Friday, November 30, 2012
Birth of the Nyxian
Birth of the Nyxian
Author: Amanda Browning
4 out of 5 Stars
Harlow Garrington is a twenty-six year old woman left alone in the world when her family perished in a tragic accident. She led a quiet life and lived in her books until a chance meeting brought Aiden into her life. He was smart, sexy, and chivalrous- everything she wanted in a man. There was just one problem; he was also an eight hundred year old vampire.
Nearly a thousand years ago, vampires split into two factions. Those who chose to sacrifice their souls for immortality were pure evil, without a shred of humanity left. They existed to kill and terrify. Those turned by force, like Aiden, were able to retain some of their humanity and did not need to kill to survive.
Harlow found everything she ever wanted from life with Aiden, but his love was not without a price. Aiden has long been coveted by Hades because he stood out from other vampires. When their love is discovered, Harlow's life is in jeopardy. Aiden convinces her to flee with him, hoping to keep her safe until he can come up with a plan. Will Harlow get to live a lifetime with Aiden, or will she be forced to make The Immortal Choice?
Their journey takes them across the world, encountering all kinds of magic and monsters and even a few Greek gods, coming to a stunning conclusion that may change the fate of humanity. Full of action, history, drama, and intrigue, Birth of the Nyxian is a steamy paranormal romance with so much more than romance!
What a cute read. I really enjoy the mythology stories, especially ones that inter grain other supernatural creatures within it. Birth of the Nyxian is first and foremost a love story. Most of the action/adventure is at the very end but it does not disappoint. The chemistry between Harlow and Aiden is breathtaking and intense. There are some points where it begins to be a little cheeky but for me it was easy to overlook. I like the intelligence that she gives her characters, it's something to look up to. I would definitely continue to read other stories by Amanda.