Title: Ravyn’s Blood
Series: Ravyn Warrior’s 01
Author: Jana Downs
Genre: Paranormal, Demons, Vampire, Alternative World
Length: Novel (180pgs)
Publisher: Siren-Bookstrand Publishing (22nd September 2011)
Product link: Ravyn’s Blood
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥4Hearts
Blurb: Dageus is a demon warrior sworn to protect his Prince even if it means sacrificing his past. Even without his memories, ice blue eyes and hard male touches haunt his fantasies. Despite his disturbing desires, Dageus has more important things to worry about when his prince and fellow warriors travel from Demontia to Earth to escape the assassins hot on their trail.
After years of searching for his lost lover, Kalel, Master Vampire Alexander never expects to find him walking through the doors of his theater. But Kalel is no longer the same young dancer Alex remembers. Kalel is now a Ravyn warrior with a new name and no memory of their love.
When Dageus finds himself face-to-face with the man of his dreams, he can no longer deny the desires that have driven him in the years since becoming a Ravyn. He must learn to balance love and duty in order to find happiness in a world full of killers, vampires, and dances that are hot enough to scorch the sun.
Review: This is a first published work for this author and I am excited to say that it is really good. Dageus is haunted by sparkling blue eyes and a hard body, he is also haunted by the fact that he desires men; he tries to suppress both hauntings by ignoring them and protect his prince. Alex longs for his lost lover and is shocked and delighted when he spots Kalel in the VIP balcony but then upset when he realizes that Kalel can remember nothing of the past.
This is a brilliant storyline and plot, the writing is smooth and flows well and the characters are incredible. We get to know all of them well and there is some great world-building between the demon realm and Earth. This is a story that makes you love and hate these characters because as you are drawn into the story, you are conflicted on how to feel about the supporting characters. You are pulled back and forth between loving them, because they are great, and hating them because of what they do to Dageus. These are the characters that you know that there will be future books about (I can’t wait).
You feel sorry for Dageus/Kalel as the past is revealed and his story unfolds, the emotions between him and Alex are incredible and as they get everything sorted out you root for them. The sex between them is wow! Believe me it’s really hot and sensual and definitely passionate and they are soooo romantic when they first meet up after six years apart.
So I recommend this to those who love danger, vampires, demons, hot passionate sex, a great story and a happy ever after that touches you.