Do you like paranormal? Vampires? Monsters and dragons? What about chains and dungeons? What about putting them together? HOT is what I think. If you like this combination together, you are gonna love Nicholas Bella’s, Chained in Darkness, series. Embraced, Book 1 starts this no/holds/barred series and you know you are going to be in for a thrill.
I had not read the blurb beforehand so I didn’t know what the storyline entailed. The cover is what pulled me in and made me want to read the book. That may appear shallow but a hot, sexy, cover gets me every time. There are going to be several books in this series and each one looks enticing and addicting.
Embraced introduces us to Noel, a human, working with a Resistance crew to extinguish vampires, werewolves, and other monsters of the same. Being double-crossed by one of his own lands him in the clutches of a very evil, sinister, vampire known as Theoden.
Noel tries to stand strong and hang onto his convictions that Vampires are the lowest form of society. The only thing he has in his favor right now is his courage and his mouth that doesn’t know when to shut-up. Unfortunately, for Noel, Theoden is not impressed with him or his attitude.
He laughed and nodded. You’ve got spirit; I like that. It’s so much more fun when I break it. Make no mistake, little boy, you are about to enter a world of pain. I am going to make you suffer for every offense you’ve given me.”
His cold gray eyes scanned over my naked body and I began to really feel uncomfortable. They lingered on my dick a little longer than I’d have liked then he gave me eye contact again. “I plan to enjoy your body from sundown to sunrise. You will submit to me. Your place is kneeling at my feet; you’ll soon learn that.”
When the worst thing to happen to Noel, in his mind…happens, he is pissed. Theodon, however, has no regrets with the abuse and treatment Noel is getting. In fact, he is just getting started. He puts Noel through horrendous torment, as well as, making him do unspeakable things to his best friend.
Theodon demands respect. He demands to be called Sir, Master, or My Lord. Any of the three will do but he WILL make Noel OBEY. If he doesn’t, well…I fear Noel will be truly fucked. I don’t think he realizes the danger and the horrifying predicament he has gotten into. At an alarming speed, he is beginning to accept the blood-curdling, chilling, reality of his fate. Whether he accepts defeat or not will be up to Noel. Whether his pain will eventually turn to pleasure, I’m not sure.
What I do know is I will continue reading this series to find out. Nicholas has written an infectious first book in the Chain of Darkness series. The novelette consists of approx. 36 pages but within those pages is a lot of information. I can’t tell yet how bad the situation is going to get. I have a feeling things are just starting to get interesting.
I’m already hooked and can’t wait to start on Punishment,Book 2, to see what lies ahead for Noel. Even though Theodon is a very evil vampire and thrives on handing out pain, I can’t help but feel like I’m going to love him before this over, lol. We’ll see if my prediction holds true. This is not a love story, yet anyway. I don’t know if it will be one as the series continues, but I am more than interested to find out. I thought the author executed the plot perfectly and it flowed seamlessly giving us the introduction to the context and the characters.
If you enjoy this type of reading, don’t get turned off by cringe-worthy dialogue, go over and one-click your copy, and let’s see what happens. I think you will be just as hooked as I am. Congratulations Nicholas, I believe you have created a very addicting series. Punishment, book 2, I have a feeling is going to be quite the trip. I can’t wait.