Dark Waltz (A Praestani Novel)

Dark Waltz (A Praestani Novel)

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by A.M. Hargrove
     
 

Category: Adult Romance…not appropriate for young readers due to mature content.
Dark Waltz--A sizzling legend of loss, lust and love.

It’s the year 2030 and the human population has been annihilated by a virulent form of small pox. Liasare Davidson is desperately searching for her brother, who has been missing for three months. It’s been

Overview

Category: Adult Romance…not appropriate for young readers due to mature content.
Dark Waltz--A sizzling legend of loss, lust and love.

It’s the year 2030 and the human population has been annihilated by a virulent form of small pox. Liasare Davidson is desperately searching for her brother, who has been missing for three months. It’s been eighteen years since she was evacuated from Earth and she is horrified to see it’s become a cesspool of unimaginable things.

In her quest to find her brother, she meets Jurek, a powerful and enigmatic being that frightens her, yet she is unable to resist. When things begin to unfold between them, they both discover a paralyzing truth that puts Liasare at grave risk. She must make a choice to join Jurek and find her brother or fulfill a role she believes she is ill equipped to undertake.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940046390773
Publisher:
A.M. Hargrove
Publication date:
11/05/2012
Series:
Praestani Novels
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
56,091
File size:
1 MB
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

A.M. Hargrove...After working for years in management in the pharmaceutical industry, I decided to try my hand at writing fiction. As a journalism minor in college, I always had a love for it, but never seemed to have the time to sit down and actually do it. After some major encouragement from my husband, I bit the bullet and as a result, the Guardians of Vesturon came into being. I hope to continue this series and also to branch out into other areas.

