Book Review - Vision of Darkness by Tonya Burrows
A psychic DEA agent works to unravel the mystery of a cursed lighthouse and falls in love with it’s keeper, a traumatized former chef. VISION OF DARKNESS is the first in the brand new D.I.E. Squadron romantic suspense series and will be released December 1, 2014. Fans of Christine Feehan's Ghost Walker series, or Rebecca Zanetti's FORGOTTEN SINS, will love this new series from Tonya Burrows!
Title: Vision of Darkness
Author: Tonya Burrows
Series: D.I.E. Squadron #1
Genre: Paranormal Romantic Suspense
Release Date: December 1, 2014
Word Count: 100,000
Format: Digital eBook
Preorder: Amazon | Barnes & Noble
Synopsis: A beacon of light...
Undercover DEA agent Alex Brennan doesn’t believe in the paranormal, despite the
exhausting nightmares that reveal things he shouldn’t know. When sleep deprivation
causes him to make a horrible mistake on the job, he is driven to find answers.
Dreams guide him to a lighthouse in Three Churches, Maine, where he finds an
inexplicable and comforting familiarity in the arms of the lighthouse’s beautiful
keeper, Pru Maddox.
A whisper of memory…
Deadly misfortune has long plagued Pru’s family, the result of a curse “The Green Lady” placed on the lighthouse.
Skeptical, Alex searches for less ghostly explanations, though he can’t deny that the town has had more than its fair
share of disappearances, suicides, and accidents. As their passion simmers, Alex digs deeper, and his dreams turn
violent, frightening, and very real.
A vision of darkness...
To keep Pru safe, Alex must embrace his abilities and unravel the lighthouse’s mystery. Except someone—or
something—wants the past to stay buried...and will do anything to keep it that way.
About Tonya Burrows
Tonya Burrows wrote her first romance in 8th grade and hasn't put down her pen
since. Originally from a small town in Western New York, she’s currently soaking up
the sun as a Florida girl. She suffers from a bad case of wanderlust and usually ends
up moving someplace new every few years. Luckily, her two dogs and ginormous cat
are excellent travel buddies.
When she's not writing about hunky military heroes, Tonya can be found at a
bookstore or the dog park. She also enjoys painting, watching movies, and her daily
barre workouts. A geek at heart, she pledges her TV fandom to Supernatural and Dr.
I was given the opportunity to read Vision of Darkness before it was released and what an honor that was! Make sure you pick up your copy of Vision of Darkness December 1st!
Vision of Darkness has simple elegance that had me hooked and wanting to keep turning pages before the first chapter had finished. The quality in the story telling is clearly there without the boastful over use of "big words" that can sometimes clog up the excitement of a story.
The passion and emotion came through the story and you felt all of it with the characters every step of the way. The romance scenes are sometimes difficult to write and she did not disappoint there either.
There is enough masculinity in the story since she switches from the male perspective and back to the woman's so seamlessly that I could imagine men would enjoy reading this as well as women.
I have to say this might be my first paranormal book as well as my first paranormal romance and I can't say that I would have thought to pin the two together but she has and it works out so well that I will probably look for more stories in this genre. I would highly recommend this book! The only thing I do not like about it is having to wait for the next one to come out!!
I gave it 5 out of 5 stars.