Title: The Darkest Frost, Vol 1 of a 2-part serial (TDF, #1)
Author: Tanya Holmes
Genre: A Gothic paranormal romance with a twist.
Cliffhanger: **YES** This is a two-part serial
Volume 1 Page Count: 358
Release Date: June 22, 2015
BlurbWhen the ghost of her best friend begs for her help, psychic detective Denieve Knight goes undercover as a live-in domestic to catch a killer. She sets her sights on the most likely suspect: her friend’s mysterious employer, Doctor Braeden Frost.
Dubbed "Dr. Death" by the press, the notorious hematologist is linked to nineteen other suspicious fatalities—all are former patients. The brooding recluse is a man of many secrets, the darkest of which may be lurking beneath the leather gloves he never removes.
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ExcerptAn officer wearing a black slicker leaned out to buzz the front gate as rain fell in blinding waves.
I shot Frost a panicked glance. “I swear I only called for an ambulance.”
“Dearborne PD,” a voice boomed over the intercom. “Open up.”
Frost hung his head. A wry smile curved his lips. “Officer Osborn. What an unpleasant surprise.” “You know him?”
“Indeed.” Resolve hardened his face. He snagged a remote from one of the tables, pointed the thing toward a console on the opposite wall. A buzzer sounded and the outside gate slid open. “I’ll handle this.”
“But you’re not—”
“Change your robe,” he said. “You’re covered in blood.” Frost chucked the remote aside and stepped into a walk-in closet. Moments later, he emerged shoving his arms into a sleek black trench coat. He started for the hallway and had almost disappeared entirely, but he paused. Only his gloved hand—the one gripping the wall’s edge was visible. He leaned over so his head and shoulders were peeking from behind the wall, and shot one last meaningful look in my direction. The mysterious apology again. Then he came back over to me, and gently framed my face with both gloved hands. His pleading eyes were warm and hypnotically blue as his thumb stroked my cheeks.
“You will stay, Miss Reed.”
Who could think when he had me on smolder? “I…ah…”
Damn it. “Um, okay.”
Triumph radiated on his face once he stepped away and disappeared down the hallway.
I started wearing the carpet out the moment he hit the stairs and the more I paced, the louder my conscience screamed. No question about it. I was going straight to hell.
~ MY THOUGHTS ~
It's been a while since I've read a Paranormal Romance. But, OMG what an awesome story to welcome me back to my first love with books. Tanya Holmes’ beautiful, gothic romance with Denieve and Braeden is magical. The Darkest Frost reads like a classic with a wicked and twisted, gothic storyline. And the romance between Denieve and Braeden is definitely a steamy, sexy one. Tanya Holmes has done an outstanding job with the world-building of this hidden supernatural realm of the Yoreck's within the human world in today's time.
Denieve Knight (cover name: Danille Reed) is a psychic detective with her own investigation business. Danieve is working undercover as a house maid on a case that brings her to the employment of the mysterious, gorgeous Dr. Braeden Frost. And this is where the normal human world stops for Denieve and the twisted paranormal world of the Doctor's begins, and the hot and twistedly wicked romance with the sexy doctor Braeden.
There is also someone else I'm on pins and needles to talk about, and the suspense is killing me to put this all together. But, this book ends with cliffhanger, so this would be a huge spoiler. I'm just going to have to wait. (write fast Tanya!) Hopefully in the conclusion book I can voice my need to speak of this person.
Tanya Holmes has renewed my love for paranormal romance with Denieve and Braeden's sensually wicked romance. I highly recommend Tanya Holmes' The Darkest Frost as a must read.
5 Hearts of Love for Braeden & Danille
The Darkest Frost, Volume 1 Playlist
1) That’s Enough For Me by Paul Williams
2) A Mariage D’amour Richard Clayderman
3) Gymnopédies by Satie
4) Mozart Fantasy in D minor
5) Dream On by Aerosmith
6) Patience by Guns N Roses
7) Con te Partiro by Andrea Bocelli
About the Author
Amazon Bestselling Author Tanya Holmes is a Golden Leaf double-finalist, a Romance Writers of America Golden Heart finalist, a recipient of the Maggie Award, the MICA Award, as well as Overall Winner of the Sandy Haddad Award and a two-time finalist and one-time winner of The Emily (Best of the Best). She's happily married with children and loves reading, writing and a good cup of coffee---but not necessarily in that order. She has two novels coming out in 2015: The Darkest Frost, a two-part Gothic paranormal serial romance with a twist, and in 2016, Temptation's Edge, a contemporary romance.
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