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Dark Waltz (A Praestani Novel) 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
REALLY!?  Tell me it isn't so!  Have you really taken a perfectly good character and previous series and went this slutty smutty filthy steamy direction!?  I can't believe this!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thoroughly enyoyed reading this, and the Guardians of Vesturon series. I loved that it was about Jurek and loved the relationship between he and Liasare, love the name too.... I also enjoyed both the challenging and very combatible chemistry, and steamy sex between them! I eagerly await the next book in both series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed enough to but 2nd book Death Waltz
onlyminordetails More than 1 year ago
My Thoughts: When A.M. Hargrove approached me with the opportunity to read a book that was about Jurek from Determinant, how could I say no? I loved Jurek. He was freaking awesome and so sexy. Not only that, but this book takes place years in the future from that point in Determinant in a now dystopian society. Jurek + dystopia = heck yes. I thought Liasare was the best. Liasare is actually January’s sister, Sarah, from Determinant. She’s heading off to find her brother Tommy, who has been missing on what is now a dystopian Earth, invaded by the Xanthians. She runs into Jurek, who helps her find him. It turns out to be more complicated to get Tommy back than they thought. The relationship between Liasare and Jurek was the best one yet. It was full of passion and true love, it was hard to not skip ahead to see what was going to happen next between the two of them. Of course, if I did that, I would have missed the nuances of their connection. Then again, those sexy scenes were worth the wait. Dark Waltz was a great read. I enjoyed seeing all the wonderfulness of A.M. Hargrove’s world surrounding the Guardians of Vesturon again, and being taken into Jurek’s world of Praestanus. The love story was engaging--I cannot get over how much I loved Liasare with Jurek. It was great to see Jurek fall for somebody. This is definitely a great series to get into and I would highly recommend it. My Rating: Exceptiona
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This was an amazing story. I cant wait to read the next book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A. M. Hargrove was a much better author with her set of YA books. I cannot believe this author has ruined a fantastic set of characters and books by "adult-erizing" them with horrible language and deplorable sex scenes which are meant to be kept private. The violence in this book (in particular) and really in all of them, is way beyond what is necessary to make the point that the characters suffer great body and mental harm. Hargrove has been so focused on bringing the books to the so called "adult" level that she has actually begun to forget what the characters can and cannot do, or have and have not said, done, or experienced-as Hargrove so informed the readers in previous books. I'm sorely disappointed in the author, she's much better at creating YA books and even then those are border-line for those who are under the age of sixteen to eighteen.
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It is supposed to be titled Death Waltz but no word on when it releases. That being said, I LOVE the series and Miss Hargroves work. The book is wonderful and I look forward to more. I HIGHLY recommend them to anyone who likes sci fi/ fantasy romance.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read all the "Guardian" books and this has become my favorite (Detemerminate is close too). Jurek and Liasare are sexy and have amazing chemistry. The make perfect sense being together. It was great to see January and Rykerian again and know what happened to them. Also pleasently surprised to see Xarid make an appearance, would love to read more about just him. The only reason why I didn't give this 5 stars is because the way Jurek would fly off the handle and at times be abusive to Liasare and she sometimes just assumed it was her fault and his insane reaction was understandable. Another thing I always had a hard time with the "Guardian" series was the way the men would become way too possessive of the women and their excuse was "it's in my nature." Other then those two issues the book was great and I am really excited to read the next installment (and I hope other characters like Maddie and Rayne appear again).
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. Can any one tell me if book two of Dark Waltz has been released....and what is book two's title? I need to know this will end.......I NEED CLOSURE!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book. And can't wait to read the next one.
AlwaysYAatHeart1 More than 1 year ago
This is the first book I have read by A.M. Hargrove and I am now officially a big fan.  I loved Dark Waltz.  I have always been a fan of fantasy and science fiction, and Dark Waltz has both with some super hot romance, which makes this one great read.  Set in a futuristic world, Sarah, who with the help of her Vesturon friend Shondra, changes her identity in order to go back to Earth, to find her brother Tommy, who has disappeared.  Earth as she knew it no longer exists, and in the 18 years since she has been gone, it has gotten worse.  An evil race of aliens known as Xanthians have invaded Earth, and no human is safe anymore.  Now known as Liasare Davidson, she comes back with a vengeance and determination to do whatever she has to in order to find her brother.  What she wasn't prepared for was Jurek, who changes her life and rocks her world.  Liasare isn't sure exactly what Jurek is.   I mean she knows he is hot, oozes with sex appeal, is arrogant, and possesses a power that she is drawn to and cannot explain.  Somehow their destiny is intertwined and as the story progresses and things begin to unravel regarding this, Liasare finds herself the key to something so big she isn't sure if she, or anyone else for that matter can survive. I really loved Liasare's character.  She was headstrong, funny, far from perfect, screwing up and putting her foot in her mouth more times than she would like, yet extremely loyal and willing to do anything for those she loves.  She's been through a difficult past and has faced things physically, mentally, and emotionally that many would not have survived.  She is quite the heroine.  Jurek.....I hated him, loved him, wanted to slap him, wanted to devour him, didn't like him, and then loved him some more.  Jurek is a force to be reckoned with.  He is the leader of Praestani people, radiates power and authority, and expects people to do what he says when he says it.  Women fall all over themselves for him, and he has a history of being quite the ladies man, and OMG is this man sexy.  He has quite the temper, and Liasare is afraid of him, yet drawn to him, and it isn't in her personality to put up with his or anybody else's crap, so she finds herself in verbal altercations which wind up physical more than once.  The chemistry between these two is undeniable.  Neither can deny their feelings for the other, and the relationship and ensuing romance between these two is entertaining, humorous, and off the charts hot.  I loved watching their relationship develop, and especially loved seeing the changes that took place in Jurek as it did.  He is one possessively fierce dude, but he loves just a fiercely and would do anything to keep Liasare safe.  The plot was intense and included some really horrific creatures, some kickass battle scenes, and the characters faced some really dangerous situations, especially Liasare, who finds herself being hunted by one of the scariest beings ever, and near death on more than one occasion.  The book captivated my attention from beginning to end.  There are some great secondary characters also.  The story, characters and places they visited were creative and well-developed, and the romance was outstanding and had some extremely hot sexy scenes that will leave you breathless.  I thoroughly enjoyed Dark Waltz and I cannot wait to read to read more of Liasare and Jurek's story.  This is a great read and I highly recommend it.