VENGEANCE: DAMIEN'S PROMISE
By Vic Tyler
Genre: Dark Romantic Suspense
Series: VENGEANCE Trilogy - #1
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Welcome to our corner of the underworld
where everything you love
can and will be used
to destroy you.
Once upon a time, an angel crashed a demons' party.
Bruised, battered, and broken - she begged us to shed blood on her behalf.
Sweet, pure Adriana is the angel who was prepared to die for her revenge.
And I'm the demon who was raised to live for mine.
When I look at her, I see everything I didn’t have to lose.
I see my last chance at redemption.
She doesn't belong in my world, and I'll free her if it's the last thing I do.
Even if it means destroying everything she loves.
** This book contains adult content intended for mature readers, including but not limited to graphic violence, potential triggers, and explicit sexual content. **
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I wasn’t entirely sure what to expect when I downloaded this book as Vic Tyler is a new-to-me author, but I was completely blown away with the intricate storyline and the quality of this author’s writing. Vengeance is dark, twisted, and full of action and suspense which is sure to keep you entertained until the very end and leave you craving for more. Admittedly, it took me a few chapters to really get into the book, but I believe that was more of my mindset than the author’s writing. Once I got past the 8% mark, I was fully engaged and only my kindle dying from a dead battery would have pulled me away.
Venti is a crime syndicate - “a body of mercenary criminal consultants” where weakness fatal and violence is a given. Damien is a member of the venti and while he has gone through many trials and tribulations within the Venti and is a skilled killer, he still manages to hold onto as much of his humanity as possible. I love that while he is out for revenge, he is also very protective of Adrianna. Adrianna is a strong heroine who is full of spunk, determination, and resilience and I enjoyed watching the affect that she had on others. Both characters experienced great loss and suffered from great horrors and both are survivors.
Damien’s Promise is full of complex, damaged characters that have their strengths and their flaws. This book is told from a dual POV which I think really helped with character development and in learning to understand the thought processes behind Adrianna’s and Damien’s actions seeing as they both pull some bone-headed things. This novel spans over 5 years so it was interesting to watch how the two went from being more like siblings to Adrianna having a teenage crush to them both having mutual attraction towards each other. So while I would categorize this specific book in the Vengeance trilogy as a suspense, I would not call it a romantic suspense, but I do see the potential for books 2 and 3 to have more of a romantic albeit a dark romance aspect to them. Damien’s Promise is full of action, twists and turns, and shocking revelations which kept me entertained until the very end. Seeing as this is book 1 in a trilogy, there are questions that are not fully answered and there is quite the cliffhanger. It should also be noted that is a dark suspense so there are potential triggers that the author mentions in the blurb such as violence, discussion of sexual abuse, and explicit (consensual and of age) sexual situations. I received Damien’s Promise for free and I am definitely looking forward to reading the next book in this series.
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About Vic Tyler:
Vic Tyler is a new author of contemporary romance novels.
She likes to think she weaves intricate stories about complex characters who come to life, but that's the roundabout way of saying she writes too much and overshoots her estimated word count by 45%.
(See? Concision is very hard for her.)
So if you want a fantastic (and very hot) bang for your buck, you came to the right place.
When she's not writing, VT is a compulsive orange eater who's a little too obsessed with finding the right espresso-to-milk balance for her lattes.
She's fond of exploring all kinds of things (except caves), baking 'til her kitchen's a mess, and laughing at the questionably funny.
Oh, and she also enjoys doing puzzles, which is why you'll often find her breaking her characters' hearts and finding new ways to piece them together again.
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