Nightshade is the first book in the series by the same name from Michelle Rowen and a Berkley Sensation Paranormal Romance.
Desire is in the Blood...
Jillian Conrad never believed in vampires. But she’s just become a living, breathing weapon against them. Attacked by a desperate scientist, she is injected with a serum that was supposed to act as a deadly poison to vampires. And when the scientist is gunned down in front of her, his secrets die with him.
Declan Reyes is only half-vampire, but he hates them with all his heart. He knows that the poison in Jillian’s veins could finally destroy the undead kingdom. The serum also makes her blood irresistible to all vampires - including Declan, whose bloodthirsty traits are driven into a frenzy by her.
Driven by duty to protect her and by instinct to crave her, Declan takes Jillian into his shadowy world of blood and battle. But soon realizes his increasing need for her may be a different kind of hunger...
Jillian Conrad is going about her day, making a coffee run for herself and a couple of co-workers, when her world is turned upside down by a strange gun toting man - who seems intent on ‘talking’ to the man Jillian is sharing the elevator with.
Used as a human shield, Jillian is cornered in an elevator with a madman jabbing a syringe in her neck. The next thing she knows the stranger shoots the man in the elevator and takes Jillian hostage.
Declan Reyes had no choice but to take Jillian with him. The scientist working on the serum had double crossed him, shooting it straight into the woman’s neck. Now he has to get her to his father before she dies....or the serum is lost.
Nightshade is a pretty good read.
I like Jillian - but really hope she toughens up a bit more now that she knows what’s out in the world - and what her new role in that world is going to be.
Declan has a lot to come to terms with - I like him and I’m looking forward to seeing how he handles everything that he’s found out.
I give Nightshade 3 out of 5 stars.
Reading level: Ages 18 and up
Mass Market Paperback: 352 pages
Publisher: Berkley (February 1, 2011)