Wednesday, April 19, 2017

[Book Tour + Review] Crave by Dani René

CRAVE by Dani René 
Forbidden Series Book #1
Dark Romance


Can love overcome hate?

When I first laid eyes on the perfect little blonde, I didn’t think she’d change my life. 

But the first time I tasted her, felt her, took her, I knew she was mine. 
I laid a wordless claim because as much as I desired her, I couldn’t have her.

I craved the dark, she filled me with light.
I loved delivering pain, she craved it.

Opposites merged by circumstance.
Hearts melded by passion.

Can light defeat darkness?

I should have feared him. 
Everything about him was drenched in the darkness he exuded. 

But one glance into his cobalt eyes, and I knew I was his. 
My heart allowed him entry, as did my body. And after the first time, my soul recognized his.
Desired what he delivered.

I craved his darkness, he bathed in my light.
I submitted to his desires, he craved my very being.

Running from him wasn’t an option.
Fate bound us in its intricate pattern.

*This is a dark romance, suitable for mature audiences, 18+ ONLY. Strong sexual themes and violence, which could trigger emotional distress, are found in this story. Certain scenes are graphic and could be upsetting to some. This story is NOT for everyone. Proceed with caution. Discretion is advised. This is book one of the Forbidden Series, but can be read as a standalone. Each book will feature a different couple. There is NO cliffhanger.



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3.5 Stars from Tiffany!

No Much of a Connection

While the book comes off as a dark read, there was a connection I was missing to these characters. Dani Rene gives her readers a twisted, dark storyline, however it wasn't the kind of dark I am looking for right now. It was more on the BDSM side, which I have starting moving away from. 

We are instantly thrown into the world of Samael and his Angel. He is being groomed to take over his father's business and with the nickname the Reaper, he isn't one to be messed with. That said, he really wasn't all that threatening. Well, he doled out the threats, constantly talking himself up, but in the end was kind of a push over. 

Angel finds herself at the mercy of Reaper, while at the same time totally falling for him. For some reason she is instantly smitten with the mysterious man, even though he's there is to prep her for others.

The story is a bit convoluted as we move through time with this peculiar couple. To me, it didn't seem like a whole lot of chemistry between these two. They were kind of forced together, he constantly told her what he would be doing to her, while she professed her love for him, but only to herself or in a dream. 

The first fifty percent of the book I found myself skimming past the talking/sex parts and then the story shifted gears and got interesting. There was more focus on what was going on around Sam and his fight for freedom, rather than him constantly saying what a badass he is.

The book is well written from dual points of view, however wasn't my cup of tea. I didn't instantly groove with these characters, finding them a bit wordy and boring. I did however appreciate a change in the storyline and that we got a complete ending. 


An indie author and freelance graphic designer, Dani's writing has evolved from short fan fiction stories to full length novels. From sweet and romantic, to dark and delicious, she's grown from strength to strength and hitting her stride. 

On a daily basis she has a few hundred characters, storylines, and ideas floating around in her head. Generally working on two or more manuscripts at a time, she loves the variety of where her writing is taking her.

She's normally found in the cave with a mug of coffee or a glass of wine whipping up new emotional rollercoasters. You can also find her on social media – Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest.

She has a healthy addiction to reading, TV series, music, tattoos, chocolate, and ice cream. Some of her go to authors are M Never, K Webster, Pepper Winters, KL Kreig, Meghan March, and that’s just to name a few! 

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