Sunday, November 18, 2012
1:00 AM | Posted by Ashley G. |
Dangerous Saviors… What would you do if your life rested in the hands of something that really wanted to eat you? Come journey through the realms of the next world where everything you know about Good and Evil are put to the test.
Samantha Garrett lives and dies a good life in the human world. She awakens a new creature, Samoda, a vampire-like warrior in the army of Nuem. She is forced to realize that she has become a part of a world that humans believe to be only “Legends of Darkness.” Samoda finds her new life is entwined with the age old story of greed, love, betrayal, and vengeance.
Join our heroine as she battles not just for her own existence, but for the entire human race’s future.
Georgia L. Jones was born in Columbia, Missouri on September 21st, 1968. In 1992 she settled in the beautiful Ozarks town of Lebanon, Missouri, where she met and married the love of her life. Together they have raised 7 children and have the 8th still in their home.
At a young age Georgia learned the value of getting lost in a good book. She has always enjoyed reading and letting her imagination run wild. In her early teenage years she began to put her own stories down on paper as she plunked out the words on an old manual typewriter.
In 1996 Georgia enrolled at Missouri State University where she majored in Psychology. While there she found an untamable thirst for Philosophy and Greek Mythology. Many evenings she can still be found curled up with one of the great Greek Tragedy’s or reading about personal continuity by Rene Descarte.
Over the years Georgia has harbored the dream of being a published author and written many short stories. On January 10, 2010 she embarked on the dream as she began to bring the characters from her first novel, “Legends of Darkness”, to life. Upon completion in June 2010 she realized that it was not a single book but a series and created the concept of the series “Remnants of Life”. She is currently working diligently on the “Remnants of Life” series.
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Legends of Darkness puts an interesting twist on traditional vampire myths. Jones goes to great lengths to create a world that readers are easily captivated by and can picture with ease.
When I first decided to be a part of the tour for Legends of Darkness, I didn’t realize that the female heroine was going to be middle aged with a family and kids. I love vampire stories but I typically read ones with YA characters. That being said, I think the fact that Samoda was middle aged and did have a family enhanced the story and the character’s angst over everything she lost. I felt that the meshing of her old life with her new one gave the story further depth.
I really liked Drake and his willingness to protect Samoda no matter what. He was loyal and dedicated. He did sometimes annoy me with his old way of speaking but it was tolerable and made sense given the time period he was born in.
I loved the whole premise of good vs. evil and the inclusion of Vlad Dracula. Jones does a good job of adding her own twist to a story that has been done a million different ways.
The only part I wasn’t crazy about was that sometimes I felt the story was overly descriptive and didn’t have enough dialogue. The story is written from Samoda’s perspective and I think the author sometimes relied too heavily on Samoda’s ability to read others thoughts. I would have liked to have seen or heard things more from the characters themselves instead of hearing things from Samoda’s thoughts.
Legends of Darkness is a descriptive tale of good vs. evil and the story of a woman finding her place in a world she didn’t know existed. Great for anyone looking for an adult paranormal romance!
Also side note, I love the shout out to Dauphin Island, Alabama since I am actually from south Alabama.
“I find it quite unfair, and to my disadvantage, that you can read my mind and I do not get even a glimpse of yours.”
I smiled as I retorted, “You either wouldn’t be interested, or you would be terrified if you knew how I think. Therefore, it’s not only fair, but humane that you not know.”
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book for review from First Rule Publicity from the author as part of a virtual book tour. I was not compensated nor was I required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”
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