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Review: Laird of Darkness by Nicole North

Submitted by on June 2, 2011 – 5:00 am3 Comments

Post Written by Doll Mona Leigh

Author: Nicole North
Book: Laird of Darkness
Release: March 21, 2011
Series: N/A
Source: NetGalley
Purchase: – Carina Press
Half-Fae Laird Duncan MacDougall is cursed. His nights are haunted by Otherworld creatures sent to kill him. The only way to stop them is to possess the magic bow currently in the hands of his enemy half brother, Kinnon MacClaren. In desperation, Duncan plans to take MacClaren’s bride-to-be hostage and exchange her for the bow.

Lady Alana Forbes has never met her intended, but she hopes he is handsome-and a good lover, for Alana is no innocent virgin. On her way to Castle Claren, Alana and her escorts are intercepted, and she is kidnapped by a man with extraordinary abilities-and every attribute she longs for in a mate.

Duncan didn’t expect the woman he thought of as a mere pawn to be so beautiful, and so arousing. Alana is drawn to him as well-but Duncan still needs the bow, and Alana is betrothed to another. How far will Alana go to save the life of the man she’s come to love?

Laird of Darkness was an enchanting short story. It had the flavor of a fairy tale blended with a taste of the erotic. Half-fae Laird Duncan MacDougall is a dashing dark villain who’s actually a bit of a hero. His half-brother Laird Kinnon MacClaren is a hero who’s also a bit of a villain.

After Lady Alana Forbes is kidnapped by Duncan, she’s at once afraid of yet captivated by him. It doesn’t take long before their mutual attraction takes over and draws them together. But that leaves Duncan with a dilemma—does he trade her to Kinnon for the magic bow that will allow him to keep the night monsters away or does he admit his love for her even though he’ll continue to be attacked every night in his sleep?

Leave it to Lady Alana to work out a solution when the brothers cannot.

This is a short, entertaining story just right for that tiny wedge of down time that happens along every so often. Nicole manages to add all the right ingredients—love, danger, passion, and betrayal—and keep it bite-sized at just under eighty pages. I thoroughly enjoyed it and it left me feeling ridiculously happy.

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Mona's first grade teacher, Mrs. Stanford, gifted her with the love of reading. For that, she'll always live in her heart. But reading took over Mona's life, eclipsing everything but playing sports, and has continued to be a huge part of her life. Although she has always written poetry and stories for her self, last year she decided to try her hand at writing fiction. She is currently editing her first urban fantasy and hopes to have it ready for the agent by summer's end. Besides reading, Mona loves speed in the form of fast cars. The faster, the better! In her next life, she plans to drive race cars (or whatever happens to be their replacement in the future) all while reading and writing. She has also taken up rune reading, and find it to be disturbingly accurate and exciting.
Doll Mona Leigh