't possibly exist. And she is one of them. Katherine is the last surviving dragon shifter, a being so powerful that even vampires fear her. Then one night, in one simple act of bliss, she finds herself becoming something different, something unheard of. Something other people wish to control. A hybrid of shifter and vampire. Something that has never existed before. Now she must fight for what she has, unwilling to give up her perfect life. But this may very well prove to be beyond her control, something that will force her to fall further. Descending her further into darkness with every turn. But she must let herself fall to save the ones she loves before her time runs out. Descending Into Darkness takes you on an adventure as Katherine must come to peace with what she has become and deal with her new life, pulling you into the Katherine Sinclair series. The book makes very strong twists and turns, pulling every emotion from you as you read and leaves you wanting more in the end.


Descending Into Darkness is a dark, erotic tale filled with vampires, shape-shifters, power, and a little horror. Katherine Sinclair is rescued from a facility doing experimentation on her and others. Damien and Lucian, vampires, bring her to their carnival to live and be a part of the show.

There is no clear time line for how long Kat is at the carnival before her world changes drastically, but it seems to be only days. The plot moves quickly with a lot of action. As the story progresses the reader is filled in on background details pertinent to the progression of the story line. However, we never really get details on where or why Kat was being kept or by whom. If she was so important, why didn’t they come after her? Instead the story grows more enemies as Kat’s powers increase.

As Kat is thrown deeper into the vampire’s world, she comes into contact with extremely powerful and dangerous vampires that want to control her. Kat will not give up her taste of freedom so easily. She does what she has to in order to escape, but now that Kat is known she and her friends will never be safe. With questions and characters left hanging, the author leaves the reader waiting for the next story.

Descending Into Darkness if an enjoyable read. It definitely has some hot, erotic love scenes. The love scenes also have a splash of humor related to Kat’s powers. The only drawback that I found is the story is so fast-paced that, as a reader, you don’t really get to know any of the characters in great detail. However, this is the first story in The Katherine Sinclair Novels so I’m hoping that more detail will be forthcoming in the next story to help us connect even better with these great characters that Sandra Cypress started.

If you like vampires, shape-shifters, romance and horror all rolled into one story then you won’t want to miss Descending Into Darkness by Sandra Cypress. I will be waiting for the next instalment in this series.

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