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This is the first book in the Strangers of Darkness series. Dreama had ran from her past since she was fifteen, but it wasn't until after her twenty-third birthday she realized that her escape had been an allowed illusion. When things from her past circle around into her present she is forced with the realization that there was never anywhere she could have gone that wouldThis is the first book in the Strangers of Darkness series. Dreama had ran from her past since she was fifteen, but it wasn't until after her twenty-third birthday she realized that her escape had been an allowed illusion. When things from her past circle around into her present she is forced with the realization that there was never anywhere she could have gone that would have kept her hidden from the man who had purchased her from her family eight years earlier. Everyone has their calling. For Dreama it was being a Scale, a witch who kept the balance between light and dark, good and evil. So discovering that Zane, the man who had swept her off her feet after a dared kiss that lit a fire deep within her, being a vampire, was not entirely a shock to her system, but the sudden return of her ex, Jake, was. Zane was a wealthy businessman and a vampire hybrid. He was content taking blood from unsuspecting strangers and the occasional one night stands. Until one night during a business meeting at a local club he was surprised by the lips of an enchanting woman who captivated his senses with her sweet vanilla taste. After that one kiss he knew he had to have her, to possess her. ***ADVISORY*** Dreama's Destiny (Strangers of Darkness ~ Book One) is a paranormal romance novel with explicit sexual content and adult language. 18+ Recommended....

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  • J.L. Leslie
    2019-03-19 07:39

    Dreama's Destiny is a new take on paranormal romance for me...with a Scale and a sexy hybrid vampire! Dreama is a Scale, which is a witch who is supposed to keep the balance between light and dark. She starts out in the beginning of the book claiming to be shy, but I didn't really see that characteristic in her. Her actions don't really portray her as being shy for me. If anything, maybe she wanted to be guarded, and that was possibly due to her past relationship, but the moment she meets Zane, all of that is out the window! I will say, that I think the fact that she wanted to be guarded and to protect herself made her come across as a little indecisive when it came to Zane, but they definitely had chemistry! Wow! I love the twists in the plot of this book! The writers keep you guessing and the book flowed well for it to be written by two authors. The villain, Jake, is eerie and creepy, the way a villain should be. He makes your skin crawl! I was a little confused about Dreama's interactions with him at times though. She originally seemed very afraid of him, but then would be okay being around him. There is a jaw-dropping moment where I thought "What are you doing, Dreama?" but I think we all have those moments and it made for good drama in the book- which I love! I do love how she seemed to grow stronger as a female as the book went on. She seemed more sure of herself and what she was destined to be as both a woman and a Scale by the end of the book. The action, suspense, and love-scenes were great and I love the paranormal destiny aspect weaved into the plot! We glimpsed just enough of the secondary characters, especially Garrett, to want more of them! I definitely recommend this book to paranormal lovers who are wanting more than just a typical vampire love story! If I were to change anything at all...it would be the cover...only because I think Dreama looks a little too young on the cover and makes the book appear to be YA...which from those steamy sex scenes it is definitely not! *I was provided a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.*

  • Ramneek
    2019-02-25 13:59

    Thanks to the lovely authors who sent me a free copy in exchange for a review.'Dreama's Destiny' is a fast-paced and thrilling paranormal book which is thoroughly enjoyable and can be a great, quick and short read for anyone! The novel is completely captivating from the beginning and you find yourself sucked in by the mythology of the supernatural creatures. The book revolves around Dreama and Zane. Dreama is a witch, a very powerful type and Zane is the darkness to her light, a vampire. Not only are they at their strongest when they are together but they are destined to be together forever. And to think this all started when Dreama kissed Zane at a club for a dare!"Sex on a dance floor," answered Brooke. "And it was so much hotter than the almost sex on the barstool."Dreama is a captivating character, she was very strong and sure of herself but there wasn't a lot of depth to her emotionally, so many awful things happened to her and I felt like her reactions could have been written better. I loved the fact that the authors mixed up the usual dynamics of the hero/heroine as in this book Dreama was the one saving Zane's ass, which was really awesome and different to read about!Zane was, of course being a vampire, a bit of a swoon-worthy hero, sometimes it got on my nerves the way he treated Dreama but, hey, no hero is perfect!The third person POV in this novel was written really well and the way it alternated focusing on either Dreama or Zane was done very cleverly and at the perfect times. I really enjoyed the mythology in this book however the authors started to reveal it 1/4 of the way through the book and they told both the witches and the vampires back story one after the other so it was a lot to take in and maybe should have been revealed more slowly, but other than that I really loved the reasons why Dreama and Zane were brought together.Overall, anyone who enjoys Adult Paranormal Romance would love this novel, it is a short, quick and sexy read that will have you itching to read more about the characters especially after the way that the book was left!

  • T.R. Horne
    2019-03-05 06:46

    I really enjoyed Dreama's Destiny by Hines and Bigham. I felt like I kept trying to find my way back to the book when I had things going on in my life that tore me away. Dreama and Zane have a very special love story that takes place in a span of three days. You almost ask yourself...wow, has it only been three days? I lot occurs in the timeframe between Dreama and Zane's first meeting and their fate of defeating an evil they didn't fully understand. I thought the authors did an amazing job of writing this novel as it was easy to read and had a good flow. Not too fast paced and not too slow, very even keel. I really liked Zane's personality because I could identify with him more than Dreama because she made silly decisions throughout the book. One decision of the double date almost had me upset and wondering why it was written in. Luckily, the authors seamlessly kept the action going and I moved on past the thoughts of WTF? to a place of wondering what would happen next. I also found it smart the way the authors have the series heading. It doesn't give too much overkill in Dreama and Zane's relationship but opens Pandora's box to a whole area no one knew about. If I could give one additional critique, it would only be to change the cover of the book. This book is so vibrant and sexy that the cover gives it a dreamy quality instead of a sexy, vibrant cover (preferably with Zane in it!). Other than that, I was very pleased reading this book and can't wait to see the next book. - T.R. Horne, author of Breaking Mobius and Crazy Dirty Love. Book reviews posted on www.ragingbookreviews.wordpress.com

  • Myra Espino
    2019-02-27 10:40

    **I was given a copy in exchange for an honest review**Dreama’s Destiny is a great book. I love the concept of the story. It’s interesting and I was intrigued not just on the story but also in the characters. The flow of the story is also good, it’s easy to understand.The characters, they are well written and I love their personalities. They are easy to love and like. I love how they complemented each other. The chemistry of the characters is easily felt. Dreama, I love her attitude, she’s may be a bit shy but the way she dealt with Zane from the start is really great! Loved it! Dreama is a very special person and I was really intrigued about her (how she’s special and all). Zane on the other hand, he’s sweet and bad-ass-hot!! So loved him.. Really a guy you can count on and drool.. lolThe story, I really loved it. From the start up to the last, it really holds my interest. There are no dull moments. The revelations of the characters are unexpected and I loved it. For me, everything is perfect. The way the story ended is also GREAT!! Loved it! I’m not disappointed on how everything went out.. The authors really did a great job in creating a book like this, interesting, good story and amazing characters.

  • Brandi Hines
    2019-03-13 11:55

    **I received this book free from the author (who happens to be my sister) in exchange for an honest review**A young woman who has kept her secrets safe for years, betrayed by her own family, begins to realize the past has a way of catching up with you, no matter how far you run. Her destiny, although unknown to her has guided her through life, keeping her safe while protecting the balance between good and evil. When Dreama meets Zane they form a bond that cannot be broken, not even when her ex-lover tries to come between them.Dreama's Destiny starts out by grabbing your full attention and as the story progresses you find yourself captivated by her world and unable to stop turning the pages. I would strongly recommend this book to anyone who has a passion for fantasy and adult romance. Once you step into Dreama's Destiny you will be awaiting the second book as much as I am!

