jump to navigation

Book Review: Taken by the Night January 14, 2008

Posted by battysgirl in Books, Reviews.

Taken by the Night

Kathryn Smith

Date: October 30, 2007—   $5.99—   Book

product page

Three and a half pretty stars (Of a possible four)




Book Description

I enjoy carnal pleasures like any mortal man, but six hundred years of existence have taught me loss. Best to stay away from people and save myself the heartache. Then I arrive at the notorious London brothel Maison Rouge, and my life, such as it is, will never be the same again.

Ivy Dearing, daughter of the infamous Madam, has requested my assistance. Two of her friends have been murdered, and she is determined to find their killer. I know better than to agree to help, yet Ivy is impossible to resist. No stranger to vampires, she has awakened desires within me that are as potent as my thirst for blood—desires that can only be satisfied by Ivy herself. But when there is another murder, it is all I can do to protect the woman I love from an evil more powerful than the undead . . .

From Batty’s Girl
Of course this is book three of a series… *sigh* I always tend to do that.  I didn’t think I’d like this book as much as I did.  It sounded so cheesy (you can read the back cover’s text above) but I was at Walgreen’s and needed something to read and picked it up anyway. 

I was pleasantly pleased to find the book was enjoyable without too much cheese (but remember I have a high tolerance for cheese comparatively speaking, as you can tell by my reading choices). 

I am pretty sure I need a genre shift just about now though, as all the plots of these books are starting to run together.  Sexy vampire, strong willed woman, evil killer, etc. etc.

Still, a good book for the genre and if I don’t overdose on vamp romance soon, I’ll look up the rest of this The Brotherhood of Blood series.



1. weirde - January 15, 2008

I like this series too, is very similar to the one by J. R. Ward.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: