A vampire must feed regularly from his own kind, else he suffer the effects of
the Blood Burning. As second in command of the BLACK STAR, Viktor
has ignored his need for too long. With the space ship so far from Victor’s
planet, they will never make it in time for him to assuage his need.
If he cannot find a suitable blood donor soon, the crew of the BLACK STAR
– Viktor’s friends – will have to destroy him for the safety of everyone
aboard the ship. A vampire in the throes of the Blood Burning cannot be
There is one woman aboard who can save him – the mysterious Diamond. She alone
has the ability to feed Viktor without sacrificing her own life in the process.
But with Viktor so far gone already, it is dangerous even for Diamond.
Ranier takes it upon himself to step in and protect Diamond and save his friend
Viktor. Will he succeed in his task? How far will he have to go in order to
save them both?
Marteeka Karland’s BLACK STAR series just keeps getting better!
With each release in her sci-fi saga, this author delves a bit deeper into the
ongoing storylines that connect each book in the series, pulling readers into
her world even further.
In DIAMOND, we find the vampire Viktor at the edge of his control
– actually, he goes over the edge before it is all over with. The Blood Burning
may make him more dangerous, but I daresay Viktor is dangerous on some level
even when well fed. Dangerous in a very good way, of course… *grin* My heart
went out to him as I watched him struggle to keep a grip on his control, not
willing to hurt any of his friends and crew members.
When we discover that DIAMOND has the ability to give him what he
needs, I was beyond excited. And when I learned just how she had to help
him? Oh, boy… OK, I’ll admit I was even more excited.
The way DIAMOND stepped up to the plate and tried to help this man
she barely knew was more than admirable. She knew the very possible danger to
herself, and she did it anyway. One asks themselves if they would have done the
same thing in her position. Of course, the fact that she was attracted to the
dominant vampire may have helped her make that decision too.
The story really got good when Ranier joined the ‘party’ (if you can call the
Blood Burning a party) and showed himself willing to do anything to help both
his friend Viktor and the woman who had already captured his heart, although he
knew her only briefly. Ranier really goes above and beyond, and the scenes with
the three of them are supernova hot!!!
DIAMOND: BLACK STAR, BOOK 3 is a fantastic combination of
paranormal romance and science fiction wrapped up in one erotic little story!
With a satisfying conclusion for the trio of lovers, Marteeka Karland
nevertheless managed to leave me salivating for the next story in this exciting
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