Nightshade’s Bite by Zoe Forward

Posted April 18, 2021 by Marsha in Entangled Publishing, NetGalley, Paranormal Romance, Series / 0 Comments

Kiera Rossard’s secret life just got complicated. When not being a vampire aristocrat she’s the leader of the Nightshade League, a rebel vampire society that rescues werewolves during the interspecies war. Everyone wants her dead—vampires and the werewolves who don’t know her secret. Starting with the wolf she just saved—Michael Durand, the most vicious killer of her kind in existence. Something about the notorious werewolf sets her blood on fire.

She’s not good at resisting temptation. So what if vampires always bite when they’re turned on? And so what if one drop of his blood will kill her? What’s life without a little risk?

Michael doesn’t like vampires. At all. But now he’s losing his mind over the dark desire Kiera stirs in him. He should plot her death. Only, she’s hot and mouthy. Staying near her a bit longer is irresistible. When unforgiving forces hone in on her secret identity, he must decide between duty to his people and protecting her. But if he stays, who will protect her from him?

Titles in the Blood Wars series include – The Way You Bite – Nightshade’s Bite

This is an adult 18+ story that contains language, possible violence, and sexual situations geared to an adult audience.

Title:  Nightshade’s Bite
Series:  Blood Wars #2
Author:  Zoe Forward
Genre:  Paranormal Romance
Published:  March 15, 2021
Publisher:  Entangled Publishing
My Rating:  4 stars

Kiera and Michael in Nightshade’s Bite, are an explosive couple in so many ways.  Both powerful, even dangerous to their foes.  Both stubborn and dedicated to their causes (even if that seems counter-productive to their species).  And perhaps most explosive of all… their instant sizzling attraction which will be the cause of so much passion, indecision, and changing of attitudes as they find their way to each other, and often through enemies.

Nightshade’s Bite is intense, there are undercurrents throughout Kiera and Michael’s story of the interspecies war going on around them, Kiera’s secret, and Michael’s hatred of any vampire. Watching these two deal with their fiery attraction to each other while trying to juggle the other things going on around them was an interesting journey.  Their banter often gave me a chuckle along the way for Kiera really does have a way of spinning words to her advantage.  Most of what you’d really need to know before picking up this one can be found in the Cover Description – and I find myself not wanting to go into details that would spoil their story.  It can be read as a standalone, but I’m going back for the first story because now I’d like to see how this world began… you may feel the same way.  I enjoyed myself in this world, it’s gritty, dangerous, and intriguing.  I’ll definitely be back for more.

*I received an e-ARC of this novel from the publisher via NetGalley. That does not change what I think of this story. It is my choice to leave a review giving my personal opinion about this book.*

Available in audio or for your favorite e-reader, mine is the Kindle.

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