  • Nicolas Wilson
    2019-03-11 05:53

    Review by Nic's wife.I wish this book, or the reviews for it, had included a trigger warning.To be honest, I really struggled with this book- the writing was somewhat above average, for the romance I've stumbled across, but the authors didn't put enough effort into providing the characters with personalities outside of their relationship once they'd met, and there were so many problematic plot points, that I frankly felt queasy half the way through, and barely made it through to the end. I don't care for the rich, controlling, alpha male stereotype anyways, though so much romance features it that it's no longer an active dislike, just a "hunh. again?" But the authors' unique twists on it left me more grateful than ever for my empathetic, dialogue loving husband.If you like paranormal romance, divergent takes on vampires/witches, alpha males, and submissive women, you may enjoy this. But for me it was one of the most unpleasant reads I've encountered this year.It could use a solid proofread, because there were multiple homophone errors (Your, you're, etc.), errors in comma usage, and errors of the type that spell check wouldn't catch (Causality vs. Casualty, omitted words, his vs. him, etc.) Not the worst edited thing I've seen, but a far cry from the best.(Trigger warning)Substantial portions of the plot were not believable. Substantial portions came across as subtly hostile to women, particularly sexually active women and sexual assault victims. The writing was above average outside of that, but still had some rough edges. I was peeved by the authors' repetition of some phrases, especially during sex scenes.Most importantly, though, this book left me feeling as though I had been assaulted, despite the competent elements of the writing. There's some intriguing elements to the story and worldbuilding, which is why I told Nic I'd likely finish it before he could polish off a chapter. But I had not at all expected all of the problematic portions.I'm hesitant to post so many spoilers, but it's pretty integral to explaining why I had the reaction I had, and why, by my thinking, survivors of abuse and sexual assault, and those who work or live closely with them, as well as those who identify as feminists, may want to avoid reading this book. The book heavily eroticized and romanticized sexual assault in psychologically damaging ways, and to my mind, both of the sympathetic male characters are little better than the villain sexually assaulting the character. Consider this your last trigger warning, if you need one.(view spoiler)[#1. Substantial elements of the book were written with judgmental language and plotting, like slutshaming, and portions that caricatured sex workers and strip clubs in ways not seen since Striptease hit theaters. Included numerous references to weak, loose moraled women being forced to give the manager, uh, favors, while he conducted business, and narration equating strippers with not having self respect, even when one was, supposedly, a sympathetic character, as Dreama, the main character's, roomie and friend. That stereotype is old and tired, and shows a lack of research (Diablo Cody, Lily Burana, anyone?), as well as being demeaning and dehumanizing to women who really do that kind of work. It was unpleasant, but over fairly soon. If only all of the other miscellaneous judgments about women's sexuality had been, too.#2. The heroine was sexually assaulted not once, but twice, by her ex, during the book. The first time, her current beau, and the fellow he'd gotten to watch her apartment (Creepy) were aware of the attempted rape as it happened, but neither one of these sympathetic males even struggled with the decision to interrupt it- they just let it happen, and let the plot play out after the fact because.....#3. Her watcher was told to just watch, and reports his findings to her boyfriend, to get him to forgive her for being a slut, as her ex has convinced her new guy she is. But he doesn't attempt to help because he was told to just watch her. Just watch. Even when he's watching a man attempting to force himself on a woman. Worse yet, she has a psychic connection with her boyfriend because their first tryst was the right kind to magically mark her as his, and now her body is... ahem.... sealed..... to her attacker, which is the only reason the rape doesn't happen. He experiences her struggle and agitation, but doesn't consider helping her, because he'd rather assume it's her being pissed about not being able to do it with her other partner, then make the logical connection about what he notices her experiencing. The male ownership inherent in the idea of marking her is outdated in the first place, but his reaction is an unsympathetic justification, leading to my being completely unable to see his friend as a sympathetic character, or him as a romantic hero- only as a jerkwad who ignores sexual assault, especially in light of the following....#4. The second sexual assault happens when her ex, having already attempted to rape her in #2, forces her into going on a double date with him, and her new beau, and her roomie, by dint of his threat to kill any of them if she doesn't adhere to his rules. Not once, upon finding out that her ex is dating her roomie, does she attempt to warn the girl that he nearly raped her THE NIGHT BEFORE, or tell the girl that she has a restraining order against him. During the double date, he coerces her into dancing with him, which infuriates her current beau in a creepy way since he KNOWS why she's going along with it, and then her wannabe-rapist follows her into the bathroom when she tries to get away from her lover's hurtful actions, forces himself on her as best he can considering her.... sealed... state, and then the rest of the novel is spent with her current lover forcing her to apologize for the guy assaulting her, by letting him punish her sexually and emotionally. This is quite painful to read, and only gets worse when....#5. Her current beau has angry-sex with her, as part of his challenge to her to redeem herself, and then ushers her out the window to enact his plan to catch her ex and remove the threat, without discussing ANY of it with her, or treating her as anything other than a game piece. Why the ***** didn't he set his plan up for before she got sexually assaulted, or attempt to rescue her during, especially given the earlier laid out connection they have? Or at least not force her to blame herself, and prove her loyalty to him, for the bad decision of having put herself in a situation for the assault. (Not direct quotes, but inferences from the dialogue of the text, rendered over multiple paragraphs, through the last 1/3-1/4 of the book.) She is forced to apologize, multiple times, multiple ways, for daring to go along with the guy who she believes could and will kill her's plans, because it made her poor new "husband" uncomfy. That kind of man doesn't deserve to call himself a husband. The double date was not justified well enough in the story, but she made the decision in an effort to protect her friends, and sexual assault is still sexual assault. Not any of the framings set out after: her not being faithful enough, or not being considerate of her guy's feelings, or of it just being "her body still responding" to an old flame, or her deserving blame for agreeing to the double date and thus setting herself up for it.Dreama's fieriness in other aspects of the narrative made her willingness to accept the blame for the problematic portions of the story especially disappointing. It was disappointing seeing Dreama consistently cut out of any ownership in her future plans, especially once her guy knew that she was, frankly, more powerful than him, and better equipped to deal with the threat. Keeping her in the dark served no purpose other than to reinforce his dominance, which was already repugnant because of the problematic portions of the story, that rendered him an unworthy receptacle of that kind of trust.I recognize that not all readers will have the problems I did with it. But consider yourself warned if you have issues reading about sexual assault. (hide spoiler)]I'm giving it 2.5-3* for the quality of the writing, but that's being frankly generous considering the severity of the problems I had with it.

  • Colleen Bratley
    2019-02-24 08:02

    Dreama's Destiny was a love fantasy fueled by heartfelt fire. A fire so intense you'll feel it to your soul.Jennifer and Mindy scorched the pages of this book, and the story didn't disappoint either. The storyline was fascinating, and captured your interest from the start. Literally. From the very first page.The story and main character kept you stuck like superglue to each page, unable to put the book down. I'm actually not sure if it was the storyline or the unabashed way it was told. The writing draws you into the character's heart and insists you feel exactly as she does. Is that fantasy at work? I'm not sure but you want to fantasy to work for you before you finish the book.I don't think the story was so intense you lost sight of the whole picture, but you certainly did have to take a breath at times. Great loves stories that are written as this one is do that to you. And they make you search for more; another story just like this one. Thankfully Jennifer and Mindy are still writing.I do have to admit though, and this is a spoiler of sorts. When Zane turned out to be a vampire, I thought oh dung. Vampires are not something I like to read about. That has just never been my cup of comfort. But how these authors wrote that into the story, not only surprised me, it melded it into a perfect okay for me. Seriously, I would have dated this character. That in itself is earth shattering.Dreama had a huge mountain to climb in several aspects of her life, but she did it with a determination and grace that made you admire her. She showed those who sought to harm her that she would not be defeated and in fact would be a force to be reckoned with. You felt her fears, loved her courage, and wanted to help her shore up any intimidations she felt, or cheer on Zane to do just that.Zane, her love and soul mate. You felt the fire of their love, written so there would be no doubt; written so you could touch their souls and feel their hearts beating as one. Zane did have his own demons, or shall we better put it, more than 100 years of being a single noncommittal vampire with an, I don't need anyone attitude, that he fought to deny was stripped by a single kiss from Dreama. That loss felt like he lost perspective and control, putting him in the I will conquer attitude which just made it all the more fun.The story is about the life of Dreama, but yet it is so much more. Dream's destiny is just a breath as the story unfolds into the fantasy world of what that destiny really is; what all her abilities encompass and what they really mean. Jennifer and Mindy immerse you into their lives letting you feel their emotions, live their pains, sorrows, love and hope. When a story captures your emotions, it is one you remember. Even if you don't enjoy it, you will still remember it.This book is not only one you will enjoy, but I am very certain in will remember. Some of it you will remember explicitly. It's that moving, creative and exciting, and one you want more of. I can't wait for the next one. The ending leaves you hoping the second book will be out tomorrow.

