Review: A Gift of The Darkest Magic by Ashlynn Monroe

clip_image002Title: A Gift of The Darkest Magic
Author:  Ashlynn Monroe
Format: ebook
Genre: Erotica
Release date: July 2012
Number of pages: 64


Would you be willing to betray the person you love in order to save their life?


Clarissa’s husband Matt is dying of cancer. They’ve tried everything that medicine has to offer, both traditional and experimental, and nothing’s worked. Clarissa spends her days in the hospital, watching the man she loves slip closer and closer to certain death.


When her sister tells her she knows a way to save Matt, but it involves visiting a local club run by vampires, Clarissa is outraged that her sister would believe something so insane. But then she learns the truth.


Braden, the sexy and mysterious vampire who runs the club, does indeed have the means to save Matt, but he demands a high payment in return. He doesn’t want money, her blood, or even her life…he wants something she never expected. Clarissa has a choice—spend twenty-four hours in Braden’s bed or let her husband die.


But what she never foresaw was how much more the vampire would truly want after he’d given her the gift of the darkest magic.

My Thoughts

From the first pages we can understand Clarissa and see how much she loves her husband, but I don’t think for one second she had any idea the changes her life would take.


The thing is Clarissa’s husband Matt is dying of cancer and there’s nothing else the doctors can do to save him, but one day her sister gave her new hope and discovered a way to save him. Problem is getting the cure and believing it will is the first step.


he cure would come from vampires and they live in the same small town as she does, strange right how nothing ever made her think they existed and that these powerful beings would one day save the love of her life. Clarissa of course at first don’t believe and I wouldn’t either, but after seeing them on their night club, everything becomes a new reality and hope once again is part of her.


I chose to have this review showing Clarissa side of the story because for me the book is good just because we can see her struggle and her love, making the vampire Braden only a co-characther and not that important. Yes, he’s a vampire, but not as bad as it sounds and with a lot of problems of his own.


I didn’t connected with him, because he just didn’t show his true feelings and the beast he claims live inside, but Clarissa made really enjoyable to read this short story. I liked how she handled the sex and even thought she was betraying her husband her life didn’t change because of one night to save her love.


I even liked how Matt handled when he discovered how things changed while he was in the hospital. Overall I liked the book and the sex scenes were pleasurable.




Author Bio


Ashlynn Monroe is a busy wife and mom. She enjoys writing about anything and everything paranormal or fantasy related. She spends most of her time daydreaming up her next tale of romance.
Visit her website at to learn more about the worlds she imagines.
She’d love to hear from you at authorashlynnmonroe@gmail
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