  • K.C. Gray
    2019-03-05 13:36

    Whew!!! This was one hot and steamy read! This is more an erotic fantasy with supernatural beings (vampire and witch for this book) than a fantasy book with sexual scenes. Even still, the world-building kept me interested, and the smooth and easy writing style allowed me to fall into the narrative.As always, with an honest review, there are some negatives I feel obligated to outline.The biggest issue for me were the overabundance of grammatical errors. Yes, the writing style was easy, meaning the rhythm of the sentences they created really allowed for a fairly easy read, but missing commas and homophones throughout pulled me from the narrative from time to time.Another issue was the alternating POVs (Point of Views). The story alternated between Dreama and Zane, and there were spaces signaling with the narration switched from one POV to the other, but the formatting of the ebook left some of those spaces unnoticeable, which translated into apparent sudden POV switches, which sometimes pulled me from the story.Lastly, I had a bit of an issue with the crafting of the characters. For the most part, I could handle the fact that the main characters felt one-dimensional. Dreama and Zane are madly in love with one another, and that's pretty much all the audience hears about. Zane owns his own business, and Dreama is a painter, but aside from the initial introduction to the characters (the first couple of chapters), they are not shown doing anything other than each other (for some strange reason, I was okay with this).Along those same lines, in the beginning of the novel, it felt like the narrator was painting Dreama as a shy, passive person, but all of Dreama's actions in the book only showed a self-sure, aggressive woman. Many of these scenes began with a sentence or two speaking about how Dreama was usually passive, but at this moment she was too tired/pissed off/worn out/etc., and so she acted in a more aggressive manner. Don't get me wrong, I like aggressive Dreama and her character is interesting in some respects, but either she should be shown to be passive in the beginning and then allow the audience to see how/why she started being a bit more aggressive, or she should stay as she is and the narrator shouldn't try so hard to convince the audience that Dreama is passive when never once is she shown to actually be that way.Even with the negatives, I still had to give this four stars. After all, I finished it in one read, and never once could I pull myself from the story.

  • Cheer Papworth
    2019-03-11 11:57

    Dreama's Destiny starts with an outrageous dare; a dare by Dreama's friends to go up to a handsome stranger in a bar and kiss him. Dreama takes that dare and in the process gets more than she bargained for in the form of the smoldering Zane, a vampire. A series of fated encounters find Dreama and Zane crossing paths again and again. These paths lead to only one destination...sex, sex and more paranormal sex!As far as writing goes, the authors definitely know how to build serious sexual tension between Dreama and Zane, but I guess I'm a romantic at heart and would have preferred a little less moaning and thrusting and a lot more relationship and character building. It seems to me, Dreama and Zane's relationship is built on three things: sex, fate and a paranormal connection, but it might as well just be sex, sex and more sex because the word porn overshadows the story. The otherworldly aspect of the book was more interesting to me than the insatiable, redundant sex. This book has a descent plot outside the bedroom, but as it stands it's kind of like Twilight on Viagra.When it comes to characterization, I thought Dreama had a strong background story: family outcast, abusive ex boyfriend, a little shy and wary, but I never felt like I knew Zane outside of being a jealous real estate mogul and vampire. If I'm going to buy the real connection between these two, especially with declarations of love, I need to know who the heck they are. Fifty Shades of Grey wasn't just about the sex, there is a strong relationship and love story too and that point was weak in Dreama's Destiny. One more thing that irked me, I really hated the scene with Dreama and Jake in the bathroom...really? He's a crazy ex and a stalker, but he knows how to push all of Dreama's buttons...yuck!Putting aside the bombardment of sex, banality and profanity, I need to rate this book outside of my personal taste and judge it on technical merit, so it deserves four stars undoubtably. If you like paranormal erotica, I'd say you have yourself a winner with Dreama's Destiny.

  • Jada Ryker
    2019-03-14 07:51

    A Dare Changes Dreama's DestinyWhen Dreama's friends dare her to kiss a handsome stranger, she decides to step out of her comfort zone and into his arms. With the raucous sounds of the bar filling her ears, Dreama finds her kiss returned, with scorching interest, by the man of her dreams.Tall, dark, and dangerous, Zane is shocked when a beautiful stranger boldly kisses him on the lips. He's determined to explore his attraction to her. As a wealthy businessman with a secret vampire heritage, Zane is accustomed to getting what he wants.Dreama worked hard to leave her past behind her. Born into a family gifted with magic, Dreama thought did not possess the magical gift. After her family agreed to give the fifteen-year-old Dreama in marriage to a stranger in return for power, Dreama ran away to make her own life.Now, Dreama wonders if a strange woman's prophesy will come true. The woman told her would grow into a very powerful Scale. Unlike normal witches, Scale powers aren't given at birth. Rather, they are earned by choosing right over wrong, good over evil. The Scale are the justice, the balance between light and dark, human and supernatural.With a stormy relationship with Zane building, the shadow of the abusive ex-boyfriend Jake reaching into her present, and her Destiny on the horizon, Dreama has important decisions to make. Decisions which will shape her Destiny.Dreama's Destiny, the first book in the Strangers of Darkness series, is an excellent story by Jennifer Hines and Mindy Bingham. With adult themes and explicit scenes as well as magic, the book offers both romance and the paranormal in one well-written package.

  • M.J. Schiller
    2019-03-06 14:03

    As a romance writer who, up to this point, has only written romance and romantic suspense, I was expecting to be won over by the romance plot of DREAMA'S DESTINY. What I wasn't expecting was how much I'd like the paranormal elements. I found all the ins and outs of Dreama's world fascinating! I moved through the story quickly, curious about how it would all work out. It's always a nice surprise when you read something a little outside your norm and find that you like it! I enjoyed the interplay between the characters, the hot sexual tension between Dreama and Zane, the playful arguments between Dreama and Garrett, and the creepiness with her ex beau, Jake. It'll be interesting to see how the next story plays out...

  • Zhu Hsia
    2019-03-06 09:54

    Believe it or not … This novel rocks!What drew me to this novel is it's title, "Strangers of Darkness series" I wondered what so special about this paranormal romance even though I am a paranormal romance author. Besides the book covers, the book description captures my attention. How do I know if this book is a good read? I always see if there is any sentences or quotation worth mentioning. As I flipped from page to page, I noticed that is one sentence, "Hey, this is your game. You're the one who dared me to kiss him." From this sentence, I noticed that the authors are capable of describing erotic and romantic scenes. I can tell that I am going to enjoy this novel very much.This is the first book of a series and has a modern day setting with a vampire background. It has some paranormal, magic and fantasy elements on it. Of course, not forgetting some erotic moments as Dreama flirted with some guys at the pub.What I like of the main character Dreama is that she is into her twenty-somethings. She is daring, sexy, pretty, determined lady gifted with magic. Dreama determination to run away to protect herself is highly commendable. She has to shape her destiny if she wants freedom. If you like Twilight type of love-story, then this may be something you like to read.The story is very much about Dreama fighting for her freedom after she discovered she was purchased in exchange to marry a stranger. This sparks the chain of events that led her to Scale. They are witch with a good heart like the TV series "Charmed". However, things began to turn bad when a hybrid vampire, Zane wants Dreama despite the fact that Jake, her ex came into the picture. Not be a spoiler, I would suggest you to read this novel to find out what happened to Dreama at the end. Will she escape Zane's clutches? Read on...This is my first time reading Jennifer and Mindy - Strangers of Darkness Series #1. This book is a great book with lots of sex scenes, magic, fantasy, paranormal even at times the sex scenes are a little overwhelming to the reader. If you like erotic paranormal romance like what I like to write, you'll definitely get lots of entertainment and enjoyment out of this novel series.If there's one thing I'd change about this book cover, it would be great to use a more professional stockphoto and to choose a font that is both mysterious and bold. Also, to reduce some sex scenes so as to concentrate to develop the plot between the characters. I hope the authors can improve on their series #2. Overall, I can say this novel rocks!This book looked great on my Kindle Fire HD tablet. It has good formatting and layout.If you found this review useful, let the community know by clicking "YES" on the Helpful Vote.Zhu Hsia is the author of The Third (An Urban Paranormal Romance Novel) and Unchain My Heart (A Paranormal Fantasy Novella).

  • Lita Burke
    2019-03-13 11:40

    Dreama’s Destiny by Jennifer Hines and Mindy Bigham is a paranormal romance about the twenty-something-year-old Dreama and the oh-so-handsome stranger named Zane.On a dare from her girlfriends, Dreama does something she has never done before. The young woman approaches a handsome stranger in a bar, gives him a smokn’ hot kiss, and walks away without saying a word. Zane finds her on the dance floor later, and just like that, their mutual attraction is full on.Dreama’s Destiny reveals its backstory in a sexy tease all the way. Dreama and Zane are much more than what is assumed at the story’s start. Dreama’s ex-fiancé Jake is a revengeful spoilsport and stirs up a love triangle full of shocks. The lust-at-first-sight intimacy scenes sizzle with expectation and delivery that made for an absorbing and delicious read.A couple of things could make this very good story even better. Careful here not to give a spoiler about Zane’s nature, but the showdown in the bar with Jake needed more conflict from the powerful Zane to escalate the sense of danger. The climax fight afterwards could also be improved by engaging more of the senses, like touch and sound. Adding Dreama’s physical reactions (shivering? gut clenched?) would also pull the reader into that alleyway with her.Dreama’s Destiny is a sexy and absorbing read, and highly recommended for romance fans who love sizzling intimacy. It was great fun to experience the adventures that Dreama’s kiss on a dare delivered.

  • Jana Petken
    2019-02-20 13:40

    I found the writing descriptive and well formatted. Vampires, erotica, a slightly weak subservient Dreama and a vulgar Zane were well threaded elements. There are many sex scenes, which at times took focus away from the actual story, however the plot does stand, all be it in a almost consistent state of Viagra induced male dominance. The positive aspect of the story came with a few good twists and turns, neatly executed and engaging. I enjoyed the paranormal and the fantasy that came with, what could almost be described as a problematic romance, with added leaps into varying extremes.This story is definitely one of those tales that you will like or dislike with no in between. It is not a genre I usually read but having said that, I personally enjoyed it...found it a bit shocking, overly charged on the sex front but entertaining and easy to read. The characters are intimately developed in their own right and fit into their roles. Zane and Dreama were very well bonded. Zane, a bad boy but desirable gave Dreama her perfect platform, as protagonist. It was an unusual read for me but a highly enjoyable one

  • Marian
    2019-03-13 11:37

    I received this book free from the author in exchange for an honest review.If you love a book where the main female and male characters meet on the first page and the romantic adventure kicks off immediately then this book is for you. It's fast-paced with lots of action and steamy romance. Dreama is fascinated by Zane a vampire she meets on a girls night out. But she is running from the man who purchased her when she was just 15 years old. If she wants Zane in her life maybe it's time to stop hiding and start fighting. "Before the handsome stranger could say a word Dreama leaned in between his legs, forcing them further apart. She placed her hands on his firm thighs, rolled slightly up onto her toes, and pressed her trembling lips to his. At first contact his lips were firm, probably from the shock that some strange woman had just walked up and kissed him for no apparent reason, but then they softened and warmed, and she was no longer kissing him. He was kissing her."The only small criticism I have is the authors move the story too quickly and have missed adding depth to her characters - on the other hand this will appeal to a lot of readers.

  • Becca
    2019-02-20 08:54

    This story started out so promising but it ultimately failed to follow through with it. I'm astonished by how many people gave it 5 star ratings when it did not measure up to that level. There were some serious grammatical errors including tense as well as just wrong words being used. There were points in the story where complete descriptions were left out. One minute the man is removing her shorts and panties (no mention of removing her top) then she's naked. Okay. Then another point in the story he goes from being fully dressed to naked with no explanation. The explanations of some of the plot line tend to really jump around. It needs to be edited better and fleshed out more. Will I read another by these authors, um no. I barely got through this one and it just did not pull me in enough to make me want to read more.

  • Miranda Lynn
    2019-03-15 11:34

    This is a great story filled with conflict, hard decision making and awesome smexy scenes that will get your blood pumping. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book, it kept me turning the page to the point the family had to fend for themselves for meals. It now has me craving more of the story. If you like happy endings (in a way), soul mates finding each other, passion and a great mix of paranormal themes then this is the book for you. witches, vampires, and a governing mostly unseen council watching over it all. One girl trying to hide what she is and trying to keep the balance between good and evil meets the only hybrid vampire known and sparks fly. Will they be able to fulfill their destiny? I am not going to tell you, it's your job to read for yourself. At a great price, what is stopping you from grabbing your own copy?

  • Jennifer Hines
    2019-03-16 12:40